The stock of Retail Properties of America, Inc. (NYSE:RPAI) is now priced at $6.31 and the shares are -0.23 points down or -3.52% lower compared to its previous closing price of $6.54. The stock had 1.416 million contracts set over the past session. RPAI shares’ daily volume is compared to its average trading volume at 3.555 million shares. However, it has a float of 212 million and although its performance was -4.25% over the week, it’s one to watch. Analysts have given the RPAI stock a yearly average price target of $7.71 per share. It means the stock’s upside potential is 22.19% with the RPAI share price recently placing at $6.29 to $6.58. However, some brokerage firms have priced the stock below the average, including one that has called $6.
The shorts are running away from the Retail Properties of America, Inc. stock, with the latest data on short interest released on July 31, 2020, showing that short interest numbers in the RPAI shares have declined. Short interest in the stock represents just 4.6% of its float, but the volume has dropped by 0.
In the last trading session, Retail Properties of America, Inc. (NYSE:RPAI) dropped by -$0.28 over the week and gained $0.13 on its 20-day. The stock’s high in the recent session is lower when compared to its 52-week high of $14.3. The stock recorded its established 52-week high on 12/02/19.
Since 03/19/20, the stock has traded to a low of $2.87 at 119.86%, an encouraging piece of data likely to interest most investors out to exploit the stock’s recent surge. The stock has a beta allocation of 1.29. Being above 1 means that the stock’s volatility is higher than the market and traders are keenly watching it.
Looking at current readings, Retail Properties of America, Inc.’s two-week RSI is 43.46. This suggests that the stock is neutral at the moment and that RPAI shares’ price movement remains stable. The stochastic readings are equally revealing at 31.98% meaning the RPAI share price is currently in neutral territory.
The technical chart shows that the RPAI stock will likely settle at between $6.5 and $6.68 per share. However, if the stock dips below $6.21, then its market would become much weaker. Any downside could see the stock price sliding to levels as low as $6.1.
Currently, the stock is trading in the green of MACD, with a reading of 0.05. Investors always pay attention to any move above or below the zero-line, mainly because the indicator points to the position of the stock’s short-term average relative to its long-term measure. A MACD -a reading above the zero line means that the short-term is above the long-term average. This scenario implies that there is an upward momentum. The opposite is true when the MACD falls below the zero-line.
Analysts at Deutsche Bank cut their recommendation for RPAI from Buy to Hold in July 27 review while maintai their target price of $7. JP Morgan analysts downgraded their recommendation of the stock from Neutral to Underweight while keeping its target price at $6 in a flash note released to investors on April 22. Citigroup seeing the stock struggling downgraded it from Buy to Neutral on April 07 placing it at $16 to $5.
The average rating for the RPAI equity is 2.75 and is currently gathering a bullish momentum. Of 8 analysts tracking Retail Properties of America, Inc. polled by Reuters, 3 rated RPAI as a hold. The remaining 5 analysts were split evenly. However, the split wasn’t equal as a majority (3) rated it as a buy or strong buy. 2 analyst advised investors against buying the stock or to sell if they own any of the stock.
Elsewhere, the RPAI stock price is 38.48X ahead of its 12-month Consensus earnings per share estimates. The stocks P/S ratio currently stands at 631 above the group’s average of 19.9. Retail Properties of America, Inc. has its P/E ratio at 0.9, which means that the stock is currently trading at a discount relative to the 1.7 industry average.
Zacks Consensus Estimate forecasts that the current-quarter revenues for Retail Properties of America, Inc. (NYSE:RPAI) will decrease by about -99.89%, which will see them reach $105 million. The company’s full-year revenues are, however, expected to diminish by about -11.46%, down from $482 million to $427 million. RPAI’s expected adjusted earnings should drop almost -115.38% to end up at $0.02 per share, while for the fiscal year, analysts project the company’s earnings to drop by about -6.67% to record $0.14/share.