The stock of Truist Financial Corporation (NYSE:TFC) is now priced at $39.17 and the shares are 0.36 points up or 0.93% higher compared to its previous closing price of $38.81. The stock had 4.673 million contracts set over the past session. TFC shares’ daily volume is compared to its average trading volume at 5.504 million shares. However, it has a float of 1340 million and although its performance was 0.9% over the week, it’s one to watch. Analysts have given the TFC stock a yearly average price target of $44.11 per share. It means the stock’s upside potential is 12.61% with the TFC share price recently placing at $38.13 to $39.56. However, some brokerage firms have priced the stock below the average, including one that has called $35.55.

The shorts are running away from the Truist Financial Corporation stock, with the latest data on short interest released on July 31, 2020, showing that short interest numbers in the TFC shares have declined. Short interest in the stock represents just 1.15% of its float, but the volume has dropped by 0.

In the last trading session, Truist Financial Corporation (NYSE:TFC) raised by $0.35 over the week and gained $1.99 on its 20-day. The stock’s high in the recent session is lower when compared to its 52-week high of $56.92. The stock recorded its established 52-week high on 12/18/19.

Since 03/16/20, the stock has traded to a low of $24.01 at 63.14%, 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 1.42. Being above 1 means that the stock’s volatility is higher than the market and traders are keenly watching it.

Looking at current readings, Truist Financial Corporation’s two-week RSI is 54.38. This suggests that the stock is neutral at the moment and that TFC shares’ price movement remains stable. The stochastic readings are equally revealing at 56.65% meaning the TFC share price is currently in neutral territory.

The technical chart shows that the TFC stock will likely settle at between $39.78 and $40.38 per share. However, if the stock dips below $38.35, then its market would become much weaker. Any downside could see the stock price sliding to levels as low as $37.52.

Currently, the stock is trading in the green of MACD, with a reading of 0.72. 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 Maxim Group assigned TFC a rating of Outperform in their intiating review released on July 31. Raymond James analysts upgraded their recommendation of the stock from Mkt Perform to Outperform while keeping its target price at $45 in a flash note released to investors on June 17. Piper Sandler seeing the improvements upgraded the stock from Neutral to Overweight on April 21, placing it at $31 to $41.

The average rating for the TFC equity is 2.17 and is currently gathering a bullish momentum. Of 24 analysts tracking Truist Financial Corporation polled by Reuters, 9 rated TFC as a hold. The remaining 15 analysts were split evenly. However, the split wasn’t equal as a majority (15) rated it as a buy or strong buy. 0 analyst advised investors against buying the stock or to sell if they own any of the stock.

Elsewhere, the TFC stock price is 11.74X ahead of its 12-month Consensus earnings per share estimates. The stocks P/S ratio currently stands at 12.9 below the group’s average of 14.6. Truist Financial Corporation has its P/E ratio at 0.9, which means that the stock is currently trading at a discount relative to the 0.9 industry average.