Stock Movers: Why PBF Energy Inc. (PBF) Stock Is Crushed About -5.43 Percent Today

PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE:PBF) is one of the stocks that are grabbing investor focus today: sinking -5.43% or (-1.66 points) to $28.94 from its previous close of $30.6. Does this decline mean it the best stock to buy right now? The shares seem to have an active trading volume day with a reported 1522047 contracts so far this session. PBF shares had a relatively better volume day versus average trading capacity of 1.89 million shares, but with a 0.11 billion float and a 1.32% run over a week, it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on. The one year price forecast for PBF stock indicates that the average analyst price target is $42.14 per share. This means the stock has a potential increase of 45.61% from where the PBF share price has been trading recently which is between $30.1 and $31.31. There are some brokerage firms that offer lower targets than the average, with one of them, even setting their price target at $31.

The most recent news story about the stock that appeared in Yahoo Finance‘s news section was titled “Should You Be Concerned About PBS Finanse S.A.’s (WSE:PBF) Historical Volatility?” and dated May 23, 2019.

During the recent trading session for PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE:PBF), the company witnessed their stock drop by $-2.51 over a week and tumble down $-4.44 from the price 20 days ago. When compared to their established 52-week high of $53.91, the high they recorded in their recent session happens to be lower. Their established 52-week high was attained by the company on 10/08/18. The recent low of $28.01 stood for a -46.32% since 05/14/19, a data which is good for most investors who are looking to take advantage of the stock’s recent rise. A beta of 1.38 is also allocated to the stock. Since the beta is greater than one, it implies that the stock is more volatile than the market, a data that traders are keeping close attention to.

Looking at the current readings for PBF Energy Inc., the two-week RSI stands at 37.75. This figure suggests that PBF stock, for now, is neutral, meaning that the shares are stable in terms of price movement. The stochastic readings, on the other hand, based on the current PBF readings is similarly very revealing as it has a stochastic reading of 34.32% at this stage. This figure means that PBF share price today is being neutral.

Technical chart claims that PBF Energy Inc. (PBF) would settle between $31.24/share to $31.88/share level. However, if the stock price goes below the $30.03 mark, then the market for PBF Energy Inc. becomes much weaker. If that happens, the stock price might even plunge as low as $29.46 for its downside target. The stock is currently in the green zone of MACD, with the indicator reading 0.05. Traders are always alerted for the move of a stock above or below the zero line due to the fact that the reading is an indicator of the position of the short-term average relative to the long-term average. If the MACD is above the zero line, then the short-term average relative is above that of the long-term average, thus implying an upward momentum. Vice versa is the case if the MACD is below the zero line.

Analysts at BofA/Merrill raised their recommendation on shares of PBF from Underperform to Neutral in their opinion released on April 29. Tudor Pickering analysts have lowered their rating of PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE:PBF) stock from Buy to Hold in a separate flash note issued to investors on February 08. Analysts at Goldman lowered the stock to a Sell call from its previous Neutral recommendation, in a research note that dated back to January 25.

PBF equity has an average rating of 2.56, with the figure leaning towards a bullish end. 16 analysts who tracked the company were contacted by Reuters. Amongst them, 6 rated the stock as a hold while the remaining 10 were split even though not equally. Some analysts rate the stock as a buy or a strong buy while others rated it as a sell. 8 analysts rated PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE:PBF) as a buy or a strong buy while 2 advised that investors should desist from purchasing the stock or sell them if they already own the company’s stock.

Moving on, PBF stock price is currently trading at 6.12X forward 12-month Consensus EPS estimates, and its P/S ratio is 0.15 while for the average stock in the same group, the multiple is 1.1.

PBF Energy Inc. (PBF)’s current-quarter revenues are projected to climb by nearly -18.32% to hit $6.08 billion, based on current Zacks Consensus Estimate. The firm’s full-year revenues are expected to expand by over -14.18% from $27.19 billion to a noteworthy $23.33 billion. At the other end of the current quarter income statement, PBF Energy Inc. is expected to see its adjusted earnings surge by roughly -22.46% to hit $1.07 per share. For the fiscal year, PBF’s earnings are projected to climb by roughly -41.1% to hit $1.92 per share.