What has caused a significant move in Clarus Corporation (CLAR)?

Clarus Corporation (NASDAQ:CLAR) is a stock to watch today. At current price of $14.41, the shares have already added 0.63 points (4.61% higher) from its previous close of $13.78. The stock sets an active trading volume day with a reported 174435 contracts so far this session. CLAR shares had a relatively better volume day versus average trading capacity of 165.99 thousand shares, but with a 21.97 million float and a -5.16% run over a week, it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on. The one year price forecast for CLAR stock indicates that the average analyst price target is $16.63 per share. This means the stock has a potential increase of 15.41% from where the CLAR share price has been trading recently which is between $13.66 and $14.04. There are some brokerage firms that offer lower targets than the average, with one of them, even setting their price target at $16.

The shorts are climbing into Clarus Corporation (CLAR) stock. The latest set of short interest data was released on 28 June 2019, and the numbers show a rise in short interest in CLAR shares. While short interest still represents only 1.57% of CLAR’s float, the number of shares shorted have risen by 234932. The number of shares shorted advanced to 580916 shares, up from 345984 shares during the preceding fortnight. With average daily trading volumes at 245195 shares, days to cover decreased to about 4.17618 days. The most recent news story about the stock that appeared in Yahoo Finance‘s news section was titled “Hedge Funds Have Never Been More Bullish On Clarus Corporation (CLAR)” and dated June 28, 2019.

During the recent trading session for Clarus Corporation (NASDAQ:CLAR), the company witnessed their stock drop by $-0.11 over a week and surge $0.82 from the price 20 days ago. When compared to their established 52-week high of $15.1, the high they recorded in their recent session happens to be lower. Their established 52-week high was attained by the company on 01/07/19. The recent low of $7.85 stood for a -4.54% since 07/18/18, a data which is good for most investors who are looking to take advantage of the stock’s recent rise. A beta of 1.32 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 Clarus Corporation, the two-week RSI stands at 58.95. This figure suggests that CLAR 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 CLAR readings is similarly very revealing as it has a stochastic reading of 29.95% at this stage. This figure means that CLAR share price today is being overbought.

Technical chart claims that Clarus Corporation (CLAR) would settle between $13.99/share to $14.21/share level. However, if the stock price goes below the $13.61 mark, then the market for Clarus Corporation becomes much weaker. If that happens, the stock price might even plunge as low as $13.45 for its downside target. The stock is currently in the red zone of MACD, with the indicator reading -0.24. 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 Macquarie, assumed coverage of CLAR assigning Outperform rating, according to their opinion released on July 12. Stifel analysts again handed out a Buy recommendation to Clarus Corporation (NASDAQ:CLAR) stock but they lifted target price for the shares in a flash note issued to investors on August 07. The target price has been raised from $10 to $12. Analysts at Lake Street, made their first call for the equity with a Buy recommendation, according to a research note that dated back to April 26.

CLAR equity has an average rating of 1.5, with the figure leaning towards a bullish end. 4 analysts who tracked the company were contacted by Reuters. Amongst them, 0 rated the stock as a hold while the remaining 4 were split even though not equally. Some analysts rate the stock as a buy or a strong buy while no rated it as a sell. 4 analysts rated Clarus Corporation (NASDAQ:CLAR) as a buy or a strong buy while not a single analyst advised that investors should desist from purchasing the stock or sell them if they already own the company’s stock.

Moving on, CLAR stock price is currently trading at 15.69X forward 12-month Consensus EPS estimates, and its P/S ratio is 1.9 while for the average stock in the same group, the multiple is 3.34. Clarus Corporation current P/E ratio of 39.93 means it is trading at a premium against its industry’s 23.4. In the past 5 years, this ratio for the stock has been fluctuating between 41.94 and 41.94.

Clarus Corporation (CLAR)’s current-quarter revenues are projected to climb by nearly -2.51% to hit $44.73 million, based on current Zacks Consensus Estimate. The firm’s full-year revenues are expected to expand by over 8.78% from $212140 to a noteworthy $230770. At the other end of the current quarter income statement, Clarus Corporation is expected to see its adjusted earnings surge by roughly -22.22% to hit $0.07 per share. For the fiscal year, CLAR’s earnings are projected to climb by roughly 25% to hit $0.8 per share.