Why Alta Mesa Resources, Inc. (AMR) Shares Retreated -4.42% Today

What just happened? Alta Mesa Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMR) stock value has plummeted by nearly -4.42% or (-0.01 points) to $0.16 from its previous close of $0.17. 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 848123 contracts so far this session. AMR shares had a relatively better volume day versus average trading capacity of 4.87 million shares, but with a 89.3 million float and a 3.33% run over a week, it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on. The one year price forecast for AMR stock indicates that the average analyst price target is $1.4 per share. This means the stock has a potential increase of 775% from where the AMR share price has been trading recently which is between $0.1659 and $0.1825. There are some brokerage firms that offer lower targets than the average, with one of them, even setting their price target at $1.4.

The shorts are running away from Alta Mesa Resources, Inc. (AMR) stock. The latest set of short interest data was released on 28 June 2019, and the numbers show a drop in short interest in AMR shares. While short interest still represents only 20.09% of AMR’s float, the number of shares shorted have fallen by -1510756. The number of shares shorted fell to 17936412 shares, down from 19447168 shares during the preceding fortnight. With average daily trading volumes at 3953190 shares, days to cover increased to about 1.601773 days. The most recent news story about the stock that appeared in Yahoo Finance‘s news section was titled “Another exec leaves post at Houston-based energy co. led by James Hackett” and dated July 10, 2019.

During the recent trading session for Alta Mesa Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMR), the company witnessed their stock drop by $-0.01 over a week and tumble down $-0.01 from the price 20 days ago. When compared to their established 52-week high of $7.04, the high they recorded in their recent session happens to be lower. Their established 52-week high was attained by the company on 07/19/18. The recent low of $0.11 stood for a -97.73% since 05/22/19, a data which is good for most investors who are looking to take advantage of the stock’s recent rise. A beta of 0 is also allocated to the stock. Since the beta is less 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 Alta Mesa Resources, Inc., the two-week RSI stands at 47.75. This figure suggests that AMR 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 AMR readings is similarly very revealing as it has a stochastic reading of 32.69% at this stage. This figure means that AMR share price today is being neutral.

Technical chart claims that Alta Mesa Resources, Inc. (AMR) would settle between $0.18/share to $0.19/share level. However, if the stock price goes below the $0.16 mark, then the market for Alta Mesa Resources, Inc. becomes much weaker. If that happens, the stock price might even plunge as low as $0.16 for its downside target.

Analysts at Guggenheim lowered their recommendation on shares of AMR from Buy to Sell in their opinion released on February 26. Goldman analysts have lowered their rating of Alta Mesa Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMR) stock from Buy to Neutral in a separate flash note issued to investors on November 27. Analysts at Imperial Capital are sticking to their In-line stance. However, on November 15, they lifted price target for these shares to $6 from $8.

AMR equity has an average rating of 1, with the figure leaning towards a bullish end. 1 analysts who tracked the company were contacted by Reuters. Amongst them, 0 rated the stock as a hold while the remaining 1 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. 1 analysts rated Alta Mesa Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMR) 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, AMR stock price is currently trading at 0X forward 12-month Consensus EPS estimates, and its P/S ratio is 0.09 while for the average stock in the same group, the multiple is 89.2.