Why Yuma Energy, Inc. (YUMA) Stock Gained Sharply Today

Yuma Energy, Inc. (NYSE:YUMA) is one of the best performers on the stock market today. At current price of $4.59, the shares have already added 2.77 points (152.2% higher) from its previous close of $1.82. Should you buy or avoid them? The stock sets an active trading volume day with a reported 8210193 contracts so far this session. YUMA shares had a relatively better volume day versus average trading capacity of 642.8 thousand shares, but with a 1.21 million float and a -4.71% run over a week, it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on. YUMA share price has been trading recently between $1.81 and $1.96. There are some brokerage firms that offer lower targets than the average, with one of them, even setting their price target at $225.

The most recent news story about the stock that appeared in Yahoo Finance‘s news section was titled “Yuma Energy’s stock soars after Red Mountain buys up senior secured debt” and dated September 11, 2019.

During the recent trading session for Yuma Energy, Inc. (NYSE:YUMA), the company witnessed their stock rise $2.85 over a week and surge $3.41 from the price 20 days ago. When compared to their established 52-week high of $8.85, the high they recorded in their recent session happens to be lower. Their established 52-week high was attained by the company on 09/25/18. The recent low of $1.23 stood for a -48.05% since 08/16/19, a data which is good for most investors who are looking to take advantage of the stock’s recent rise. A beta of 1.98 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 Yuma Energy, Inc., the two-week RSI stands at 77.85. This figure suggests that YUMA stock, for now, is oversold, meaning that the shares are not stable in terms of price movement. The stochastic readings, on the other hand, based on the current YUMA readings is similarly very revealing as it has a stochastic reading of 35.28% at this stage. This figure means that YUMA share price today is being neutral.

Technical chart claims that Yuma Energy, Inc. (YUMA) would settle between $1.92/share to $2.01/share level. However, if the stock price goes below the $1.77 mark, then the market for Yuma Energy, Inc. becomes much weaker. If that happens, the stock price might even plunge as low as $1.71 for its downside target. The stock is currently in the green zone of MACD, with the indicator reading 0.59. 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 MLV & Co, assumed coverage of YUMA assigning Buy rating, according to their opinion released on April 17.

Moving on, YUMA stock price is currently trading at 0X forward 12-month Consensus EPS estimates, and its P/E ratio is NA while for the average stock in the same group, the multiple is NA. Yuma Energy, Inc. current P/B ratio of NA means it is trading at a premium against its industry’s NA.