Here’s Why RPC, Inc. (RES) Took A Beating Today

The biggest losers of the session on the Wall Street include RPC, Inc. (NYSE:RES), which fell -0.52 points or -8.83% to trade at $5.37 as last check. The stock closed last session at $5.89 and sets an active trading volume day with a reported 132579 contracts so far this session. RES shares had a relatively better volume day versus average trading capacity of 2.77 million shares, but with a 56.1 million float and a 20.2% run over a week, it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on. The one year price forecast for RES stock indicates that the average analyst price target is $6.07 per share. This means the stock has a potential increase of 13.04% from where the RES share price has been trading recently which is between $5.57 and $5.93.

The most recent news story about the stock that appeared in Yahoo Finance‘s news section was titled “Is RPC, Inc. (NYSE:RES) A Volatile Stock?” and dated September 03, 2019.

During the recent trading session for RPC, Inc. (NYSE:RES), the company witnessed their stock rise $0.99 over a week and tumble down $-0.12 from the price 20 days ago. When compared to their established 52-week high of $17.24, the high they recorded in their recent session happens to be lower. Their established 52-week high was attained by the company on 04/10/18. The recent low of $4.88 stood for a -68.7% since 04/09/19, a data which is good for most investors who are looking to take advantage of the stock’s recent rise. A beta of 1.08 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 RPC, Inc., the two-week RSI stands at 44.61. This figure suggests that RES 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 RES readings is similarly very revealing as it has a stochastic reading of 72.76% at this stage. This figure means that RES share price today is being oversold.

Technical chart claims that RPC, Inc. (RES) would settle between $6.02/share to $6.16/share level. However, if the stock price goes below the $5.66 mark, then the market for RPC, Inc. becomes much weaker. If that happens, the stock price might even plunge as low as $5.44 for its downside target. The stock is currently in the green zone of MACD, with the indicator reading 0.35. 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 Gabelli & Co lowered their recommendation on shares of RES from Buy to Hold in their opinion released on July 25. BofA/Merrill analysts again handed out a Underperform recommendation to RPC, Inc. (NYSE:RES) stock but they lifted target price for the shares in a flash note issued to investors on April 25. The target price has been raised from $12 to $9.50. Analysts at Morgan Stanley released an upgrade from Underweight to Overweight for the stock, in a research note that dated back to April 04.

RES equity has an average rating of 3.57, with the figure leaning towards a bullish end. 14 analysts who tracked the company were contacted by Reuters. Amongst them, 7 rated the stock as a hold while the remaining 7 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. 1 analysts rated RPC, Inc. (NYSE:RES) as a buy or a strong buy while 6 advised that investors should desist from purchasing the stock or sell them if they already own the company’s stock.

Moving on, RES stock price is currently trading at 44.62X forward 12-month Consensus EPS estimates, and its P/E ratio is 21.04 while for the average stock in the same group, the multiple is 14.9. RPC, Inc. current P/B ratio of 1.37 means it is trading at a premium against its industry’s 0.71.

RPC, Inc. (RES)’s current-quarter revenues are projected to climb by nearly -21.46% to hit $345560, based on current Zacks Consensus Estimate. The firm’s full-year revenues are expected to expand by over -20.81% from $1.72 billion to a noteworthy $1.36 billion. At the other end of the current quarter income statement, RPC, Inc. is expected to see its adjusted earnings surge by roughly -94.74% to hit $0.01 per share. For the fiscal year, RES’s earnings are projected to climb by roughly -100% to hit $0 per share.