Clarus Corporation (NASDAQ:CLAR) is one of the worst performers on the stock market today. At current price of $12.22, the shares have already lost -0.37 points (-2.94% lower) from its previous close of $12.59. Should you buy or avoid them? The stock sets an active trading volume day with a reported 99699 contracts so far this session. CLAR shares had a relatively better volume day versus average trading capacity of 151.94 thousand shares, but with a 22.99 million float and a 4.48% 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 $15.5 per share. This means the stock has a potential increase of 26.84% from where the CLAR share price has been trading recently which is between $12.5 and $12.75. There are some brokerage firms that offer lower targets than the average, with one of them, even setting their price target at $12.5. Flipping the other side of the coin, an analyst who is fully bullish set a price target as high as $18.
During the recent trading session for Clarus Corporation (NASDAQ:CLAR), the company witnessed their stock rise $0.07 over a week and tumble down $-0.16 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 $8.56 stood for a -19.07% since 06/08/19, a data which is good for most investors who are looking to take advantage of the stock’s recent rise. A beta of 1.31 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. At the moment, the median target price for CLAR is set at $15.75, a figure which is above the recent 1-year high the stock witnessed.
Looking at the current readings for Clarus Corporation, the two-week RSI stands at 52.55. 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 75.04% at this stage. This figure means that CLAR share price today is being oversold.
Technical chart claims that Clarus Corporation (CLAR) would settle between $12.73/share to $12.86/share level. However, if the stock price goes below the $12.48 mark, then the market for Clarus Corporation becomes much weaker. If that happens, the stock price might even plunge as low as $12.36 for its downside target. The stock is currently in the green zone of MACD, with the indicator reading 0.14. 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 Jefferies, assumed coverage of CLAR assigning Buy rating, according to their opinion released on October 11. DA Davidson analysts have lowered their rating of Clarus Corporation (NASDAQ:CLAR) stock from Buy to Neutral in a separate flash note issued to investors on August 15. Analysts at ROTH Capital lowered the stock to a Neutral call from its previous Buy recommendation, in a research note that dated back to August 06.
CLAR equity has an average rating of 2.44, with the figure leaning towards a bullish end. 4 analysts who tracked the company were contacted by Reuters. Amongst them, 1 rated the stock as a hold while the remaining 3 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. 3 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 15.6X forward 12-month Consensus EPS estimates, and its P/E ratio is 38.2 while for the average stock in the same group, the multiple is 26.7. Clarus Corporation current P/B ratio of 2.2 means it is trading at a discount against its industry’s 3.
Clarus Corporation (CLAR)’s current-quarter revenues are projected to climb by nearly 4.1% to hit $59.67 million, based on current consensus estimate. The firm’s full-year revenues are expected to expand by over 7.5% from $212140 to a noteworthy $228080. At the other end of the current quarter income statement, Clarus Corporation is expected to see its adjusted earnings surge by roughly -10.5% to hit $0.17 per share. For the fiscal year, CLAR’s earnings are projected to climb by roughly 4.7% to hit $0.67 per share.