Why Did Range Resources Corporation (RRC) Rise 0.22% Today? This Could Be The Reason

An interesting stock that came up in some of our conversations today is Range Resources Corporation (NYSE:RRC). At current price of $4.56, the shares have already added 0.01 points (0.22% higher) from its previous close of $4.55. Should you buy or avoid them? The stock sets an active trading volume day with a reported 441114 contracts so far this session. RRC shares had a relatively better volume day versus average trading capacity of 11.19 million shares, but with a 0.22 billion float and a 2.02% run over a week, it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on. The one year price forecast for RRC stock indicates that the average analyst price target is $5.95 per share. This means the stock has a potential increase of 30.48% from where the RRC share price has been trading recently.

During the recent trading session for Range Resources Corporation (NYSE:RRC), the company witnessed their stock drop by $-0.12 over a week and surge $0.39 from the price 20 days ago. When compared to their established 52-week high of $12.14, the high they recorded in their recent session happens to be higher. Their established 52-week high was attained by the company on 01/15/19. The recent low of $3.26 stood for a -62.44% since 09/10/19, a data which is good for most investors who are looking to take advantage of the stock’s recent rise. A beta of 1.05 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 Range Resources Corporation, the two-week RSI stands at 50.57. This figure suggests that RRC 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 RRC readings is similarly very revealing as it has a stochastic reading of 55.06% at this stage. This figure means that RRC share price today is being neutral.

Technical chart claims that Range Resources Corporation (RRC) would settle between $4.72/share to $4.88/share level. However, if the stock price goes below the $4.41 mark, then the market for Range Resources Corporation becomes much weaker. If that happens, the stock price might even plunge as low as $4.27 for its downside target. The stock is currently in the green zone of MACD, with the indicator reading 0.08. 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 Susquehanna lowered their recommendation on shares of RRC from Positive to Neutral in their opinion released on January 13. TD Securities analysts have lowered their rating of Range Resources Corporation (NYSE:RRC) stock from Hold to Reduce in a separate flash note issued to investors on January 08. Analysts at BofA/Merrill are sticking to their Underperform stance. However, on October 24, they lifted price target for these shares to $4 from $8.

RRC equity has an average rating of 2.28, with the figure leaning towards a bullish end. 23 analysts who tracked the company were contacted by Reuters. Amongst them, 16 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. 5 analysts rated Range Resources Corporation (NYSE:RRC) as a buy or a strong buy while 2 advised that investors should desist from purchasing the stock or sell them if they already own the company’s stock.

Moving on, RRC stock price is currently trading at 0X forward 12-month Consensus EPS estimates, and its P/E ratio is 0 while for the average stock in the same group, the multiple is 15.7. Range Resources Corporation current P/B ratio of 0.3 means it is trading at a discount against its industry’s 1.3.

Range Resources Corporation (RRC)’s current-quarter revenues are projected to climb by nearly -24% to hit $574920, based on current consensus estimate. The firm’s full-year revenues are expected to expand by over -14.8% from $2.85 billion to a noteworthy $2.43 billion. At the other end of the current quarter income statement, Range Resources Corporation is expected to see its adjusted earnings surge by roughly -100% to hit $0 per share. For the fiscal year, RRC’s earnings are projected to climb by roughly -73.5% to hit $0.3 per share.