Forestar Group Inc. (FOR) Stock Is 5.95% Higher Today, What Just Happened?

Forestar Group Inc. (NYSE:FOR) is one of the best performers on the stock market today. At current price of $21.55, the shares have already added 1.21 points (5.95% higher) from its previous close of $20.34. Should you buy or avoid them? The stock sets an active trading volume day with a reported 111867 contracts so far this session. FOR shares had a relatively better volume day versus average trading capacity of 84.94 million shares, but with a 16.44 million float and a -2.21% run over a week, it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on. The one year price forecast for FOR stock indicates that the average analyst price target is $24.33 per share. This means the stock has a potential increase of 12.9% from where the FOR share price has been trading recently.

During the recent trading session for Forestar Group Inc. (NYSE:FOR), the company witnessed their stock rise $0.84 over a week and surge $0.5 from the price 20 days ago. When compared to their established 52-week high of $23, the high they recorded in their recent session happens to be higher. Their established 52-week high was attained by the company on 07/26/19. The recent low of $13.46 stood for a -6.3% since 01/25/19, a data which is good for most investors who are looking to take advantage of the stock’s recent rise. A beta of 1.81 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 Forestar Group Inc., the two-week RSI stands at 63.34. This figure suggests that FOR 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 FOR readings is similarly very revealing as it has a stochastic reading of 55.31% at this stage. This figure means that FOR share price today is being neutral.

Technical chart claims that Forestar Group Inc. (FOR) would settle between $20.52/share to $20.7/share level. However, if the stock price goes below the $19.99 mark, then the market for Forestar Group Inc. becomes much weaker. If that happens, the stock price might even plunge as low as $19.64 for its downside target. The stock is currently in the red zone of MACD, with the indicator reading -0.01. 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 JP Morgan, assumed coverage of FOR assigning Neutral rating, according to their opinion released on January 13. Wells Fargo, analysts launched coverage of Forestar Group Inc. (NYSE:FOR) stock with a Outperform recommendation, according to their flash note issued to investors on July 08. Analysts at Buckingham Research, made their first call for the equity with a Buy recommendation, according to a research note that dated back to June 05.

FOR equity has an average rating of 1.63, with the figure leaning towards a bullish end. 4 analysts who tracked the company were contacted by Reuters. Amongst them, 2 rated the stock as a hold while the remaining 2 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. 2 analysts rated Forestar Group Inc. (NYSE:FOR) 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.