The shares of KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) has been pegged with a rating of Neutral by JP Morgan in its latest research note that was published on April 4th, 2019. The research company has also assigned a $17 price target. JP Morgan wasn’t the only research firm that published a report of KeyCorp, with other equities research analysts also giving their opinion on the stock. Nomura advised investors in its research note published on March 29th, 2019, to Neutral the KEY stock while also putting a $16 price target. The stock had earned Neutral rating from Wedbush when it published its report on February 4th, 2019. The stock was given Buy rating by Sandler O’Neill in its report released on January 11th, 2019. Barclays was of a view that KEY is Underweight in its latest report on January 2nd, 2019 while giving it a price target of $20. Nomura thinks that KEY is worth Reduce rating. This was contained in the firm’s report on December 10th, 2018.
Amongst the analysts that rated the stock, 0 have recommended investors to sell it, 8 believe it has the potential for further growth, thus rating it as Hold while 8 advised investors to purchase the stock. The consensus currently stands at a Hold while its average price target is $19.14. The price of the stock the last time has raised by 21.35% from its Week high price while it is raised higher than its 52-Week low price. A look at the stock’s other technical shows that its 14-day RSI now stands at 40.39.
The shares of the company dipped by -2.07% during the trading session on Wednesday, reaching a low of $16.30 while ending the day at $16.57. During the trading session, a total of 11.58 million shares were traded which represents a 9.71% incline from the average session volume which is 12.82M shares. KEY had ended its last session trading at 16.92. KeyCorp currently has a market cap of $16.70B, while its P/E ratio stands at 9.71, while its P/E earnings growth sits at 3.31, with a beta of 1.21. KeyCorp debt-to-equity ratio currently stands at 0.98, while its quick ratio hovers at . KEY 52-week low price stands at $13.65 while its 52-week high price is $21.91.
The company in its last quarterly report recorded $0.40 earnings per share which is below the $0.41 predicted by most analysts. The KeyCorp generated $1,521.00 million in revenue during the last quarter, which is slightly lower than the $1,599.78 million predicted by analysts. In the second quarter last year, the firm recorded $0.48 earnings per share. Compared to the same quarter last year, the firm’s revenue was down by -20%. KeyCorp has the potential to record 1.71 EPS for the current fiscal year, according to equities analysts.
Investment analysts at Goldman published a research note on March 11th, 2019 where it informed investors and clients that Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) is now rated as Buy. Their price target on the stock stands at $42. Nomura also rated HAL as Upgrade on March 29th, 2019, with its price target of suggesting that HAL could surge by 33.69% from its current share price. Even though the stock has been trading at $25.43/share, analysts expect it to surge higher by 0.63% to reach $38.59/share. It started the day trading at $25.73 and traded between $24.91 and $25.59 throughout the trading session.
A look at its technical shows that HAL’s 50-day SMA is 28.95 while its 200-day SMA stands at 33.35. The stock has a high of $54.91 for the year while the low is $24.33. The company’s P/E ratio currently sits at 13.07, while the P/B ratio is 2.33. At the moment, only of Halliburton Company shares were sold short. The company’s average trading volume currently stands at 9.94M shares, which means that the short-interest ratio is just 1.77 days. Over the past seven days, the company moved, with its shift of -3.43%. Looking further, the stock has dropped -18.50% over the past 90 days while it lost -26.84% over the last six months.
The change in the stock’s fortunes has led to several institutional investors altering their holdings of the stock. The Vanguard Group Inc bought more HAL shares, increasing its portfolio by +2.69% during the last quarter. This move now sees The Vanguard Group Inc purchasing 1,687,316 shares in the last quarter, thus it now holds 64,383,053 shares of HAL, with a total valuation of $1,823,971,891. SSgA Funds Management Inc meanwhile sold more HAL shares in the recently filed quarter, changing its stake to $1,180,053,514 worth of shares. BlackRock Fund Advisors followed the path by decreasing its HAL portfolio by -0.03% in the quarter. This means that BlackRock Fund Advisors sold -12,457 shares in the last quarter and now controls 39,846,122 shares of the HAL stock, with the valuation hitting $1,128,840,636.
Similarly, Capital Research Management Co decreased its Halliburton Company shares by -0.25% during the recently filed quarter. After selling -91,039 shares in the last quarter, the firm now controls 35,708,892 shares of Halliburton Company which are valued at $1,011,632,910. In the same vein, Dodge Cox increased its Halliburton Company shares by during the most recent reported quarter. The firm bought 19,688,408 shares during the quarter which increased its stakes to 26,423,375 shares and is now valued at $748,574,214. Following these latest developments, around 0.30% of Halliburton Company stocks are owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.