An Inside Look at Trading Hot Stocks: Williams Partners L.P. (WPZ), Cerus Corporation (CERS)

Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE:WPZ) trading capacity remained 1.09 million shares during the last session. However, the volume average of the last three months is 0.89 million shares. The stock opened the day at $37.73, and settled at $37.58 by the end to experience a -0.53% change.

Williams Partners L.P. (WPZ) Analyst Opinion

Williams Partners L.P. has a consensus outperform rating from 16 Wall Street analysts, and the number of shares currently sold short amount to at least 1.66% of shares outstanding. The stock sank -4.25% last month and is down -1.18 this year. Wall Street is only getting more bullish on the stock, with 12 of analysts who cover WPZ having a buy-equivalent rating. Analysts have placed a $55 price target on Williams Partners L.P., suggesting a 46.35% gain from recent close. It’s currently trading about -11.2% below its 52-week high.

Williams Partners L.P. Earnings Surprise

Williams Partners L.P. (WPZ) failed to surprise the stock market in its last reported earnings when it earned $0.33 a piece versus the consensus-estimated $0.4. Its revenue totaled $1.83 billion down -7.72% from the previous quarter.

Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE:WPZ) Intraday View

This stock (WPZ) is ahead of its 52-week low with 14.12%. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 2.14% which for the week stands at 1.56%. The share price has moved backward from its 20 days moving average, trading at a distance of -3.97% and stays -3.42% away from its 50 days moving average. Over the last five days, shares have faced -4.6% losses and now is down -5.75% since hitting its 200-day moving average of $39.62. Williams Partners L.P. (WPZ) has made its way to a 12-month gain of 0.75%.

Turning to Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS), its shares were trading at $2.87 a retreat of $-0.07, on the trading floor. The stock, after opening at $2.94, touched a high of $2.94 before paring much of its gains. So far, analysts are sticking with their bullish recommendations with the consensus call at 1.3. Cerus Corporation has 2 buy ratings, 0 holds and 0 sells even after the stock tumbled -51.44% from its high of $ 5.91 to a $314.26 million market value through last close.

Cerus Corporation (CERS) Consensus Price Target

The company’s consensus rating on Reuter’s scale remained unchanged from 1.33 to 1.33 during a month. Analysts set a 12-month price target of $6.33 a share. The target implies a 120.56% spike from where the shares are currently trading. Also, the current price highlights a discount of 213.59% to analysts’ high consensus price target.

Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) Intraday Trading

The counter witnessed a trading volume of 0.96 million shares versus an average volume of 0.92 million shares during last trading session. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 3.45% which for the week approaches 4.78%. The lowest price the stock reached in the last trading day was $2.81 and compares with the $1.93 52-week low. The stock recovered 48.7% since its low point and has performed -34.02% year-to-date.

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