Analyst Recommendations And Earnings Forecast: Verso Corporation (VRS), Alio Gold Inc. (ALO)

Verso Corporation (NYSE:VRS) last session’s volume of 0.85 million shares was higher than its average volume of 0.28 million shares. The stock, after opening at $9.65, hit $10.02 through the close by scoring 4.59%.

Verso Corporation (VRS) Analyst Opinion

Verso Corporation has a consensus buy rating from 2 Wall Street analysts, and the number of shares currently sold short amount to at least 7.96% of shares outstanding. The stock spiked 40.14% last month and is up 41.13 this year. Wall Street is only getting more bullish on the stock, with 2 of analysts who cover VRS having a buy-equivalent rating. Analysts have placed a $13.13 price target on Verso Corporation, suggesting a 31.04% gain from recent close. It’s currently trading about 2.87% above its 52-week high.

Verso Corporation Earnings Surprise

Verso Corporation (VRS) failed to surprise the stock market in its last reported earnings when it earned $0.12 a piece versus the consensus-estimated $0.39. Its revenue totaled $632.69 million up 8.15% from the previous quarter.

Verso Corporation (NYSE:VRS) Intraday View

This stock (VRS) is ahead of its 52-week low with 216.09%. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 8.3% which for the week stands at 4.66%. The share price has moved forward from its 20 days moving average, trading at a distance of 30.99% and stays 57.43% away from its 50 days moving average. Over the last five days, shares have managed 27.48% gains and now is up 78.9% since hitting its 200-day moving average of $5.15. Verso Corporation (VRS) has made its way to a 12-month gain of 87.64%.

Turning to Alio Gold Inc. (NYSE:ALO), its shares were trading at $3.17 a retreat of $-0.14, on the trading floor. The stock, after opening at $3.22, touched a high of $3.3 before paring much of its gains. So far, analysts are sticking with their neutral recommendations with the consensus call at 2.4. Alio Gold Inc. has 2 buy ratings, 4 holds and 0 sells even after the stock tumbled -47.69% from its high of $6.06 to a $0 market value through last close.

Alio Gold Inc. (NYSE:ALO) Intraday Trading

The counter witnessed a trading volume of 0.28 million shares versus an average volume of 0.14 million shares during last trading session. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 5.3% which for the week approaches 4.34%. The lowest price the stock reached in the last trading day was $3.09 and compares with the $2.70 52-week low. The stock recovered 17.41% since its low point and has performed 1.44% year-to-date.

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