A Look Ahead For 2 Stocks: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC), Morgan Stanley (MS)

Shares of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC) opened at $48.39, and ended 0.69% higher at $48.35. Nearly 5.95 million shares were traded by the close, higher than its average daily volume of 5.43 million shares.

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC) Analyst Opinion

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation has a consensus outperform rating from 33 Wall Street analysts, and the number of shares currently sold short amount to at least 2.41% of shares outstanding. The stock spiked 0.62% last month and is down -30.66 this year. Wall Street is only getting more bullish on the stock, with 26 of analysts who cover APC having a buy-equivalent rating. Analysts have placed a $61.95 price target on Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, suggesting a 28.13% gain from recent close. It’s currently trading about -34.07% below its 52-week high.

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation Earnings Surprise

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC) failed to surprise the stock market in its last reported earnings when it earned -$0.77 a piece versus the consensus-estimated -$0.56. Its revenue totaled $2.4 billion down -11.51% from the previous quarter.

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC) Intraday View

This stock (APC) is ahead of its 52-week low with 21%. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 1.74% which for the week stands at 2.58%. The share price has moved backward from its 20 days moving average, trading at a distance of -1.9% and stays -0.07% away from its 50 days moving average. Over the last five days, shares have managed 1.53% gains and now is down -6.15% since hitting its 200-day moving average of $46.83. Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC) has made its way to a 12-month decline of -24.51%.

Turning to Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS), its shares were trading at $49.09 a retreat of $-0.29, on the trading floor. The stock, after opening at $49.34, touched a high of $49.62 before paring much of its gains. So far, analysts are sticking with their neutral recommendations with the consensus call at 2.3. Morgan Stanley has 5 buy ratings, 10 holds and 1 sells even after the stock tumbled -4.72% from its high of $51.52 to a $88.57 billion market value through last close.

Morgan Stanley (MS) Consensus Price Target

The company’s consensus rating on Reuter’s scale improved from 2.29 to 2.3 during a month. Analysts set a 12-month price target of $52.42 a share. The target implies a 6.78% spike from where the shares are currently trading. Also, the current price highlights a discount of 40.56% to analysts’ high consensus price target.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) Intraday Trading

The counter witnessed a trading volume of 3.79 million shares versus an average volume of 7.6 million shares during last trading session. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 1.17% which for the week approaches 1.59%. The lowest price the stock reached in the last trading day was $49.07 and compares with the $39.97 52-week low. The stock recovered 22.82% since its low point and has performed 16.19% year-to-date.

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