Current Stock Valuation in Focus: Spark Energy, Inc. (SPKE), Quanta Services, Inc. (PWR)?

Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPKE), with a trailing 12-month price-to-sales ratio of 0.62, is now among the bigger bargains in its industry. The broad Electric Utilities industry has an average P/S ratio of 3.07, which is significantly worse than the sector’s 2.92. In the past 5-year record, this ratio went down as low as 0.16 and as high as 1.36. Also, it is up from 87% of the total 628 rivals across the globe.

SPKE traded at an unexpectedly high level on 04/12/2017 when the stock experienced a 3.04% gain to a closing price of $13.55. The company saw 0.22 million shares trade hands over the course of the day. Given that its average daily volume over the 30 days has been 0.16 million shares a day, this signifies a pretty significant change over the norm.

Spark Energy, Inc. (SPKE) Analyst Gushes

Analysts are speculating a 69.74% move, based on the high target price ($23) for the shares that is set to reach in the next 12 months. The analysts, on average, are forecasting a $19.67 price target, but the stock is already up 19.91% from its recent lows. However, the stock is trading at -42.71% versus recent highs ($23.65). Analysts believe that we could see stock price minimum in the $17 range (lowest target price), allowing for another 25.46% jump from its current position. Leading up to this report, we have seen a -9.97% fall in the stock price over the last 30 days and a -13.69% decline over the past 3 months. Overall, the share price is down -10.56% so far this year. Additionally, SPKE had a day price range of $13.2815 to $13.85.

Spark Energy, Inc. (SPKE) Price Potential

Heading into the stock price potential, Spark Energy, Inc. needs to grow just 40.22% to cross its median price target of $19. In order to determine directional movement, the 50-day and 200-day moving averages for Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPKE) are $13.13 and $17.3. Given that liquidity is king in short-term, SPKE is a stock with 35.74 million shares outstanding that normally trades 33.95% of its float. The stock price recently experienced a 5-day gain of 8.84% with 0.74 average true range (ATR). SPKE has a beta of -1.68 and RSI is 57.14.

Investors also need to beware of the Quanta Services, Inc. (NYSE:PWR) valuations. The stock trades on a P/S of 0.64, which suggests that the shares are attractive compared with peers. The broad General Contractors industry has an average P/S ratio of 74.27, which is significantly worse than the sector’s 9.79. In the past 13-year record, this ratio went down as low as 0.45 and as high as 2.01. Also, it is up from 51% of the total 1048 rivals across the globe.

Quanta Services, Inc. (PWR)’s Lead Over its Technicals

Quanta Services, Inc. by far traveled 28.35% versus a 1-year low price of $30.23. The share price was last seen 3.77% higher, reaching at $38.8 on Apr. 12, 2017. At recent session, the prices were hovering between $37.89 and $39.2. This company shares are 14.36% off its target price of $44.37 and the current market capitalization stands at $5.96B. The recent change has given its price a 4.76% lead over SMA 50 and -0.05% deficit over its 52-week high. The stock witnessed 6.13% gains, 8.44% gains and 24.2% gains for the 1-month, 3-month and 6-month period, respectively. To measure price-variation, we found PWR’s volatility during a week at 2.87% and during a month it has been found around 2.15%.

Quanta Services, Inc. (NYSE:PWR) Intraday Metrics

Quanta Services, Inc. (PWR) exchanged hands at an unexpectedly high level of 2.75 million shares over the course of the day. Noting its average daily volume at 1.28 million shares each day over the month, this signifies a pretty significant change over the norm.

Quanta Services, Inc. Target Levels

The market experts are predicting a 23.71% rally, based on the high target price ($48) for Quanta Services, Inc. shares that is likely to be hit in the 52 weeks. Analysts anticipate that traders could see stock price minimum in the $40 range (lowest target price). If faced, it would be a 3.09% jump from its current position. Overall, the share price is up 11.33% year to date.

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