Analysts Shared Their Read on 2 Stocks: SandRidge Energy, Inc. (SD), GNC Holdings, Inc. (GNC)

The opening price for SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE:SD) was $18.17 and the volume amounted to 0.39 million shares which compares with the average volume of 0.43 million shares. The company stock experienced a -4.31% move to arrive at $17.52.

SandRidge Energy, Inc. (SD) Analyst Opinion

SandRidge Energy, Inc. has a consensus hold rating from 3 Wall Street analysts, and the number of shares currently sold short amount to at least 4.13% of shares outstanding. The stock sank -10.06% last month and is down -25.61 this year. Wall Street is only getting more bullish on the stock, with 1 of analysts who cover SD having a buy-equivalent rating. Analysts have placed a $20.33 price target on SandRidge Energy, Inc., suggesting a 16.04% gain from recent close. It’s currently trading about -29.24% below its 52-week high.

SandRidge Energy, Inc. Earnings Surprise

SandRidge Energy, Inc. (SD) surprised the stock market in its last reported earnings when it earned $0.35 a piece versus the consensus-estimated $0.22. Its revenue totaled $79 million down -6.89% from the previous quarter.

SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE:SD) Intraday View

This stock (SD) is ahead of its 52-week low with 19.59%. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 4.7% which for the week stands at 4.49%. The share price has moved backward from its 20 days moving average, trading at a distance of -3.47% and stays -6.67% away from its 50 days moving average. Over the last five days, shares have faced -3.26% losses and now is down -5.5% since hitting its 200-day moving average of $18.54. SandRidge Energy, Inc. (SD) has made its way to a 12-month decline of -25.64%.

Turning to GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GNC), its shares were trading at $5.09 a retreat of $-0.23, on the trading floor. The stock, after opening at $5.3, touched a high of $5.3 before paring much of its gains. So far, analysts are sticking with their bearish recommendations with the consensus call at 3.1. GNC Holdings, Inc. has 0 buy ratings, 4 holds and 0 sells even after the stock tumbled -65.23% from its high of $14.64 to a $382 million market value through last close.

GNC Holdings, Inc. (GNC) Consensus Price Target

The company’s consensus rating on Reuter’s scale slipped from 3.25 to 3.14 during a month. Analysts set a 12-month price target of $9.89 a share. The target implies a 94.3% spike from where the shares are currently trading. Also, the current price highlights a discount of 292.93% to analysts’ high consensus price target.

GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GNC) Intraday Trading

The counter witnessed a trading volume of 3.12 million shares versus an average volume of 2.85 million shares during last trading session. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 7.53% which for the week approaches 8.5%. The lowest price the stock reached in the last trading day was $5.025 and compares with the $5.03 52-week low. The stock recovered 1.19% since its low point and has performed -53.89% year-to-date.

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