2 Stocks Taking a Gut Shot: Resolute Forest Products Inc. (RFP), Arotech Corporation (ARTX)

Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE:RFP) recent rally took place on significantly less volume which dipped to nearly 0.22 million contracts on 26-Dec-17 versus its daily average of 0.35 million. The first sale was made at $10.8 but later the stock became weaker, and closed with a gain of 3.7%. It was last traded at $11.2 apiece.

Resolute Forest Products Inc. (RFP): Hold Candidate With -24.64% Upside Potential

Resolute Forest Products Inc. is maintained at an average hold rating by 4 stock analysts, and there are at least 0.65% of shares outstanding that are currently legally short sold. The shares went up by 19.79% in value last month. Year-to-date it jumped 109.35%. Analysts are turning out to be neutral than before, with 1 of analysts who cover Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE:RFP) advice adding it to buy candidate list. Wall Street experts also assign a $8.44 price target on Resolute Forest Products Inc., pointing towards a -24.64% drop from current levels. The stock is trading for about 1.82% more than its 52-week high.

Resolute Forest Products Inc. Reports 2.68% Sales Growth

Resolute Forest Products Inc. (RFP) remained successful in beating the consensus-estimated $0.05 as it actually earned $0.34 per share in its last reported financial results. Revenue, on the other hand, scored 2.68% growth from the previous quarter, coming up with $881 million.

RFP Adds 7.69% In A Week

This company shares (RFP) so far managed to recover 173.17% since collapsing to its 52-week low. Over a month, it has seen its stock price volatility to stay at 3.79% while shortening the period to a week, volatility was 3.85%. The share price has already crossed its 20 days moving average, floating at a distance of 16.97% and sits 34.23% higher versus its 50 days moving average. When looking at the past five sessions, the stock returned 7.69% gains and is up by 95.21% compared with its 200-day moving average of $6.04. Also, Resolute Forest Products Inc. (RFP) needs to expand a 101.8% increase it experienced over the past twelve months.

Arotech Corporation (NASDAQ:ARTX) Consensus Call At 1.5

As regular trading ended, Arotech Corporation (ARTX) stock brought in a -$0.15 drop to $3.5. The day started at a price of $3.6 but then traded as high as $3.65 before giving part of the gains back. As for this week, analysts appear content to stick with their bright outlook with the consensus call at 1.5. Arotech Corporation is given 1 buy-equivalent recommendations, 0 sells and 0 holds. The company shares sank -30% from their peak of $5.00 and now has a $92.33 million market value of equity.

Arotech Corporation Could Grow 35.71% More

ARTX’s mean recommendation on Reuter’s scale presents no change from 1.5 thirty days ago to 1.5 now, which indicates a buy consensus from the analyst community. They see Arotech Corporation (ARTX) price hitting a mean target of $4.75 a share, meaning the stock still has potential that could lift the price another 35.71% Also, the recent close suggests the stock is underpriced by 42.86% compared to the most bullish target.

Arotech Corporation (ARTX) Returns 0% This Year

The company had seen its current volume reaching at 0.22 million shares in the last trade. That compares with the recent volume average of 0.21 million. At the close of regular trading, its last week’s stock price volatility was 3.29% which for the month reaches 3.09%. Arotech Corporation dipped to as low as $3.5 throughout the day and has returned 0% in this year. At one point in the past year, the shares traded as low as $2.80 but has recovered 25% since then.

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