Investors Brace For Impact: U.S. Concrete, Inc. (USCR), Geron Corporation (GERN)

U.S. Concrete, Inc. (NASDAQ:USCR) recently had a low trading volume day. The volume for the company on 11-Jan-19 was recorded to be 271325 contracts. Over the past five days, the average daily trading volume came in at about 398080 shares per day. The regular trading started at $34.53 but as the trading progresses, the stock receded, ending the session with a fall of -2.11%. Its shares last exchanged hands at a price of $33.94 apiece.

U.S. Concrete, Inc. (USCR): A -3.8% Dop In This Year — But Still Has Room To Grow 73.84%

According to 8 stock analysts, U.S. Concrete, Inc., is being kept at an average Buy, rating, with at least 19.73% of shares outstanding that are currently legally short sold. The shares of the corporation went down by -5.22% during the previous month. So far this year, the stock had gone down by -3.8%. With these types of results to display analysts, are more optimistic than before, leading 8 of analysts who cover U.S. Concrete, Inc. (NASDAQ:USCR) advice their clients to include it in their buy candidate list. However, at the Wall Street, the shares for the company has been tagged a $59 price target, indicating that the shares will rally 73.84% from its current levels. At the moment, the stock is trading for about -60.05% less than its 52-week high.

U.S. Concrete, Inc. Last Posted 2.89% Sales Growth

U.S. Concrete, Inc. (USCR) has so far tried but failed to beat the consensus-estimated $1.25, with their earning staying at $0.73 per share. This was revealed in their last financial report. Their revenue meanwhile grew by 2.89% from the last quarter, totaling $415.89 million.

USCR Is -0.47% Away From SMA20

The shares of the company (USCR) staged the smart recovery as has roared back some 22.62% after stumbling to its new 52-weeks low. The share price volatility of the stock remained at 4.49% for the week and by reducing the timeframe to just a week, the volatility stood at 6.33%. As for the shares, it has gone below the 20 days moving average and is now hovering within a distance of -0.47%. Currently the price is sitting at -4.93% lower than its 50 days moving average. Analyzing the last five market sessions, the stock was able to report -2.19% losses, thus going down by -29.82%, compared with its 200-day moving average of $42.89. Also, a -58.98% overturn in U.S. Concrete, Inc. (USCR) witnessed over the past one year demand tendency to limit losses.

Geron Corporation (NASDAQ:GERN) Has 0 Buy or Better Ratings

Geron Corporation (GERN) was also brought into the spotlight with a $0.02 rise. As the regular session came to an end, the price changed by 1.69% to $1.2. The trading of the day started with the price of the stock at $1.19. However, at one point, in the middle of the day, the price touched a high of $1.22 before it finally returned some of the gains. Analyzing GERN this week, analysts seem to be content with keeping to their bright forecast call at 0. Geron Corporation analysts gave 0 buy-equivalent recommendations, 0 sells and 2 holds. This company shares tumbled -82.83% from their most recent record high of $6.99 and now hold $219.9 million in market value of equity.

Geron Corporation (GERN) Returns 20% This Year

The company during the last trade was able to reach a volume of 1248708 shares. That activity is comparable to their recent volume average trend of nearly 1712840 shares which they recorded over a period of three months. Geron Corporation price was kept to a minimum $1.16 in intra-day trade and has returned 20% this year alone. At a certain point in the past four quarters, the shares traded as low as $0.95 but made a 25.69% recovery since then.