The Chart for QEP Resources, Inc. (QEP) Is Flashing Mixed Signals

QEP Resources, Inc. (NYSE:QEP) went up by 9.62% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $5.11. The company’s stock price has collected 5.56% of gains in the last five trading sessions.

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Is It Worth Investing in QEP Resources, Inc. (NYSE :QEP) Right Now?

QEP Resources, Inc. (NYSE:QEP) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 1.75 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for QEP is at 4.86. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 2 analysts out of 13 who provided ratings for QEP Resources, Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 10 rated it as “hold,” and 1 as “sell.”

The average price from analysts is $2.14, which is -$1.14 below the current price. QEP currently public float of 219.67M and currently shorts hold a 2.43% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of QEP was 6.96M shares.

QEP’s Market Performance

QEP stocks went up by 5.56% for the week, with a monthly drop of -19.72% and a quarterly performance of -28.75%, while its annual performance rate touched -72.92%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 10.94% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 7.77% for QEP Resources, Inc.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -5.65% for QEP stocks with a simple moving average of -37.63% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of QEP

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for QEP stocks, with JP Morgan repeating the rating for QEP by listing it as a “Neutral.” The predicted price for QEP in the upcoming period, according to JP Morgan is $6 based on the research report published on July 20th of the current year 2020.

MKM Partners, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see QEP reach a price target of $3. The rating they have provided for QEP stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on June 18th, 2020.

Scotiabank gave a rating of “ Sector Underperform” to QEP, setting the target price at $3 in the report published on April 7th of the current year.

QEP Trading at -16.65% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought QEP to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -77.67% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 7.77%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 10.94%, as shares sank -16.79% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -16.18% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, QEP rose by +5.56%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -65.14% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $1.1968. In addition, QEP Resources, Inc. saw -74.67% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at QEP starting from TRICE DAVID A, who bought 30,000 shares at the price of $0.60 back on Mar 09. After this action, TRICE DAVID A now owns 180,000 shares of QEP Resources, Inc., valued at $18,000 using the latest closing price.

TRICE DAVID A, the Director of QEP Resources, Inc., bought 15,000 shares at $1.70 during a trade that took place back on Mar 06, which means that TRICE DAVID A is holding 150,000 shares at $25,485 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for QEP

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +16.75 for the present operating margin
  • +26.07 for the gross margin

The net margin for QEP Resources, Inc. stands at -8.07. The total capital return value is set at 4.03, while invested capital returns managed to touch -1.95. Equity return is now at value 5.40, with 2.70 for asset returns.

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Based on QEP Resources, Inc. (QEP), the company’s capital structure generated 78.81 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 44.07. Total debt to assets is 36.09, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 1.58. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 77.44.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 2.49, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.70. The receivables turnover for the company is 7.40 and the total asset turnover is 0.20. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.96.

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