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RPC Inc. (RES): Skating on Thin Ice? We Know the Answer

RPC Inc. (NYSE:RES) went down by -3.23% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $12.91. The company’s stock price has collected -3.97% of loss in the last five trading sessions.

Is It Worth Investing in RPC Inc. (NYSE :RES) Right Now?

RPC Inc. (NYSE:RES) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 20.13 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for RES is at 1.64. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 0 analysts out of 7 who provided ratings for RPC Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 1 rated the stock as “overweight,” 5 rated it as “hold,” and 1 as “sell.”

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The average price from analysts is $9.50, which is $2.01 above the current price. RES currently public float of 78.01M and currently shorts hold a 8.64% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of RES was 1.62M shares.

RES’s Market Performance

RES stocks went down by -3.97% for the week, with a monthly jump of 21.00% and a quarterly performance of -28.60%, while its annual performance rate touched 77.49%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 5.85% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 6.44% for RPC Inc. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 10.91% for RES stocks with a simple moving average of 0.18% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of RES

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for RES stocks, with Johnson Rice repeating the rating for RES by listing it as a “Accumulate.” The predicted price for RES in the upcoming period, according to Johnson Rice is $13 based on the research report published on April 28th of the current year 2022.

Morgan Stanley gave a rating of “Underweight” to RES, setting the target price at $2.50 in the report published on November 10th of the previous year.

RES Trading at -1.67% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought RES to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -41.98% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 6.44%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 5.85%, as shares surge +28.25% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -13.11% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, RES fell by -3.97%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +32.80% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $6.84. In addition, RPC Inc. saw 64.98% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at RES starting from ROLLINS GARY W, who sale 170,781 shares at the price of $7.05 back on Jun 22. After this action, ROLLINS GARY W now owns 3,160,819 shares of RPC Inc., valued at $1,204,109 using the latest closing price.

LOR INC, the 10% Owner of RPC Inc., sale 170,781 shares at $7.05 during a trade that took place back on Jun 22, which means that LOR INC is holding 3,160,819 shares at $1,204,109 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for RES

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +0.63 for the present operating margin
  • +14.91 for the gross margin

The net margin for RPC Inc. stands at +0.82. Equity return is now at value 12.10, with 9.00 for asset returns.

The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 3.76.

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