MKM Partners slashes price target on CNX Resources Corporation [CNX] – find out why.

CNX Resources Corporation [NYSE: CNX] jumped around 0.31 points on Friday, while shares priced at $9.65 at the close of the session, up 3.32%. The company report on July 28, 2020 that SHAREHOLDER NOTICE: Brodsky & Smith, LLC Announces an Investigation of CNX Midstream Partners LP (NYSE – CNXM).

Law office of Brodsky & Smith, LLC announces that it is investigating potential claims against the Board of Directors of CNX Midstream Partners LP (“CNX Midstream” or the “Company”) (NYSE:CNXM) for possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of federal and state law in connection with an agreement whereby CNX Resources Corporation (NYSE:CNX) (“CNX”) will acquire all of the outstanding common units of CNX Midstream that it does not already own in exchange for CNX common stock valued at approximately $357 million, based on the most recent closing price of CNX common stock. Under the terms of the merger agreement, each outstanding common unit of CNX Midstream that CNX does not already own will be converted into 0.88 shares of CNX common stock, representing an implied deal price of only $8.47 per unit (based on CNX’s July 24, 2020 close).

The investigation concerns whether the CNX Midstream Board breached its fiduciary duties to unitholders by failing to conduct a fair process and whether CNX is underpaying for the Company. For example, the implied deal price is well off CNX Midstream’s 52-week high of $16.94.

CNX Resources Corporation stock is now 9.04% up from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. CNX Stock saw the intraday high of $9.67 and lowest of $9.10 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 14.19, which means current price is +126.53% above from all time high which was touched on 04/21/20.

Compared to the average trading volume of 4.35M shares, CNX reached a trading volume of 5720504 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about CNX Resources Corporation [CNX]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for CNX shares is $12.13 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on CNX stock is a recommendation set at 2.40. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

MKM Partners have made an estimate for CNX Resources Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on July 09, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Piper Sandler raised their target price to Neutral. The new note on the price target was released on July 09, 2020, representing the official price target for CNX Resources Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $15, while Wells Fargo analysts kept a Overweight rating on CNX stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for CNX Resources Corporation is set at 0.62, with the Price to Sales ratio for CNX stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.29. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.47, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.18.

How has CNX stock performed recently?

CNX Resources Corporation [CNX] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 0.31. With this latest performance, CNX shares gained by 14.74% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 33.47% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 33.10% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for CNX stock in for the last two-week period is set at 56.23, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 60.14, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 53.42 for CNX Resources Corporation [CNX]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 9.54, while it was recorded at 9.30 for the last single week of trading, and 8.31 for the last 200 days.

CNX Resources Corporation [CNX]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and CNX Resources Corporation [CNX] shares currently have an operating margin of +16.67 and a Gross Margin at +31.01. CNX Resources Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -5.22.

Return on Total Capital for CNX is now 3.35, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -1.17. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -1.90, with Return on Assets sitting at -0.90. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, CNX Resources Corporation [CNX] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 70.70. Additionally, CNX Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 41.42, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 32.46. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 69.04, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 40.45.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, CNX Resources Corporation [CNX] managed to generate an average of -$172,869 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 4.97 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.17.CNX Resources Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.20 and a Current Ratio set at 1.20.

Earnings analysis for CNX Resources Corporation [CNX]

With the latest financial reports released by the company, CNX Resources Corporation posted 0/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at -0.02/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 100.00%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for CNX. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for CNX Resources Corporation go to 35.70%.

Insider trade positions for CNX Resources Corporation [CNX]

There are presently around $1,713 million, or 90.30% of CNX stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of CNX stocks are: SOUTHEASTERN ASSET MANAGEMENT INC/TN/ with ownership of 48,306,964, which is approximately -3.922% of the company’s market cap and around 1.40% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 21,746,824 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $209.86 million in CNX stocks shares; and DIMENSIONAL FUND ADVISORS LP, currently with $149.41 million in CNX stock with ownership of nearly -1.258% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in CNX Resources Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 105 institutional holders increased their position in CNX Resources Corporation [NYSE:CNX] by around 16,778,446 shares. Additionally, 124 investors decreased positions by around 23,840,065 shares, while 36 investors held positions by with 136,921,611 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 177,540,122 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. CNX stock had 42 new institutional investments in for a total of 7,969,857 shares, while 37 institutional investors sold positions of 6,701,945 shares during the same period.

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