APA Corporation [NASDAQ: APA] price surged by 1.67 percent to reach at $0.31. The company report on March 25, 2021 that INVESTOR ACTION NOTICE: The Schall Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action Lawsuit Against Apache Corporation and Encourages Investors with Losses in Excess of $500,000 to Contact the Firm.
The Schall Law Firm, a national shareholder rights litigation firm, announces the filing of a class action lawsuit against Apache Corporation (“Apache” or “the Company”) (NASDAQ:APA) for violations of 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Investors who purchased the Company’s securities between September 7, 2016 and March 13, 2020, inclusive (the ”Class Period”), are encouraged to contact the firm before April 26, 2021.
A sum of 7193730 shares traded at recent session while its average daily volume was at 9.07M shares. APA Corporation shares reached a high of $19.23 and dropped to a low of $18.54 until finishing in the latest session at $18.58.
The one-year APA stock forecast points to a potential upside of 19.43. The average equity rating for APA stock is currently 2.30, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.
Guru’s Opinion on APA Corporation [APA]:
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for APA shares is $23.06 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on APA stock is a recommendation set at 2.30. 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.
Goldman have made an estimate for APA Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on March 23, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Morgan Stanley raised their target price from $16 to $25. The new note on the price target was released on March 11, 2021, representing the official price target for APA Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $20, while Bernstein analysts kept a Mkt Perform rating on APA stock. On January 26, 2021, analysts increased their price target for APA shares from 14 to 24.
The Average True Range (ATR) for APA Corporation is set at 1.18, with the Price to Sales ratio for APA stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.56. Price to Free Cash Flow for APA in the course of the last twelve months was 5.50 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.00.
APA Stock Performance Analysis:
APA Corporation [APA] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -11.46. With this latest performance, APA shares dropped by -5.92% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 51.80% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 232.97% 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 APA stock in for the last two-week period is set at 43.73, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 37.01, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 47.90 for APA Corporation [APA]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 18.49, while it was recorded at 18.89 for the last single week of trading, and 14.34 for the last 200 days.
Insight into APA Corporation Fundamentals:
APA Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.00 and a Current Ratio set at 1.40.
APA Stock EPS
With the latest financial reports released by the company, APA Corporation posted -0.13/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at -0.33/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 60.60%. 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 APA.
APA Corporation [APA] Insider Position Details
There are presently around $5,879 million, or 86.90% of APA stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of APA stocks are: DODGE & COX with ownership of 52,194,876, which is approximately -0.213% of the company’s market cap and around 0.20% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 42,802,398 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $795.27 million in APA stocks shares; and HOTCHKIS & WILEY CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC, currently with $459.96 million in APA stock with ownership of nearly 14.714% of the company’s market capitalization.
198 institutional holders increased their position in APA Corporation [NASDAQ:APA] by around 54,589,721 shares. Additionally, 245 investors decreased positions by around 49,101,597 shares, while 93 investors held positions by with 212,737,310 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 316,428,628 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. APA stock had 73 new institutional investments in for a total of 7,695,972 shares, while 73 institutional investors sold positions of 21,895,545 shares during the same period.