W&T Offshore Inc. [WTI] is 51.61% higher this YTD. Is it still time to buy?

W&T Offshore Inc. [NYSE: WTI] slipped around -0.17 points on Thursday, while shares priced at $3.29 at the close of the session, down -4.91%. The company report on March 25, 2021 that W&T Offshore Announces Issuance of Inaugural Environmental, Social and Governance Report.

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W&T Offshore, Inc. (NYSE: WTI) (“W&T” or the “Company”) announced that the Company has issued its inaugural Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) report which is now available on W&T’s web site, www.wtoffshore.com, under the “Corporate Responsibility” tab.

This report provides detailed information about W&T’s ESG initiatives and related key performance indicators for the three-year period 2018 through 2020. In the creation of this document, the Company consulted the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board’s (“SASB”) Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Sustainability Accounting Standard, the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (“TCFD”), the Sustainable Development Goals (“SDG’s”) promulgated by the United Nations and other reporting guidance from industry frameworks and standards.

W&T Offshore Inc. stock is now 51.61% up from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. WTI Stock saw the intraday high of $3.50 and lowest of $3.23 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 5.00, which means current price is +53.02% above from all time high which was touched on 03/05/21.

Compared to the average trading volume of 4.45M shares, WTI reached a trading volume of 3442815 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about W&T Offshore Inc. [WTI]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for WTI shares is $4.57 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on WTI stock is a recommendation set at 2.50. 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.

CapitalOne have made an estimate for W&T Offshore Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Equal Weight, with their previous recommendation back on November 05, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on April 17, 2020, representing the official price target for W&T Offshore Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $8 to $2, while Stifel kept a Hold rating on WTI stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for W&T Offshore Inc. is set at 0.24, with the Price to Sales ratio for WTI stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.40. Price to Free Cash Flow for WTI in the course of the last twelve months was 4.49 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.90.

How has WTI stock performed recently?

W&T Offshore Inc. [WTI] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -7.84. With this latest performance, WTI shares dropped by -18.97% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 92.40% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 62.87% 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 WTI stock in for the last two-week period is set at 42.59, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 37.64, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 46.31 for W&T Offshore Inc. [WTI]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 3.47, while it was recorded at 3.38 for the last single week of trading, and 2.46 for the last 200 days.

W&T Offshore Inc. [WTI]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and W&T Offshore Inc. [WTI] shares currently have an operating margin of +0.23 and a Gross Margin at +12.27. W&T Offshore Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +10.78.

Return on Total Capital for WTI is now 0.18, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 8.27. Additionally, WTI Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 148.58, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 67.73.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, W&T Offshore Inc. [WTI] managed to generate an average of $123,277 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 5.40 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.35.W&T Offshore Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.90 and a Current Ratio set at 0.90.

Earnings analysis for W&T Offshore Inc. [WTI]

With the latest financial reports released by the company, W&T Offshore Inc. posted 0.04/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 WTI.

Insider trade positions for W&T Offshore Inc. [WTI]

There are presently around $141 million, or 33.30% of WTI stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of WTI stocks are: BLACKROCK INC. with ownership of 6,836,623, which is approximately -6.392% of the company’s market cap and around 34.00% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 5,726,493 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $18.84 million in WTI stocks shares; and LSV ASSET MANAGEMENT, currently with $12.26 million in WTI stock with ownership of nearly -5.584% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in W&T Offshore Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 40 institutional holders increased their position in W&T Offshore Inc. [NYSE:WTI] by around 3,302,370 shares. Additionally, 63 investors decreased positions by around 9,758,407 shares, while 17 investors held positions by with 29,812,273 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 42,873,050 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. WTI stock had 16 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,265,905 shares, while 27 institutional investors sold positions of 2,430,219 shares during the same period.

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