Comstock Resources Inc. [CRK] stock Downgrade by Piper Sandler analyst, price target now $6

Comstock Resources Inc. [NYSE: CRK] loss -4.80% or -0.3 points to close at $5.95 with a heavy trading volume of 11959983 shares. The company report on May 5, 2021 that Comstock Resources, Inc. to Host Earnings Call.

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Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE:CRK) will be discussing their earnings results in their 2021 First Quarter Earnings call to be held on May 5, 2021 at 11:00 AM Eastern Time.

To listen to the event live or access a replay of the call – visit https://www.investornetwork.com/event/presentation/76898.

It opened the trading session at $5.98, the shares rose to $6.03 and dropped to $5.77, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for CRK points out that the company has recorded 24.74% gains over the past six months. However, it is still -45.83% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 2.28M shares, CRK reached to a volume of 11959983 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about Comstock Resources Inc. [CRK]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for CRK shares is $7.49 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on CRK 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.

Piper Sandler have made an estimate for Comstock Resources Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on March 15, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on January 11, 2021, representing the official price target for Comstock Resources Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $8 to $5, while Truist kept a Hold rating on CRK stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Comstock Resources Inc. is set at 0.26, with the Price to Sales ratio for CRK stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.49. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.05, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.32. Price to Free Cash Flow for CRK in the course of the last twelve months was 16.72 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.60.

Trading performance analysis for CRK stock

Comstock Resources Inc. [CRK] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 6.82. With this latest performance, CRK shares gained by 5.31% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 24.74% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 11.42% 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 CRK stock in for the last two-week period is set at 55.49, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 54.66, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 55.29 for Comstock Resources Inc. [CRK]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 5.51, while it was recorded at 6.01 for the last single week of trading, and 5.25 for the last 200 days.

Comstock Resources Inc. [CRK]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Comstock Resources Inc. [CRK] shares currently have an operating margin of +19.00 and a Gross Margin at +22.73. Comstock Resources Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -6.11.

Return on Total Capital for CRK is now 4.08, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -1.31. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -4.06, with Return on Assets sitting at -1.12. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Comstock Resources Inc. [CRK] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 174.80. Additionally, CRK Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 63.61, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 53.14. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 198.76, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 63.55.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Comstock Resources Inc. [CRK] managed to generate an average of -$256,946 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 5.18 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.18.Comstock Resources Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.60 and a Current Ratio set at 0.60.

Comstock Resources Inc. [CRK]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Comstock Resources Inc. posted 0.08/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0/share. 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 CRK. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Comstock Resources Inc. go to 20.00%.

An analysis of insider ownership at Comstock Resources Inc. [CRK]

There are presently around $306 million, or 20.00% of CRK stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of CRK stocks are: DEEP BASIN CAPITAL LP with ownership of 5,640,294, which is approximately 7.565% of the company’s market cap and around 0.30% of the total institutional ownership; BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON CORP, holding 5,408,800 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $32.18 million in CRK stocks shares; and ADAGE CAPITAL PARTNERS GP, L.L.C., currently with $30.39 million in CRK stock with ownership of nearly 9.143% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Comstock Resources Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 67 institutional holders increased their position in Comstock Resources Inc. [NYSE:CRK] by around 15,926,418 shares. Additionally, 71 investors decreased positions by around 12,242,920 shares, while 12 investors held positions by with 23,210,710 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 51,380,048 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. CRK stock had 30 new institutional investments in for a total of 3,749,716 shares, while 30 institutional investors sold positions of 6,009,085 shares during the same period.

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