A Look at 2 Trending Stocks: Vivint Solar, Inc. (VSLR), Jones Energy, Inc. (JONE)

Vivint Solar, Inc. (NYSE:VSLR) recently saw its volume around 0.29 million shares and on average it trades 493.83 million shares a day. The opening price of $3.6, led it to gain 4.11% to reach $3.8 upon the closing bell.

Vivint Solar, Inc. (VSLR) Analyst Opinion

Vivint Solar, Inc. has a consensus outperform rating from 6 Wall Street analysts, and the number of shares currently sold short amount to at least 6.61% of shares outstanding. The stock sank -20.83% last month and is up 49.02 this year. Wall Street is only getting more bullish on the stock, with 3 of analysts who cover VSLR having a buy-equivalent rating. Analysts have placed a $5.2 price target on Vivint Solar, Inc., suggesting a 36.84% gain from recent close. It’s currently trading about -37.65% below its 52-week high.

Vivint Solar, Inc. Earnings Surprise

Vivint Solar, Inc. (VSLR) surprised the stock market in its last reported earnings when it earned -$0.33 a piece versus the consensus-estimated -$0.4. Its revenue totaled $65.41 million up 23.16% from the previous quarter.

Vivint Solar, Inc. (NYSE:VSLR) Intraday View

This stock (VSLR) is ahead of its 52-week low with 52%. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 5.42% which for the week stands at 6.12%. The share price has moved backward from its 20 days moving average, trading at a distance of -3.55% and stays -15.65% away from its 50 days moving average. Over the last five days, shares have managed 11.76% gains and now is up 2.27% since hitting its 200-day moving average of $4.02. Vivint Solar, Inc. (VSLR) has made its way to a 12-month gain of 19.5%.

Turning to Jones Energy, Inc. (NYSE:JONE), its shares were trading at $1.6 a retreat of $-0.07, on the trading floor. The stock, after opening at $1.61, touched a high of $1.66 before paring much of its gains. So far, analysts are sticking with their neutral recommendations with the consensus call at 2.2. Jones Energy, Inc. has 2 buy ratings, 2 holds and 0 sells even after the stock tumbled -67.42% from its high of $5.34 to a $146.98 million market value through last close.

Jones Energy, Inc. (JONE) Consensus Price Target

The company’s consensus rating on Reuter’s scale slipped from 2.3 to 2.22 during a month. Analysts set a 12-month price target of $3.14 a share. The target implies a 96.25% spike from where the shares are currently trading. Also, the current price highlights a discount of 212.5% to analysts’ high consensus price target.

Jones Energy, Inc. (NYSE:JONE) Intraday Trading

The counter witnessed a trading volume of 0.95 million shares versus an average volume of 1.16 million shares during last trading session. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 9.56% which for the week approaches 11.64%. The lowest price the stock reached in the last trading day was $1.55 and compares with the $0.85 52-week low. The stock recovered 88.24% since its low point and has performed -65.2% year-to-date.

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