Analyzing Stocks On Analyst Opinion: Prospect Capital Corporation (PSEC), NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG)

Prospect Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:PSEC) notched a 0.32% intraday gain moving at $6.36. When the opening bell rang, the price was $6.36. The number of shares that were traded during the day was 2.46 million, which corresponds to its 3-month volume average of 3 million shares a day.

Prospect Capital Corporation (PSEC) Analyst Opinion

Prospect Capital Corporation has a consensus underperform rating from 5 Wall Street analysts, and the number of shares currently sold short amount to at least 9.33% of shares outstanding. The stock sank -5.36% last month and is down -23.83 this year. Wall Street is only getting more bearish on the stock, with 0 of analysts who cover PSEC having a buy-equivalent rating. Analysts have placed a $6.25 price target on Prospect Capital Corporation, suggesting a -1.73% decline from recent close. It’s currently trading about -33.61% below its 52-week high.

Prospect Capital Corporation Earnings Surprise

Prospect Capital Corporation (PSEC) failed to surprise the stock market in its last reported earnings when it earned $0.19 a piece versus the consensus-estimated $0.21. Its revenue totaled $172.09 million up 0.62% from the previous quarter.

Prospect Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:PSEC) Intraday View

This stock (PSEC) is ahead of its 52-week low with 2.58%. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 1.37% which for the week stands at 1.47%. The share price has moved backward from its 20 days moving average, trading at a distance of -3.26% and stays -7.33% away from its 50 days moving average. Over the last five days, shares have managed 1.44% gains and now is down -22.57% since hitting its 200-day moving average of $7.87. Prospect Capital Corporation (PSEC) has made its way to a 12-month decline of -20.6%.

Turning to NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG), its shares were trading at $25.4 a retreat of $-0.14, on the trading floor. The stock, after opening at $25.62, touched a high of $25.68 before paring much of its gains. So far, analysts are sticking with their bullish recommendations with the consensus call at 1.7. NRG Energy, Inc. has 5 buy ratings, 1 holds and 0 sells even after the stock tumbled -4.8% from its high of $ 26.68 to a $8.03 billion market value through last close.

NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG) Consensus Price Target

The company’s consensus rating on Reuter’s scale slipped from 1.6 to 1.56 during a month. Analysts set a 12-month price target of $30.5 a share. The target implies a 20.08% spike from where the shares are currently trading. Also, the current price highlights a discount of 49.61% to analysts’ high consensus price target.

NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) Intraday Trading

The counter witnessed a trading volume of 3.74 million shares versus an average volume of 5.7 million shares during last trading session. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 2.29% which for the week approaches 2.39%. The lowest price the stock reached in the last trading day was $25.3 and compares with the $9.84 52-week low. The stock recovered 158.13% since its low point and has performed 107.18% year-to-date.

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