Analyst Stance On Two Stocks: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC), The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV)

The recently concluded session had traders exchanging Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC) low level. Roughly 4.62 million shares changed hands compared to the three-month volume average 5.22 million shares. The first trade took place at $51 and the stock went up 0.16% to attain the closing price of $51.16.

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC) Analyst Opinion

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation has a consensus outperform rating from 33 Wall Street analysts, and the number of shares currently sold short amount to at least 2.01% of shares outstanding. The stock spiked 5.68% last month and is down -26.63 this year. Wall Street is only getting more bullish on the stock, with 25 of analysts who cover APC having a buy-equivalent rating. Analysts have placed a $60.81 price target on Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, suggesting a 18.86% gain from recent close. It’s currently trading about -30.23% below its 52-week high.

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation Earnings Surprise

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC) failed to surprise the stock market in its last reported earnings when it earned -$0.77 a piece versus the consensus-estimated -$0.56. Its revenue totaled $2.4 billion down -11.51% from the previous quarter.

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC) Intraday View

This stock (APC) is ahead of its 52-week low with 28.03%. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 2.97% which for the week stands at 2.43%. The share price has moved forward from its 20 days moving average, trading at a distance of 4.62% and stays 9.27% away from its 50 days moving average. Over the last five days, shares have managed 2.03% gains and now is down -2.61% since hitting its 200-day moving average of $47.34. Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC) has made its way to a 12-month decline of -14.35%.

Turning to The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TRV), its shares were trading at $133.52 a retreat of $-0.2, on the trading floor. The stock, after opening at $133.88, touched a high of $134.55 before paring much of its gains. So far, analysts are sticking with their neutral recommendations with the consensus call at 2.7. The Travelers Companies, Inc. has 4 buy ratings, 12 holds and 1 sells even after the stock tumbled -1.61% from its high of $135.71 to a $36.92 billion market value through last close.

The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) Consensus Price Target

The company’s consensus rating on Reuter’s scale slipped from 2.76 to 2.71 during a month. Analysts set a 12-month price target of $132 a share. The target implies a -1.14% decrease from where the shares are currently trading. Also, the current price highlights a discount of 13.09% to analysts’ high consensus price target.

The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TRV) Intraday Trading

The counter witnessed a trading volume of 1.56 million shares versus an average volume of 1.62 million shares during last trading session. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 1.2% which for the week approaches 1.33%. The lowest price the stock reached in the last trading day was $133.44 and compares with the $103.45 52-week low. The stock recovered 29.07% since its low point and has performed 9.07% year-to-date.

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