Stocks Bracing for Volatility: Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. (ODFL), Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS)

After a low volume day for Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. (NASDAQ:ODFL) ), it’s easy to find yourself asking what’s next for the stock. The volume on 22-Nov-17 appeared at 0.38 million contracts compared with 0.51 million shares per day average we have seen for the past 90 days. The regular trading started at $123.11 but as the day wrapped up, the stock escalated, bringing a gain of 0.03%. Its closing price that day was $123.26 per share.

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. (ODFL): A 43.68% Rally In This Year — But Still Has Room To Fall -4.67%

According to 15 stock analysts, Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc., is being kept at an average Hold, rating, with at least 2.87% of shares outstanding that are currently legally short sold. The shares of the corporation went up by 9.75% during the previous month. So far this year, the stock had gone up by 43.68%. With these types of results to display analysts, are more optimistic than before, leading 5 of analysts who cover Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. (NASDAQ:ODFL) advice their clients to include it in their buy candidate list. However, at the Wall Street, the shares for the company has been tagged a $117.5 price target, indicating that the shares will drop -4.67% from its current levels. At the moment, the stock is trading for about -0.7% less than its 52-week high.

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. Last Posted 1.86% Sales Growth

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. (ODFL) has so far tried and showed success to beat the consensus-estimated $1.16, with their earning staying at $1.24 per share. This was revealed in their last financial report. Their revenue meanwhile grew by 1.86% from the last quarter, totaling $855.51 million.

ODFL Is 3% Away From SMA20

The shares of the company (ODFL) staged the smart recovery as has roared back some 53% after stumbling to its new 52-weeks low. The share price volatility of the stock remained at 1.68% for the month and by reducing the timeframe to just a week, the volatility stood at 2.26%. As for the shares, it has gone above the 20 days moving average and is now hovering within a distance of 3%. Currently the price is sitting at 9.79% higher than its 50 days moving average. Analyzing the last five market sessions, the stock was able to report 5.06% gains, thus going up by 27.32%, compared with its 200-day moving average of $100.84. Also, a 42.25% expansion in Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. (ODFL) witnessed over the past one year opens up opportunity to go after even more gains

Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) Has 4 Buy or Better Ratings

Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) was also brought into the spotlight with a $1.81 rise. As the regular session came to an end, the price changed by 1.83% to $100.58. The trading of the day started with the price of the stock at $98.51. However, at one point, in the middle of the day, the price touched a high of $101.6 before it finally returned some of the gains. Analyzing UHS this week, analysts seem to be content with keeping to their neutral forecast call at 2.1. Universal Health Services, Inc. analysts gave 4 buy-equivalent recommendations, 0 sells and 5 holds. This company shares tumbled -22.48% from their most recent record high of $129.74 and now hold $9.66 billion in market value of equity.

Universal Health Services, Inc. Underpriced by 32.23%

UHS’s mean recommendation on Reuter’s scale has been revised downward from 2.07 thirty days ago to 2.06 now. This is an indication of a hold consensus from the analysts’ society. They expect that Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) price will be reaching a mean target of $123.73 a share. This implies that they believe the stock has what it takes to lift the price another 23.02%. The recent close goes a long way in suggesting that the stock price is being underpriced by a 32.23% compared to the most bullish target.

Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) Returns -5.45% This Year

The company during the last trade was able to reach a volume of 0.76 million shares. That activity is comparable to their recent volume average trend of nearly 0.83 million shares which they recorded over a period of three months. The stock price volatility for last week at the close of regular trading was 2.43%, pushing the figure for the whole month to now reaching 2.28%. Universal Health Services, Inc. price was kept to a minimum $98.35 in intra-day trade and has returned -5.45% this year alone. At a certain point in the past four quarters, the shares traded as low as $95.26 but made a 5.58% recovery since then.

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