Should Value Investors Consider NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG) And Huntsman Corporation (HUN)?

NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG)‘s price-to-sales ratio of 0.86 is creating a long-term opportunity in the value in its stock. The broad Diversified Utilities industry has an average P/S ratio of 3.12, which is significantly better than the sector’s 4.2. In the past 13-year record, this ratio went down as low as 0.2 and as high as 2.28. Also, it is up from 84% of the total 165 rivals across the globe.

NRG traded at an unexpectedly high level on 11/27/2017 when the stock experienced a -0.9% loss to a closing price of $28.77. The company saw 5.88 million shares trade hands over the course of the day. Given that its average daily volume over the 30 days has been 5.57 million shares a day, this signifies a pretty significant change over the norm.

NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG) Analyst Gushes

Analysts are speculating a 39.03% move, based on the high target price ($40) for the shares that is set to reach in the next 12 months. The analysts, on average, are forecasting a $30.6 price target, but the stock is already up 163.46% from its recent lows. However, the stock is trading at -3.39% versus recent highs ($29.78). Analysts believe that we could see stock price minimum in the $18 range (lowest target price), allowing for another -37.43% drop from its current position. Leading up to this report, we have seen a 16.15% rise in the stock price over the last 30 days and a 17.09% increase over the past 3 months. Overall, the share price is up 134.67% so far this year. Additionally, NRG had a day price range of $28.71 to $29.24.

NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG) Price Potential

Heading into the stock price potential, NRG Energy, Inc. needs to grow just 6.01% to cross its median price target of $30.5. In order to determine directional movement, the 50-day and 200-day moving averages for NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) are $26.93 and $22.65. Given that liquidity is king in short-term, NRG is a stock with 318.72 million shares outstanding that normally trades 6.91% of its float. The stock price recently experienced a 5-day loss of -2.44% with 0.71 average true range (ATR). NRG has a beta of 1.26 and RSI is 62.99.

Investors also need to beware of the Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) valuations. The stock trades on a P/S of 0.87, which suggests that the shares are attractive compared with peers. The broad Chemicals – Major Diversified industry has an average P/S ratio of 1.57, which is significantly better than the sector’s 3.13. In the past 13-year record, this ratio went down as low as 0.05 and as high as 0.74. Also, it is up from 76% of the total 1095 rivals across the globe.

Huntsman Corporation (HUN)’s Lead Over its Technicals

Huntsman Corporation by far traveled 69.31% versus a 1-year low price of $18.18. The share price was last seen -0.26% lower, reaching at $30.78 on 11/27/2017. At recent session, the prices were hovering between $30.36 and $31.125. This company shares are 20.53% off its target price of $37.1 and the current market capitalization stands at $7.38B. The recent change has given its price a 5.06% lead over SMA 50 and -5.55% deficit over its 52-week high. The stock witnessed 3.29% gains, 15.41% gains and 27.3% gains for the 1-month, 3-month and 6-month period, respectively. To measure price-variation, we found HUN’s volatility during a week at 1.75% and during a month it has been found around 2.44%.

Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) Intraday Metrics

Huntsman Corporation (HUN) exchanged hands at an unexpectedly low level of 3.08 million shares over the course of the day. Noting its average daily volume at 3.75 million shares each day over the month, this signifies a pretty significant change over the norm.

Huntsman Corporation Target Levels

The market experts are predicting a 29.95% rally, based on the high target price ($40) for Huntsman Corporation shares that is likely to be hit in the 52 weeks. Analysts anticipate that traders could see stock price minimum in the $32 range (lowest target price). If faced, it would be a 3.96% jump from its current position. Overall, the share price is up 61.32% year to date.

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