2 Value Stocks to Dive Into Now: WPX Energy, Inc. (WPX), Catalent, Inc. (CTLT)

WPX Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WPX) is simply too cheap to pass with a price-to-sales ratio of 4.75. The competitors from Independent Oil & Gas hold an average P/S ratio of 96.68, which offer premium compared with the sector’s 20.02. In the past 8-year record, this ratio went down as low as 0.69 and as high as 6.82. Also, it is down from 56% of the total 398 rivals across the globe.

WPX traded at an unexpectedly low level on 06/02/2018 when the stock experienced a 3.39% gain to a closing price of $14.62. The company saw 10.47 million shares trade hands over the course of the day. Given that its average daily volume over the 30 days has been 5.84 million shares a day, this signifies a pretty significant change over the norm.

WPX Energy, Inc. (WPX) Analyst Gushes

Analysts are speculating a 64.16% move, based on the high target price ($24) for the shares that is set to reach in the next 12 months. The analysts, on average, are forecasting a $18.08 price target, but the stock is already up 74.26% from its recent lows. However, the stock is trading at -9.14% versus recent highs ($16.09). Analysts believe that we could see stock price minimum in the $8 range (lowest target price), allowing for another -45.28% drop from its current position. Leading up to this report, we have seen a 2.67% rise in the stock price over the last 30 days and a 17.9% increase over the past 3 months. Overall, the share price is up 3.91% so far this year. Additionally, WPX had a day price range of $13.64 to $14.77.

WPX Energy, Inc. (WPX) Price Potential

Heading into the stock price potential, WPX Energy, Inc. needs to grow just 23.12% to cross its median price target of $18. In order to determine directional movement, the 50-day and 200-day moving averages for WPX Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WPX) are $14.53 and $11.94. Given that liquidity is king in short-term, WPX is a stock with 415.23 million shares outstanding that normally trades 5.66% of its float. The stock price recently experienced a 5-day loss of -1.62% with 0.56 average true range (ATR). WPX has a beta of 2.47 and RSI is 50.98.

Investors also need to beware of the Catalent, Inc. (NYSE:CTLT) valuations. The stock trades on a P/S of 2.51, which suggests that the shares are attractive compared with peers. The broad Drugs – Generic industry has an average P/S ratio of 3.98, which is significantly better than the sector’s 6.42. In the past 7-year record, this ratio went down as low as 1.1 and as high as 2.79. Also, it is up from 55% of the total 756 rivals across the globe.

Catalent, Inc. (CTLT)’s Lead Over its Technicals

Catalent, Inc. by far traveled 51.97% versus a 1-year low price of $27.48. The share price was last seen -4% lower, reaching at $41.76 on Jun. 02, 2018. At recent session, the prices were hovering between $41.5 and $43.01. This company shares are 11.35% off its target price of $46.5 and the current market capitalization stands at $5.6B. The recent change has given its price a -0.68% deficit over SMA 50 and -12.76% deficit over its 52-week high. The stock witnessed 0.24% gains, -2.2% declines and 20.73% gains for the 1-month, 3-month and 6-month period, respectively. To measure price-variation, we found CTLT’s volatility during a week at 3.85% and during a month it has been found around 2.51%.

Catalent, Inc. (NYSE:CTLT) Intraday Metrics

Catalent, Inc. (CTLT) exchanged hands at an unexpectedly high level of 2.31 million shares over the course of the day. Noting its average daily volume at 0.87 million shares each day over the month, this signifies a pretty significant change over the norm.

Catalent, Inc. Target Levels

The market experts are predicting a 19.73% rally, based on the high target price ($50) for Catalent, Inc. shares that is likely to be hit in the 52 weeks. Analysts anticipate that traders could see stock price minimum in the $41 range (lowest target price). If faced, it would be a -1.82% drop from its current position. Overall, the share price is up 1.66% year to date.

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