2 Stocks Taking a Gut Shot: Gerdau S.A. (GGB), Chevron Corporation (CVX)

Gerdau S.A. (NYSE:GGB) recent rally took place on significantly less volume which dipped to nearly 6.49 million contracts on 12-Mar-18 versus its daily average of 12.11 million. The first sale was made at $4.94 but later the stock became weaker, and closed with a gain of 1.22%. It was last traded at $4.98 apiece.

Gerdau S.A. (GGB): Outperform Candidate With 23.49% Upside Potential

Gerdau S.A. is maintained at an average outperform rating by 2 stock analysts, and there are at least 5.15% of shares outstanding that are currently legally short sold. The shares went up by 20.58% in value last month. Year-to-date it jumped 33.87%. Analysts are turning out to be more optimistic than before, with 2 of analysts who cover Gerdau S.A. (NYSE:GGB) advice adding it to buy candidate list. Wall Street experts also assign a $6.15 price target on Gerdau S.A., pointing towards a 23.49% rally from current levels. The stock is trading for about -6.39% less than its 52-week high.

Gerdau S.A. Reports -0.78% Sales Growth

Gerdau S.A. (GGB) remained unsuccessful in beating the consensus-estimated -$0.07 as it actually earned -$0.15 per share in its last reported financial results. Revenue, on the other hand, scored -0.78% growth from the previous quarter, coming up with $9.4 billion.

GGB Retreats -4.05% In A Week

This company shares (GGB) so far managed to recover 91.54% since collapsing to its 52-week low. Over a month, it has seen its stock price volatility to stay at 4.18% while shortening the period to a week, volatility was 4.72%. The share price has already crossed its 20 days moving average, floating at a distance of 1.49% and sits 9.31% higher versus its 50 days moving average. When looking at the past five sessions, the stock returned -4.05% losses and is up by 35.9% compared with its 200-day moving average of $3.89. Also, Gerdau S.A. (GGB) needs to expand a 32.8% increase it experienced over the past twelve months.

Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) Consensus Call At 1.9

As regular trading ended, Chevron Corporation (CVX) stock brought in a -$0.43 drop to $116.79. The day started at a price of $117.5 but then traded as high as $118.35 before giving part of the gains back. As for this week, analysts appear content to stick with their bright outlook with the consensus call at 1.9. Chevron Corporation is given 8 buy-equivalent recommendations, 0 sells and 5 holds. The company shares sank -12.77% from their peak of $133.88 and now has a $215.73 billion market value of equity.

Chevron Corporation Could Grow 15.81% More

CVX’s mean recommendation on Reuter’s scale slipped from 2.04 thirty days ago to 1.87 now, which indicates a buy consensus from the analyst community. They see Chevron Corporation (CVX) price hitting a mean target of $135.26 a share, meaning the stock still has potential that could lift the price another 15.81% Also, the recent close suggests the stock is underpriced by 37% compared to the most bullish target.

Chevron Corporation (CVX) Returns -6.71% This Year

The company had seen its current volume reaching at 6.82 million shares in the last trade. That compares with the recent volume average of 6.97 million. At the close of regular trading, its last week’s stock price volatility was 2.31% which for the month reaches 2.12%. Chevron Corporation dipped to as low as $116.56 throughout the day and has returned -6.71% in this year. At one point in the past year, the shares traded as low as $102.55 but has recovered 13.89% since then.

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