Analysts Shared Their Read on 2 Stocks: Alcoa Corporation (AA), Pure Storage, Inc. (PSTG)

The opening price for Alcoa Corporation (NYSE:AA) was $48.43 and the volume amounted to 2.74 million shares which compares with the average volume of 4.32 million shares. The company stock experienced a 0.48% move to arrive at $48.59.

Alcoa Corporation (NYSE:AA) Intraday View

This stock (AA) is ahead of its 52-week low with 64.43%. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 3.22% which for the week stands at 3.93%. The share price has moved forward from its 20 days moving average, trading at a distance of 3.33% and stays -3.94% away from its 50 days moving average. Over the last five days, shares have managed 3.4% gains and now is up 12.28% since hitting its 200-day moving average of $47.19. Alcoa Corporation (AA) has made its way to a 12-month gain of 40.03%.

Turning to Pure Storage, Inc. (NYSE:PSTG), its shares were trading at $20.91 a retreat of $-0.08, on the trading floor. The stock, after opening at $21, touched a high of $21.4 before paring much of its gains. So far, analysts are sticking with their neutral recommendations with the consensus call at 2.1. Pure Storage, Inc. has 6 buy ratings, 6 holds and 0 sells even after the stock tumbled -7.48% from its high of $ 22.60 to a $4.46 billion market value through last close.

Pure Storage, Inc. (PSTG) Consensus Price Target

The company’s consensus rating on Reuter’s scale improved from 2.05 to 2.09 during a month. Analysts set a 12-month price target of $23.45 a share. The target implies a 12.15% spike from where the shares are currently trading. Also, the current price highlights a discount of 24.34% to analysts’ high consensus price target.

Pure Storage, Inc. (NYSE:PSTG) Intraday Trading

The counter witnessed a trading volume of 4.36 million shares versus an average volume of 2.49 million shares during last trading session. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 3.24% which for the week approaches 4.35%. The lowest price the stock reached in the last trading day was $20.631 and compares with the $9.61 52-week low. The stock recovered 117.59% since its low point and has performed 31.84% year-to-date.

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