Have Analysts Now Turned Cautious On First Data Corporation (FDC), Diana Shipping Inc. (DSX)?

First Data Corporation (NYSE:FDC) recent rally took place on significantly less volume which dipped to nearly 5.09 million contracts on 14-May-18 versus its daily average of 8.52 million. The first sale was made at $19.45 but later the stock became weaker, and closed with a gain of 1.24%. It was last traded at $19.65 apiece.

First Data Corporation (FDC): Outperform Candidate With 7.12% Upside Potential

First Data Corporation is maintained at an average outperform rating by 29 stock analysts, and there are at least 4.93% of shares outstanding that are currently legally short sold. The shares went up by 29.79% in value last month. Year-to-date it jumped 17.59%. Analysts are turning out to be more optimistic than before, with 24 of analysts who cover First Data Corporation (NYSE:FDC) advice adding it to buy candidate list. Wall Street experts also assign a $21.05 price target on First Data Corporation, pointing towards a 7.12% rally from current levels. The stock is trading for about -1.01% less than its 52-week high.

First Data Corporation Reports -5.25% Sales Growth

First Data Corporation (FDC) remained successful in beating the consensus-estimated $0.26 as it actually earned $0.29 per share in its last reported financial results. Revenue, on the other hand, scored -5.25% growth from the previous quarter, coming up with $1.85 billion.

FDC Adds 2.4% In A Week

This company shares (FDC) so far managed to recover 33.38% since collapsing to its 52-week low. Over a month, it has seen its stock price volatility to stay at 1.95% while shortening the period to a week, volatility was 2.6%. The share price has already crossed its 20 days moving average, floating at a distance of 15.35% and sits 20.48% higher versus its 50 days moving average. When looking at the past five sessions, the stock returned 2.4% gains and is up by 14.79% compared with its 200-day moving average. Also, First Data Corporation (FDC) needs to expand a 21.07% increase it experienced over the past twelve months.

Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE:DSX) Consensus Call At 2.7

As regular trading ended, Diana Shipping Inc. (DSX) stock brought in a $0.06 rise to $4.42. The day started at a price of $4.41 but then traded as high as $4.54 before giving part of the gains back. As for this week, analysts appear content to stick with their neutral outlook with the consensus call at 2.7. Diana Shipping Inc. sank -4.95% from their peak of $4.65 and now has a $429.31 million market value of equity.

Diana Shipping Inc. Could Grow 5.88% More

They see Diana Shipping Inc. (DSX) price hitting a mean target of $4.68 a share, meaning the stock still has potential that could lift the price another 5.88% Also, the recent close suggests the stock is underpriced by 47.06% compared to the most bullish target.

Diana Shipping Inc. (DSX) Returns 8.6% This Year

The company had seen its current volume reaching at 1.17 million shares in the last trade. That compares with the recent volume average of 0.43 million. At the close of regular trading, its last week’s stock price volatility was 3.96% which for the month reaches 5.14%. Diana Shipping Inc. dipped to as low as $4.315 throughout the day and has returned 8.6% in this year. At one point in the past year, the shares traded as low as $3.07 but has recovered 43.97% since then.

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