A Look at 2 Trending Stocks: NIKE, Inc. (NKE), Noble Energy, Inc. (NBL)

NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) recently saw its volume around 3.86 million shares and on average it trades 6.91 million shares a day. The opening price of $74.2, led it to gain 0.62% to reach $74.72 upon the closing bell.

NIKE, Inc. (NKE) Analyst Opinion

NIKE, Inc. has a consensus outperform rating from 35 Wall Street analysts, and the number of shares currently sold short amount to at least 1.73% of shares outstanding. The stock spiked 4.68% last month and is up 19.46 this year. Wall Street is only getting more bullish on the stock, with 23 of analysts who cover NKE having a buy-equivalent rating. Analysts have placed a $71.6 price target on NIKE, Inc., suggesting a -4.18% decline from recent close. It’s currently trading about -1.57% below its 52-week high.

NIKE, Inc. Earnings Surprise

NIKE, Inc. (NKE) surprised the stock market in its last reported earnings when it earned $0.68 a piece versus the consensus-estimated $0.53. Its revenue totaled $8.85 billion up 3.47% from the previous quarter.

NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) Intraday View

This stock (NKE) is ahead of its 52-week low with 48.4%. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 1.4% which for the week stands at 1.4%. The share price has moved forward from its 20 days moving average, trading at a distance of 1.63% and stays 6.28% away from its 50 days moving average. Over the last five days, shares have managed 0.82% gains and now is up 18.34% since hitting its 200-day moving average of $67.24. NIKE, Inc. (NKE) has made its way to a 12-month gain of 44.92%.

Turning to Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL), its shares were trading at $35.8 a gain of $0.95, on the trading floor. The stock, after opening at $35.26, touched a high of $35.89 before paring much of its gains. So far, analysts are sticking with their neutral recommendations with the consensus call at 2. Noble Energy, Inc. has 7 buy ratings, 9 holds and 0 sells even after the stock tumbled -4.96% from its high of $37.67 to a $17.54 billion market value through last close.

Noble Energy, Inc. (NBL) Consensus Price Target

The company’s consensus rating on Reuter’s scale improved from 2 to 2.07 during a month. Analysts set a 12-month price target of $42.9 a share. The target implies a 19.83% spike from where the shares are currently trading. Also, the current price highlights a discount of 78.77% to analysts’ high consensus price target.

Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL) Intraday Trading

The counter witnessed a trading volume of 3.2 million shares versus an average volume of 4.15 million shares during last trading session. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 3.09% which for the week approaches 2.85%. The lowest price the stock reached in the last trading day was $35.18 and compares with the $22.99 52-week low. The stock recovered 55.75% since its low point and has performed 22.86% year-to-date.