A Look Ahead For 2 Stocks: First Data Corporation (FDC), eGain Corporation (EGAN)

Shares of First Data Corporation (NYSE:FDC) opened at $21.49, and ended 1.16% higher at $21.86. Nearly 3.9 million shares were traded by the close, lower than its average daily volume of 7.6 million shares.

First Data Corporation (FDC) Analyst Opinion

First Data Corporation has a consensus outperform rating from 29 Wall Street analysts, and the number of shares currently sold short amount to at least 10.62% of shares outstanding. The stock spiked 8.54% last month and is up 30.82 this year. Wall Street is only getting more bullish on the stock, with 26 of analysts who cover FDC having a buy-equivalent rating. Analysts have placed a $23.84 price target on First Data Corporation, suggesting a 9.06% gain from recent close. It’s currently trading about -1.26% below its 52-week high.

First Data Corporation Earnings Surprise

First Data Corporation (FDC) surprised the stock market in its last reported earnings when it earned $0.29 a piece versus the consensus-estimated $0.26. Its revenue totaled $1.85 billion down -5.25% from the previous quarter.

First Data Corporation (NYSE:FDC) Intraday View

This stock (FDC) is ahead of its 52-week low with 48.38%. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 2% which for the week stands at 2.42%. The share price has moved forward from its 20 days moving average, trading at a distance of 3.02% and stays 10.56% away from its 50 days moving average. Over the last five days, shares have managed 4.64% gains and now is up 24.73% since hitting its 200-day moving average of $17.62. First Data Corporation (FDC) has made its way to a 12-month gain of 21.92%.

Turning to eGain Corporation (NASDAQ:EGAN), its shares were trading at $17.95 a gain of $1.03, on the trading floor. The stock, after opening at $16.9, touched a high of $18.25 before paring much of its gains. So far, analysts are sticking with their bullish recommendations with the consensus call at 1.8. eGain Corporation has 1 buy ratings, 0 holds and 0 sells even after the stock climbed 4.06% from its high of $17.25 to a $467.06 million market value through last close.

eGain Corporation (EGAN) Consensus Price Target

The company’s consensus rating on Reuter’s scale remained unchanged from 1.75 to 1.75 during a month. Analysts set a 12-month price target of $8.13 a share. The target implies a -54.71% decrease from where the shares are currently trading. Also, the current price highlights a discount of -10.86% to analysts’ high consensus price target.

eGain Corporation (NASDAQ:EGAN) Intraday Trading

The counter witnessed a trading volume of 0.98 million shares versus an average volume of 0.36 million shares during last trading session. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 8.7% which for the week approaches 7.04%. The lowest price the stock reached in the last trading day was $16.75 and compares with the $1.55 52-week low. The stock recovered 1058.06% since its low point and has performed 241.9% year-to-date.