Have Analysts Now Turned Cautious On KeyCorp (KEY), Flowers Foods, Inc. (FLO)?

KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) recent rally took place on significantly less volume which dipped to nearly 6.56 million contracts on 08-Aug-18 versus its daily average of 9.05 million. The first sale was made at $21.47 but later the stock became weaker, and closed with a gain of 0.7%. It was last traded at $21.61 apiece.

KeyCorp (KEY): Outperform Candidate With 9.39% Upside Potential

KeyCorp is maintained at an average outperform rating by 26 stock analysts, and there are at least 1.21% of shares outstanding that are currently legally short sold. The shares went up by 7.41% in value last month. Year-to-date it jumped 7.14%. Analysts are turning out to be more optimistic than before, with 20 of analysts who cover KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) advice adding it to buy candidate list. Wall Street experts also assign a $23.64 price target on KeyCorp, pointing towards a 9.39% rally from current levels. The stock is trading for about -3.53% less than its 52-week high.

KeyCorp Reports 3.11% Sales Growth

KeyCorp (KEY) remained successful in beating the consensus-estimated $0.42 as it actually earned $0.44 per share in its last reported financial results. Revenue, on the other hand, scored 3.11% growth from the previous quarter, coming up with $1.6 billion.

KEY Adds 2.47% In A Week

This company shares (KEY) so far managed to recover 32.74% since collapsing to its 52-week low. Over a month, it has seen its stock price volatility to stay at 1.42% while shortening the period to a week, volatility was 1.64%. The share price has already crossed its 20 days moving average, floating at a distance of 4.33% and sits 6.27% higher versus its 50 days moving average. When looking at the past five sessions, the stock returned 2.47% gains and is up by 7.56% compared with its 200-day moving average of $20.44. Also, KeyCorp (KEY) needs to expand a 17.77% increase it experienced over the past twelve months.

Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) Consensus Call At 2.6

As regular trading ended, Flowers Foods, Inc. (FLO) stock brought in a -$0.63 drop to $20.07. The day started at a price of $20.6 but then traded as high as $20.79 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 2.6. Flowers Foods, Inc. is given 1 buy-equivalent recommendations, 0 sells and 6 holds. The company shares sank -12.03% from their peak of $22.82 and now has a $3.96 billion market value of equity.

Flowers Foods, Inc. Could Grow 8.17% More

FLO’s mean recommendation on Reuter’s scale improved from 2.57 thirty days ago to 2.71 now, which indicates a hold consensus from the analyst community. They see Flowers Foods, Inc. (FLO) price hitting a mean target of $21.71 a share, meaning the stock still has potential that could lift the price another 8.17%. Also, the recent close suggests the stock is underpriced by 29.55% compared to the most bullish target.

Flowers Foods, Inc. (FLO) Returns 3.94% This Year

The company had seen its current volume reaching at 2.91 million shares in the last trade. That compares with the recent volume average of 1.41 million. At the close of regular trading, its last week’s stock price volatility was 2.18% which for the month reaches 3.33%. Flowers Foods, Inc. dipped to as low as $20.04 throughout the day and has returned 3.94% in this year. At one point in the past year, the shares traded as low as $16.80 but has recovered 19.46% since then.