Stocks Getting Far Too Much Hype: KeyCorp (KEY), Regions Financial Corporation (RF)

KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) recent decline occurred on low volume with 9.01 million contracts changing hands on 09-Oct-18. That’s greater from its daily average of 9.75 million contracts. The first sale was made at $20.46 but later the stock became weaker, and closed with a fall of -0.39%. It was last traded at $20.44 apiece.

KeyCorp (KEY): Outperform Candidate With 15.26% Upside Potential

KeyCorp is maintained at an average outperform rating by 25 stock analysts, and there are at least 0.9% of shares outstanding that are currently legally short sold. The shares went down by -2.25% in value last month. Year-to-date it jumped 1.34%. Analysts are turning out to be more optimistic than before, with 19 of analysts who cover KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) advice adding it to buy candidate list. Wall Street experts also assign a $23.56 price target on KeyCorp, pointing towards a 15.26% rally from current levels. The stock is trading for about -8.75% 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 3.44% In A Week

This company shares (KEY) so far managed to recover 17.47% since collapsing to its 52-week low. Over a week, it has seen its stock price volatility to stay at 1.99% while shortening the period to a week, volatility was 1.95%. The share price has already crossed its 20 days moving average, floating at a distance of 0.84% and sits -2.15% lower versus its 50 days moving average. When looking at the past five sessions, the stock returned 3.44% gains and is down by -0.47% compared with its 200-day moving average of $20.32. Also, KeyCorp (KEY) needs to expand a 10.07% increase it experienced over the past twelve months.

Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) Consensus Call At 2.6

As regular trading ended, Regions Financial Corporation (RF) stock brought in a -$0.1 drop to $18.59. The day started at a price of $18.62 but then traded as high as $18.73 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. Regions Financial Corporation is given 3 buy-equivalent recommendations, 0 sells and 16 holds. The company shares sank -8.02% from their peak of $20.21 and now has a $20.64 billion market value of equity.

Regions Financial Corporation Could Grow 10.27% More

RF’s mean recommendation on Reuter’s scale presents no change from 2.6 thirty days ago to 2.6 now, which indicates a hold consensus from the analyst community. They see Regions Financial Corporation (RF) price hitting a mean target of $20.5 a share, meaning the stock still has potential that could lift the price another 10.27% . Also, the recent close suggests the stock is underpriced by 21.03% compared to the most bullish target.

Regions Financial Corporation (RF) Returns 7.58% This Year

The company had seen its current volume reaching at 8.76 million shares in the last trade. That compares with the recent volume average of 10.73 million. At the close of regular trading, its last week’s stock price volatility was 1.77% which for the month reaches 1.89%. Regions Financial Corporation dipped to as low as $18.49 throughout the day and has returned 7.58% in this year. At one point in the past year, the shares traded as low as $14.62 but has recovered 27.15% since then.