Headed For A Crash? – RLJ Lodging Trust (RLJ), Voya Financial, Inc. (VOYA)

RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ) recent rally took place on significantly more volume which surged nearly 1.72 million contracts on 08-Nov-18 versus its daily average of 1.24 million. The first sale was made at $20.07 but later the stock became weaker, and closed with a gain of 1.25%. It was last traded at $20.29 apiece.

RLJ Lodging Trust (RLJ): Outperform Candidate With 16.66% Upside Potential

RLJ Lodging Trust is maintained at an average outperform rating by 10 stock analysts, and there are at least 2.64% of shares outstanding that are currently legally short sold. The shares went down by -1.36% in value last month. Year-to-date it plunged -7.65%. Analysts are turning out to be more optimistic than before, with 5 of analysts who cover RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ) advice adding it to buy candidate list. Wall Street experts also assign a $23.67 price target on RLJ Lodging Trust, pointing towards a 16.66% rally from current levels. The stock is trading for about -15.35% less than its 52-week high.

RLJ Lodging Trust Reports -6.95% Sales Growth

Revenue scored -6.95% growth from the previous quarter, coming up with $451 million.

RLJ Adds 3.52% In A Week

This company shares (RLJ) so far managed to recover 8.65% since collapsing to its 52-week low. Over a week, it has seen its stock price volatility to stay at 2.93% while shortening the period to a week, volatility was 2.79%. The share price has already crossed its 20 days moving average, floating at a distance of 4.12% and sits -3.28% lower versus its 50 days moving average. When looking at the past five sessions, the stock returned 3.52% gains and is down by -5.19% compared with its 200-day moving average of $21.73. Also, RLJ Lodging Trust (RLJ) needs to overturn a -6.76% decrease it experienced over the past twelve months.

Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE:VOYA) Consensus Call At 2.1

As regular trading ended, Voya Financial, Inc. (VOYA) stock brought in a $0.23 rise to $46.47. The day started at a price of $45.34 but then traded as high as $46.3 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 2.1. Voya Financial, Inc. is given 6 buy-equivalent recommendations, 0 sells and 3 holds. The company shares sank -15.92% from their peak of $55.27 and now has a $7.53 billion market value of equity.

Voya Financial, Inc. Could Grow 24.1% More

VOYA’s mean recommendation on Reuter’s scale presents no change from 1.94 thirty days ago to 1.94 now, which indicates a buy consensus from the analyst community. They see Voya Financial, Inc. (VOYA) price hitting a mean target of $57.67 a share, meaning the stock still has potential that could lift the price another 24.1% . Also, the recent close suggests the stock is underpriced by 42.03% compared to the most bullish target.

Voya Financial, Inc. (VOYA) Returns -6.06% This Year

The company had seen its current volume reaching at 1.61 million shares in the last trade. That compares with the recent volume average of 1.49 million. At the close of regular trading, its last week’s stock price volatility was 3.69% which for the month reaches 2.9%. Voya Financial, Inc. dipped to as low as $44.76 throughout the day and has returned -6.06% in this year. At one point in the past year, the shares traded as low as $40.49 but has recovered 14.77% since then.