Hot Stocks To Watch: Wake-Up Call For KBR, Inc. (KBR), Delek US Holdings, Inc. (DK)

The stock of KBR, Inc. (NYSE:KBR) recorded 5.04% uptrend from the beginning of this year till date. The 12-month potential price target for KBR, Inc. is set at $22.5. This target means that the stock has an upside potential to increase by 8.02% from the current trading price. KBR went down by -$0.37 now trading at $20.83. Their shares witnessed a 44.65% increase from the 52-week low price of $14.4 they recorded on 2018-02-26. Even though it is still -4.13% behind the $21.69 high touched on 2018-01-24. The last few days have been good for the stock, as its price has grew by 3.17% during the week. It has also performed better over the past three months, as it added around 14.58% while it has so far climbed around 15.66% during the course of a year.

When giving their opinion, around 58.33% of Wall Street analysts, which represents 7 out of 12 rated the stock as a Buy. 5 brokerage firms of the remaining 41.67% rated the stock as a Hold with 0 analyst rating it as a sell. Overall, the number of aggregate KBR shares held by institutional investors represents 97.6% of total shares. 31 institutions entered new KBR, Inc. (NYSE:KBR) positions, 140 added to their existing positions in these shares, 96 lowered their positions, and 21 exited their positions entirely.

KBR, Inc. (KBR) trade volume has increased by 56.71% as around 2,354,149 shares were sold when compared with its 50-day average volume of traded shares which is 1,502,238. At the moment, KBR is witnessing a uptrend, as it is trading 1.57% above its 20-day SMA, 3.73% above its 50-day SMA, and 12.62% above its 200-day SMA. The company runs an ROE of roughly 38.4%, with financial analysts predicting that their earnings per share growth will be around 5.44% per annum for the next five year. This will be compared to the 14.7% increase witnessed over the past five years.

The first technical resistance point for KBR, Inc. (NYSE:KBR) will likely come at $21.22, marking a 1.84% premium to the current level. The second resistance point is at $21.61, about 3.61% premium to its current market price. On the other hand, inability to breach the immediate hurdles can drag it down to $20.4, the lower end of the range. KBR’s 14-day MACD is 0.82 and this positive figure indicates an upward trading trend. The company’s 14-day RSI (relative strength index) score is 57.15, which shows that its stock has been neutral. The 20-day historical volatility for the stock stands at 22.03 percent, which is high when compared to that of the 50-day’s 20.01 percent.

The shares of Delek US Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:DK) has decreased by -0.67%, and now trading at $44.46 on the Wall Street in the intra-day deal, with their shares traded now around 2,347,971. This is a rise of 637,521 shares over the average 1,710,450 shares that were traded daily over the last three months. The stock that is trading at $44.46 went higher by 77.7% from its 52-week low of $25.02 that it attained back on 2017-10-19. The stock recorded a 52-week high of $61.57 nearly 114 days ago on 2018-06-04.

DK stock hasn’t performed well over the past 30 days, as it lost -18.27% while its price climbed by 27.25% year-to-date (YTD). Looking at the last few days, it has been tough for the stock, as it tumbled -1.88% over the last week. The stock’s 12-month potential target price is now at $63.23. This means that the stock price might likely increase by 42.22% from its current trading price.13 out of 14 Wall Street analysts which represents 92.86% rated the stock as a buy while the remaining 7.14 rated it as a hold, with 0 of analysts rating it as a sell.

Delek US Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:DK) has been utilizing an ROE that is roughly 22.7%, with stock analysts predicting that the company’s EPS for the next five years will go up by 63.29% per year, following the -17.3% drop that was witnessed during the past five years. The stock at the moment is on a downtrend, trading -9.34% below its 20-day SMA, -10.98% below its 50-day SMA, and 0.51% above its 200-day SMA. In percentage terms, the aggregate Delek US Holdings, Inc. shares held by institutional investors is 0%. 95 institutions jumped in to acquire Delek US Holdings, Inc. (DK) fresh stake, 179 added to their current holdings in these shares, 109 lowered their positions, and 34 left no stake in the company.

The stock’s 9-day MACD is -0.66 and this negative figure indicates a downward trading trend. The company’s 9-day RSI score is 31.46, which shows that its stock has been neutral. The 20-day historical volatility for the shares stand at 30.91 percent, which is less when compared to that of the 50-day’s 36.7 percent. On the daily chart, we see that the stock could reach the first level of resistance at $45.4, sporting a 2.07% premium to the current level. The next resistance point is at $46.35, representing nearly 4.08% premium to the current market price of Delek US Holdings, Inc. (DK). On the other hand, failure to breach the immediate hurdles can drag it down to $43.41, the lower end of the range.