A Blind Spot That Few Are Focusing On: Antero Resources Corporation (AR), Platform Specialty Products Corporation (PAH)

The stock of Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR) recorded -11.63% downtrend from the beginning of this year till date. The 12-month potential price target for Antero Resources Corporation is set at $24.84. This target means that the stock has an upside potential to increase by 47.95% from the current trading price. AR went down by -$0.03 now trading at $16.79. Their shares witnessed a 9.81% increase from the 52-week low price of $15.29 they recorded on 2018-10-30. Even though it is still -35.14% behind the $22.69 high touched on 2018-07-10. The last few days have been good for the stock, as its price has grew by 5.66% during the week. It has also performed poorly over the past three months, as it lost around -10.26% while it has so far retreated around -14.77% during the course of a year.

When giving their opinion, around 50% of Wall Street analysts, which represents 8 out of 16 rated the stock as a Buy. 8 brokerage firms of the remaining 50% rated the stock as a Hold with 0 analyst rating it as a sell. Overall, the number of aggregate AR shares held by institutional investors represents 96.5% of total shares. 43 institutions entered new Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR) positions, 133 added to their existing positions in these shares, 135 lowered their positions, and 39 exited their positions entirely.

Antero Resources Corporation (AR) trade volume has decreased by -11.45% as around 3,598,762 shares were sold when compared with its 50-day average volume of traded shares which is 4,064,082. At the moment, AR is witnessing a downtrend, as it is trading -2.96% below its 20-day SMA, -6.48% below its 50-day SMA, and -12.55% below its 200-day SMA. The company runs an ROE of roughly 2.6%, with financial analysts predicting that their earnings per share growth will be around 47.33% per annum for the next five year. This will be compared to the 30.1% increase witnessed over the past five years.

The first technical resistance point for Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR) will likely come at $17.22, marking a 2.5% premium to the current level. The second resistance point is at $17.65, about 4.87% premium to its current market price. On the other hand, inability to breach the immediate hurdles can drag it down to $15.99, the lower end of the range. AR’s 14-day MACD is 0.39 and this positive figure indicates an upward trading trend. The company’s 14-day RSI (relative strength index) score is 45.98, which shows that its stock has been neutral. The 20-day historical volatility for the stock stands at 47.85 percent, which is high when compared to that of the 50-day’s 43.02 percent.

The shares of Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH) has increased by 1.36%, and now trading at $11.15 on the Wall Street in the intra-day deal, with their shares traded now around 2,997,489. This is a rise of 319,317 shares over the average 2,678,172 shares that were traded daily over the last three months. The stock that is trading at $11.15 went higher by 22.66% from its 52-week low of $9.09 that it attained back on 2018-04-03. The stock recorded a 52-week high of $13.54 nearly 70 days ago on 2018-08-30.

PAH stock hasn’t performed well over the past 30 days, as it lost -4.29% while its price climbed by 12.4% year-to-date (YTD). Looking at the last few days, it has been good for the stock, as it rose 3.05% over the last week. The stock’s 12-month potential target price is now at $14.67. This means that the stock price might likely increase by 31.57% from its current trading price.5 out of 9 Wall Street analysts which represents 55.56% rated the stock as a buy while the remaining 44.44 rated it as a hold, with 0 of analysts rating it as a sell.

Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH) has been utilizing an ROE that is roughly -12.7%, with stock analysts predicting that the company’s EPS for the next five years will go up by 12.1% per year, following the 6.93% raise that was witnessed during the past five years. The stock at the moment is on a uptrend, trading 2.57% above its 20-day SMA, -7.02% below its 50-day SMA, and -1.92% below its 200-day SMA. In percentage terms, the aggregate Platform Specialty Products Corporation shares held by institutional investors is 0%. 33 institutions jumped in to acquire Platform Specialty Products Corporation (PAH) fresh stake, 101 added to their current holdings in these shares, 97 lowered their positions, and 28 left no stake in the company.

The stock’s 9-day MACD is 0.22 and this positive figure indicates an upward trading trend. The company’s 9-day RSI score is 55.23, which shows that its stock has been neutral. The 20-day historical volatility for the shares stand at 51.25 percent, which is more when compared to that of the 50-day’s 35.15 percent. On the daily chart, we see that the stock could reach the first level of resistance at $11.24, sporting a 0.8% premium to the current level. The next resistance point is at $11.33, representing nearly 1.59% premium to the current market price of Platform Specialty Products Corporation (PAH). On the other hand, failure to breach the immediate hurdles can drag it down to $10.9, the lower end of the range.