If Analyst Forecast Holds TrueSanchez Energy Corporation (SN) Will Hit $1.75 Per Share

It trades for 14.63 times the next 12 months of expected earnings. Compared to others, Sanchez Energy Corporation is in a different league with regards to profitability, having net margins of -8.3%. To put some perspective around this, the industry’s average net margin is 6.89%. SN’s ROE is 17.2%, which is considerably better than the industry’s ROE of 6.89%. It’s not liquid in the near term, with a current ratio of 0.9. The stock has a debt/capital of 0.

Sanchez Energy Corporation (NYSE:SN) is now worth $37.79M thanks to -42.32% drop in recent trade and currently has a price tag of $0.41. The shares traded as low as $0.23 and had $0.6 an intraday high earlier Thursday. Trading activity significantly improved as the volume at ready counter increased to 13,580,651 shares versus 3,225,350 in average daily trading volume over the past 20 days. So far this year, the volume has averaged about 3,282,927 shares. The stock is now -34.92% above against its bear-market low of $0.63 on December 06, 2018. It has retreated -1409.76% since it’s 52-week high of $6.19 reached in January. Now the market price is down -92.09% on the year and down -92.29% YTD.

SN’s 50 day simple moving average (SMA 50) price is $1.65 and its 200-day simple moving average (SMA 200) price is $3.06. The company’s stock currently has a total float of 75.34M shares. Its weekly volatility is hovering around 44.52% and felt 22.19% volatility in price over a month. On the upside, the share price will test short term resistance at around $0.6. On a downside, the stock is likely to find some support, which begins at $0.23. The failure to get near-term support could push it to $0.04.

Separately, it has been reported that multiple insider activity took place at Sanchez Energy Corporation (SN). Executive VP and CFO Thill Howard J Sr sold 21,877 shares for $348,373 in transaction occurred on 2018/10/15. After making this transaction, the Executive VP and CFO owns a direct stake of 53,817 shares, worth $142,833, as per the last closing price. On 2018/08/02 Hink Kirsten A, SVP and CAO at SN, dumped 8,486 shares at an average price of $4.41 per share. The selling total is valued at $58,280.

Director, Jackson Alan G. had divested 10,017 shares for $143,045 through a trade on 2018/06/04. Following this activity, the insider holds 39,567 shares worth $58,648 as of recent close. Wall Street’s most bullish Sanchez Energy Corporation (NYSE:SN) analysts are predicting the share price to blow past $5.25 per share during the next 12 months. The current median share price forecast by them is $1.75, suggesting that the stock could increase 326.83% in that time frame. The average price target of $2.42 calls for a nearly 490.24% increase in the stock price.

It had seen a negative analyst call from KLR Group, which downgraded the stock from Buy to Hold on April 18. Analysts at Northland Capital, shed their positive views on February 27 by lowering it fromOutperform to Market Perform. The stock lost favor of JP Morgan analysts who expressed their lack of confidence in it using a downgrade from Neutral to Underweight on December 15.

Shares of Sanchez Energy Corporation (SN) have dropped -57.2% since the company’s last earnings report. Over the past 12 fiscal quarters, Sanchez Energy Corporation (NYSE:SN) has topped consensus earnings estimates in 3 quarters (25%), missed earnings in 9 quarters (75%), whereas at 0 occasion EPS met analyst expectations. SN last reported earnings on November 01, 2018 when it released Sep-18 results that receded expectations. The company raked in -$0.15 per share, -100.03% change on the same period last year. That was worse than consensus for $0.04. Revenue for the recent quarter stood at $277.71 million, up 50% on last year and above the $254.05 million predicted by analysts. For this quarter, Wall Street analysts forecast revenue in a range of $223 million to $307 million, which should be compared with $250.85 million generated last year. EPS is seen in a range of -$0.19 to $0.2, against the $0.18 reported a year ago.