Hi-Crush Inc. (NYSE:HCR) is a big mover this session as the company shares are trading 4.03% or 0.11 points higher from last closing price of $2.73, reaching $2.84 at last check. So what’s going on with HCR shares anyway? The price is gaining for the second day in a row and has risen in 3 of the last 5 days and is down -36.36% over the past week. It will be exciting to see whether the stock manages to continue increasing or take a minor break for the next few days. The move came on weak volume too with far less shares changing hands than in a normal session. Trading activity as of this writing weakened by -122,634 shares, and in total 1.557 million shares valued at $4.423 million were seen changing hands compared with 1.68 million shares valued at $4.587 million recorded at the previous session. You should take into consideration that a falling volume on higher prices causes divergence and may be an early warning about possible changes in HCR stock for the next couple of days.
Hi-Crush Inc. (HCR) shares have notched a 3-month decline of about -36.36%, but has still tumbled -23.74% year to date. By comparison, the stock sank -78.25% over the past 12 months, while it jumped 8.33% over the 1 month. The company’s market cap is around $271.8M, with its short interest ratio standing at 6.33%.
In the current trading session for HCR, the stock witnessed two major price actions, it rose to a high of $2.89 and was down as much as $2.69 at one point. The high recorded is very low when compared to their 52-week high which is $1.55. The 52-week high is now at -82.71 distance from current price. Their recent low of $16.65 represents a 85.74% recovery. This data is quite important for investors who look to benefit from the recent rise of the company’s stock. Taking a look at the overall sentimental views of financial analysts, the trading pattern of this stock recently is very clear.
The stock of Hi-Crush Inc. earned $0.8 per share in the trailing 12 months and has a P/E ratio of 3.55. You can compare it with that of similar companies in its industry to get a sense of whether the stock you’re looking to purchase is overvalued or undervalued. Its current price to earnings ratio is lower than the ones recorded by the industry which is 54.32 and lower compared to the sector’s average of 39.46. When the P/E ratio is low let’s say below 1.0, then the stock price is considered a good value. HCR also has P/S multiple of 0.36. This is smaller versus the 12 month P/S ratios of other companies in the same indutry. The peer average price to sales ratio is 2.7x.
The company recorded an interesting insider purchase transaction by the CFO on Jun 07, 2019. A Securities and Exchanges Commission filings show that Laura C Fulton bought a total of 25,000 HCR shares that day for a sum of around $40,500. Hi-Crush Inc. (HCR) insiders have acquired 181,000 shares in the stock within the past three months. In total, individual insiders traded 181,000 shares in the business, which makes up 3.909% of 4,630,193 shares that were traded over a year. In the past 12 months, insiders have purchased 4,602,583 shares while the seller parted with 27,610 shares.
HCR‘s last price was down -49.77% as compared to the average trading price of 50 days recorded at $5.65 while enlarging the period to 200 trading days, the average closing price was $3.09. At present, there are 99.56 million in the total number of common shares owned by the public and among those 96.67 million shares have been available to trade. The percentage of shares being held by the company management was 0.9% while institutions stake was 5.5%. The company has generated negative returns on equity over the last 12 months (0%). It managed to keep its gross profit margin at 22.5% over the past 12 months.
When assessing the full upside of the HCR stock, there is another set of technicals that should be looked into and considered. Its 26.83% gain from moving average of $2.24 has brought about a positive sentiment when calculated over the last 20 days. The market has allocated a beta of 1.89 to the stock. With the beta been greater than one, this implies that the company shares are theoretically more volatile than the market, something that the traders definitely are keeping an eye on.
In the last five years, the EPS of the company has been roughly -7.7%. Though the percentage looks disappointing, extra headwinds are emerging as looking out over a next 5-year period, with analysts estimating that their earnings will decrease annually by 0%. The revenue of the company has risen at an average annualized rate of about 36.3 over the last five years. The company recently recorded a drop of -26.7%, but this figure is rather unattractive.