QEP Resources, Inc. (NYSE:QEP) has a beta value of 4.82 and has seen 4,741,789 shares traded in the recent trading session. The company, currently valued at $309.99 Million, closed the recent trade at $1.28 per share which meant it lost $0 on the day or 4.92% during that session. The QEP stock price is -479.69% off its 52-week high price of $7.42 and 79.69% above the 52-week low of $0.26. If we look at the company’s 10-day average daily trading volume, we find that it stood at 18.57 Million shares traded. The 3-month trading volume is 13.4 Million shares.

The consensus among analysts is that QEP Resources, Inc. (QEP) is a Hold stock at the moment, with a recommendation rating of 3. 3 analysts rate the stock as a Sell, while none rate it as Overweight. 11 out of 16 have rated it as a Hold, with 2 advising it as a Buy. None have rated the stock as Underweight. The expected earnings per share for the stock is -$0.01.

QEP Resources, Inc. (NYSE:QEP) trade information

Sporting 4.92% in the green today, the stock has traded in the green over the last five days, with the highest price hit on Tuesday, Jun 23 when the QEP stock price touched $1.6 or saw a rise of 20.31%. Year-to-date, QEP Resources, Inc. shares have moved -71.67%, while the 5-day performance has seen it change -18.27%. Over the past 30 days, the shares of QEP Resources, Inc. (NYSE:QEP) have changed 49.37%. Short interest in the company has seen 17.26 Million shares shorted with days to cover at 1.29.

Wall Street analysts have a consensus price target for the stock at $1.49, which means that the shares’ value could jump 16.41% from current levels. The projected low price target is $0.4 while the price target rests at a high of $3.5. In that case, then, we find that the current price level is +173.44% off the targeted high while a plunge would see the stock lose -68.75% from current levels.

QEP Resources, Inc. (QEP) estimates and forecasts

Figures show that QEP Resources, Inc. shares have outperformed across the wider relevant industry. The company’s shares have lost -72.4% over the past 6 months, with this year growth rate of NA%, compared to -32.5% for the industry. Other than that, the company has, however, increased its growth outlook for the 2020 fiscal year revenue. Growth estimates for the current quarter are 75% and -60% for the next quarter. Revenue growth from the last financial year stood is estimated to be -29%.

10 analysts offering their estimates for the company have set an average revenue estimate of $193.98 Million for the current quarter. 10 have an estimated revenue figure of $210.62 Million for the next quarter concluding in September 01, 2020. Year-ago sales stood $296.2 Million and $307.5 Million respectively for this quarter and the next, and analysts expect sales will grow by -34.5% for the current quarter and -31.5% for the next.

If we evaluate the company’s growth over the last 5-year and for the next 5-year period, we find that annual earnings growth was +29.1% over the past 5 years. Earnings growth for 2020 is a modest +90.4% while over the next 5 years, the company’s earnings are expected to increase by 58.83%.

QEP Dividends

QEP Resources, Inc. is expected to release its next earnings report between August 05 and August 10 this year, and investors are excited at the prospect of better dividends despite the company’s debt issue. The forward dividend is 0.08 at a share yield of 6.56%.

QEP Resources, Inc. (NYSE:QEP)’s Major holders

Insiders own 1.92% of the company shares, while shares held by institutions stand at 107.02% with a share float percentage of 109.11%. Investors are also buoyed by the number of investors in a company, with QEP Resources, Inc. having a total of 298 institutions that hold shares in the company. The top two institutional holders are Blackrock Inc. with over 36.24 Million shares worth more than $12.12 Million. As of March 30, 2020, Blackrock Inc. held 14.97% of shares outstanding.

The other major institutional holder is Vanguard Group, Inc. (The), with the holding of over 23.77 Million shares as of March 30, 2020. The firm’s total holdings are worth over $7.95 Million and represent 9.82% of shares outstanding.

Also the top two Mutual Funds that are holding company’s shares are iShares Core S&P Smallcap ETF and SPDR (R) Ser Tr-SPDR (R) S&P (R) Oil & Gas Explor & Prod ETF. As of March 30, 2020, the former fund manager holds about 5.94% shares in the company for having 14391236 shares of worth $4.81 Million while later fund manager owns 10.74 Million shares of worth $3.59 Million as of March 30, 2020, which makes it owner of about 4.43% of company’s outstanding stock.