WPX Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WPX) has a beta value of 3.59 and has seen 2,571,479 shares traded in the recent trading session. The company, currently valued at $3.44 Billion, closed the recent trade at $6.15 per share which meant it lost $0 on the day or 0.24% during that session. The WPX stock price is -134.63% off its 52-week high price of $14.43 and 68.46% above the 52-week low of $1.94. If we look at the company’s 10-day average daily trading volume, we find that it stood at 9.99 Million shares traded. The 3-month trading volume is 12.79 Million shares.

The consensus among analysts is that WPX Energy, Inc. (WPX) is a Buy stock at the moment, with a recommendation rating of 1.8. None of the analysts rate the stock as a Sell, while 3 rate it as Overweight. 2 out of 32 have rated it as a Hold, with 27 advising it as a Buy. None have rated the stock as Underweight. The expected earnings per share for the stock is $0.02.

WPX Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WPX) trade information

Sporting 0.08% 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 WPX stock price touched $6.92-1 or saw a rise of 10.98%. Year-to-date, WPX Energy, Inc. shares have moved -55.17%, while the 5-day performance has seen it change -7.23%. Over the past 30 days, the shares of WPX Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WPX) have changed 8.64%. Short interest in the company has seen 34.36 Million shares shorted with days to cover at 2.69.

Wall Street analysts have a consensus price target for the stock at $8.68, which means that the shares’ value could jump 41.14% from current levels. The projected low price target is $4.5 while the price target rests at a high of $12. In that case, then, we find that the current price level is +95.12% off the targeted high while a plunge would see the stock lose -26.83% from current levels.

WPX Energy, Inc. (WPX) estimates and forecasts

Figures show that WPX Energy, Inc. shares have underperformed across the wider relevant industry. The company’s shares have lost -55.03% over the past 6 months, with this year growth rate of -36.36%, compared to -32.5% for the industry. Other than that, the company has, however, lowered its growth outlook for the 2020 fiscal year revenue. Growth estimates for the current quarter are -77.8% and -44.4% for the next quarter. Revenue growth from the last financial year stood is estimated to be +26.6%.

18 analysts offering their estimates for the company have set an average revenue estimate of $569.94 Million for the current quarter. 18 have an estimated revenue figure of $638.11 Million for the next quarter concluding in September 01, 2020. Year-ago sales stood $617Million and $620Million respectively for this quarter and the next, and analysts expect sales will grow by -7.6% for the current quarter and 2.9% 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 -12.7% over the past 5 years. Earnings growth for 2020 is a modest +7.6% while over the next 5 years, the company’s earnings are expected to increase by 10.02%.

WPX Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WPX)’s Major holders

Insiders own 1.26% of the company shares, while shares held by institutions stand at 104.18% with a share float percentage of 105.52%. Investors are also buoyed by the number of investors in a company, with WPX Energy, Inc. having a total of 512 institutions that hold shares in the company. The top two institutional holders are EnCap Energy Capital Fund X, L.P. with over 152.96 Million shares worth more than $466.54 Million. As of March 30, 2020, EnCap Energy Capital Fund X, L.P. held 27.34% of shares outstanding.

The other major institutional holder is Vanguard Group, Inc. (The), with the holding of over 40.16 Million shares as of March 30, 2020. The firm’s total holdings are worth over $122.49 Million and represent 7.18% of shares outstanding.

Also the top two Mutual Funds that are holding company’s shares are Undiscovered Managers Behavioral Value Fund and Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund. As of March 30, 2020, the former fund manager holds about 2.18% shares in the company for having 12209138 shares of worth $37.24 Million while later fund manager owns 12.17 Million shares of worth $37.11 Million as of March 30, 2020, which makes it owner of about 2.17% of company’s outstanding stock.