In last trading session, Enerplus Corporation (NYSE:ERF) saw 1,777,479 shares changing hands with its beta currently measuring 2.96. Company’s recent per share price level of $1.83 trading at $0.06 or 3.39% at ring of the bell on the day assigns it a market valuation of $410.07 Million. That closing price of ERF’s stock is at a discount of -325.14% from its 52-week high price of $7.78 and is indicating a premium of 37.16% from its 52-week low price of $1.15. Taking a look at company’s average trading volume for last 10-days demonstrates a volume of 1.34 Million shares which gives us an average trading volume of 1.09 Million if we extend that period to 3-months.

For Enerplus Corporation (ERF), analysts’ consensus is at an average recommendation of Overweight while assigning it a mean rating of 2. Splitting up the data highlights that, out of 15 analysts covering the stock, 1 rated the stock as a Sell while 1 recommended an Overweight rating for the stock. 3 suggested the stock as a Hold whereas 10 see the stock as a Buy. None analyst(s) advised it as an Underweight. The company is expected to be making an EPS of $0.22 in the current quarter.

Enerplus Corporation (NYSE:ERF) trade information

Upright in the green today for gaining 3.39%, in the last five days ERF remained trading in the green while hitting it’s week-highest on Friday, Sep 18 when the stock touched $2.09 price level, adding 12.44% to its value on the day. Enerplus Corporation’s shares saw a change of -74.33% in year-to-date performance and have moved -11.17% in past 5-day. Enerplus Corporation (NYSE:ERF) showed a performance of -36.24% in past 30-days. Number of shares sold short was 4.9 Million shares which calculate 4.5 days to cover the short interests.

Wall Street analysts have assigned a consensus price target of $3.74 to the stock, which implies a rise of 104.37% to its current value. Analysts have been projecting $2.62 as a low price target for the stock while placing it at a high target of $6. It follows that stock’s current price would jump +227.87% in reaching the projected high whereas dropping to the targeted low would mean a loss of 43.17% for stock’s current value.

Enerplus Corporation (ERF) estimates and forecasts

Statistics highlight that Enerplus Corporation is scoring comparatively lower than the scores of other players of the relevant industry. The company added +24.49% of value to its shares in past 6 months, showing an annual growth rate of -126.58% while that of industry is -14.1. Apart from that, the company came lowering its revenue forecast for fiscal year 2020. The company is estimating its revenue growth to decline by -8.3% in the current quarter and calculating -41.5% decline in the next quarter. This year revenue growth is estimated to rise 42.9% from the last financial year’s standing.

1 industry analysts have given their estimates about the company’s current quarter revenue by setting an average figure of $241.79 Million for the same. And 1 analysts are in estimates of company making revenue of $248.05 Million in the next quarter that will end in June 01, 2018. Company posted $224.62 Million and $202.79 Million of sales in current and next quarters respectively a year earlier. Analysts are expecting this quarter sales to grow by 7.6% while estimating it to be 22.3% for the next quarter.

Weighing up company’s earnings over the past 5-year and in the next 5-year periods, we find the company posting an annual earnings growth rate of -22.7% during past 5 years. In 2020, company’s earnings growth rate is likely to be around -173.4% while estimates for its earnings growth in next 5 years are of 0%

ERF Dividends

Enerplus Corporation is more likely release its next earnings report in August, and investors are confident in the company announcing better current-quarter dividends despite the fact that it has been facing issues arising out of mounting debt. With an annual yield of 5.14%, the share has a forward dividend of 0.09 which implies that company’s dividend yield remained growing in trailing twelve months while having a 5 year average dividend yield of 3.08%.

Enerplus Corporation (NYSE:ERF)’s Major holders

Insiders are in possession of 0.31% of company’s total shares while institution are holding 65.1% percent of that, with stock having share float percentage of 65.31%. Investors also watch the number of corporate investors in a company very closely, which is 257 institutions for Enerplus Corporation that are currently holding shares of the company. Key Group Holdings (Cayman), Ltd. is the top institutional holder at ERF for having 20.9 Million shares of worth $59.14 Million. And as of June 29, 2020, it was holding 9.39% of the company’s outstanding shares.

The second largest institutional holder is Encompass Capital Advisors, LLC, which was holding about 14.17 Million shares on June 29, 2020. The number of shares represents firm’s hold over 6.37% of outstanding shares, having a total worth of $40.09 Million.

On the other hand, Vanguard International Stock Index-Total Intl Stock Indx and DFA International Small Cap Value Portfolio are the top two Mutual Funds which own company’s shares. As of April 29, 2020, the former fund manager was holding 3997392 shares of worth $10.79 Million or 1.8% of the total outstanding shares. The later fund manager was in possession of 1.88 Million shares on April 29, 2020, making its stake of worth around $5.07 Million in the company or a holder of 0.84% of company’s stock.