APA Corporation (NASDAQ:APA) has a beta value of 3.61 and has seen 5.03 million shares traded in the last trading session. The company, currently valued at $14.19B, closed the last trade at $44.06 per share which meant it lost -$1.3 on the day or -2.87% during that session. The APA stock price is -17.91% off its 52-week high price of $51.95 and 36.5% above the 52-week low of $27.98. If we look at the company’s 10-day average daily trading volume, we find that it stood at 4.91 million shares traded. The 3-month trading volume is 6.30 million shares.
The consensus among analysts is that APA Corporation (APA) is an Overweight stock at the moment, with a recommendation rating of 2.20. 1 analysts rate the stock as a Sell, while 4 rate it as Overweight. 11 out of 29 have rated it as a Hold, with 11 advising it as a Buy. 2 have rated the stock as Underweight. The expected earnings per share for the stock is $1.81.
APA Corporation (NASDAQ:APA) trade information
Sporting -2.87% in the red in last session, the stock has traded in the red over the last five days, with the highest price hit on Tuesday, 01/24/23 when the APA stock price touched $44.06 or saw a rise of 4.65%. Year-to-date, APA Corporation shares have moved -5.61%, while the 5-day performance has seen it change -2.39%. Over the past 30 days, the shares of APA Corporation (NASDAQ:APA) have changed -5.59%. Short interest in the company has seen 8.83 million shares shorted with days to cover at 0.93.
Wall Street analysts have a consensus price target for the stock at $54.15, which means that the shares’ value could jump 18.63% from current levels. The projected low price target is $42.00 while the price target rests at a high of $71.00. In that case, then, we find that the current price level is -61.14% off the targeted high while a plunge would see the stock lose 4.68% from current levels.
APA Corporation (APA) estimates and forecasts
Figures show that APA Corporation shares have outperformed across the wider relevant industry. The company’s shares have gained 27.97% over the past 6 months, with this year growth rate of 104.36%, compared to 21.00% for the industry. Other than that, the company has, however, increased its growth outlook for the 2023 fiscal year revenue. Growth estimates for the current quarter are 84.70% and 58.90% for the next quarter. Revenue growth from the last financial year stood is estimated to be 39.50%.
9 analysts offering their estimates for the company have set an average revenue estimate of $2.36 billion for the current quarter. 9 have an estimated revenue figure of $2.54 billion for the next quarter concluding in Dec 2022. Year-ago sales stood $1.67 billion and $2.4 billion respectively for this quarter and the next, and analysts expect sales will grow by 41.40% for the current quarter and 5.90% 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 22.10% over the past 5 years. Earnings growth for 2023 is a modest 120.20% while over the next 5 years, the company’s earnings are expected to increase by 29.45%.
APA Corporation is expected to release its next earnings report between February 20 and February 24 this year, and investors are excited at the prospect of better dividends despite the company’s debt issue. The forward dividend is 1.00 at a share yield of 2.27%. The company’s dividend yield has gone up over the past 12 months.
APA Corporation (NASDAQ:APA)’s Major holders
Insiders own 0.39% of the company shares, while shares held by institutions stand at 82.91% with a share float percentage of 83.24%. Investors are also buoyed by the number of investors in a company, with APA Corporation having a total of 935 institutions that hold shares in the company. The top two institutional holders are Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) with over 40.67 million shares worth more than $1.79 billion. As of Sep 29, 2022, Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) held 12.65% of shares outstanding.
The other major institutional holder is Blackrock Inc., with the holding of over 25.77 million shares as of Sep 29, 2022. The firm’s total holdings are worth over $1.14 billion and represent 8.01% of shares outstanding.
Also the top two Mutual Funds that are holding company’s shares are Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund and Oakmark Fund. As of Sep 29, 2022, the former fund manager holds about 3.03% shares in the company for having 9.75 million shares of worth $429.5 million while later fund manager owns 9.53 million shares of worth $420.1 million as of Sep 29, 2022, which makes it owner of about 2.97% of company’s outstanding stock.