Digging Up the Details on C&J Energy Services, Inc. (CJ)

On Tuesday, shares of C&J Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE:CJ) marked $9.45 per share versus a previous $9.44 closing price. With having a 0.11% gain, an insight into the fundamental values of C&J Energy Services, Inc., investors would also find a great ally in the technical patterns of the stock movements showed in stock charts. CJ showed a fall of -30.00% within its YTD performance, with highs and lows between $8.96 – $24.57 during the period of 52 weeks, compared to the simple moving average of -35.67% in the period of the last 200 days.

Citigroup equity researchers changed the status of C&J Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: CJ) shares from “Neutral” to a “Buy” rating in the report published on May 13th, 2019. Other analysts, including Jefferies, also published their reports on CJ shares. Jefferies repeated the rating from the previous report, marking CJ under “Hold” rating, in the report published on January 28th, 2019. Additionally, CJ shares got another “Neutral” rating from Credit Suisse. On December 3rd, 2018, BofA/Merrill Reiterated an Buy rating and increased its price target from $28 to $20. On the other hand, Cleveland Research Downgrade the “Neutral” rating for CJ shares, as published in the report on October 30th, 2018. BofA/Merrill seems to be going bullish on the price of CJ shares, based on the price prediction for CJ. Another “Accumulate” rating came from Johnson Rice, providing a prediction for price target according to the report published in September 17th, 2018.

C&J Energy Services, Inc. (CJ) Analysis

The present dividend yield for CJ owners is set at 0, marking the return investors will get regardless of the company’s performance in the upcoming period.However, in order for the company to be able to pay its dividends, just like it is the case with C&J Energy Services, Inc., the company needs to provide a healthy cash flow, currently at the value of 20.33. In addition, the growth of sales from quarter to quarter is recording -17.90%, hinting the company’s progress in the upcoming progress.

In order to gain a clear insight on the performance of C&J Energy Services, Inc. (CJ) as it may occur in the future, there are more than several well-rounded types of analysis and research techniques, while equity is most certainly one of the more important indicators into the company’s growth and performance. In this case, you want to make sure that the return on the present equity of -26.70% is enough for you to make a profit out of your investment. You may also count in the quick ratio of the company, currently set at 1.90 so you would make sure that the company is able to cover the debts it may have, which can be easily seen in annual reports of the company.

Set to affect the volatility of a given stock, the average volume can also be a valuable indicator, while CJ is currently recording an average of 1.04M in volumes. The volatility of the stock on monthly basis is set at 7.13%, while the weekly volatility levels are marked at 6.47%with -1.05% of loss in the last seven days. Additionally, long-term investors are predicting the target price of $16.58, indicating growth from the present price of $9.45, which can represent yet another valuable research and analysis points that can help you decide whether to invest in CJ or pass.

What to Look for When Analyzing C&J Energy Services, Inc. Shares?

C&J Energy Services, Inc. (CJ) is based in the USA and it represents one of the well-known company operating with Basic Materials sector. If you wish to compare CJ shares with other companies under Electronic Equipment and Consumer Goods, a factor to note is the P/E value of for C&J Energy Services, Inc., while the value can represent an indicator in the future growth of the company in terms of investor’s expectations. The later value should have a steady growth rate, increasing and growing gradually, which serves the purpose of reliably showcasing the progress of the company. The value -4.77 is supported by the yearly ESP growth of -628.10%.

Besides from looking into the fundamentals, you should also note the number of people inside the company owning the shares, as the values should be in line with the expectations of investors. In that spirit, the present ownership of stocks inside the company is set at 2.96%, which can provide you with an insight of how involved executives are in owning shares of the company. In oppose to the executives’ share, the institutional ownership counts 18.67% of shares, carrying an equal significance as an indicator of value, as the presence of large investors may signal a strong company.

Are Institutional Investors Increasing Stakes in CJ Shares?

It appears that more than several institutional investors and hedge funds decided to increase stakes in CJ in the recent period. That is how BlackRock Fund Advisors now has an increase position in CJ by 0.06% in the first quarter, owning 8.67 million shares of CJ stocks, with the value of $94.85 million after the purchase of an additional 5,464 shares during the last quarter. In the meanwhile, Pzena Investment Management LLC also increased their stake in CJ shares changed 20.39% in the first quarter, which means that the company now owns 3 million shares of company, all valued at $32.83 million after the acquisition of additional 508,190 shares during the last quarter.

GSO Capital Partners LP acquired a new position in C&J Energy Services, Inc. during the first quarter, with the value of $22.11 million, and Renaissance Technologies LLC increased their stake in the company’s shares by 148.82% in the first quarter, now owning 1,051,000 shares valued at $19.22 million after the acquisition of the additional 1.76 million shares during the last quarter. At the present, 18.67% of CJ shares are in the ownership of institutional investors.