Sell-side Review on Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC)

In the most recent trading session, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC) shares saw a move of +14.94%. Covering Wall Street analysts have a consensus target price of $73.14 on the stock. Target predictions might differ vastly from analyst to analyst. This target is applying estimates from analysts polled by Thomson Reuters. 

In order to arrive at a price target, analysts and investors alike use various metrics to determine where the stock might be headed. One of the most common is the Price to Earnings Ratio or P/E Ratio. This is calculated by taking the current share price and dividing it by the forecasted earnings per share. As of writing, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation has a price to earnings ratio of N/A. Taking a step further, investors can also look to a firm’s price to earnings growth or PEG ratio. The PEG ratio represents the ratio of the price to earnings to the expected future growth rate of the company. A company with a PEG ratio greater than one might be considered overvalued using this metric alone. On the other hand if a firm has a PEG below one could be considered undervalued. A PEG that is close to one, is often considered fair value. The stock has a current PEG of -2.54.

Some other technicals to consider would be the moving averages of the company. In comparing the current price level of the equity to their moving averages, the shares are trading $7.06 off of the 50-day average of $62.09 and $12.38 away from the 200-day moving average of $56.77.

Another important factor to consider when evaluating a stock’s current and future value are the 52 week high and low levels. As of the most recent bid at the time of writing, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation shares are trading -0.47% away from the 52-week high mark of 69.48 and +145.56% off the 52-week bottom of 28.16. 

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