Most Active Stocks Update: Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE:HLX), PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW)

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE:HLX)

Raymond James Upgrades Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE:HLX)’s stock to Outperform with no specific Price Target. This rating was issued on 4/26/18. The stock recently closed its previous session at $8.44 by showing a percentage change of -0.82% from its previous day closing price of $8.51.

Price Target is basically a projection of future price of a company’s stock by the expert analysis of investment analysts or investment firms. There may be various price targets for a stock. These analysts and investment firms use various valuation methods to decide a price target for a stock.

Several investment firms issued their expert ratings on Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE:HLX) in which PiperJaffray Upgrades Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE:HLX) to Overweight with no specific Price Target on 4/25/18. Cowen & Co. Maintains the stock to Outperform on 2/22/18 by stationing a price target of $9. Credit Suisse Maintains the company’s stock to Outperform on 2/21/18 by setting a price target of $11. Bank of America Downgrades Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE:HLX) to Underperform with no specific Price Target.

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE:HLX) currently has a consensus Price Target of $11.81. While some analysts have a High Price target for the stock of $13 and a Low Price Target of $11.

Several sell side analysts reviewed their recommendations on Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE:HLX) where 1 analyst have rated the stock as Strong Buy, 6 analysts said it’s a Buy, 0 rated the stock as Hold, 0 analysts reported Underperform and 0 analysts gave their recommendations as Sell. (Current Month Yahoo Finance Ratings)

Zacks Investment Research also rated the stock with a value of 1.2. This scale runs from 1 to 5 where 1 represents Strong Buy and 5 represents Sell.

In the last Quarter, Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE:HLX) reported its Actual EPS of $0.18/share. The analysts offering Earnings Estimates for the company were believing that Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE:HLX) could bring EPS of $0.11/share. The difference between Actual EPS and Estimated EPS was 0.07 Percent. Thus the company showed an Earnings Surprise of 63.6 Percent.

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE:HLX) has a market capitalization of 1.25 Billion. The stock traded with the volume of 1.53 Million shares in the last trading session. The stock touched its high share price of $10.89 on 10/09/18 and the stock also touched its Lowest price in the last 52-weeks of trading on 04/03/18 as $5.44. The company has a 1 Year high price target of $11.81. The stock is currently trading with a distance of 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of -15.87%. The Moving Average SMA50 is -11.66% while SMA200 is 5.1%.

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE:HLX) is currently showing its ROA (Return on Assets) of 3.9%. The Return on Investment (ROI) is at -0.1% while it’s Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 5.8%. The stock currently shows its YTD (Year to Date) performance of 11.94 percent while its Weekly performance value is -17.74%. The Monthly and Yearly performances are -11.62 percent and 21.09 percent respectively. The Relative Volume value measured for Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE:HLX) is 1.1. The Average Volume (3 months) is 1.38 Million.

The stock currently has its Annual Dividend of $0 and an annual Dividend Yield of 0 Percent. HLX has P/E (Price to Earnings ttm) value of 30.58, Forward P/E of 24.11, P/C (Price to cash per share) of 3.88 and Price to Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) value of 78.8. The stock is showing its Operating Margin of 8.1 percent.

Company Profile:

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. is an international offshore energy company that provides specialty services to the offshore energy industry, with a focus on their growing well intervention and robotics operations. Their Contracting Services seek to provide services and methodologies which they believe are critical to developing offshore reservoirs and maximizing production economics. Their operations goal is to deliver our services in a cost effective manner and with zero incidents. The company seeks to align the interests of the producer and the contractor by investing in mature offshore oil and gas properties, hub production facilities and proven undeveloped reserve plays where Helix Energy Solutions Group adds value by deploying vessels from its diverse contracting fleet. This unique integration of marine contracting and oil and gas operations is designed to add stability to revenues and earnings in an industry as cyclical as energy.

PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW)

BMO Capital Maintains PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW)’s stock to Market Perform with the price target of $50. This rating was issued on 10/17/18. The stock recently closed its previous session at $38.54 by showing a percentage change of -1.13% from its previous day closing price of $38.98.

Price Target is basically a projection of future price of a company’s stock by the expert analysis of investment analysts or investment firms. There may be various price targets for a stock. These analysts and investment firms use various valuation methods to decide a price target for a stock.

Several investment firms issued their expert ratings on PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) in which Raymond James Upgrades PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) to Strong Buy with no specific Price Target on 4/10/18. Raymond James Downgrades the stock to Market Perform on 11/01/17 with no specific Price Target. BMO Capital Maintains the company’s stock to Market Perform on 10/19/17 by setting a price target of $48. FBR Capital Downgrades PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) to Neutral with no specific Price Target.

PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) currently has a consensus Price Target of $52.83. While some analysts have a High Price target for the stock of $59 and a Low Price Target of $48.

Several sell side analysts reviewed their recommendations on PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) where 4 analyst have rated the stock as Strong Buy, 4 analysts said it’s a Buy, 4 rated the stock as Hold, 0 analysts reported Underperform and 0 analysts gave their recommendations as Sell. (Current Month Yahoo Finance Ratings)

Zacks Investment Research also rated the stock with a value of 1.89. This scale runs from 1 to 5 where 1 represents Strong Buy and 5 represents Sell.

In the last Quarter, PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) reported its Actual EPS of $0.94/share. The analysts offering Earnings Estimates for the company were believing that PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) could bring EPS of $0.92/share. The difference between Actual EPS and Estimated EPS was 0.02 Percent. Thus the company showed an Earnings Surprise of 2.2 Percent.

PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) has a market capitalization of 4.72 Billion. The stock traded with the volume of 1.53 Million shares in the last trading session. The stock touched its high share price of $55.86 on 06/11/18 and the stock also touched its Lowest price in the last 52-weeks of trading on 10/26/18 as $38.40. The company has a 1 Year high price target of $52.83. The stock is currently trading with a distance of 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of -14.42%. The Moving Average SMA50 is -20.08% while SMA200 is -24.44%.

PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) is currently showing its ROA (Return on Assets) of 0%. The Return on Investment (ROI) is at 13.3% while it’s Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 0%. The stock currently shows its YTD (Year to Date) performance of -23.53 percent while its Weekly performance value is -8.85%. The Monthly and Yearly performances are -19.46 percent and -21.15 percent respectively. The Relative Volume value measured for PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) is 1.53. The Average Volume (3 months) is 996.06 Million.

The stock currently has its Annual Dividend of $2.4 and an annual Dividend Yield of 6.23 Percent. PACW has P/E (Price to Earnings ttm) value of 11.19, Forward P/E of 10, P/C (Price to cash per share) of 6.49 and Price to Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) value of 0. The stock is showing its Operating Margin of 0 percent.

Company Profile:

PacWest Bancorp is a bank holding company with one wholly-owned banking subsidiary, Pacific Western Bank (the Bank). The Company provides commercial banking services, including real estate, construction, and commercial loans, and comprehensive deposit and treasury management services to small and medium-sized businesses. PacWest offers additional products and services through its CapitalSource and Square 1 Bank divisions. Its CapitalSource Division provides asset-based, equipment, real estate and security cash flow loans and treasury management services to established middle market businesses on a national basis. Its Square 1 Bank Division offers a comprehensive suite of financial services focused on entrepreneurial businesses and their venture capital and private equity investors, with offices located in key innovation hubs across the United States.