A new trading data show RPC, Inc. (RES) is showing positive returns.

With 1.19 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained heavier than its average volume of 0.66 shares. During the session, the Oil & Gas Equipment & Services company that operates in wider Energy sector, reached to the highest price of $7.02 whereas the lowest price it dropped to was $6.89. The 52-week range on RES shows that it touched its highest point at $9.98 and its lowest point at $6.34 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $8.25. With its current market cap of 1.50 billion, RES has annualized dividend of $0.16 (2.30%) while the current yield stands at 0.16 (2.31%). Beta for the stock currently stands at 1.61.

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Price Performance and Earnings:

Stock performance is one of the indicators that investors use to determine whether they will profit from a stock. The price performance of RES was down-trending over the past week, with a drop of -1.56%, but this was up by 4.68% over a month. Three-month performance dropped to -5.71% while six-month performance fell -16.69%. The stock lost -25.85% in the past year, while it has lost -4.67% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for RES yields 0.90 with Next year EPS estimates of 1.09. For the next quarter, that number is 0.18. This implies an EPS growth rate of -13.40% for this year and 29.37% for next year.

Float and Shares Shorts:

At present, 216.61 million RES shares are outstanding with a float of 96.97 million shares on hand for trading. On Jan 31, 2024, short shares totaled 14.33 million, which was 6.63% higher than short shares on Dec 29, 2023. In addition to Mr. Richard A. Hubbell as the firm’s Executive Chairman, Mr. Ben M. Palmer serves as its CEO, President & Director.

Analysts Ratings:

Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for RES since 0 analysts follow the stock currently. In the same way, a target price assigned to a stock can also reveal much about its potential. With RES analysts setting a high price target of $10.00 and a low target of $6.50, the average target price over the next 12 months is $8.25. Based on these targets, RES could surge 44.09% to reach the target high and fall by -6.34% to reach the target low. Reaching the average price target will result in a growth of 18.88% from current levels.

Summary of Insider Activity:

Insiders traded RES stock several times over the past three months with 0 Buys and 0 Sells. In these transactions, 0 shares were bought while 0 shares were sold. The number of buy transactions has increased to 8 while that of sell transactions has risen to 3 over the past year. The total number of shares bought during that period was 54,128 while 172,663 shares were sold.