RPC, Inc. (RES): Choosing The Technical Investor Route

RPC, Inc. (NYSE:RES) does about 1.54M shares in volume on a normal day but saw 1033832 shares change hands in Tuesday’s trading. The company now has a market cap of 1.47B USD. Its current market price is $6.87, marking an increase of 1.63% compared to the previous close of $6.76. The 52 week high reached by this stock is $9.41 whilst the lowest price level in 52 weeks is $6.34.

RPC, Inc. (RES) has a 20-day trading average at $7.16 and the current price is -27.03% off the 52-week high compared with 8.36% distance from its 52-week low. The 50-day simple moving average of the closing price is $7.49 and its 200-day simple moving average is $7.71. If we look at the stock’s price movements over the week, volatility stands at 2.35%, which increases to 3.50% over 1 month. It is also key to look at other market indicators of price movement for the stock, where we see that the relative strength index (RSI) is at 40.58 to suggest the stock is neutral.

The consensus objective for the share price is $8.15, suggesting that the stock has a potential upside of 15.71% over the period.

The company shares received a number of brokerage firm price updates over the past month, with the latest being on June 16, 2023 when Citigroup downgraded the stock to “Sell” and issued a price target of between $8.25 and $7. Johnson Rice upgraded the stock to “Accumulate” from Hold on April 28, 2022 at a price target of $13.

RPC, Inc. (RES) stock is up 1.03% over the week and -12.04% over the past month. Its price is -5.63% year-to-date and 0.88% over the past year.

The stock last released its quarterly earnings report for quarter ended 3/31/2024, with the company’s earnings per share (EPS) of 0.3 below consensus estimates by -0.06. The company’s next earnings report forecasts estimating quarterly EPS at 0.14 and 0.64 for whole year. Expected sales for next quarter are $405.37M, which analysts say will come at $1.57B for the current fiscal year and next year at $1.73B. In addition, estimates put the company’s current quarterly revenue at an average of $385.43M.

To reach the target analysts have set, the stock logically needs to grow 15.71 percent from here.

The company has a return on investment of 14.13% and return on equity of 15.16%. The price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 9.87 while the forward price to earnings ratio is 8.13. The beta has a value of 1.57. Price to book ratio is 1.43 and price to sales ratio is 0.97.