The Ratings Game: FS KKR Capital Corp. (FSK), Sabre Corporation (SABR) – The RNS Daily

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Over the past 52 weeks FS KKR Capital Corp. (NYSE:FSK) has embarked on a drop that has seen it decline -16.54% and is now up by 19.11% since start of this year. The equity price sank -3.44% this week, a trend that has led to both investors and traders taking note of the stock. A look at its monthly performance shows that the stock has recorded a 6.56% gain over the past 30 days. Its equity price dipped by -3.84% over the past three months which led to its overall six-month decrease to stand at -23.19%.

The shares of FS KKR Capital Corp. (FSK) dropped by -24.01% or -$1.95 from its last recorded high of $8.12 which it attained on July 08 to close at $6.17 per share. Over the past 52 weeks, the shares of FS KKR Capital Corp. has been trading as low as $5.09 before witnessing a massive surge by 21.22% or $1.08. This price movement has led to the FSK stock receiving more attention and has become one to watch out for. It dipped by -2.06% on Thursday and this got the market worried. The stock’s beta now stands at 0 and when compared to its 200-day moving average and its 50-day moving average, FSK price stands -10.87% below and 5.22% above respectively. Its average daily volatility for this week is 1.76% which is less than the 1.98% recorded over the past month.

Experts from research firms are bullish about the near-term performance of FS KKR Capital Corp. with most of them predicting a $7.46 price target on a short-term (12 months) basis. The average price target by the analysts will see a 20.91% rise in the stock and would lead to FSK’s market cap to surge to $3.96B. The stock has been rated an average 2.4, which roughly stands towards the bearish end of the spectrum. Reuters looked into the 7 analysts that track FS KKR Capital Corp. (NYSE:FSK) and find out that 5 of them rated it as a Hold. 2 of the 2 analysts rated it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while 0 advised investors to desist from buying the stock or sell it if they already possess it.

A look at FSK technical analysis shows that its 14-day Relative Strength Index (RSI) is in a neutral zone after reaching 52.57 point. Its trading volume has lost -463750 shares compared to readings over the past three months as it recently exchanged 1736250 shares. This means there is reduced activity from short-term traders as per session, its average trading volume is 2200000 shares, and this is 0.79 times the normal volume.

The price of Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ:SABR) currently stands at $23.34 after it went down by $-0.01 or -0.04% and has found a strong support at $23.16 a share. If the SABR price drops below that critical support, then it would lead to a bearish trend. In the short-term, a dip below the $22.99 mark would also be bad for the stock as it means that the stock would plunge by 1.5% from its current position. However, if the stock price is able to trade above the resistance point around $23.46, then it could likely surge higher to try and break the upward resistance which stands at $23.59 a share. Its average daily volatility over the past one month stands at 2%. The stock has plunged by 0.99% from its 52-weeks high of $23.11 which it reached on Jul. 24, 2018. In general, it is 23.26% above its 52-weeks lowest point which stands at $17.91 and this setback was observed on Sep. 02, 2018.

Analysts have predicted a price target for Sabre Corporation (SABR) for 1 year and it stands at an average $26.45/share. This means that it would likely increase by 13.32% from its current position. The current price of the stock has been moving between $23.11 and $23.41. Some brokerage firms have a lower target for the stock than the average, with one of them setting a price target as low as $18. On the other hand, one analyst is super bullish about the price, setting a target as high as $33.

The SABR stock Stochastic Oscillator (%D) is at 81.51%, which means that it is currently overbought and its prices could dip very soon. The shares P/S ratio stands at 1.66 which compares to the 8290.46 recorded by the industry or the 133.14 by the wider sector. The stock currently has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 14.21, which is lower than the 17.04 multiple of 12-month price-earnings (P/E). The company’s earnings have gone up, with a quarterly increase rate of 22.3% over the past five years.

Analysts view Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ:SABR) as a Hold, with 2.5 consensus rating. Reuters surveyed 10 analysts that follow SABR and found that 4 of those analysts rated the stock as a Hold. The remaining 6 were divided, with 4 analyst rating it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while 2 analysts advised investors to desist from buying Sabre Corporation (SABR) shares or sell it if they already own it.

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