Taking a Look at the Data Behind Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. (CRZO)

Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. (CRZO) is an interesting player in the Basic Materials space, with a focus on Independent Oil & Gas. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $26.46, up from yesterday’s close by 2.56%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. (CRZO) currently trades with a market capitalization of $2.13 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 48.84 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of -$969.09 Million over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to grow in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $0.33 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 4.89% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

We’ve taken a serious look at this stock from a fundamental perspective, but the tale of the tape may offer more hints about what lies under the surface. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. recorded a 52-week high of $26.15. It is now trading -0.31% off that level. The stock is trading $17.94 its 50-day moving average by -8.52%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $11.10.

In recent action, Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. (CRZO) has made a move of +54.47% over the past month, which has come on weak relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 15.83, and it’s gotten there by action that has been more volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 17.67% with $77.61 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of CRZO.

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