Digging Up the Facts on Callon Petroleum Co. (CPE)

Callon Petroleum Company (CPE) 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 $10.14, down from yesterday’s close by -2.22%. 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

Callon Petroleum Company (CPE) currently trades with a market capitalization of $2.30 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 56.63 % 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 -$195.61 Million over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to grow in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $0.21 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 1.86% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

It’s important to check the technicals to get a sense of how CPE has been acting. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Callon Petroleum Company recorded a 52-week high of $14.65. It is now trading 4.51% off that level. The stock is trading $12.97 its 50-day moving average by 2.83%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $9.34.

In recent action, Callon Petroleum Company (CPE) has made a move of -28.39% over the past month, which has come on Strong relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 14.04, 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 19.63% with $226.25 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of CPE.

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