Drilling Down Into EQT Corporation (EQT)

EQT Corporation (EQT) 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 $55.50, up from yesterday’s close by 2.36%. 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

EQT Corporation (EQT) currently trades with a market capitalization of $14.70 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 59.73 % 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 -$482.4 Million over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to fall in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $0.44 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 1.12% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

As most professionals know, technical analysis can offer critical insights into what smart money and insiders think about a stock’s prospects going forward. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, EQT Corporation recorded a 52-week high of $67.84. It is now trading 12.34% off that level. The stock is trading $50.25 its 50-day moving average by -5.25%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $43.70.

In recent action, EQT Corporation (EQT) has made a move of +7.37% 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 14.11, and it’s gotten there by action that has been less 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 3.59% with $263.59 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of EQT.

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