Taking a Fresh Look at Sanchez Energy Corporation (SN)

Sanchez Energy Corporation (SN) 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 $4.12, up from yesterday’s close by 8.71%. 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

Sanchez Energy Corporation (SN) currently trades with a market capitalization of $309.49 Million. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 87.70 % 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 -$166.64 Million over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to grow in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $0.15 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 5.91% 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 SN has been acting. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Sanchez Energy Corporation recorded a 52-week high of $7.65. It is now trading 3.53% off that level. The stock is trading $3.32 its 50-day moving average by -0.8%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $2.78.

In recent action, Sanchez Energy Corporation (SN) has made a move of +10.75% 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 15.08, 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 36.26% with $72.78 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of SN.

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