Rare Value And Growth Stock Opportunity: Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR), Newtek Business Services Corp. (NASDAQ:NEWT)

The shares of Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR) has been pegged with a rating of Hold by TD Securities in its latest research note that was published on March 13, 2020. The Basic Materials company has also assigned a $1.30 price target. TD Securities wasn’t the only research firm that published a report of Antero Resources Corporation, with other equities research analysts also giving their opinion on the stock. MKM Partners advised investors in its research note published on February 18, 2020, to Sell the AR stock while also putting a $1 price target. The stock had earned Underweight rating from Wells Fargo Markets when it published its report on January 09, 2020. That day the Wells Fargo set price target on the stock to $4. The stock was given Underweight rating by Morgan Stanley in its report released on October 04, 2019, the day when the price target on the stock was placed at 1.50. JP Morgan was of a view that AR is Underweight in its latest report on October 03, 2019. Goldman thinks that AR is worth Neutral rating.

Amongst the analysts that rated the stock, 5 have recommended investors to sell it, 10 believe it has the potential for further growth, thus rating it as Hold while 1 advised investors to purchase the stock. The consensus currently stands at a Hold while its average price target is $1.61. The price of the stock the last time has raised by 37.21% from its 52-Week high price while it is -89.22% than its 52-Week low price. A look at the stock’s other technical shows that its 14-day RSI now stands at 39.80.

The shares of the company added by 8.85% during the trading session on Wednesday, reaching a low of $0.871 while ending the day at $0.99. During the trading session, a total of 11.1 million shares were traded which represents a 17.85% incline from the average session volume which is 13.51 million shares. AR had ended its last session trading at $0.91. Antero Resources Corporation debt-to-equity ratio currently stands at 0.54, while its quick ratio hovers at 0.90 AR 52-week low price stands at $0.72 while its 52-week high price is $9.18.

The company in its last quarterly report recorded -$0.03 earnings per share which is above the predicted by most analysts. In the second quarter last year, the firm recorded -$0.50 earnings per share. Compared to the same quarter last year, the firm’s revenue was up by 1400.0%. Antero Resources Corporation has the potential to record -0.20 EPS for the current fiscal year, according to equities analysts.

Investment analysts at Ladenburg Thalmann published a research note on March 19, 2020 where it informed investors and clients that Newtek Business Services Corp. (NASDAQ:NEWT) is now rated as Buy. Their price target on the stock stands at $13. Even though the stock has been trading at $11.48/share, analysts expect it to surge by 15.42% to reach $17.83/share. It started the day trading at $15.46 and traded between $11.68 and $13.25 throughout the trading session.

A look at its technical shows that NEWT’s 50-day SMA is 18.74 while its 200-day SMA stands at 21.49. The stock has a high of $23.99 for the year while the low is $7.59. The stock, however, witnessed a rise in its short on 03/13/20. Compared to previous close which recorded 1.68 M shorted shares, the short percentage went higher by 26.67%, as 2.13M AR shares were shorted. At the moment, only 8.61% of Newtek Business Services Corp. shares were sold short. The company’s P/E ratio currently sits at 6.24, while the P/B ratio is 0.82. The company’s average trading volume currently stands at 296.80K shares, which means that the short-interest ratio is just 5.67 days. Over the past seven days, the company moved, with its shift of 30.03%. Looking further, the stock has dropped -41.63% over the past 90 days while it lost -40.93% over the last six months.

The change in the stock’s fortunes has led to several institutional investors altering their holdings of the stock. The Wellington Management Co. LLP sold more NEWT shares, decreasing its portfolio by -4.36% during the last quarter. This move now sees The Wellington Management Co. LLP selling -23,900 shares in the last quarter, thus it now holds 523,837 shares of NEWT, with a total valuation of $9,931,950. Invesco Capital Management LLC meanwhile bought more NEWT shares in the recently filed quarter, changing its stake to $8,398,180 worth of shares.

Similarly, UBS Securities LLC increased its Newtek Business Services Corp. shares by 7.66% during the recently filed quarter. After buying 317,884 shares in the last quarter, the firm now controls 22,615 shares of Newtek Business Services Corp. which are valued at $6,027,081. In the same vein, Advisors Asset Management, Inc. increased its Newtek Business Services Corp. shares by during the most recent reported quarter. The firm sold 5,652 shares during the quarter which increased its stakes to 304,318 shares and is now valued at $5,769,869. Following these latest developments, around 5.80% of Newtek Business Services Corp. stocks are owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.