Are these stocks underrated or low-priced for a reason? Coupa Software Incorporated (COUP) and Callon Petroleum Company (CPE)

On Oct 17, BERNSHTEYN ROBERT, Chief Executive Officer exercised an option 63,225 shares of Coupa Software Incorporated (NASDAQ: COUP), with the average selling price of the stock being $2.99 per share. The total amount realized from this exercised an option $189,290. A document was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to notify the public about the exercised an option of the shares.

In addition to that, Chief Financial Officer – Ford Todd R exercised an option an extra 12,500 shares of this stock in a transaction that took place a day before, on Oct 17, with a share exercised an option at an average of $7.88 and a total of $98,500 was realized from this transaction. After the transaction, the Chief Financial Officer – Ford Todd R was left with 36,651 shares of the company’s stock, which is currently worth around $288809.88.

The recent price movement of COUP means that it is now down by -20.05% from its 52-week high and 145.91% up against its 52-week low prices. Over the past one week, the price volatility of COUP stands at 5.87% while the volatility over the past one month is 5.24%.

The company on 09/03/2019 published its latest quarterly earnings, with the report showing that the company recorded 0.08 earnings per share (EPS) during that period. This report was above the expectations of analysts of -0.03 by 0.11. The revenue by the firm was 96.18M for the quarter.

The shares of Coupa Software Incorporated (COUP) dropped by -6.58%, leading to a loss of -$9.01 per share, and saw COUP end the trading session at $127.89 on Friday 10/18/19. COUP started the trading session at $137.13, before reaching a daily high of $137.3193. It wasn’t able to sustain that growth though and soon jumped to hit a daily low of $124.64.

The trading volume on Friday stood at 4718431, which was below the stock’s 3-month average volume of 1.88 million shares, out of a total 62.42M shares. As the price of the stock dipped, the market valuation of the company dropped to 8.60 billion.

The shares of Callon Petroleum Company (NYSE: CPE) went down by -6.60% by the end of the recent trading session. This movement saw its price plunge to close at $3.82, which was lower than the previous closing price of $4.09. Over the past one week, the price of CPE has slipped by -7.28%, while it has recorded a loss of -15.86% over the past one month. Its three-month performance saw CPE lose -25.54% while its six-month performance saw it drop by -54.58%. The situation is different though over the past one year, as the stock price went down by -68.61%, while its year-to-date (YTD) price performance slipped by -41.14%. The stock price has gone up by +1.87% compared to its 90-day low, while it is down -30.92% compared to its 90-day high price.

Let’s take a look at its short, medium and long-term indicators. Composite Indicators shows that Trendspotter rated the stock as a Sell. In the short-term, the stock has a 20-day average volume of 18,158,039 shares, with the short-term indicators averagely rating the stock as a 100% Sell. A look at its medium-term indicators reveals that it has a 50-Day average volume of 16,984,695 shares and the indicators have an average rating of 100% Sell. The last indicators, the long-term see CPE stock with a 100-Day average volume of 14,715,172 shares, giving it an average rating of 100% Sell. A look at the general picture of all short, medium and long-term indicators leaves CPE with an average rating of 100% Sell.

Several brokerage firms sent out their reports CPE stock not long ago. In its report sent out on July 16, 2019, Williams Capital Group lowered its ratings on CPE to a Buy. In an earlier report on July 16, 2019, Imperial Capital Reiterated the stock to a In-line. Jefferies meanwhile in its report on July 15, 2019 Downgrade its rating of the stock from a “Hold” to “Hold”.

In a recent SEC filing, the company revealed that 327 institutions currently hold the CPE stock. In the last quarter, a 309,401,758 CPE shares were in the possession of institutions. On the other hand, the company recorded 36 new institutions who bought it their stock, while 44 institutions sold their entire CPE reserve. Of the current institutions investing in the stock, 160 increased their investment while 134 decreased their investment in the stock.