Two stocks currently look special: The AES Corporation (AES) and Ring Energy Inc. (REI)

On Aug 30, Nebreda Julian, SVP, Andes SBU President exercised an option 12,864 shares of The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES), with the average selling price of the stock being $12.18 per share. The total amount realized from this exercised an option $156,684. 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, SVP, Andes SBU President – Nebreda Julian sold an extra 18,864 shares of this stock in a transaction that took place a day before, on Aug 30, with a share sold at an average of $15.24 and a total of $287,547 was realized from this transaction. After the transaction, the SVP, Andes SBU President – Nebreda Julian was left with 35,314 shares of the company’s stock, which is currently worth around $538185.36.

The recent price movement of AES means that it is now down by -0.59% from its 52-week high and 35.87% up against its 52-week low prices. Over the past one week, the price volatility of AES stands at 1.78% while the volatility over the past one month is 1.94%. The beta score for this stock is 1.05. A beta score below 1 means that the stock has a low volatility while above 1 signifies that a stock is highly volatile at that particular moment, a data that traders use to keep tabs on their investments.

The company on 11/06/2019 published its latest quarterly earnings, with the report showing that the company recorded 0.36 earnings per share (EPS) during that period. This report was above the expectations of analysts of 0.32 by 0.04. The revenue by the firm was 2.93B for the quarter.

The shares of The AES Corporation (AES) gained by 1.43%, leading to a gain of $0.26 per share, and saw AES end the trading session at $18.41 on Thursday 11/14/19. AES started the trading session at $18.16, before reaching a daily high of $18.44. It wasn’t able to sustain that growth though and soon jumped to hit a daily low of $18.15.

The trading volume on Thursday stood at 7915208, which was below the stock’s 3-month average volume of 4.82 million shares, out of a total 661.49M shares. As the price of the stock climbed, the market valuation of the company gained to 12.22 billion.

The shares of Ring Energy Inc. (NYSE: REI) went down by -6.73% by the end of the recent trading session. This movement saw its price plunge to close at $2.08, which was lower than the previous closing price of $2.23. Over the past one week, the price of REI has slipped by -10.73%, while it has recorded a gain of 26.06% over the past one month. Its three-month performance saw REI gain 18.18% while its six-month performance saw it drop by -52.83%. The situation is different though over the past one year, as the stock price went down by -70.75%, while its year-to-date (YTD) price performance slipped by -59.06%. The stock price has gone up by +69.11% compared to its 90-day low, while it is down -18.11% 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 Buy. In the short-term, the stock has a 20-day average volume of 1,103,790 shares, with the short-term indicators averagely rating the stock as a Hold. A look at its medium-term indicators reveals that it has a 50-Day average volume of 1,367,574 shares and the indicators have an average rating of 50% Sell. The last indicators, the long-term see REI stock with a 100-Day average volume of 1,231,976 shares, giving it an average rating of 50% Sell. A look at the general picture of all short, medium and long-term indicators leaves REI with an average rating of 24% Sell.

Several brokerage firms sent out their reports REI stock not long ago. In its report sent out on August 26, 2019, Ladenburg Thalmann lowered its ratings on REI from a Buy to a Neutral. In an earlier report on August 22, 2019, Imperial Capital Reiterated the stock to a Outperform. Johnson Rice meanwhile in its report on May 28, 2019 Initiated its rating of the stock to “Buy”.

In related news to the company’s stock, around 69.50% shares are being held by institutional investors. In a recent SEC filing, the company revealed that 157 institutions currently hold the REI stock. In the last quarter, a 53,519,488 REI shares were in the possession of institutions. On the other hand, the company recorded 15 new institutions who bought it their stock, while 30 institutions sold their entire REI reserve. Of the current institutions investing in the stock, 72 increased their investment while 61 decreased their investment in the stock.