These two stocks are giving out a real positive vibe: Mueller Water Products Inc. (MWA) and Party City Holdco Inc. (PRTY)

On Dec 10, THOMAS LYDIA W, Director exercised an option 15,094 shares of Mueller Water Products Inc. (NYSE: MWA), with the average selling price of the stock being $4.67 per share. The total amount realized from this exercised an option $70,489. 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, Director – THOMAS LYDIA W sold an extra 15,094 shares of this stock in a transaction that took place a day before, on Dec 10, with a share sold at an average of $11.97 and a total of $180,739 was realized from this transaction. After the transaction, the Director – THOMAS LYDIA W was left with 86,926 shares of the company’s stock, which is currently worth around $1040504.22.

The recent price movement of MWA means that it is now down by -3.43% from its 52-week high and 33.63% up against its 52-week low prices. Over the past one week, the price volatility of MWA stands at 1.90% while the volatility over the past one month is 1.41%. The beta score for this stock is 1.04. 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 11/05/2019 published its latest quarterly earnings, with the report showing that the company recorded 0.07 earnings per share (EPS) during that period. This report was met the expectations of analysts of 0.07 by 0. The revenue by the firm was 203.54M for the quarter.

The shares of Mueller Water Products Inc. (MWA) gained by 1.28%, leading to a gain of $0.15 per share, and saw MWA end the trading session at $11.84 on Wednesday 01/15/20. MWA started the trading session at $11.67, before reaching a daily high of $11.88. It wasn’t able to sustain that growth though and soon jumped to hit a daily low of $11.65.

The trading volume on Wednesday stood at 1155652, which was below the stock’s 3-month average volume of 795.67K shares, out of a total 155.65M shares. As the price of the stock climbed, the market valuation of the company gained to 1.88 billion.

The shares of Party City Holdco Inc. (NYSE: PRTY) went up by 2.60% by the end of the recent trading session. This movement saw its price surge to close at $2.76, which was higher than the previous closing price of $2.69. Over the past one week, the price of PRTY has jumped by 9.09%, while it has recorded a gain of 43.75% over the past one month. Its three-month performance saw PRTY lose -57.28% while its six-month performance saw it drop by -54.53%. The situation is different though over the past one year, as the stock price went down by -76.37%, while its year-to-date (YTD) price performance jumped by 17.95%. The stock price has gone up by +81.58% compared to its 90-day low, while it is down -62.55% 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 3,826,370 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 5,834,056 shares and the indicators have an average rating of 50% Sell. The last indicators, the long-term see PRTY stock with a 100-Day average volume of 3,741,908 shares, giving it an average rating of 100% Sell. A look at the general picture of all short, medium and long-term indicators leaves PRTY with an average rating of 40% Sell.

Several brokerage firms sent out their reports PRTY stock not long ago. In its report sent out on November 08, 2019, Telsey Advisory Group lowered its ratings on PRTY from a Outperform to a Market Perform. In an earlier report on November 08, 2019, Goldman Downgrade the stock from a Buy to a Neutral. Goldman meanwhile in its report on July 24, 2019 Upgrade its rating of the stock from a “Buy” to “Buy”.

In a recent SEC filing, the company revealed that 139 institutions currently hold the PRTY stock. In the last quarter, a 107,915,379 PRTY shares were in the possession of institutions. On the other hand, the company recorded 17 new institutions who bought it their stock, while 21 institutions sold their entire PRTY reserve. Of the current institutions investing in the stock, 69 increased their investment while 51 decreased their investment in the stock.