Voya Financial Inc. (VOYA) and Pioneer Natural Resources Company (PXD)’s stocks might not look flashy but are out of the ordinary

On Nov 07, MARTIN RODNEY O JR, Chairman and CEO sold 129,684 shares of Voya Financial Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), with the average selling price of the stock being $57.86 per share. The total amount realized from this sold $7,503,348. A document was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to notify the public about the sold of the shares.

In addition to that, Director – POLLITT BYRON H JR bought an extra 500 shares of this stock in a transaction that took place a day before, on Aug 12, with a share bought at an average of $48.61 and a total of $24,307 was realized from this transaction. After the transaction, the Director – POLLITT BYRON H JR was left with 4,000 shares of the company’s stock, which is currently worth around $194440.0.

The recent price movement of VOYA means that it is now down by -3.31% from its 52-week high and 44.91% up against its 52-week low prices. Over the past one week, the price volatility of VOYA stands at 1.90% while the volatility over the past one month is 1.67%. The beta score for this stock is 1.50. 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 1.32 earnings per share (EPS) during that period. This report was above the expectations of analysts of 1.22 by 0.1. The revenue by the firm was 314.8M for the quarter.

The shares of Voya Financial Inc. (VOYA) dropped by -1.00%, leading to a loss of -$0.62 per share, and saw VOYA end the trading session at $61.27 on Wednesday 01/15/20. VOYA started the trading session at $61.53, before reaching a daily high of $61.97. It wasn’t able to sustain that growth though and soon jumped to hit a daily low of $61.20.

The trading volume on Wednesday stood at 1015817, which was below the stock’s 3-month average volume of 1.05 million shares, out of a total 134.14M shares. As the price of the stock dipped, the market valuation of the company dropped to 8.33 billion.

The shares of Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE: PXD) went down by -0.94% by the end of the recent trading session. This movement saw its price plunge to close at $145.40, which was lower than the previous closing price of $146.78. Over the past one week, the price of PXD has slipped by -4.39%, while it has recorded a gain of 3.86% over the past one month. Its three-month performance saw PXD gain 11.49% while its six-month performance saw it surge by 6.65%. The situation is different though over the past one year, as the stock price went up by 1.66%, while its year-to-date (YTD) price performance slipped by -3.94%. The stock price has gone up by +22.18% compared to its 90-day low, while it is down -8.56% 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 1,498,390 shares, with the short-term indicators averagely rating the stock as a 50% Buy. A look at its medium-term indicators reveals that it has a 50-Day average volume of 1,515,758 shares and the indicators have an average rating of 50% Buy. The last indicators, the long-term see PXD stock with a 100-Day average volume of 1,556,501 shares, giving it an average rating of 50% Buy. A look at the general picture of all short, medium and long-term indicators leaves PXD with an average rating of 56% Buy.

Several brokerage firms sent out their reports PXD stock not long ago. In its report sent out on November 13, 2019, Scotia Howard Weil lowered its ratings on PXD to a Sector Perform. In an earlier report on October 10, 2019, Mizuho Upgrade the stock from a Neutral to a Buy. SunTrust meanwhile in its report on July 08, 2019 Downgrade its rating of the stock from a “Hold” to “Hold”.

In related news to the company’s stock, around 90.20% shares are being held by institutional investors. In a recent SEC filing, the company revealed that 805 institutions currently hold the PXD stock. In the last quarter, a 145,523,118 PXD shares were in the possession of institutions. On the other hand, the company recorded 56 new institutions who bought it their stock, while 109 institutions sold their entire PXD reserve. Of the current institutions investing in the stock, 302 increased their investment while 393 decreased their investment in the stock.