Stock to Concentrate: Alon USA Energy, Inc. (NYSE:ALJ)

Alon USA Energy, Inc. (NYSE:ALJ) jumped 4.47 percent and ended the day at $12.16. The Average Volume of the company is 747.34 Million and P/E (price to earnings) ratio is 0, while Forward P/E ratio is 60.2.

Piper Jaffray Upgrade its coverage for Alon USA Energy, Inc. (NYSE:ALJ) in a note sent to investors on 18-Nov-16. The research firm Upgrade the stock to Neutral. Moreover, Credit Suisse issued Upgrade rating for the stock on 11-Oct-16. Citigroup also Initiated the company to Buy on 14-Sep-16, 2016. Additionally, Barclays Downgrade its ratings on the stock to Underweight.

The highest price ALJ stock touched in the last 12 month was $13.01 and the lowest price it hit in the same period was $5.86. The stock has a Return on Assets of -5.3 percent, Return on Investment of 13 percent and a Return on Equity of -20 percent. The company’s market cap is $866.28 Million.

Alon USA Energy, Inc. (NYSE:ALJ)’s growth estimate is 66.7 percent for the current quarter. The growth estimate for the next quarter is 133.3 percent. The company’s stock has fell -2.06 percent in the past five year. The company is expected to grow by -51.9 percent over the next five years.

Price Target is an important factor while doing analysis of a stock. According to 7 analysts, Price Target for Alon USA Energy, Inc. (NYSE:ALJ) may hit a high of $17.6. The average and low price target for the stock are $12.31 and $9, respectively.

Now we look at the Moving Averages, the 200-day is 39.79, the 50-day is 4.35 and the 20-day is 7.16. Moving averages are used as a strong indicator for technical stock analysis and it helps investors in figuring out where the stock has been and also help in determining where it may be possibly heading.

Looking forward, the company is expected to report earnings of $-0.14 per share for the current quarter. Revenue is expected in between 1.07 Billion and 1.04 Billion with an average of 1.05 Billion.

When we look at the recommendation trends, the stock presently has an average brokerage recommendation of 1.6. Out of 8 brokerage recommendations, 1 gave a Strong Buy, 1 issued a Buy, 6 issued Hold, 0 rated Under-perform and 0 issued a Sell.

Alon USA Energy, Inc. (NYSE:ALJ) performance during the last one year Improved 30.14 percent, while its year to date (YTD) performance showed a Positive trend of 6.85 percent. The stock Jumped 63.96 percent over the past six months. The stock’s quarterly performance indicates a Positive momentum of 29.28 percent, whereas its last one month trend is Optimistic with 3.84 percent. Its weekly performance showed upward trend of 4.02 percent.

Profitability analysis helps a great deal in making investment decision. Net profit margin of the company was recorded at -3.2 percent, operating profit margin was -2.6 percent, whereas gross profit margin stands at 14.9 percent. Beta factor was calculated at 1.06.

Alon USA Energy, Inc. (NYSE:ALJ) has 72.09 Million shares outstanding and 31.76 Million shares were floated in market. The short ratio in the company’s stock is documented at 5.91 and the short float is around of 13.9%. The stock’s average true range of stands at 0.36, while the relative strength index is 62.2.

Liquidity ratios helps investors to determine a company’s ability to pay off its debts. For the most recent quarter, quick ratio was 0.9, current ratio was 1.2, LT Debt/Equity ratio was 0.98 and Total Debt/Equity ratio was 1.01.