Plains GP Holdings, L.P. (NYSE:PAGP) Stock Traded on Unusual High Volume; Hits New Intraday Low

Shares of Plains GP Holdings, L.P. (NYSE:PAGP) tumbled -18.53% in morning trade Tuesday, as an owner and operator of midstream energy infrastructure and provides logistics services for crude oil, natural gas liquids (NGL), natural gas and refined products, stated second-quarter net income of $24M.

The Houston-based company said it had profit of 16 cents per share. The results missed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 26 cents per share.

The oil and gas holding company posted revenue of $6.08B in the period, surpassing Street forecasts. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks predictable $5.97B.

The stock closed its last trade at the price of $21.03, while exchanging hands with the volume of 11368138 shares contrast to its average daily volume of 1.28M shares. Trading volume is an important technical indicator a shareholder uses to confirm a trend or trend reversal. It is generally higher when the price of a security is changing, as the strength of any given price movement is measured mainly by the volume and shifts in trade volume can make observed price movements more significant. News about a company’s financial status, products, or plans, whether positive or negative, will typically result in a temporary increase in the trade volume of its stock. Higher volume for a stock is also an indicator of higher liquidity in the market. For institutional shareholders who wish to sell a large number of shares of a certain stock, lower liquidity will force them to sell the stock slowly over a longer period of time, to avoid losses because of slippage. The stock, as of recent close, has shown weekly downbeat performance of -22.55% which was maintained at -19.87% in 1-month period, and is down -39.32% in this year. The company now has a market value of $6.10B.

The stock, after recent close, is -19.48% below their SMA 50 and -21.6% from SMA20 and is -31.51% above than SMA200. 85.77% shares of the company were owned by institutional investors. The company has 0.2700 value in price to sale ratio while price to book ratio was recorded as 0.97. It beta stands at 1.53.

The average 12 month target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $33. Analyst mean recommendation for this stock stands at 2.298. Analyst recommendations as stated on FINVIZ are rated on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is equivalent to a buy rating, 3 a hold rating, and 5 a sell rating. The consensus recommendation is the average rating on a stock by the analyst community.

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