Fact Check: What’s up with Korn Ferry (KFY) today

The biggest gainers of the session on the Wall Street include Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), which rose 1.65 points or 4.69% to trade at $36.85 as last check. The stock closed last session at $35.2 and sets an active trading volume day with a reported 489009 contracts so far this session. KFY shares had a relatively better volume day versus average trading capacity of 461.23 thousand shares, but with a 55.22 million float and a -1.51% run over a week, it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on. The one year price forecast for KFY stock indicates that the average analyst price target is $49.6 per share. This means the stock has a potential increase of 34.6% from where the KFY share price has been trading recently which is between $35.03 and $35.57. There are some brokerage firms that offer lower targets than the average, with one of them, even setting their price target at $37. Flipping the other side of the coin, an analyst who is fully bullish set a price target as high as $63.

During the recent trading session for Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), the company witnessed their stock rise $0.67 over a week and tumble down $-1.33 from the price 20 days ago. When compared to their established 52-week high of $49.54, the high they recorded in their recent session happens to be lower. Their established 52-week high was attained by the company on 02/28/19. The recent low of $34.35 stood for a -25.62% since 06/09/19, a data which is good for most investors who are looking to take advantage of the stock’s recent rise. A beta of 1.11 is also allocated to the stock. Since the beta is greater than one, it implies that the stock is more volatile than the market, a data that traders are keeping close attention to. At the moment, the median target price for KFY is set at $48, a figure which is below the recent 1-year high the stock witnessed.

Looking at the current readings for Korn Ferry, the two-week RSI stands at 48.75. This figure suggests that KFY stock, for now, is neutral, meaning that the shares are stable in terms of price movement. The stochastic readings, on the other hand, based on the current KFY readings is similarly very revealing as it has a stochastic reading of 16.38% at this stage. This figure means that KFY share price today is being overbought.

Technical chart claims that Korn Ferry (KFY) would settle between $35.5/share to $35.81/share level. However, if the stock price goes below the $34.96 mark, then the market for Korn Ferry becomes much weaker. If that happens, the stock price might even plunge as low as $34.73 for its downside target. The stock is currently in the red zone of MACD, with the indicator reading -0.18. Traders are always alerted for the move of a stock above or below the zero line due to the fact that the reading is an indicator of the position of the short-term average relative to the long-term average. If the MACD is above the zero line, then the short-term average relative is above that of the long-term average, thus implying an upward momentum. Vice versa is the case if the MACD is below the zero line.

Analysts at Credit Suisse, assumed coverage of KFY assigning Underperform rating, according to their opinion released on August 10. Goldman, analysts launched coverage of Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) stock with a Buy recommendation, according to their flash note issued to investors on March 27. Analysts at SunTrust are sticking to their Buy stance. However, on September 07, they lifted price target for these shares to $42 from $40.

KFY equity has an average rating of 2.75, with the figure leaning towards a bullish end. 6 analysts who tracked the company were contacted by Reuters. Amongst them, 1 rated the stock as a hold while the remaining 5 were split even though not equally. Some analysts rate the stock as a buy or a strong buy while others rated it as a sell. 4 analysts rated Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) as a buy or a strong buy while 1 advised that investors should desist from purchasing the stock or sell them if they already own the company’s stock.

Moving on, KFY stock price is currently trading at 9.74X forward 12-month Consensus EPS estimates, and its P/E ratio is 10.8 while for the average stock in the same group, the multiple is 15.4. Korn Ferry current P/B ratio of 1.6 means it is trading at a discount against its industry’s 3.2.