Best Near-Term Wealth-Building Stock Now: KeyCorp (KEY)

Wall Street analysts will be watching closely when KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) reports its quarterly earnings next, which is scheduled for Thu 18 Apr (In 29 Days). Looking at the latest analyst forecasts, the current earnings-per-share (EPS) consensus estimate is sitting at $0.41 per share. In the preceding quarter, the company reportedly generated EPS of $0.48 per share of its common stock. Looking at profitability indicators, this organization has an operating margin of 75.10%, a profit margin of 36.90%.

Speaking of Wall Street analysts, a number of market experts at top investment banks have recently posted their updated ratings on shares of KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY). Most recently, on February 4th, 2019, Wedbush Downgrade a Neutral rating. Before that, on January 11th, 2019, Sandler O’Neill Upgrade to Buy. Barclays Reiterated a Underweight rating on January 2nd, 2019, Nomura Downgrade an Reduce rating on December 10th, 2018, and Nomura Downgrade a Neutral rating on November 13th, 2018.

At its current price point, combined with the fact that this company has 1.01B shares outstanding, the current market capitalization sits at 16.71B. In the last trading day, 17,487,353 shares of KeyCorp were traded, which compares to its usual volume of about 12.46M shares per day of trading.

If we compare this company’s current price to its recent pricing activity, we can see that the price has changed by -$0.79 in the past five trading days, resulting in a percentage change of -4.56% and a moving average of 17.30. In the past 20 days, its price changed by -$1.42 (which is -7.91%) and the stock’s moving average was 17.29. Looking back a full 50 days, shares of KEY changed by $0.79 (which is +5.02%) and demonstrated a moving average of 16.95.

Staying in the same analytical area, this company’s stock has demonstrated a 9-day Stochastic %K score of 58.21%, a 14-day Stochastic %K score of 53.66% and a 20-day Stochastic %K score of 50.44%. Using a similar metric, KeyCorp (KEY) shares showed a Stochastic %D of 77.66% over the past 9 days, a Stochastic %D score of 66.75% over the last 14 days, and a 20-day Stochastic %D of 62.74%. Meanwhile, this stock’s MACD Oscillator was 0.06 over the past 9 days, 0.08 over the past two weeks, and -0.06 in the last 20 days.

As recent trading data suggests, this company’s shares have been hovering close to the $16.53 level. Over the past 12 months, this stock has experienced a high price of $21.91 and a low of $13.65. Top market experts pay heightened attention to a stock as it is getting closer to a notable historic high price or low price.

The Vanguard Group Inc purchased more shares of this company during the last fiscal quarter, as we can observe in the latest corresponding filing from KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This specific major shareholder, at the end of the quarter, held 114,385,762 shares of the company’s stock following the addition of 951,980 to this investor’s holdings during the three-month period. This share count represents that The Vanguard Group Inc now held 11.34% stake in KeyCorp (KEY)’s shares.

Just in the most recent trading day, KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) experienced a high price of $17.38 and low point of $16.51. At the end of the last trading session, this stock was at 16.53 per share, following a loss of -$0.09, or -5.33% during the full day.