Huttig Building Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:HBP) concluded the trading on Thursday, Oct 15, with a rise of 41.66% from its closing price on previous day.

Taking a look at stock we notice that its last check on previous day was $2.41 and 5Y monthly beta was reading 2.93 with its price kept floating in the range of $3.0700 and $3.7500 on the day. Company’s P/E ratio for the trailing 12 months is 0. Considering stock’s 52-week price range provides that HBP hit a high price of $3 and saw its price falling to a low level of $0.49 during that period. Over a period of past 1-month, stock came adding 48.7% in its value.

In contrast, when we review HBP stock’s current outlook then short term indicators are assigning it an average of 75% Buy, while medium term indicators are categorizing the stock at an average of 100% Buy. Long term indicators are suggesting an average of 100% Buy for it.

According to ratings assigned by 1 analysts at the scale of 1 to 5 with 1.00 representing a strong buy and 5.00 suggesting a strong sell; none of them are recommending Huttig Building Products, Inc. (HBP) as a Hold, while 1 are in view that stock is a Buy. Recommendation by None analysts for the stock is an Outperform while number of those analysts who rated the stock as Underperform is none, whereas none of them are considering the stock as a Sell. When taken as whole, stock gets a rating of Buy and that encourages the investors to exploit the opportunity and build their stake up in the company.

Digging deeper we become aware of the PEG ratio of the HBP stock which is currently positioned at 0. It further provides that stock’s current price level is 51.58% away from its 20-day simple moving average and is 50.13% off its SMA50. Its relative strength index (RSI) for 14-periods is oscillating at 87.37 while volatility remained at 8.64% over the past week which changes to 5.82% when measuring it over the past month. Beta is valued at 2.93, while measure of average true range or ATR is currently at 0.2. In predicting price targets of as low as $8.1 and as high as $8.1, analysts are in agreement on assigning the stock over the next 12 months average price target of $8.1. Stock’s current price level is 136.84% above from estimated low price target while it is 136.84% below the estimated high; and even if the HBP’s share succeeded to reach the median price of $8.1, then the outlook of +136.84% could come to the excitement of the investors.

In comparing Huttig Building Products, Inc. (HBP)’s stock with other industry players reveals that stock’s latest price change of +41.66% and that of +56.88% over the past 12 months is in better position with that of Home Depot (HD) which saw its stock price raised by 0.16% in the recent trading and went through an increase of 21.89% in past 12-month trading. Industry’s another major player Lowe’s Companies (LOW) has jumped 1.46% up in latest trading session, but over the past year has faced a rise of 56.81%, while Fastenal Company (FAST) is also up 41.66% however its price remained floating in the green at 56.88% over the same period. Huttig Building Products, Inc. has a P/E ratio of 0 against that of Home Depot’s 26.34 while Lowe’s Companies is showing 23.4 for the same. On the other hand, the S&P 500 Index was down -0.15% in the early deals while the Dow Jones Industrial was dealing lower at -0.07%.

Having a second look at Huttig Building Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:HBP) provides that stock’s average daily trading volume for 3 months was 339.7 Million, while it jumped to 60.58 Million when we calculate an average volume for past 10 days. Number of outstanding shares of the stock currently stood at 26.89 Million.

Data compiled by Thomson Reuters highlights that percentage of outstanding shares held by the insiders is 20.74% while it is 44.65% for the institutional holders. The figures also indicate that as of September 29, 2020, number of stock’s short shares was 361000000 which implies a short ratio of 8.96. This shows up a 1.34% of Short Interest in company’s outstanding shares on the day. In September the standing of shares short declined as it was 407.87 Million in the previous month. Addition of +122.08% by stock’s current price to its year-to-date value in today’s trading is likely to be increasing investors’ interest in the stock as it is hinting an extended uptrend.