Some Traders Are Very Bearish on Stella-Jones Inc After Today’s Gap Down

 Some Traders Are Very Bearish on Stella Jones Inc After Today's Gap Down

The stock of Stella-Jones Inc (TSE:SJ) gapped down by $0.18 today and has $39.02 target or 9.00% below today’s $42.88 share price. The 7 months technical chart setup indicates high risk for the $2.75B company. The gap down was reported on Nov, 9 by Barchart.com. If the $39.02 price target is reached, the company will be worth $247.50M less.
Gaps down are helpful for identifying a resistance level and to could also be used as a tradeable event. If traders are short the stock and it experiece gap down, then its usually advisable to hold the short for a bigger down move. Back-tests of such patterns show that two-thirds of the these patterns the stock performance worsens after the gap. The area gaps close 91% of the time, the breakaway gaps 1%, the continuation gaps 9% and the exhaustion gaps 64%. About 329,298 shares traded hands or 213.46% up from the average. Stella-Jones Inc (TSE:SJ) has declined 7.18% since April 5, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 11.96% the S&P500.

Stella-Jones Inc (TSE:SJ) Ratings Coverage

Out of 6 analysts covering Stella-Jones Inc (TSE:SJ), 4 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 2 “Hold”. This means 67% are positive. $59 is the highest target while $45 is the lowest. The $51.34 average target is 19.73% above today’s ($42.88) stock price. Stella-Jones Inc has been the topic of 23 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The firm has “Buy” rating by Acumen Capital given on Monday, August 10. RBC Capital Markets maintained Stella-Jones Inc (TSE:SJ) rating on Wednesday, July 20. RBC Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $56 price target. Scotia Capital maintained the stock with “Sector Perform” rating in Friday, August 12 report. The rating was upgraded by Desjardins Securities on Monday, September 19 to “Buy”. The firm has “Hold” rating by Desjardins Securities given on Monday, August 10. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, November 9 by TD Securities. Scotia Capital maintained it with “Sector Perform” rating and $53 target price in Wednesday, November 9 report. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Thursday, February 4 by RBC Capital Markets.

More news for Stella-Jones Inc (TSE:SJ) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “Stella-Jones Q3: Strong” on November 08, 2016. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “Acquisitions At Stella Jones” and published on April 14, 2016 is yet another important article.

Stella-Jones Inc is a Canada-based company, which is a producer and marketer of pressure treated wood products. The company has a market cap of $2.75 billion. The Firm supplies North America’s railroad operators with railway ties and timbers, and the continent’s electrical utilities and telecommunication companies with utility poles. It has a 18.32 P/E ratio. It makes and distributes residential lumber and accessories to retailers for outdoor applications, as well as industrial products, which include marine and foundation pilings, construction timbers, wood for bridges and coal tar products.

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