Equity Research Analyst’s Stock Ratings: Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc. (TRCH), VAALCO Energy, Inc. (EGY)

Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRCH) tinted gains of +10.83% (+0.13 points) to US$1.33. The volume of 0.34 Million shares climbed down over an trading activity of 162.73 Million shares. EPS ratio determined by looking at last 12 month figures is -0.05. Over the same time span, the stock marked US$1.48 as its best level and the lowest price reached was US$0.53. The corporation has a market cap of US$89.58 Million.

Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRCH)’s earnings per share has been growing at a 40.5 percent rate over the past 5 year when average revenue increase was noted as -11.3 percent. The return on equity ratio or ROE stands at -11.9 percent while most common profitability ratio return on investment (ROI) was -12.7 percent. The company’s institutional ownership is monitored at 8.7 percent. The company’s net profit margin has achieved the current level of 0 percent and possesses 48.1 percent gross margin.

Daily Analyst Recommendations

A number of key analysts, polled by FactSet, shared their views about the current stock momentum. The forecast of 0 surveyed investment analysts covering the stock advises investors to Buy stake in the company. At present, 0 analysts call it Sell, while 0 think it is Hold. Recently, analysts have updated the overall rating to 2. 2 analysts recommended Overweight these shares while 0 recommended Underweight, according to FactSet data.

VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE:EGY) is worth US$145.69 Million and has recently risen 10.67% to US$2.49. The latest exchange of 1.09 Million shares is below its average trading activity of 260.1 Million shares. The day began at US$2.26 but the price moved to US$2.26 at one point during the trading and finally capitulating to a session high of US$2.52. The stock tapped a 52-week high of US$3.38 while the mean 12-month price target for the shares is US$2.

Currently, the stock carries a price to earnings ratio of 1.03, a price to book ratio of 1.49, and a price to sales ratio of 1.54. For the past 5 years, the company’s revenue has grown -17%, while the company’s earnings per share has grown 151%. With an institutional ownership near 46.4%, it carries an earnings per share ratio of 2.41.