The Clues for capitalizing in these stocks: Okta, Inc. (OKTA), Diamondback Energy, Inc. (FANG)

Over the past 9 days, Okta, Inc. (NASDAQ: OKTA) stock was observed to have a Historic Volatility of 34.57%. That figure, when expanded to look at the past 100 days, OKTA goes up to 75.24%. In the last 5 days, this stock’s average daily volume is shown as 1,225,160 shares per day, which is higher than the average of 2,147,802 shares per day as measured over the last 100 days. Moving on to look at the price, the movement in the past 5 days was -1.76, while this stock’s price moved +54.99% higher in the past 100 days.

A widely-used method of evaluating a stock’s price at any given moment is looking at it in relation to its 52-week price range. This stock’s recent dip arrives on a trading day that exhibited lower volume than its usual average of 2.25M (measured over the past 3 months). On February 7th, 2019, volume rose to about 1,200,498 transactions. During the trading period, the first transaction completed was recorded at $80.67 per share, which has dropped by -0.97% by closing bell when the final transaction of the day was recorded at 80.61. At the moment, this stock’s 52-week high is $83.58 and its 52-week low is $27.71.

This publicly-traded organization managed to generate a trailing 12-month revenue of 361.50M. Bearing that in mind, this company is experiencing top-line progress, as its year-over-year quarterly revenue has grown by 57.80%. This company’s current market capitalization is 8.88B.

Recently, Okta, Inc. (NASDAQ: OKTA) has caught the attention – and in-depth analysis – of numerous Wall Street analysts. In a research note published on February 4th, 2019 from Morgan Stanley Initiated the shares of OKTA to $85.Additionally, in a research note made public on January 11th, 2019, Analysts at Piper Jaffray Initiated common shares of OKTA stock to Overweight – combined with a 12-month price target of $80.

Is Diamondback Energy, Inc. a good investment? Let’s take a look at what leading Wall Street experts have to say about this particular stock. For shares of Diamondback Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: FANG), there are currently ratings available from 27 different stock market analysts who have all given their professional opinions. On average, these analysts currently have a Strong Buy recommendation with a mean rating of 4.89. This is in comparison to the average recommendation from a month ago, which was a Strong Buy with an average rating of 4.81. Similarly, the average rating observed 2 months ago was a Strong Buy with the mean numerical rating of 4.79, and the average rating observed 3 months ago was a Strong Buy with a mean numerical rating of 4.77.

But what do Wall Street experts have to say about how this company is performing behind the scenes? Looking at its overall profits, Diamondback Energy, Inc. reported earnings of 1.67 for the quarter ending Sep-18. This compares to the average analyst prediction of 1.59, representing a difference of 0.08, and therefore a surprise factor of 5.04. For the financial results of the preceding quarter, the company posted earnings of 1.59, in comparison to the average analyst forecast of 1.63 – representing a difference of -0.04 and a surprise factor of 2.20.

Continuing discussion of current price performance, Diamondback Energy, Inc. has a total market value of 9.86B at the time of writing – representing $100.61M outstanding shares. Turning to other widely-considered trading data, this company’s half yearly performance is observed to be negative at -27.30%. The Average True Range for this company’s stock is currently 3.14, and its current Beta is sitting at 0.93.

Now let’s take a look at what’s on the horizon: for the financial results of the current quarter, So far – there have been 16 different Wall Street analysts that have provided investors with their professional projections for Diamondback Energy, Inc. For net profit, these analysts are collectively forecasting an average estimate of $1.60 per share, versus the $1.56 per share reported in the year-ago quarter. The lowest earnings per share prediction was $1.16 per share, with the highest forecast pointing toward $2.33 per share. Compared to the year-ago period, experts are projecting a growth rate of +2.56%.