Stock in Focus: Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRZO)

Tracking volatility data, Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRZO)’s 12 month volatility is currently 57.041300. The 6 month volatility is 53.727100, and the 3 month is noted at 53.678100. Watching historical volatility data can help gauge how much the stock price has fluctuated over the certain period of time. Although past volatility action may help predict the future volatility of a stock, it may also be greatly different when taking into account other factors that may be driving price action during the period of time. 

Equity investors are regularly trying to find value in the markets. Investors looking for value may be checking in on the Piotroski F-Score. Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRZO) currently has a Piotroski F-Score of 2. The goal of the F-Score is to help spot companies with strengthening balance sheets, and to help separate poor performers. The Piotroski F-Score is named after its creator Joseph Piotroski. The F-Score uses nine different variables based on a company’s financial statement. One point is assigned to each test that a stock passes. Generally, a stock scoring an 8 or 9 would be viewed as strong while a stock with a score from 0-2 would be considered weak.

Taking a closer look, Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRZO) has an FCF quality score of -2.378934. The free quality score helps estimate the stability of free cash flow. FCF quality is calculated as the 12 ltm cash flow per share over the average of the cash flow numbers. When reviewing this score, it is generally thought that the lower the ratio, the better. Presently, Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRZO) has an FCF score of 1.300634. The FCF score is determined by merging free cash flow stability with free cash flow growth. In general, a higher FCF score value would represent high free cash flow growth. Monitoring FCF information may help provide some excellent insight on the financial health of a specific company.

Active traders and investors are usually trying to create winning strategies as they look to maximize returns. Some investors may be using price index ratios to help figure out trading ideas. Presently, Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRZO)’s 6 month price index is 1.07561. The six month price index is calculated by dividing the current share price by the share price six months ago. A ratio greater than one indicates an increase in share price over the period. A ratio under one shows that there has been a price decrease over the time period.

We can also take a brief look at the Q.i. (Liquidity) Value. Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRZO) has a present Q.i. value of 52.00000. This value ranks stocks using EBITDA yield, FCF yield, earnings yield and liquidity ratios. The Q.i. value may help spot companies that are undervalued. A larger value would represent low turnover and a higher chance of shares being mispriced. A lower value may indicate larger traded value meaning more sell-side analysts may cover the company leading to a smaller chance shares are priced improperly.

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