Cobalt International Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CIE) on Watch As They Move Pre-Bell

Will shares of Cobalt International Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CIE) hold onto their early gains?  The stock is gapping up 6.90% before market open touching $2.79 on a recent bid. There are many factors that may influence stock price action. One of the most influential factors is company earnings. Company earnings reports can be extremely important for investors. Earnings reports have the ability to let investors know how well or poorly a company has been performing. Investors may try to capitalize on trading around earnings announcements. This can be a very tricky venture and may be quite risky. Studying stock price movements around earnings reports can sometimes be confusing. Often times a company will post better than expected numbers but the stock will drop in price. On the other side, shares may see a bounce even after disappointing results. Analysts try to project what numbers the company will post, but they may not be accurate for a variety of reasons. Following analyst estimates around earnings reports may be helpful, but it may be wise to proceed with caution if only going on what the analysts are saying.

At the time of writing, the stock was trading at $2.79. This represents a change from the opening price of 0.00%. In terms of performance, year to date, the stock is -85.74%. The monthly stock performance comes in at -21.90%. For the quarter, shares are performing at -62.17%. Weekly performance analysis shows the equity at 16.00%.

In taking a look at technical levels, shares are trading -16.89% away from the 50 day simple moving average and -74.62% away from the 200 day simple moving average. Based on a recent bid, the stock is trading -88.93% away from it’s 52- week high and 31.60% away from its 52 week low. 

As of writing, Cobalt International Energy, Inc.’s RSI stands at 51.04. In looking at volatility levels, the shares saw weekly volatility of 8.54% and 12.49% over the past month.

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