A ‘Pretend’ Growth Stock: Extraction Oil & Gas, Inc. (XOG), Advaxis, Inc. (ADXS)

Extraction Oil & Gas, Inc. (NASDAQ:XOG) has its shares plummet by -56.79% or $3.22 from its all-time high of $5.67. The drop in the price of the shares saw it stand at $2.45 per share. XOG has been trading at a low of $1.33 over the past one year but it surged by 84.21% or $1.12 to reach the $2.45 mark. Following the massive rise in stock price, XOG received more attention from investors and analysts. On Tuesday, the stock plunged by 2.08%, which caused investors and analysts to excite about it. Following the plunge in price, the XOG beta stands at 0, implying that its volatility level has gone down by 1 back of the general market. A look at the stock’s 200-day moving average shows that it is -27.41% below while its 50-day moving average shows that it is currently 29.38% above. Compared to 9.41% average daily volatility of past month, the stock’s average volatility for this week has increased by 0.9 as the volatility level currently stands at 10.31%.

Over the past seven days, the stock has witnessed a price surge by 27.6%. This massive rise in stock price has caught the attention of both investors and market traders. The stock has performed poorly over the past 52 weeks, dropping by -44.82% during that time frame and is now up by 15.57% since this point this year. XOG has surged by 54.09% over the past 30 days, with its equity price losing% of its value over the past ninety days. These figures add up to see the stock record a shortfall of -39.36% over the past six months.

Market analysts from research firms still remain bullish about the short-term performance of XOG. Most of them are of the view that the stock would be able to reach $3.66 over the next 12 months. If that happens, then the stock would witness a 49.39% rise in its price and that would see the stock’s market cap hit an astonishing $444 Million. Analysts view this stock as a bearish at the moment as its average rating is 2.9. According to Reuters, many of the 9 analysts covering the stock at the moment believe it is a Buy. 5 of them rated XOG as a Hold while 1 of them either rated it as a Buy or a Strong Buy. However, 3 of them advised investors to sell the stock if they have it or shouldn’t buy it if they don’t possess any.

The stock’s technical analysis reveals that its 14-day Relative Strength Index (RSI) is currently in a overbought position as it was able to attain 70.75 points. The trading volume now standing at 2364993 shares. The decrease of -705007 shares in trading volume shows that traders and investors have shown less interest in the stock over the past few weeks. During that trading session, the average trading volume of XOG was 3070000 shares, which is more than 0.77 times higher than its usual trading volume.

The stock is currently overbought as its Stochastic Oscillator (%D) is at 82.37%, which implies that a dip in price could be experienced soon. Its shares P/S ratio is above the 2.81 industry average and above the 1.15 by the wider market, as ADXS’s P/S ratio currently stands at 3.04. The stock’s estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple is 0 which is also below the 12-month price-earnings (P/E) which stands at 0. Advaxis, Inc. has experienced a rise in its earnings, recording an increase rate of 40.4% in each quarter over the past five years.