Generac Stock Moves Higher on Bullish Coverage

The equity sports a more than 74% deficit in 2022

Digital Content Manager
Dec 28, 2022 at 9:45 AM
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Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE:GNRC) is up 2.6% at $93.55, after Janney Montgomery Scott rated the equity a "buy" with a $160 price target, which is a roughly 76% premium to last night's close.

The brokerage is joining an optimistic bunch, with 13 of 21 analysts in question calling GNRC a "strong buy" coming into today. Echoing this, the 12-month consensus target price of $149.14 is already a 63.6% premium to current levels.

Meanwhile, short sellers have been piling on, with short interest is up 11.5% in the last two reporting periods. The 5.39 million shares sold short currently make up for 8.8% of the equity's available float.

Short-term options traders lean bullish. This is per Generac stock's Schaeffer's put/call open interest ratio (SOIR), which sits higher than only 12% of annual readings, meaning these traders have rarely been more call-biased.  

It's also worth noting the equity's Schaeffer's Volatility Scorecard (SVS) ranks at 94 out of 100, meaning GNRC tends to outperform volatility estimates -- a good thing for buyers. 

On the charts, the stock just hit a Dec. 22, two-year low of $86.33. The 30-day moving average has been pressuring shares lower since August, contributing to its 74.1% deficit so far in 2022.

 

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