Mercer International (MERC) : 3 analysts are covering Mercer International (MERC) and their average rating on the stock is 2.33, which is read as a Buy. Mercer International (MERC) also receives 2 more Buy recommendations from analysts who believe that the stock will do well going forward. A Zacks Investment Research rank of 4, which recommends a Sell affirms that they expect a large upside in the stock from the current levels. A total of 1 brokerage firms believe that the stock is fairly valued, hence they advise a Hold on the stock.
Mercer International (MERC) : The most positive equity analysts on Mercer International (MERC) expects the shares to touch $13, whereas, the least positive believes that the stock will trade at $10 in the short term. The company is covered by 4 Wall Street Brokerage Firms. The average price target for shares are $11.13 with an expected fluctuation of $1.32 from the mean.
For the current week, the company shares have a recommendation consensus of Buy. Mercer International (NASDAQ:MERC): During Thursdays trading session, Bulls were in full control of the stock right from the opening. The stock opened at $8.13 and $8.03 proved to be the low of the day. Continuous buying at higher levels pushed the stock towards an intraday high of $8.58. The buying momentum continued till the end and the stock did not give up its gains. It closed at $8.29, notching a gain of 1.97% for the day. The total traded volume was 300,785 . The stock had closed at $8.13 on the previous day.
In a related news, Stannus Genevieve, officer (Treasurer) of Mercer International Inc., unloaded 5,000 shares at an average price of $14.07 on March 18, 2015. The total amount of the transaction was worth $70,350, according to the disclosed information with the Securities and Exchange Commission in a Form 4 filing.
Mercer International Inc. (Mercer) operates in the pulp industry. The Company produces bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) pulp. It also produces pulp for resale, known as market pulp, in Germany. The Company generates and sells green energy to regional utilities. Its operations are located in Eastern Germany and Western Canada. It operates three NBSK pulp mills. The Companys wholly owned subsidiary, Rosenthal, owns and operates the Rosenthal mill, which has an annual production capacity of approximately 360,000 ADMTs and 57 MW of electrical generation. The Companys subsidiary, Stendal owns and operates the Stendal mill, which has an annual production capacity of approximately 660,000 ADMTs and 148 MW of electrical generation. The Companys wholly owned subsidiary, Celgar, owns and operates the Celgar mill, which is a NBSK pulp mill with an annual production capacity of approximately 520,000 ADMTs and 100 MW of electrical generation.