Westwood Holdings Group, Inc. (NYSE:WHG) vs. Heska Corporation (NASDAQ:HSKA) Heady Investors are Taking a Look

Keen investors are consistently searching for true bargains in the stock market. Finding these stocks can make the difference between a winning or losing portfolio. Shares of Westwood Holdings Group, Inc. (NYSE:WHG) have come into focus as of late. In recent trading activity, company stock has moved -0.06% touching the price of $67.81. Moving forward, the investment community will be watching to see if shares can gain some positive momentum.

Here we’ll take a quick glance at how the stock price is currently trading in relation to some of its simple moving averages. At current levels, Westwood Holdings Group, Inc. (NYSE:WHG) shares have been seen trading 2.16% away from the 20-day moving average. The stock has been recently separated from the 50-day moving average by 2.79%. Using a broader approach, shares have been trading 11.85% off of the 200-day moving average. After the latest check-in, company stock is -3.57% off of the 50 day high and 9.35% away from the 50 day low price.

In terms of performance, shares of Westwood Holdings Group, Inc. (NYSE:WHG) are 2.42% since the start of 2016. Over the past week, shares are 1.07%. Moving out to look at the previous month performance, the stock is at 3.46%. For the quarter, performance is at 0.92%. During the past six months, Westwood Holdings Group, Inc. (NYSE:WHG)’s stock has been 16.15% and 15.78% for the last 12 months.

Seasoned investors are often on the lookout for a value name with solid upside.  Recently attention has been given to shares of Heska Corporation (NASDAQ:HSKA) as the stock recently touched $78.48, a -2.41% move from the most recent open.

Here we’ll take a quick glance at how the stock price is currently trading in relation to some of its simple moving averages. At current levels, Heska Corporation (NASDAQ:HSKA) shares have been seen trading -1.57% away from the 20-day moving average. The stock has been recently separated from the 50-day moving average by -5.87%. Using a broader approach, shares have been trading -16.96% off of the 200-day moving average. After the latest check-in, company stock is -20.68% off of the 50 day high and 4.35% away from the 50 day low price.

In terms of performance, shares of Heska Corporation (NASDAQ:HSKA) are -2.16% since the start of 2016. Over the past week, shares are 2.29%. Moving out to look at the previous month performance, the stock is at 1.13%. For the quarter, performance is at -19.19%. During the past six months, Heska Corporation (NASDAQ:HSKA)’s stock has been -22.13% and 4.64% for the last 12 months.

Investors are constantly attempting to find the next great stock to own. Picking the next winner to bolster the portfolio may involve some hard work and a little bit of stock market magic. Sifting through the wealth of information about public companies can be a daunting task. Many sharp investors will attack the equity markets from many different angles.

This may include keeping close tabs on fundamental and technical data. This may also include tracking analyst opinions and following what the big money institutions are buying or selling.

So, most importantly, where are shares headed from here? In order to get a sense of Wall Street sentiment, we can look to brokerage analyst estimates. On a one to five ratings scale where 1.0 indicates a Strong Buy, 2.0 indicates a Buy, 3.0 a Hold, 4.0 a Sell and 5.0 a Stong Sell. Heska Corporation currently has an average analyst recommendation of 2.40 according to analysts. This is the average number based on the total brokerage firms taken into consideration by Beta Systems Research. The same analysts have a future one-year price target of $103.00 on the shares.