Acasti Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ:ACST) traded at $0.46 at last check on Tuesday, Jun 30, making a downturn move of -2.55% on its previous day’s price.
Looking at the stock we see that its previous close was $0.4741 and the beta (5Y monthly) reads 1.18 with the day’s price range being $0.4400 – 0.4849. In terms of its 52-week price range, ACST has a high of $3.08 and a low of $0.25. The company’s stock has gained about -25.1% over that past 30 days.
On the other hand, looking at the outlook for the ACST stock, short term indicators assign the stock an average of Hold, while medium term indicators assign it an average of 50% Sell. Long term indicators on average place the stock in the category of 100% Sell.
Based on estimates by 3 analysts where scores have ranged from 1.00 for a strong buy to 5.00 for a strong sell, 1 have rated the Acasti Pharma Inc. (ACST) stock as a Hold, while 2 rate it as a Buy. None analysts rate it as outperform while none of them rated it as underperform, whereas none suggests the stock as a Sell. The stock has an overall rating of Overweight and investors could take advantage and scoop up stock of the company.
Looking further, we note that the PEG ratio for the ACST stock currently stands at 0, and the current price level is -36.22% off its SMA20 and -29.55% from its 50-day simple moving average. The RSI (14) is pointing at 33.32 while the volatility over the past week is 14.65% and drops to 13.32% over the past one month. The beta value is 0, while the average true range (ATR) is currently pointing at 0.08. The average price target for the stock over the next 12 months is $3.51, with the estimates having a low of $1.53 and a high of $7. These price ends are 232.61% and +1421.74% off the current price level respectively, although investors could be excited at the prospect of a +334.78% if the ACST share price touches on the median price of $2.
Let’s briefly compare Acasti (ACST) stock to its peers. We find that today’s price change of -2.55% and -58.41% over the past 12 months for ACST competes that of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TEVA), which has seen its stock price fall -0.04% in the latest trading session and is +31.96% over the last one year. Another of its peers Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd (RDY) has dropped -1.72% today, and is +41.53% up over the past year, while Mylan NV Ord Shs (MYL) is also down -2.55% yet its price remains in the red at -58.41% over the same period. Teva has a P/E ratio of 0 compared to Acasti’s 0 and Dr.’s 34.15. In contrast to these companies, both the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial are today at 0.04% and 0.46%, respectively, in early deals.
Coming back to Acasti Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ:ACST), we note that the average 3-month trading volume was 2.21 Million, while that of the preceding 10-day period stands at 3.43 Million. Current shares outstanding are 90.21 Million.
According to data from Thomson Reuters, insiders hold 9.29% of the company’s shares while institutions hold 6.09%. The data shows that short shares as of June 14, 2020, stood at 381.49 Million at a short ratio of 0.15. This represents a 0.42% Short interest in Shares outstanding on June 14, 2020. Shares short rose in June from the previous month at 298.49 Million. Investors should be excited about this stock as its upside potential is great, with today’s price pushing the stock -80.65% down in year-to-date price movement.