Acasti Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ:ACST) traded at $0.79 at last check on Monday, Aug 10, making a downturn move of -0.63% on its previous day’s price.
Looking at the stock we see that its previous close was $0.8 and the beta (5Y monthly) reads 0 with the day’s price range being $0.7300 – 0.8100. The company has a 12-month trailing PE ratio of 0. 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 11.52% over that past 30 days.
Acasti has a market cap of $73.07 Million and is expected to release its quarterly earnings report in Aug. With its Forward Dividend at 0 and a yield of 0%, the company’s investors could be worried for the ACST stock to lose ahead of the earnings release. Estimates by analysts give the company expected earnings per share (EPS) of -$0.16, with the EPS growth for the year raised at -$0.53 for 2020 and -$0.35 for next year. These figures represent -0.3% and at -0.34% growth in EPS for the two years respectively.
On the other hand, looking at the outlook for the ACST stock, short term indicators assign the stock an average of 50% Buy, while medium term indicators assign it an average of 50% Buy. Long term indicators on average place the stock in the category of Hold.
Based on estimates by 4 analysts where scores have ranged from 1.00 for a strong buy to 5.00 for a strong sell, none have rated the Acasti Pharma Inc. (ACST) stock as a Hold, while 4 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 Buy 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 11.09% off its SMA20 and 12.82% from its 50-day simple moving average. The RSI (14) is pointing at 60.37 while the volatility over the past week is 6.28% and jumps to 7.2% over the past one month. The beta value is 0, while the average true range (ATR) is currently pointing at 0.06. The average price target for the stock over the next 12 months is $2.9, with the estimates having a low of $0.99 and a high of $7. These price ends are 25.32% and +786.08% off the current price level respectively, although investors could be excited at the prospect of a +129.11% if the ACST share price touches on the median price of $1.81.
Let’s briefly compare Acasti (ACST) stock to its peers. We find that today’s price change of -0.63% and -62.2% over the past 12 months for ACST competes that of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TEVA), which has seen its stock price fall -0.42% in the latest trading session and is +69.09% over the last one year. Another of its peers Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd (RDY) has climbed 2.5% today, and is +72% up over the past year, while Mylan NV Ord Shs (MYL) is also down -0.63% yet its price remains in the red at -62.2% over the same period. Teva has a P/E ratio of 3956.67 compared to Acasti’s 0 and Dr.’s 41.53. In contrast to these companies, both the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial are today at 0.27% and 1.3%, respectively, in early deals.
Coming back to Acasti Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ:ACST), we note that the average 3-month trading volume was 2.89 Million, while that of the preceding 10-day period stands at 4.22 Million. Current shares outstanding are 92.49 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 July 14, 2020, stood at 646.02 Million at a short ratio of 0.17. This represents a 0.7% Short interest in Shares outstanding on July 14, 2020. Shares short rose in July from the previous month at 381.49 Million. Investors should be excited about this stock as its upside potential is great, with today’s price pushing the stock -67.76% down in year-to-date price movement.