AXT, Inc. (NASDAQ:AXTI) traded at $5.84 at last check on Wednesday, Sep 16, making an upward move of 9.98% on its previous day’s price.
Looking at the stock we see that its previous close was $5.31 and the beta (5Y monthly) reads 2.01. The company has a 12-month trailing PE ratio of 0. In terms of its 52-week price range, AXTI has a high of $6.2 and a low of $1.85. The company’s stock has gained about 7.93% over that past 30 days.
There have been no upward or downward revisions for the stock’s EPS in last 7 days, something that reflects the nature of company’s price movement in short term. On the other hand, looking at the outlook for the AXTI stock, short term indicators assign the stock an average of 100% Buy, while medium term indicators assign it an average of 50% Buy. Long term indicators on average place the stock in the category of 100% Buy.
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 AXT, Inc. (AXTI) stock as a Hold, while 3 rate it as a Buy. 1 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 AXTI stock currently stands at 0, and the current price level is 10.57% off its SMA20 and 15.77% from its 50-day simple moving average. The RSI (14) is pointing at 60.37 while the volatility over the past week is 4.81% and jumps to 7.01% over the past one month. The beta value is 2.01, while the average true range (ATR) is currently pointing at 0.33. The average price target for the stock over the next 12 months is $8.03, with the estimates having a low of $6.5 and a high of $10. These price ends are 11.3% and +71.23% off the current price level respectively, although investors could be excited at the prospect of a +33.56% if the AXTI share price touches on the median price of $7.8.
Let’s briefly compare AXT, (AXTI) stock to its peers. We find that today’s price change of +9.98% and +30.15% over the past 12 months for AXTI betters that of Broadcom Ltd (AVGO), which has seen its stock price rise 0.35% in the latest trading session and is +27.11% over the last one year. Another of its peers Adv Micro Devices (AMD) has dropped -1.1% today, and is +156.02% up over the past year, while United Microelectronics Corp (UMC) is also up 9.98% yet its price remains in the green at 30.15% over the same period. Broadcom has a P/E ratio of 68.77 compared to AXT,’s 0 and Adv’s 156.92. In contrast to these companies, both the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial are today at 0.56% and 0.78%, respectively, in early deals.