Acasti Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ:ACST) in recent session today was buoying at a rise of 1.42% from its closing price on previous day.
Taking a look at stock we notice that its last check on previous day was $0.21 and 5Y monthly beta was reading 0 with its price kept floating in the range of $0.2048 and $0.2138 on the day. Company’s P/E ratio for the trailing 12 months is 0. Considering stock’s 52-week price range provides that ACST hit a high price of $3.08 and saw its price falling to a low level of $0.18 during that period. Over a period of past 1-month, stock came adding 3.78% in its value.
With its current market valuation of $20.1 Million, Acasti Pharma Inc. is set to declare its quarterly results next month. ACST Stock’s Forward Dividend of 0 and its yield of 0 are making investors’ thoughts stronger that it could fall further before the company announces its earnings for the current quarter. Analysts are in estimates of -$0.16 per share for company’s earnings in the current quarter and are expecting its annual EPS growth moving up to -$0.53 for 2020 with estimates of that growing to -$0.35 in next year. These estimates are suggesting current year growth of -0.3% for EPS and -0.34% growth next year.
In contrast, when we review ACST stock’s current outlook then short term indicators are assigning it an average of 50% Sell, while medium term indicators are categorizing the stock at an average of 100% Sell. Long term indicators are suggesting an average of 100% Sell for it.
According to ratings assigned by 3 analysts at the scale of 1 to 5 with 1.00 representing a strong buy and 5.00 suggesting a strong sell; 2 of them are recommending Acasti Pharma Inc. (ACST) as a Hold, while 1 are in view that stock is a Buy. Recommendation by None analysts for the stock is an Outperform while number of those analysts who rated the stock as Underperform is none, whereas none of them are considering the stock as a Sell. When taken as whole, stock gets a rating of Overweight and that encourages the investors to exploit the opportunity and build their stake up in the company.
Digging deeper we become aware of the PEG ratio of the ACST stock which is currently positioned at 0. It further provides that stock’s current price level is 0.12% away from its 20-day simple moving average and is -53.13% off its SMA50. Its relative strength index (RSI) for 14-periods is oscillating at 33.89 while volatility remained at 5.81% over the past week which changes to 8.62% when measuring it over the past month. Beta is valued at 0, while measure of average true range or ATR is currently at 0.02. In predicting price targets of as low as $0.25 and as high as $2.27, analysts are in agreement on assigning the stock over the next 12 months average price target of $1.26. Stock’s current price level is 19.05% above from estimated low price target while it is 980.95% below the estimated high; and even if the ACST’s share succeeded to reach the median price of $1.26, then the outlook of +500% could come to the excitement of the investors.
In comparing Acasti Pharma Inc. (ACST)’s stock with other industry players reveals that stock’s latest price change of +1.42% and that of -90.12% over the past 12 months is in competing position with that of Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd (RDY) which saw its stock price fell by -0.78% in the recent trading and went through an increase of 88.79% in past 12-month trading. Industry’s another major player Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TEVA) has fell -0.4% down in latest trading session, but over the past year has faced a rise of 51.99%, while Mylan NV Ord Shs (MYL) is also up 1.42% however its price remained floating in the red at -90.12% over the same period. Acasti Pharma Inc. has a P/E ratio of 0 against that of Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd’s 45.89 while Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd is showing 3313.33 for the same. On the other hand, the S&P 500 Index was up 0.92% in the early deals while the Dow Jones Industrial was dealing higher at 0.69%.
Having a second look at Acasti Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ:ACST) provides that stock’s average daily trading volume for 3 months was 5.86 Million, while it dropped to 3.4 Million when we calculate an average volume for past 10 days. Number of outstanding shares of the stock currently stood at 96.87 Million.
Data compiled by Thomson Reuters highlights that percentage of outstanding shares held by the insiders is 9.29% while it is 6.09% for the institutional holders. The figures also indicate that as of September 14, 2020, number of stock’s short shares was 1090000 which implies a short ratio of 0.12. This shows up a 1.13% of Short Interest in company’s outstanding shares on the day. In September the standing of shares short declined as it was 240.45 Million in the previous month. Drop of -91.53% by stock’s current price to its year-to-date value in today’s trading is likely to be increasing investors’ worries about the stock as it is hinting a further drop.