Aphria Inc. (NASDAQ:APHA) Shares Look Bullish in 2021

Aphria Inc. (NASDAQ:APHA) shares, dropped in value on Wednesday, Apr 07, with the stock price down by -6.36% to the previous day’s close as weak demand from buyers trailed the stock to $16.19.

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Actively observing the price movement in the last trading, the stock closed the session at $17.29, falling within a range of $16.11 and $17.21. The value of beta (5-year monthly) was 0 whereas the PE ratio was 0 over 12-month period. Referring to stock’s 52-week performance, its high was $32.29, and the low was $2.78. On the whole, APHA has fluctuated by 0.5% over the past month.

Revisions could be a useful indicator to get insight on short-term price movement; so for the company, there were no upward and no downward review(s) in last seven days. We see that APHA’s technical picture suggests that short-term indicators denote the stock is a 50% Buy on average. However, medium term indicators have put the stock in the category of 50% Buy while long term indicators on average have been pointing out that it is a 100% Buy.

10 analyst(s) have assigned their ratings of the stock’s forecast evaluation on a scale of 1.00-5.00 to indicate a strong buy to a strong sell recommendation. The stock is rated as a Hold by 5 analyst(s), 5 recommend it as a Buy and no body called the APHA stock Outperform. In the meantime, none analyst(s) believe the stock as Underperform and none think it is a Sell. Thus, investors eager to increase their holdings of the company’s stock will have an opportunity to do so as the average rating for the stock is Overweight.

The stock’s technical analysis shows that the PEG ratio is about 0, with the price of APHA currently trading nearly -13.29% and -9.67% away from the simple moving averages for 20 and 50 days respectively. The Relative Strength Index (RSI, 14) currently indicates a reading of 42.25, while the 7-day volatility ratio is showing 5.9% which for the 30-day chart, stands at 8.42%. Furthermore, Aphria Inc. (APHA)’s beta value is 0, and its average true range (ATR) is 1.54. The company’s stock has been forecasted to trade at an average price of $17.03 over the course of the next 52 weeks, with a low of $8.69 and a high of $25.58. Based on these price targets, the low is -46.32 off current price, whereas the price has to move +58% to reach the yearly target high. Additionally, analysts’ median price of $15.73 is likely to be welcomed by investors because it represents an increase of -2.84% from the current levels.

A comparison of Aphria Inc. (APHA) with its peers suggests the former has fared considerably weaker in the market. APHA showed an intraday change of -6.36% in last session, and over the past year, it grew by +439.67%. In comparison, Abbott Laboratories (ABT) has moved higher at +0.12% on the day and was up +45.18% over the past 12 months. On the other hand, the price of Medtronic Inc (MDT) has fallen -0.43% on the day. The stock, however, is off 28.21% from where it was a year ago. Additionally, there is a decline of -636% for Stryker Corp (SYK) in last trading while the stock has seen an overall apprecation of 439.67% over the past year. The PE ratio stands at 0 for Aphria Inc., compared to 47.76 for Abbott Laboratories, and 57.09 for Medtronic Inc. Other than that, the overall performance of the S&P 500 during the last trading session shows that it gained 0.15%. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial improved by 0.05%.

Data on historical trading for Aphria Inc. (NASDAQ:APHA) indicates that the trading volumes over the past 10 days have averaged 10.54 Million and over the past 3 months, they’ve averaged 25.37 Million. According to company’s latest data on outstanding shares, there are 316.8 Million shares outstanding.


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Nearly 0.11% of Aphria Inc.’s shares belong to company insiders and institutional investors own 19.18% of the company’s shares, according to Thomson Reuters’ data. The data on short interest also indicates that stock shorts accounted for 14.27 Million shares as on March 14, 2021, resulting in a short ratio of 0.58. According to the data, the short interest in Aphria Inc. (APHA) stood at 4.5% of shares outstanding as of March 14, 2021; the number of short shares registered in February reached 19.73 Million. The stock has risen by +133.96% since the beginning of the year, thereby showing the potential of a further growth. This could raise investors’ confidence to be optimistic about the APHA stock heading into the next quarter.

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