Acasti Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ:ACST) price on Wednesday, August 25, rose 3.34% above its previous day’s close as an upside momentum from buyers pushed the stock’s value to $0.47.
A look at the stock’s price movement, the close in the last trading session was $0.45, moving within a range at $0.4522 and $0.4819. The beta value (5-Year monthly) was 1.46. Turning to its 52-week performance, $1.22 and $0.17 were the 52-week high and 52-week low respectively. Overall, ACST moved 2.75% over the past month.
Acasti Pharma Inc.’s market cap currently stands at around $120.97 million, with investors looking forward to this quarter’s earnings report slated for Nov 15, 2021 – Nov 19, 2021. Analysts project the company’s earnings per share (EPS) to be -$0.16, which has seen fiscal year 2018 EPS growth forecast to increase to -$0.53 and about -$0.35 for fiscal year 2019. Per the data, EPS growth is expected to be 30.30% for 2021 and 34.00% for the next financial year.
Revisions could be used as tool to get short term price movement insight, and for the company that in the past seven days was no upward and no downward review(s). Turning to the stock’s technical picture we see that short term indicators suggest on average that ACST is a 50% Sell. On the other hand, the stock is on average a 50% Sell as suggested by medium term indicators while long term indicators are putting the stock in 100% Sell category.
1 analyst(s) have given their forecast ratings for the stock on a scale of 1.00-5.00 for a strong buy to strong sell recommendation. A total of 1 analyst(s) rate the stock as a Hold, 0 recommend ACST as a Buy and 0 give it an Overweight rating. Meanwhile, 0 analyst(s) rate the stock as Underweight and 0 say it is a Sell. As such, the average rating for the stock is Hold which could provide an opportunity for investors keen on increasing their holdings of the company’s stock.
ACST’s current price about 3.69% and -6.01% off the 20-day and 50-day simple moving averages respectively. The Relative Strength Index (RSI, 14) currently prints 52.06, while 7-day volatility ratio is 7.59% and 7.50% in the 30-day chart. Further, Acasti Pharma Inc. (ACST) has a beta value of 1.47, and an average true range (ATR) of 0.03. Analysts have given the company’s stock an average 52-week price target of $0.25, forecast between a low of $0.25 and high of $0.25. Looking at the price targets, the low is 46.81% off current price level while to achieve the yearly target high, price needs to move 46.81%. Nonetheless, investors will most likely welcome a 46.81% jump to $0.25 which is the analysts’ median price.
In the market, a comparison of Acasti Pharma Inc. (ACST) and its peers suggest the former has performed considerably stronger. Data shows ACST’s intraday price has changed 3.34% in last session and -29.85% over the past year. Looking at another peer, we see that Omeros Corporation (OMER) price has gained 1.57% on the day. However, the stock is 31.89% off its price a year ago. Elsewhere, the overall performance for the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial shows that the indexes are up 0.22% and 0.11% respectively in the last trading.
If we refocus on Acasti Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ:ACST), historical trading data shows that trading volumes averaged 10.04 million over the past 3 months. The company’s latest data on shares outstanding shows there are 208.38 million shares.
The 2.62% of Acasti Pharma Inc.’s shares are in the hands of company insiders while institutional holders own 1.82% of the company’s shares. Current price change has pushed the stock 44.62% YTD, which shows the potential for further growth is there. It is this reason that could see investor optimism for the ACST stock continues to rise going into the next quarter.