AST SpaceMobile Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTS) price on Thursday, August 26, rose 17.37% above its previous day’s close as an upside momentum from buyers pushed the stock’s value to $11.08.
A look at the stock’s price movement, the close in the last trading session was $9.44, moving within a range at $9.61 and $11.22. Turning to its 52-week performance, $25.37 and $6.96 were the 52-week high and 52-week low respectively. Overall, ASTS moved 1.93% over the past month.
AST SpaceMobile Inc.’s market cap currently stands at around $1.94 billion. Analysts project the company’s earnings per share (EPS) to be -$1.03, which has seen fiscal year 2021 EPS growth forecast to increase to -$0.28 and about -$0.63 for fiscal year 2022.
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 ASTS is a Hold. On the other hand, the stock is on average a Hold as suggested by medium term indicators while long term indicators are putting the stock in 50% Sell category.
2 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 0 analyst(s) rate the stock as a Hold, 2 recommend ASTS 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 Buy which could provide an opportunity for investors keen on increasing their holdings of the company’s stock.
ASTS’s current price about 12.56% and 2.59% off the 20-day and 50-day simple moving averages respectively. The Relative Strength Index (RSI, 14) currently prints 59.08, while 7-day volatility ratio is 9.45% and 7.37% in the 30-day chart. Further, AST SpaceMobile Inc. (ASTS) has a beta value of 0, and an average true range (ATR) of 0.76. Analysts have given the company’s stock an average 52-week price target of $32.00, forecast between a low of $29.00 and high of $35.00. Looking at the price targets, the low is -161.73% off current price level while to achieve the yearly target high, price needs to move -215.88%. Nonetheless, investors will most likely welcome a -188.81% jump to $32.00 which is the analysts’ median price.
In the market, a comparison of AST SpaceMobile Inc. (ASTS) and its peers suggest the former has performed considerably stronger. Data shows ASTS’s intraday price has changed 17.37% in last session and 10.47% over the past year. Elsewhere, the overall performance for the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial shows that the indexes are down -0.58% and -0.54% respectively in the last trading.
If we refocus on AST SpaceMobile Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTS), historical trading data shows that trading volumes averaged 1.59 million over the past 10 days and 3.11 million over the past 3 months. The company’s latest data on shares outstanding shows there are 28.75 million shares.
The 11.80% of AST SpaceMobile Inc.’s shares are in the hands of company insiders while institutional holders own 28.50% of the company’s shares. Also important is the data on short interest which shows that short shares stood at 2.2 million on Apr 14, 2021, giving us a short ratio of 1.28. Current price change has pushed the stock -18.41% YTD, which shows the potential for further growth is there. It is this reason that could see investor optimism for the ASTS stock continues to rise going into the next quarter.