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If You Don’t Buy Absolute Software Corporation (NASDAQ: ABST) Now, You’ll Kick Yourself Later

The trading price of Absolute Software Corporation (NASDAQ:ABST) floating lower at last check on Wednesday, May 24, closing at $11.47, -0.22% lower than its previous close.

Traders who pay close attention to intraday price movement should know that it has been fluctuating between $11.46 and $11.51. In examining the 52-week price action we see that the stock hit a 52-week high of $12.59 and a 52-week low of $7.39. Over the past month, the stock has gained 47.74% in value.

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Absolute Software Corporation, whose market valuation is $810.85 million at the time of this writing. Investors’ optimism about the company’s current quarter earnings report is understandable. Analysts have predicted the quarterly earnings per share to grow by -$0.04 per share this quarter, however they have predicted annual earnings per share of -$0.43 for 2023 and -$0.12 for 2024. It means analysts are expecting annual earnings per share growth of 12.20% this year and 72.10% next year.

Analysts have forecast the company to bring in revenue of $61.26 million for the current quarter, with the likely lows of $60.6 million and highs of $62.33 million. The average estimate suggests sales will likely up by 16.60% this quarter compared to what was recorded in the comparable quarter last year. From the analysts’ viewpoint, the consensus estimate for the company’s annual revenue in 2023 is $231.29 million. The company’s revenue is forecast to grow by 17.20% over what it did in 2023.

A company’s earnings reviews provide a brief indication of a stock’s direction in the short term, where in the case of Absolute Software Corporation 1 upward and no downward comments were posted in the last 7 days. On the technical side, indicators suggest ABST has a 50% Buy on average for the short term. According to the data of the stock’s medium term indicators, the stock is currently averaging as a 50% Sell, while an average of long term indicators suggests that the stock is currently 50% Buy.

Here is the average analyst rating on the stock as represented by 1.00 to 5.00, with the extremes of 1.00 and 5.00 suggesting the stock should be considered as either strong buy or strong sell respectively. The number of analysts that have assigned ABST a recommendation rating is 5. Out of them, 3 rate it a Hold, while 0 recommend Buy, whereas 1 assign an Overweight rating. 0 analyst(s) have tagged Absolute Software Corporation (ABST) as Underweight, while 1 advise Sell. Analysts have rated the stock Hold, likely urging investors to take advantage of the opportunity to add to their holdings of the company’s shares.

A quick review shows that ABST’s price is currently 18.34% off the SMA20 and 32.66% off the SMA50. The RSI metric on the 14-day chart is currently showing 80.25, and weekly volatility stands at 0.55%. When measured over the past 30 days, the indicator reaches 2.38%. Absolute Software Corporation (NASDAQ:ABST)’s beta value is currently sitting at 0.49, while the Average True Range indicator is currently displaying 0.28. With analysts defining $11.50-$16.00 as the low and high price targets, we arrive at a consensus price target of $12.63 for the trailing 12-month period. The current price is about -0.26% off the estimated low and -39.49% off the forecast high, based on this estimate. Investors will be thrilled if ABST’s share price rises to $11.50, which is the median consensus price. At that level, ABST’s share price would be -0.26% below current price.

To see how Absolute Software Corporation stock has been performing today in comparison to its peers in the industry, here are the numbers: ABST stock’s performance was -0.22% at last check in today’s session, and 27.53% in the past year, while Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO) has been trading -1.08% in recent session and positioned 88.61% higher than it was a year ago. Another comparable company Oracle Corporation (ORCL) saw its stock trading -0.41% lower in today’s session but was up 40.12% in a year. Furthermore, ANSYS Inc. (ANSS) showed a decrease of -0.36% today while its price kept inclining at 17.01% over the past year. Also during today’s trading, the S&P 500 Index has plunged -0.88%, while the Dow Jones Industrial also saw a negative session, down -0.72% today.

An evaluation of the daily trading volume of Absolute Software Corporation (NASDAQ:ABST) indicates that the 3-month average is 836.23K. However, this figure has increased over the past 10 days to an average of 4.52 million.

Currently, records show that 52.80 million of the company’s shares remain outstanding. The insiders hold 0.10% of outstanding shares, whereas institutions hold 82.04%. The stats also highlight that short interest as of Apr 27, 2023, stood at 0.38 million shares, resulting in a short ratio of 2.51 at that time. From this, we can conclude that short interest is 0.72% of the company’s total outstanding shares. It is noteworthy that short shares in April were up slightly from the previous month’s figure, which was 0.38 million. However, since the stock’s price has seen 9.82% year-to-date, investors’ interest is likely to be reignited due to its potential to move even higher.

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