ABDC stock: buy or sell?

ABDC stock price: $8.83 -0.11% At close on August 23rd, 2019

Updated on:
August 23rd, 2019

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Shares of Alcentra Capital ended today at $8.83 and remained stable a tight -0.11%. With Friday it's been 3 sliding days in a row, loosing $-0.09 (-1.01%).

Should I buy ABDC stock?

Even if you are a experienced or a novel trader, best trading results come from using an investing strategy that never leaves to random or subjective opinions when is the best moment to buy or sell stocks. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to pick and when is the best time to buy them. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at Stocks2.com we prefer those that are simple but successful.

None of our preferred buy setups matches with Alcentra Capital stock situation right now, therefore this is not a suitable entry point.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This is not a selling recommendation at all, just it's not the best moment to buy if you follow any of these trading strategies.

Is Alcentra Capital stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are posted by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for ABDC stock for the last month.

ABDC stock analysis

Daily outlook

Alcentra Capital remained stable a tight -0.11% and closed at $8.83.

Alcentra Capital remained steady a tight -0.11% and closed at $8.83. Since price and SMA50d lines crossed up on Aug 13th, ABDC climbed $0.71 (8.74%).

ABDC stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

After boosting an astounding 7.81% in a week last week, Alcentra Capital closed this week at $8.83 and stayed stable a neutral -0.11%.

Alcentra Capital stock is trading in the range of its last top and last bottom. Loosing would mean breaking the current uptrend. Breakdowns under last bottom are selling point signals for some trading strategies. Late December 2018, SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up triggering a rise of 46.68%. Since price and SMA40w lines crossed up early November, ABDC climbed $3.51 (65.98%).

ABDC stock chart (weekly)

ABDC stock price history

ABDC stock went public on May 9th, 2014 with a price of $8.181. Since then, ABDC stock surged a 7.90%, with a yearly average of 1.60%. If you had invested $1,000 in ABDC stock in 2014, it would worth $79.00 today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

ABDC stock historical price chart

ABDC stock reached 52-week highs on Aug 13th at $9.40, and all-time highs 2017-04-13 with a price of 11.37.

ABDC stock price target

How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. The accuracy of these stock price predictions is not very high, and you should not blindly believe and make decisions only based on what this ratings or price target predictions say. For the last 30 days we have not found any price prediction for Alcentra Capital stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

Alcentra Capital reported phenomenal results for 2018-Q4 on March. Alcentra Capital rocketed Earnings per Share (EPS) by 22.70%, beating experts estimates of $0.22. Alcentra Capital posted $0.27.
ABDC earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q1-n/an/an/a
2017-Q2-n/an/an/a
2017-Q3-n/an/an/a
2017-Q42018-03-140.270.283.7%
2018-Q12018-05-070.30.27-10.0%
2018-Q22018-08-060.20.2525.0%
2018-Q32018-11-050.210.224.8%
2018-Q42019-03-110.220.2722.7%
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

In 2018, Alcentra Capital annual revenues dropped a shocking -8.24% to $-26.21 million USD from $-28.56 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, aligned with this, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) plunged a -87.94% to -21.07%.

ABDC annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2014$15 M-$15 M97.3%-
2015$30 M96.53%$13 M42.4%-14.41%
2016$35 M17.37%$8.79 M25.2%-30.31%
2017$-28.56 M-181.74%$-19.10 M66.9%-317.32%
2018$-26.21 M-8.24%$5.52 M-21.1%-128.91%

Quarterly financial results

Alcentra Capital posted $-34.13 M in sales for 2018-Q4, a -932.64% less compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $1.14 million with a profit margin of -3.34%. Profit margin plummed a -78.53% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 75.19%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, Alcentra Capital sales marked a scary loss and collapsed a -217.85%.
ABDC quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q1$8.15 M-$1.03 M12.6%-
2017-Q2$8.37 M2.70%$-5.15 M-61.5%-600.00%
2017-Q3$6.06 M-27.59%$-1.61 M-26.6%-68.71%
2017-Q4$28.96 M377.80%$-13.37 M-46.2%729.57%
2018-Q1$6.25 M-78.42%$3.54 M56.6%-126.47%
2018-Q2$-0.21 M-103.43%$-2.24 M1045.6%-163.27%
2018-Q3$4.10 M-2,014.20%$3.08 M75.2%-237.65%
2018-Q4$-34.13 M-932.64%$1.14 M-3.3%-63.01%

Alcentra Capital ownership

When you are planning to buy a company, it's always worth to have a look its ownership structure.

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For Alcentra Capital, of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

For a better understanding, the following table shows ownership data compared to other related companies:

ABDC
Market cap$120.9 M
Total shares13.7 M
Float shares0.0 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)0.0%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.0%
Shares in short selling0.0%

ABDC summary

Friday, August 23rd, 2019
Open$8.81
Close$8.83
Day range$8.81 - $8.90
Previous close$8.84
Session gain-0.11%
Average true range$0.23
50d mov avg$8.41
100d mov avg$8.15
200d mov avg$7.31
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern lt06a

Alcentra Capital performance

To better understand Alcentra Capital performance you must becnhmark its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry. We chose as the bechmarking frame for Alcentra Capital stock.
Stock3m6m12m
ABDCAlcentra Capital8.08%34.60%62.32%

Alcentra Capital competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Alcentra Capital competitor. This doesn't mean Alcentra Capital does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.