ACMR stock: buy or sell?
May 21st, 2019
ACM Research, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and sells single-wafer wet cleaning equipment for enhancing the manufacturing process and yield for integrated chips worldwide.
Should I buy ACMR stock?Make a decision about when to buy or sell stocks is one of the hardest parts of being a trader or investor. 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 ACM Research stock situation right now, therefore this is not a suitable entry point.
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is ACM Research stock a buy?
Banks and financial institutions post stock ratings everyday.At Stocks2.com, we found 1 rating published for ACMR stock in the last 30 days.
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Previous rating||Current rating|
ACMR stock analysis
ACM Research rose 2.88% today to $18.24 after reaching all time highs on Wednesday.
After marking all time highs on Wednesday, ACM Research rose 2.88% to $18.24. Since SMA100d and SMA200d crossed up on April/23, ACMR price climbed $1.88 per share (11.49%). On March ACMR price bounced up over the SMA of 200 days demonstrating to be a significant support for this stock. ACMR shows a short term strength with several rising tops and rising bottoms. In the very short term, yesterday it marked a new bottom at $17.66 that should act a support if ACM Research starts a trading flat base in the range of $17.66 - $21.88 If ACM Research breakouts over $21.88 with average or higher volume, this would be a signal that the uptrend resumes. On Wednesday, ACMR hit a new all time high, pushing higher than on May 14th tops. Check different trading setups that use ATHs as triggers.
ACM Research plunged a horrible -5.20% this week. Late April ACMR rocketed a dazzling 11.09% in just one week.
ACM Research 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. Not so far away is the last price record ACM Research marked last week, but since then it dropped a 16.64%. Since SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up late April, ACMR price slid a -0.76%. Since mid February when ACMR stock price broke up the SMA40w line, it gained $8.74 (92.00%).
ACMR stock price history
ACMR IPO was on November 3rd, 2017 at $8.17 per share1. Since then, ACMR stock grew a 123.30%, with a yearly average of 123.30%. If you had invested right after ACMR's IPO a $1,000 in ACMR stock in 2017, it would worth $1,233.00 today.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
ACMR stock historical price chart
ACMR stock reached all-time highs on Wednesday with a price of $21.88.
ACMR stock price target is $16.00Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. You should not follow the analysts' ACMR stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. Currently, only 1 price prediction for ACM Research stock was posted in the last 30 days:
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Action||Previous target||Current target||Diff|
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareACM Research presented amazing results for 2018-Q4 on March. ACM Research skyrocketed Earnings per Share (EPS) by 60.00%, beating experts estimates of $0.10. ACM Research posted $0.16.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsIn 2018, ACM Research annual turnover rocketed an extraordinary 104.47% to $74.64 million USD from $36.51 marked in 2017. In line, its profit margin (compared to sales) escalated to 8.81%, that is $6.57 million.
|2015||$31 M||-||$5.38 M17.2%||-|
|2016||$27 M||-12.29%||$1.03 M3.8%||-80.84%|
|2017||$37 M||33.37%||$-0.32 M-0.9%||-130.84%|
|2018||$75 M||104.47%||$6.57 M8.8%||-2,167.30%|
Quarterly financial resultsACM Research posted $20.85 million in sales for 2018-Q4, a -10.06% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $2.29 million with a profit margin of 10.97%. Profit margin eased a -5.66% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 16.62%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, ACM Research sales marked an astounding growth and climbed a 21.27%.
|2016-Q4||$14 M||-||$1.22 M8.4%||-|
|2017-Q2||$14 M||-0.14%||$-2.75 M-19.1%||-325.41%|
|2017-Q3||$5 M||-66.08%||$-0.96 M-19.5%||-65.27%|
|2017-Q4||$17 M||251.50%||$3.38 M19.7%||-454.35%|
|2018-Q1||$10 M||-43.33%||$-2.78 M-28.5%||-182.15%|
|2018-Q2||$21 M||114.24%||$3.22 M15.4%||-215.65%|
|2018-Q3||$23 M||11.05%||$3.85 M16.6%||19.84%|
|2018-Q4||$21 M||-10.06%||$2.29 M11.0%||-40.67%|
ACM Research ownershipWhen you are planning to invest in a stock, it's worth to overview its ownership structure.
ACM Research shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 56.10% of all shares.
In case of ACM Research stock, 11.14% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for ACMR stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.
For a better understanding, the next table shows ownership data compared to other related stocks:
|Market cap||$258.8 M||$28.0 B|
|Total shares||14.2 M||149.9 M|
|Float shares||9.1 M||149.3 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||11.1%||91.9%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||56.1%||0.4%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%||0.0%|
|Tuesday, May 21st, 2019|
|Day range||$17.78 - $18.46|
|Average true range||$1.38|
|50d mov avg||$16.53|
|100d mov avg||$13.49|
|200d mov avg||$12.50|
ACM Research performancePerformance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. For ACM Research, the benchmark is made against Array.