ACMR stock: buy or sell?

ACMR stock price: $18.24 2.88% At close on May 21st, 2019

Updated on:
May 21st, 2019

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ACM Research rose 2.88% to $18.24 after marking all time highs on Wednesday. Yesterday ACMR plummed a bloodcurdling -8.52%. On Wednesday ACMR climbed a dazzling 7.07%.

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.

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 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.

Is ACMR a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-3-8Benchmarkn/aBuy

ACMR stock analysis

Daily outlook

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.

ACMR stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

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 chart (weekly)

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 $16.00

Predicting 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:
ACMR stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-3-8BenchmarkReiteratesn/a$16.00-
(in average)$0.00$16.000.0%

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

ACM 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.
ACMR earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2016-Q4-n/a0.06n/a
2017-Q2-n/a-0.18n/a
2017-Q3-n/a-0.06n/a
2017-Q42018-03-050.130.2376.9%
2018-Q12018-05-08-0.1-0.04n/a
2018-Q22018-08-070.150.1926.7%
2018-Q32018-11-070.050.21320.0%
2018-Q42019-03-060.10.1660.0%
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

In 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.

ACMR annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2015$31 M-$5.38 M17.2%-
2016$27 M-12.29%$1.03 M3.8%-80.84%
2017$37 M33.37%$-0.32 M-0.9%-130.84%
2018$75 M104.47%$6.57 M8.8%-2,167.30%

Quarterly financial results

ACM 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%.
ACMR quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
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 M251.50%$3.38 M19.7%-454.35%
2018-Q1$10 M-43.33%$-2.78 M-28.5%-182.15%
2018-Q2$21 M114.24%$3.22 M15.4%-215.65%
2018-Q3$23 M11.05%$3.85 M16.6%19.84%
2018-Q4$21 M-10.06%$2.29 M11.0%-40.67%

ACM Research ownership

When 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:

ACMRLRCX
Market cap$258.8 M$28.0 B
Total shares14.2 M149.9 M
Float shares9.1 M149.3 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)11.1%91.9%
  - Insider holdings (%)56.1%0.4%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%

ACMR summary

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
Open$17.98
Close$18.24
Day range$17.78 - $18.46
Previous close$17.73
Session gain2.88%
Average true range$1.38
50d mov avg$16.53
100d mov avg$13.49
200d mov avg$12.50
Daily patternlb03a
Weekly pattern lt06a

ACM Research performance

Performance 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.
Stock3m6m12m
ACMRACM Research57.38%68.11%62.42%
LRCXLam Research4.93%31.55%-5.11%

ACM Research competitors

Choosing a list of competitors for ACM Research it's not an easy task. We selected just one public company that in our opinion is related to and can be considered ACM Research competitor: