ACMR stock: buy or sell?

ACMR stock price: $36.09 -0.61% At close on January 17th, 2020

Updated on:
January 17th, 2020

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After climbing for 4 days, Friday ACM Research depreciated a lame -0.61%, closing at $36.09. On Wednesday ACMR climbed an amazing 10.13%. On Jan 9th ACMR plunged a frightening -5.54%.

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?

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Currently, 2 buy setups match with ACM Research stock now:

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highYes
New 52 week highYes
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo

Is ACM Research stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. At Stocks2.com, we detected 3 ratings published for ACMR stock in the last 30 days.

Is ACMR a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-8-22Stifel Nicolausn/aBuy
2019-8-19Needham & Company LLCn/aBuy
2019-3-8Benchmarkn/aBuy

ACMR stock analysis

Daily outlook

After climbing for 4 sessions, Friday ACM Research depreciated a lame -0.61%, closing at $36.09.

ACM Research depreciated -0.61% to $36.09 after topping to all time highs on Jan/16. Since price and SMA200d lines crossed up on Dec/11, ACMR climbed $21.01 (139.32%). On Jan/16, ACMR hit new all time highs, pushing higher previous ATH of $36.70 recorded on Wednesday. New ATHs are usual entry points for many trading setups as there aren't higher resistences.

ACMR stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

ACM Research shares topped new all time highs again this week, marking to $37.62. Shares closed at $36.09 and rocketed 52.73% during the week. With this, it's been 3 climbing weeks in a row, soaring a 95.78%.

Price pattern shows an uptrend with two rising tops and bottoms, and now finally trading above the $15.88 resistance. Since early December 2019 when ACMR stock price broke up the SMA40w line, it gained $20.67 (134.05%).

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 341.70%, with an average of 170.90% per year. If you had invested right after ACMR's IPO a $1,000 in ACMR stock in 2017, it would worth $3,417.00 today.

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

ACMR stock historical price chart

ACMR stock reached all-time highs on January 16th with a price of $37.62.

ACMR stock price target is $19.00

Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. 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. We have 2 price forecasts for ACMR stock released in the last month:
ACMR stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-8-22Stifel NicolausInitiatesn/a$22.00-
2019-3-8BenchmarkReiteratesn/a$16.00-
(in average)$0.00$19.000.0%
The price forecast for ACM Research stock is $19.00, moving in a range between $22.00 and $16.00. In average, analysts' outlook on ACMR price target is stable from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

On March, ACM Research presented its financial report, posting an extraordinary gain for the Earnings per Share (EPS). Analyst were expecting $0.10 per share, but 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 revenues skyrocketed a super good 104.47% to $74.64 million USD from $36.51 marked in 2017. In the same way, its earnings margin (compared to revenues) soared 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 revenues for 2018-Q4, a -10.06% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $2.29 M with a profit margin of 10.97%. Profit margin slipped a -5.66% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 16.62%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, ACM Research sales marked a dazzling gain and boosted 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 buy shares of a company, it's worth to check its ownership structure.

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For ACM Research, 35.84% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

In case of ACM Research stock, 18.23% 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 companies:

ACMRLRCX
Market cap$589.3 M$44.7 B
Total shares16.3 M145.1 M
Float shares12.2 M144.5 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)18.2%90.6%
  - Insider holdings (%)35.8%0.3%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%

ACMR summary

Friday, January 17th, 2020
Open$36.00
Close$36.09
Day range$32.35 - $36.37
Previous close$36.31
Session gain-0.61%
Average true range$2.55
50d mov avg$18.41
100d mov avg$16.12
200d mov avg$16.61
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern lb02c

ACM Research performance

Stocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. For ACM Research, the benchmark is made against Array.
Stock3m6m12m
ACMRACM Research185.07%97.65%269.40%
LRCXLam Research32.36%56.64%113.22%

ACM Research competitors

Choosing a list of competitors for ACM Research it's a hard job. We selected just one public company that in our opinion is related to and can be considered ACM Research competitor: