Aphria stock: buy or sell?
August 23rd, 2019
Should I buy Aphria 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. Having a trading plan helps to make decisions easier, quicker and with less hesitations. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at Stocks2.com we prefer those that are simple but successful.
Currently, Aphria stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is Aphria stock a buy?
Banks and financial institutions publish stock ratings everyday.At Stocks2.com, we detected 4 ratings published for APHA stock in the last month.
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Previous rating||Current rating|
|2019-5-24||Jefferies Financial Group||n/a||Buy|
|2019-2-21||Seaport Global Securities||n/a||Buy|
Aphria stock analysis
Aphria ended today at $6.56 and inched a slightly good 0.77%.
Aphria inched a slightly good 0.77% and closed at $6.56. APHA is retaking the upward trend marking a new rising bottom heading to break out over $7.60. Since price and SMA200d lines crossed down on April, APHA fell $-3.54 per share (-35.05%).
Aphria shares rocketed 6.15% this week, ending at $6.56. Early August APHA plummed a scary -15.62% in just one week.
Since price and 40-weeks moving average lines crossed down by mid April, APHA fell $-3.54 per share (-35.05%). Trading stocks that are under the 40-weeks (that is, 200-days) moving average line is not recommended by many experts, as it indicates that the stock has not enough institutional support.
Aphria stock price history
Aphria IPO was on March 18th, 2015 at $0.71 per share1. Since then, APHA stock grew a 823.90%, with a yearly average of 206.00%. If you had invested $1,000 in Aphria stock in 2015, it would worth $8,239.00 today.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
Aphria stock historical price chart
APHA stock reached 52-week highs on September at $16.86, and all-time highs 2018-01-09 with a price of 19.87.
Aphria stock price targetHow much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. For the last 30 days we have not found any price prediction for Aphria stock by any trusted analyst.
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareSince January, when Aphria published its last earnings report, it . As soon as we get its posted EPS from the earnings report, we will extend this review.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsIn 2018, Aphria annual turnover boosted an outstanding 80.62% to $36.92 million dollars from $20.44 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, in the same way, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) skyrocketed a 59.23% to 79.77%. To have an updated picture of the financial situation of Aphria, we have calculated the trailing twelve month (TTM) sales and income figures. TTM values are the sum of the last 4 quarters and aproximate to an annual fiscal report ending in 2018-Q4 that can be compared to 2018 fiscal year results. Annual Aphria TTM sales up to November 2018 were $57.25 and income was $83.90 M USD. If we compare this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can esteem Aphria business evolution since May 2018: Annual sales up to November, compared to lastest yearly report, climbed an extraordinary 55.09%. Regarding profit margin, Aphria rocketed 66.78% to 79.77%
|2015||$0.55 M||-||$-6.54 M-1186.6%||-|
|2016||$8.43 M||1,429.47%||$0.40 M4.7%||-106.08%|
|2017||$20 M||142.34%||$4.20 M20.5%||954.99%|
|2018||$37 M||80.62%||$29 M79.8%||601.40%|
|TTM||$57 M||55.09%||$84 M146.5%||184.92%|
Quarterly financial resultsAphria posted $21.67 million in sales for 2018-Q4, a 63.02% improvement compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $54.77 million with a profit margin of 252.79%. Profit margin climbed a 93.47% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 159.31%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, Aphria sales marked and a . Looking back to recent quarterly results, Aphria posted 3 positive quarters in a row.
|2018-Q1||$10 M||-||$13 M126.1%||-|
|2018-Q2||$12 M||17.13%||$-5 M-41.5%||-138.57%|
|2018-Q3||$13 M||10.53%||$21 M159.3%||-524.20%|
|2018-Q4||$22 M||63.02%||$55 M252.8%||158.66%|
|2019-Q1||$74 M||239.59%||$-108 M-147.1%||-297.56%|
Aphria ownershipWhen you are planning to buy a company, it's worth to review its ownership structure.
Aphria shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 6.92% of all shares.
In case of Aphria stock, 15.24% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for APHA stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.
The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Aphria:
|Market cap||$996.3 M|
|Total shares||151.9 M|
|Float shares||250.8 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||15.2%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||6.9%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%|
|Friday, August 23rd, 2019|
|Day range||$6.42 - $6.80|
|Average true range||$0.42|
|50d mov avg||$6.50|
|100d mov avg||$7.06|
|200d mov avg||$7.72|
Aphria performanceStocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. We compared Aphria against in the following table: