AquaBounty stock: buy or sell?
January 17th, 2020
AquaBounty Technologies, Inc., a biotechnology company, develops and markets products to enhance productivity in aquaculture.
Should I buy AquaBounty 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. That's why is so important to define your own trading strategy that matches with your character as inversor. At Stocks2.com, we use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.
Currently, AquaBounty 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 AquaBounty stock a buy?
Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness.At Stocks2.com, we gathered 5 ratings published for AQB stock in the last month. The general sentiment of these ratings is bullish for AQB stock, with 4 positive ratings.
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Previous rating||Current rating|
AquaBounty stock analysis
Shares of AquaBounty plummed a hair-raising -7.41% and closed at $2.25.
Shares of AquaBounty Technologies closed yesterday at $2.25 and plummed a hair-raising -7.41%.
AquaBounty shares plummed -5.86% this week, ending at $2.25. Late December 2019 AQB climbed an exceptional 16.60% in just one week.
AquaBounty Technologies 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. Since late September 2019, when AQB stock price broke down the 40-weeks moving avarage line, it slid $-0.53 per share (-19.06%). Stocks under the 200 days moving average line are usually not recommended for average traders.
AquaBounty stock price history
AquaBounty stock went public on January 10th, 2017 with a price of $0.101. Since then, AQB stock grew a 2,150.00%, with an average of 716.70% per year. If you had invested right after AQB's IPO a $1,000 in AquaBounty stock in 2017, it would worth $21,500.00 today.
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AquaBounty stock historical price chart
AQB stock reached 52-week highs on March at $5.45, and all-time highs 2017-01-12 with a price of 30.5.
AquaBounty stock price target is $5.50How 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. You should not follow the analysts' AQB stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. We have 4 price targets for AQB stock published in the last month:
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Action||Previous target||Current target||Diff|
|2019-3-20||National Securities||Lowers Target||$6.50||$5.50||-15.4%|
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareOn March, AquaBounty reported its latest financial data, posting a dazzling growth for the Earnings per Share (EPS). Experts were expecting $-0.21 per share, but AquaBounty Technologies posted $-0.30.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsIn 2018, AquaBounty annual revenues boosted a super good 58.64% to $0.08 M USD from $0.05 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, likewise, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) climbed a 5,094.11% to -12,283.89%.
|2017||$0.05 M||-||$-9.26 M-17378.0%||-|
|2018||$0.08 M||58.64%||$-10.38 M-12283.9%||12.13%|
Quarterly financial resultsAquaBounty posted $0.01 M in revenues for 2018-Q4, a -39.80% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $-2.42 M with a profit margin of -36,812.30%. Profit margin collapsed a -11,880.59% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was -24,931.71%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, AquaBounty Technologies sales marked an astounding increase and skyrocketed a inf%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, AquaBounty Technologies posted 2 negative quarters in a row.
|2017-Q2||$0.05 M||-||$-2.09 M-3922.8%||-|
|2018-Q1||$0.02 M||-64.16%||$-2.45 M-12828.1%||17.21%|
|2018-Q2||$0.05 M||150.81%||$-2.78 M-5806.4%||13.53%|
|2018-Q3||$0.01 M||-77.16%||$-2.73 M-24931.7%||-1.95%|
|2018-Q4||$0.01 M||-39.80%||$-2.42 M-36812.3%||-11.11%|
AquaBounty ownershipWhen you are planning to invest in shares of a company, it's 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 AquaBounty, 5.86% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.
In case of AquaBounty Technologies stock, 60.19% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for AQB stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.
The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to AquaBounty:
|Market cap||$48.6 M|
|Total shares||21.6 M|
|Float shares||9.7 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||60.2%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||5.9%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%|
|Friday, January 17th, 2020|
|Day range||$2.23 - $2.46|
|Average true range||$0.19|
|50d mov avg||$2.19|
|100d mov avg||$2.41|
|200d mov avg||$2.56|
AquaBounty performanceTo measure stock performance is always good to benchmark with competitors or related stocks. We selected as the bechmarking frame for AquaBounty stock.