AquaBounty stock: buy or sell?

AQB stock price: $2.25 -7.41% At close on January 17th, 2020

Updated on:
January 17th, 2020

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AquaBounty Technologies shares plummed -7.41% to $2.25 yesterday. On Tuesday AQB climbed an exceptional 7.52%.

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.

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 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.
Is AQB a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-9-20National SecuritiesBuyNeutral
2019-8-7National SecuritiesBuyBuy
2019-6-10National SecuritiesBuyBuy
2019-3-6National Securitiesn/aBuy
2019-3-20National SecuritiesBuyBuy

AquaBounty stock analysis

Daily outlook

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%.

AQB stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

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.

AQB stock chart (weekly)

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.

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

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 $5.50

How 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:
AQB stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-8-7National SecuritiesReiterates$5.00$5.000%
2019-6-10National SecuritiesReiterates$5.00$5.000%
2019-3-6National SecuritiesInitiatesn/a$6.50-
2019-3-20National SecuritiesLowers Target$6.50$5.50-15.4%
(in average)$5.50$5.500.0%
Moving in a range from $6.50 and $5.00, the price prediction for AQB stock is $5.50. In average, analysts' outlook on AQB price forecast is stable from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

On 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.
AQB earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q1-n/an/an/a
2017-Q2-n/an/an/a
2017-Q3-n/an/an/a
2017-Q42018-03-08n/a-0.3n/a
2018-Q12018-05-08n/a-0.21n/a
2018-Q22018-08-07-0.19-0.22n/a
2018-Q32018-11-02-0.2-0.21n/a
2018-Q42019-03-07-0.21-0.3n/a
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

In 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%.

AQB annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2017$0.05 M-$-9.26 M-17378.0%-
2018$0.08 M58.64%$-10.38 M-12283.9%12.13%

Quarterly financial results

AquaBounty 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.
AQB quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
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$0.05 M150.81%$-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 ownership

When 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:

AQB
Market cap$48.6 M
Total shares21.6 M
Float shares9.7 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)60.2%
  - Insider holdings (%)5.9%
Shares in short selling0.0%

AquaBounty summary

Friday, January 17th, 2020
Open$2.46
Close$2.25
Day range$2.23 - $2.46
Previous close$2.43
Session gain-7.41%
Average true range$0.19
50d mov avg$2.19
100d mov avg$2.41
200d mov avg$2.56
Daily patternlt06c
Weekly pattern lt06a

AquaBounty performance

To measure stock performance is always good to benchmark with competitors or related stocks. We selected as the bechmarking frame for AquaBounty stock.
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AQBAquaBounty Techno...-13.46%-37.67%-5.06%

AquaBounty competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as AquaBounty competitor. This doesn't mean AquaBounty does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.