AQMS stock: buy or sell?

AQMS stock price: $0.63 -13.70% At close on December 6th, 2019

Updated on:
December 6th, 2019

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Aqua Metals ended today at $0.63 and plummed a frightening -13.70%.

Aqua Metals, Inc. engages in the business of recycling lead. It has developed AquaRefining, a process for recycling lead acid batteries.

Should I buy AQMS stock?

Trading stocks requires experience and discipline, and your buying and selling decisions must come following a methodology. Following a trading strategy 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.

None of our preferred buy setups matches with Aqua Metals 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 Aqua Metals stock a buy?

Financial institutions and banks publish stock ratings everyday. At Stocks2.com, we found 1 rating published for AQMS stock in the last month.

Is AQMS a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-5-15Oppenheimern/aOutperform

AQMS stock analysis

Daily outlook

Aqua Metals shares plummed -13.70% to $0.63 today.

Aqua Metals shares plummed -13.70% to $0.63 today. AQMS marked a lower low and a lower high in the short term, defining a downward trend. Climbing above $1.57 would break this short term down trend and open possibilities for reversing this situation. For the last 39 days when AQMS stock price broke down the SMA100d line, it slid $-1.16 per share (-64.80%).

AQMS stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Shares of Aqua Metals closed this week at $0.63 and plummed a scary -53.33%. With this, it's been 3 sliding weeks in a row, loosing $-0.93 (-61.59%).

Since price and 40-weeks moving average lines crossed down by mid April, AQMS fell $-2.40 per share (-79.21%). Stocks under the 40-weeks moving average line are usually not recommended for average traders.

AQMS stock chart (weekly)

AQMS stock price history

AQMS stock went public on July 31st, 2015 with a price of $6.501. Since then, AQMS stock declined a -90.30%, with a yearly average of -22.60%.

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

AQMS stock historical price chart

AQMS stock reached 52-week highs on March at $4.33, and all-time highs 2017-03-14 with a price of 22.75.

AQMS stock price target is $9.00

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. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. Currently, only 1 price prediction for Aqua Metals stock was published in the last month:
AQMS stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-5-15OppenheimerLowers Target$14.00$9.00-35.7%
(in average)$14.00$9.00-36.0%

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

Aqua Metals presented astounding results for 2018-Q4 on February. Aqua Metals boosted Earnings per Share (EPS) by 84.20%, beating experts estimates of $-0.19. Aqua Metals posted $-0.35.
AQMS earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q1-n/a-0.26n/a
2017-Q2-n/a-0.3n/a
2017-Q32017-11-08-0.27-0.31n/a
2017-Q42018-03-15-0.24-0.32n/a
2018-Q12018-05-09-0.18-0.27n/a
2018-Q22018-08-08-0.18-0.33n/a
2018-Q32018-11-07-0.22-0.24n/a
2018-Q42019-02-28-0.19-0.35n/a
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual turnover report draw a super good growth of 113.07% to $4.45 M USD. Similarly, its income margin (compared to revenues) climbed to -904.79%, that is $-40.25 million.

AQMS annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2017$2.09 M-$-26.58 M-1273.0%-
2018$4.45 M113.07%$-40.25 M-904.8%51.44%

Quarterly financial results

Aqua Metals reported $1.07 million in revenues for 2018-Q4, a -8.38% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $-13.53 M with a profit margin of -1,263.49%. Profit margin collapsed a -471.11% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was -792.39%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, Aqua Metals sales marked an exceptional increase and skyrocketed a 19.53%.
AQMS quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q2$0.60 M-$-8.37 M-1388.1%-
2017-Q3$0.59 M-2.32%$-6.29 M-1067.9%-24.85%
2017-Q4$0.90 M52.12%$-7.03 M-784.7%11.78%
2018-Q1$1.73 M92.63%$-7.53 M-436.4%7.13%
2018-Q2$0.48 M-72.02%$-9.93 M-2055.3%31.80%
2018-Q3$1.17 M142.03%$-9.26 M-792.4%-6.69%
2018-Q4$1.07 M-8.38%$-13.53 M-1263.5%46.09%

Aqua Metals ownership

When you are planning to buy shares of a stock, it's always worth to have a look its ownership structure.

Aqua Metals shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 3.42% of all shares.

In case of Aqua Metals stock, 28.68% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for AQMS stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Aqua Metals:

AQMS
Market cap$36.2 M
Total shares57.4 M
Float shares50.7 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)28.7%
  - Insider holdings (%)3.4%
Shares in short selling0.0%

AQMS summary

Friday, December 6th, 2019
Open$0.69
Close$0.63
Day range$0.62 - $0.72
Previous close$0.73
Session gain-13.70%
Average true range$0.17
50d mov avg$1.55
100d mov avg$1.68
200d mov avg$2.09
Daily patternlb06a
Weekly pattern

Aqua Metals performance

Stocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. We compared Aqua Metals against in the following table:
Stock3m6m12m
AQMSAqua Metals-67.19%-65.57%-69.57%

Aqua Metals competitors

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