AQMS stock: buy or sell?
December 6th, 2019
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.
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
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.
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Previous rating||Current rating|
AQMS stock analysis
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%).
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 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 $9.00Nobody 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:
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Action||Previous target||Current target||Diff|
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareAqua 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.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsCompared 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.
|2017||$2.09 M||-||$-26.58 M-1273.0%||-|
|2018||$4.45 M||113.07%||$-40.25 M-904.8%||51.44%|
Quarterly financial resultsAqua 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%.
|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||$0.90 M||52.12%||$-7.03 M-784.7%||11.78%|
|2018-Q1||$1.73 M||92.63%||$-7.53 M-436.4%||7.13%|
|2018-Q2||$0.48 M||-72.02%||$-9.93 M-2055.3%||31.80%|
|2018-Q3||$1.17 M||142.03%||$-9.26 M-792.4%||-6.69%|
|2018-Q4||$1.07 M||-8.38%||$-13.53 M-1263.5%||46.09%|
Aqua Metals ownershipWhen 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:
|Market cap||$36.2 M|
|Total shares||57.4 M|
|Float shares||50.7 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||28.7%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||3.4%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%|
|Friday, December 6th, 2019|
|Day range||$0.62 - $0.72|
|Average true range||$0.17|
|50d mov avg||$1.55|
|100d mov avg||$1.68|
|200d mov avg||$2.09|
Aqua Metals performanceStocks 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: