AQMS stock: buy or sell?
February 18th, 2020
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 plan helps to make decisions easier, quicker and with less hesitations. At Stocks2.com, we use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.
Currently, Aqua Metals 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 Aqua Metals stock a buy?
Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are posted by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness.Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for AQMS stock for the last 30 days.
AQMS stock analysis
Shares of Aqua Metals skyrocketed an outstanding 5.26% and closed at $0.80.
Aqua Metals shares skyrocketed 5.26% to $0.80 today. Since October when AQMS stock price broke down the SMA100d line, it slid $-0.99 per share (-55.31%).
Shares of Aqua Metals rocketed a great 5.26% this week. By mid January AQMS collapsed a frightening -22.54% in just one week.
If you observe the weekly chart, price is in a simple uptrend, tested $0.68 level and now climbing back aiming its last top at $1.10. Since price and 40-weeks moving average lines crossed down by mid April 2019, AQMS fell $-2.23 per share (-73.60%). Trading stocks that are under the 40-weeks (that is, 200-days) moving average mark is not recommended by many experts, as it indicates that the stock has not enough institutional support.
AQMS stock price history
AQMS IPO was on July 31st, 2015 at $6.50 per share1. Since then, AQMS stock declined a -87.70%, with a yearly average of -21.90%.
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 targetNobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. The accuracy of these stock price predictions is not very high, and you should not blindly believe and make decisions only based on what this ratings or price target predictions say. For the last month we have not found any price target for Aqua Metals stock by any trusted analyst.
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareAqua Metals reported exceptional results for 2018-Q4 on February. Aqua Metals climbed Earnings per Share (EPS) by 84.20%, beating experts consensus of $-0.19. Aqua Metals posted $-0.35.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsCompared to 2017, last anual sales report draw an exceptional increase of 113.07% to $4.45 million USD. In the same way, its profit margin (compared to revenues) rocketed 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 sales 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 plummed a -471.11% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was -792.39%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, Aqua Metals sales marked an astounding gain and boosted 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 a company, 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 4.49% of all shares.
In case of Aqua Metals stock, 29.66% 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.
For a better understanding, the next table shows ownership data compared to other related stocks:
|Market cap||$45.9 M|
|Total shares||57.4 M|
|Float shares||50.4 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||29.7%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||4.5%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%|
|Tuesday, February 18th, 2020|
|Day range||$0.76 - $0.82|
|Average true range||$0.06|
|50d mov avg||$0.72|
|100d mov avg||$1.15|
|200d mov avg||$1.50|
Aqua Metals performanceTo measure stock performance is always good to compare with competitors or related stocks. For Aqua Metals, the benchmark is made against .