AQMS stock: buy or sell?

AQMS stock price: $0.80 5.26% At close on February 18th, 2020

Updated on:
February 18th, 2020

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Shares of Aqua Metals ended today at $0.80 and skyrocketed an outstanding 5.26%.

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.

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?

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

Daily outlook

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%).

AQMS stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

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 chart (weekly)

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 target

Nobody 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 Share

Aqua 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.
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 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.

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 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%.
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 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:

AQMS
Market cap$45.9 M
Total shares57.4 M
Float shares50.4 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)29.7%
  - Insider holdings (%)4.5%
Shares in short selling0.0%

AQMS summary

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020
Open$0.76
Close$0.80
Day range$0.76 - $0.82
Previous close$0.76
Session gain5.26%
Average true range$0.06
50d mov avg$0.72
100d mov avg$1.15
200d mov avg$1.50
Daily patternlt11a
Weekly pattern lb01a

Aqua Metals performance

To measure stock performance is always good to compare with competitors or related stocks. For Aqua Metals, the benchmark is made against .
Stock3m6m12m
AQMSAqua Metals-43.66%-57.45%-72.70%

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.