Athersys stock: buy or sell?
March 31st, 2020
Athersys, Inc., a biotechnology company, focuses on the research and development activities in the field of regenerative medicine.
Should I buy Athersys stock?Make a decision about when to buy or sell stocks is one of the hardest parts of being a trader or investor. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to choose and when is the best moment to buy them. At Stocks2.com, we use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.
Currently, Athersys 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 Athersys stock a buy?
Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness.Unfortunately, we couldn't detect any rating for ATHX stock for the last 30 days.
Athersys stock analysis
Athersys shares rocketed 15.83% to $3.00 today.
Athersys shares rocketed 15.83% to $3.00 today. For the last 14 days when ATHX stock price broke up the SMA200d line, it gained $1.82 (154.24%). Since SMA50d and SMA100d crossed up on March/18, ATHX price climbed $1.54 per share (105.48%).
Athersys shares boosted 53.06% this week, ending at $3.00. This week was the fifth green week in a row. Late February ATHX plummed a frightening -6.67% in just one week.
Since this week when SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up, ATHX price gained $1.04 per share (53.06%). Since mid March when ATHX stock price broke up the SMA40w line, it gained $1.78 (145.90%).
Athersys stock price history
Athersys stock went public on June 19th, 2007 with a price of $7.401. Since then, ATHX stock lost a -59.50%, with a yearly average of -5.00%.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
Athersys stock historical price chart
ATHX stock reached 52-week highs today at $3.17, and all-time highs 2007-06-19 with a price of 10.
Athersys stock price targetPredicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. 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 30 days we have not found any price prediction for Athersys stock by any trusted analyst.
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per Share, Athersys missed the expectations of the analysts and posted a fatal EPS of $-0.08 per share when experts were expecting $-0.09.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsCompared to 2017, last anual sales report draw an astounding increase of 555.10% to $24.29 million dollars. Likewise, its earnings margin (compared to revenues) climbed to -99.97%, that is $-24.28 million.
|2013||$2.44 M||-||$-30.74 M-1259.8%||-|
|2014||$1.62 M||-33.48%||$-22.08 M-1360.6%||-28.17%|
|2015||$12 M||636.17%||$-16.42 M-137.4%||-25.63%|
|2016||$17 M||45.19%||$-15.34 M-88.4%||-6.61%|
|2017||$3.71 M||-78.62%||$-32.24 M-869.5%||110.22%|
|2018||$24 M||555.10%||$-24.28 M-100.0%||-24.68%|
Quarterly financial resultsAthersys reported $1.51 M in sales for 2018-Q4, a -34.81% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $-11.32 M with a profit margin of -748.25%. Profit margin plummed a -328.60% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was -419.65%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, Athersys sales marked an amazing growth and skyrocketed a 29.32%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Athersys posted 2 negative quarters in a row.
|2017-Q1||$1 M||-||$-5.63 M-383.0%||-|
|2017-Q2||$1 M||-54.49%||$-6.27 M-937.2%||11.37%|
|2017-Q3||$0 M||-40.36%||$-7.24 M-1815.3%||15.52%|
|2017-Q4||$1 M||193.23%||$-13.10 M-1119.7%||80.86%|
|2018-Q1||$1 M||-8.89%||$-10.16 M-952.6%||-22.48%|
|2018-Q2||$19 M||1,719.04%||$6.93 M35.8%||-168.27%|
|2018-Q3||$2 M||-88.03%||$-9.74 M-419.6%||-240.49%|
|2018-Q4||$2 M||-34.81%||$-11.32 M-748.2%||16.23%|
Athersys ownershipWhen you are planning to invest in shares of a company, it's always worth to review its ownership structure.
Athersys shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 11.21% of all shares.
In case of Athersys stock, 21.62% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for ATHX stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.
The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Athersys:
|Market cap||$470.0 M|
|Total shares||156.7 M|
|Float shares||149.6 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||21.6%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||11.2%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%|
|Tuesday, March 31st, 2020|
|Day range||$2.31 - $3.17|
|Average true range||$0.36|
|50d mov avg||$1.44|
|100d mov avg||$1.36|
|200d mov avg||$1.40|
Athersys performancePerformance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. We compared Athersys against in the following table: