CALI stock: buy or sell?

CALI stock price: $0.30 3.45% At close on May 17th, 2019

Updated on:
May 17th, 2019


On May 14th CALI plummed a frightening -124.14%. After sliding a frightening -124.14% on May 14th, China Auto Logistics closed on Friday at $0.30 and rocketed a superb 3.45%. On April CALI climbed an extraordinary 6.67%.

China Auto Logistics Inc., together with its subsidiaries, sells and trades in imported automobiles in the People's Republic of China.

Should I buy CALI stock?

You can't be a successful trader if you don't follow a methodolgy or system that assist you in choosing companies and the correct market timing. 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. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at we prefer those that are simple but successful.

None of our preferred buy setups matches with China Auto Logistics 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 doesn't mean CALI will fall in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

Is China Auto Logistics stock a buy?

Financial institutions and banks post stock ratings everyday. Unfortunately, we couldn't detect any rating for CALI stock for the last month.

CALI stock analysis

Daily outlook

After sliding a frightening -124.14% on May/14, China Auto Logistics closed on Friday at $0.30 and rocketed a superb 3.45%.

After sliding a frightening -124.14% on May/14, China Auto Logistics closed on Friday at $0.30 and rocketed a superb 3.45%. Since last January when CALI stock price broke down the SMA50d line, it slid $-0.80 per share (-72.73%).

CALI stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Shares of China Auto Logistics ended this week at $0.30 and collapsed a frightening -53.85%. Early April CALI rocketed an extraordinary 6.67% in just one week.

Price pattern shows an uptrend with two rising tops and bottoms, and now trading upwards to the $1.62 resistance. Since early April 2018, when CALI stock price broke down the 40-weeks moving avarage line, it slid $-2.61 per share (-89.69%). Stocks under the 200d moving average line are usually not recommended for average traders.

CALI stock chart (weekly)

CALI stock price history

CALI IPO was on August 28th, 2009 at $20.70 per share1. Since then, CALI stock sliced a -98.60%, with a yearly average of -11.00%.

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

CALI stock historical price chart

CALI stock reached 52-week highs at $8.77, and all-time highs 2009-09-29 with a price of 38.1.

CALI stock price target

Predicting 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. You should not follow the analysts' CALI stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. For the last month we have not detected any price forecast for China Auto Logistics stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

Since July, when China Auto Logistics presented its last earnings report, it plunged a spooky -87.01%. As soon as we get its posted EPS from the earnings report, we will update this review.
CALI earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

In 2016, China Auto Logistics annual revenues grew a nice 4.22% to $467.06 M dollars from $448.13 marked in 2015. When comparing 2016 vs 2015, in line, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) stepped up a 3.53% to 0.85%.

To have an updated picture of the financial situation of China Auto Logistics, we have calculated the trailing twelve month (TTM) sales and income figures. TTM values are the sum of the last 4 quarters and aproximate to an annual fiscal report ending in 2018-Q1 that can be compared to 2016 fiscal year results. Annual China Auto Logistics TTM sales up to March 2018 were $263.99 and earnings were $-1.28 M USD. If we compare this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can review China Auto Logistics business evolution since December 2016: Annual turnover up to March, compared to lastest yearly report, collapsed a bloodcurdling -43.48%. Regarding profit margin, China Auto Logistics declined -1.34% to 0.85%

CALI annual Sales and Income evolution
2012$591 M-$2.57 M0.4%-
2013$459 M-22.34%$0.52 M0.1%-79.60%
2014$402 M-12.40%$-26.86 M-6.7%-5,224.04%
2015$448 M11.40%$-12.01 M-2.7%-55.28%
2016$467 M4.22%$3.98 M0.9%-133.16%
TTM $264 M-43.48%$-1.28 M-0.5%-132.17%

Quarterly financial results

Reported quarter income marked million with a profit margin of . Profit margin stayed stable a 0.00% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was nan%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, China Auto Logistics sales marked a scary slide and plummed a -100.00%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, China Auto Logistics posted 3 positive quarters in a row.
CALI quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2016-Q3$96 M-$-0.20 M-0.2%-
2016-Q4$140 M45.27%$0.06 M0.0%-129.17%
2017-Q1$111 M-20.98%$-0.14 M-0.1%-331.81%
2017-Q2$139 M25.54%$-0.34 M-0.2%152.95%
2017-Q3$125 M-9.75%$-0.94 M-0.8%174.60%

China Auto Logistics ownership

When you are planning to buy a company, it's always worth to overview its ownership structure.

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For China Auto Logistics, 75.70% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

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

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to China Auto Logistics:

Market cap$1.5 M$47.3 M$2.6 B$47.2 M
Total shares4.8 M13.2 M22.4 M40.7 M
Float shares2.4 M7.8 M18.2 M30.9 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)0.0%23.3%111.9%22.7%
  - Insider holdings (%)75.7%34.0%1.8%33.7%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

CALI summary

Friday, May 17th, 2019
Day range$0.30 - $0.30
Previous close$0.29
Session gain3.45%
Average true range$0.08
50d mov avg$0.78
100d mov avg$0.90
200d mov avg$1.96
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern lb02a

China Auto Logistics performance

Stocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. We picked AutoWeb, Lithia Motors and Remark as the bechmarking frame for China Auto Logistics stock.
CALIChina Auto Logist...-40.00%-78.10%-89.69%
LADLithia Motors30.59%41.76%20.28%

China Auto Logistics competitors

We picked a few stocks to conform a list of China Auto Logistics competitors to watch if you are interested in investing in CALI: