DSS stock: buy or sell?

DSS stock price: $0.18 -25.00% At close on February 21st, 2020

Updated on:
February 21st, 2020

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Document Security Systems plunged a spooky -25.00% and closed at $0.18. On February 14th DSS rocketed a super good 16.67%.

Document Security Systems, Inc., through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, markets, and sells paper and plastic products to protect information from unauthorized scanning, copying, and digital imaging worldwide.

Should I buy DSS stock?

Make a decision about when to buy or sell stocks is one of the hardest parts of being a trader or investor. That's why is so important to choose your own trading strategy that fits your character as inversor. At Stocks2.com, we use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.

None of our preferred buy setups matches with Document Security Systems stock situation right now, hence 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 DSS will slide in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

Is Document Security Systems stock a buy?

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

DSS stock analysis

Daily outlook

Shares of Document Security Systems closed on February/21 at $0.18 and plunged a spooky -25.00%.

Document Security Systems ended on Feb/21 at $0.18 and plunged a spooky -25.00%. DSS marked a lower low and a lower high in the short term, defining a downward trend. Climbing above $0.28 would break this short term down trend and open possibilities for reversing this situation. Since price and SMA50d lines crossed down on January/28, DSS fell $-0.12 per share (-40.00%).

DSS stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Document Security Systems closed this week at $0.18 and collapsed a scary -25.00%. Late December 2019 DSS skyrocketed a super good 12.12% in just one week.

Document Security Systems is sliding further to find new supports after lossing the support. Since late May 2019, when DSS stock price broke down the 40-weeks moving avarage line, it slid $-0.94 per share (-83.93%). Stocks below the 40-weeks moving average line are usually not recommended for average traders.

DSS stock chart (weekly)

DSS stock price history

DSS stock went public on April 6th, 1995 with a price of $2.401. Since then, DSS stock lost a -92.50%, with a yearly average of -3.90%.

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

DSS stock historical price chart

DSS stock reached 52-week highs on March at $1.99, and all-time highs 2000-02-03 with a price of 596.

DSS stock price target

How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable 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 forecast for Document Security Systems stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

After presenting its last earnings report on March, Document Security Systems . As soon as we get its posted EPS from the earnings report, we will update this report.
DSS earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q1-n/a-0.01n/a
2017-Q2-n/a-0.02n/a
2017-Q32017-11-14n/an/an/a
2017-Q42018-03-06n/a0.01n/a
2018-Q12018-05-15n/a-0.02n/a
2018-Q22018-08-14n/a-0.01n/a
2018-Q32018-11-14-0.02-0.02n/a
2018-Q42019-03-18n/a-0.01n/a
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual revenues report draw a lame movement of -0.79% to $18.52 million USD. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, in contrary, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) boosted a 11.01% to 7.91%.

DSS annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2013$17 M-$2.59 M14.8%-
2014$18 M4.80%$-41.16 M-225.1%-1,689.08%
2015$18 M-4.28%$-14.31 M-81.7%-65.23%
2016$19 M9.55%$-0.95 M-5.0%-93.36%
2017$19 M-2.69%$-0.58 M-3.1%-39.14%
2018$19 M-0.79%$1.46 M7.9%-353.39%

Quarterly financial results

Document Security Systems posted $5.96 M in sales for 2018-Q4, a 45.48% up compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $-0.39 M with a profit margin of -6.62%. Profit margin stepped up a 3.44% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was -10.06%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, Document Security Systems sales marked a tiny gain and raised a 2.12%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Document Security Systems posted 2 positive quarters in a row.
DSS quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q1$5 M-$-0.18 M-3.9%-
2017-Q2$4 M-19.08%$-0.26 M-6.9%43.73%
2017-Q3$4 M8.77%$-0.28 M-6.6%4.73%
2017-Q4$6 M38.91%$0.15 M2.5%-153.23%
2018-Q1$4 M-24.94%$-0.41 M-9.3%-375.39%
2018-Q2$4 M-6.64%$2.68 M65.5%-759.33%
2018-Q3$4 M0.18%$-0.41 M-10.1%-115.39%
2018-Q4$6 M45.48%$-0.39 M-6.6%-4.30%

Document Security Systems ownership

When you are planning to buy shares of a stock, it's always worth to review its ownership structure.

Document Security Systems shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 38.76% of all shares.

In case of Document Security Systems stock, 1.80% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for DSS stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

For a better context understanding, the following table shows ownership data compared to other related companies:

DSS
Market cap$6.5 M
Total shares36.2 M
Float shares22.2 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)1.8%
  - Insider holdings (%)38.8%
Shares in short selling0.0%

DSS summary

Friday, February 21st, 2020
Open$0.17
Close$0.18
Day range$0.17 - $0.18
Previous close$0.24
Session gain-25.00%
Average true range$0.03
50d mov avg$0.28
100d mov avg$0.30
200d mov avg$0.43
Daily patternlb06a
Weekly pattern lt01c

Document Security Systems performance

Performance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. We compared Document Security Systems against in the following table:
Stock3m6m12m
DSSDocument Security...-43.75%-58.14%-83.78%

Document Security Systems competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Document Security Systems competitor. This doesn't mean Document Security Systems does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.