DSS stock: buy or sell?

DSS stock price: $0.27 17.39% At close on March 27th, 2020

Updated on:
March 27th, 2020

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Document Security Systems crossed up the SMA line of 100d today and closed at $0.27. Counting Friday, it's been 5 green days in a row, soaring $0.07 or 38.89%. On Mar 18th DSS plunged a scary -5.88%.

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?

Even if you are a experienced or a novel trader, best trading results come from using an investing strategy that never leaves to random or subjective opinions when is the best moment to buy or sell stocks. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to choose and when is the best time to buy them. At Stocks2.com, we like to 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, 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 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 Document Security Systems stock a buy?

Financial institutions and banks post stock ratings everyday. Unfortunately, we couldn't detect any rating for DSS stock for the last 30 days.

DSS stock analysis

Daily outlook

Document Security Systems shares broke up the simple moving average line of 100 days today and closed at $0.27, boosted a 17.39%.

Document Security Systems shares crossed up the SMA line of 100d today and closed at $0.27.

DSS stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Document Security Systems closed this week at $0.27 and boosted an amazing 35.00%. Early March DSS collapsed a scary -5.56% in just one week.

Since price and 40-weeks moving average lines crossed down late May 2019, DSS fell $-0.85 per share (-75.89%). Stocks under the 40w moving average line are usually not recommended for average traders.

DSS stock chart (weekly)

DSS stock price history

DSS IPO was on April 6th, 1995 at $2.40 per share1. Since then, DSS stock declined a -88.80%, with a yearly average of -3.70%.

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

DSS stock historical price chart

DSS stock reached 52-week highs on April at $1.43, and all-time highs 2000-02-03 with a price of 596.

DSS stock price target

Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, banks and other financial institutions analysts, with the help of lots of data and algorithms do their best to predict the stock prices movement. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. 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

, when Document Security Systems presented its last earnings report, it . As soon as we get its actual EPS from the earnings report, we will extend 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 turnover report draw a bad movement of -0.79% to $18.52 million dollars. Instead, its income margin (compared to revenues) rocketed to 7.91%, that is $1.46 million.

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 reported $5.96 M in revenues for 2018-Q4, a 45.48% improvement compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $-0.39 million with a profit margin of -6.62%. Profit margin inched a 3.44% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was -10.06%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, Document Security Systems sales marked a slightly fine increase and appreciated a 2.12%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Document Security Systems posted 2 negative 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 invest in a company, it's worth to check its ownership structure.

Document Security Systems shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 41.05% of all shares.

In case of Document Security Systems stock, 0.93% 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.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Document Security Systems:

DSS
Market cap$16.8 M
Total shares62.1 M
Float shares21.7 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)0.9%
  - Insider holdings (%)41.0%
Shares in short selling0.0%

DSS summary

Friday, March 27th, 2020
Open$0.22
Close$0.27
Day range$0.21 - $0.30
Previous close$0.23
Session gain17.39%
Average true range$0.07
50d mov avg$0.24
100d mov avg$0.27
200d mov avg$0.34
Daily patternlt01a
Weekly pattern

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. In the following table, we compare Document Security Systems to :
Stock3m6m12m
DSSDocument Security...-6.90%-27.03%-79.23%

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.