DSS stock: buy or sell?
February 21st, 2020
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.
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
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
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%).
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 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 targetHow 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 ShareAfter 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.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsCompared 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%.
|2013||$17 M||-||$2.59 M14.8%||-|
|2014||$18 M||4.80%||$-41.16 M-225.1%||-1,689.08%|
|2015||$18 M||-4.28%||$-14.31 M-81.7%||-65.23%|
|2016||$19 M||9.55%||$-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 resultsDocument 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.
|2017-Q1||$5 M||-||$-0.18 M-3.9%||-|
|2017-Q2||$4 M||-19.08%||$-0.26 M-6.9%||43.73%|
|2017-Q3||$4 M||8.77%||$-0.28 M-6.6%||4.73%|
|2017-Q4||$6 M||38.91%||$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||$4 M||0.18%||$-0.41 M-10.1%||-115.39%|
|2018-Q4||$6 M||45.48%||$-0.39 M-6.6%||-4.30%|
Document Security Systems ownershipWhen 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:
|Market cap||$6.5 M|
|Total shares||36.2 M|
|Float shares||22.2 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||1.8%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||38.8%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%|
|Friday, February 21st, 2020|
|Day range||$0.17 - $0.18|
|Average true range||$0.03|
|50d mov avg||$0.28|
|100d mov avg||$0.30|
|200d mov avg||$0.43|
Document Security Systems performancePerformance 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: