RYAM stock: buy or sell?

RYAM stock price: $5.06 -1.75% At close on July 16th, 2019

Updated on:
July 16th, 2019


After sliding a chilling -5.44% yesterday, Rayonier Advanced Materials closed today at $5.06 and slipped an awful -1.75%. Tuesday was the 3rd red session in a row, sliding in full a -8.52%.

Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. manufactures and sells cellulose specialty products in the United States, China, Japan, Canada, Europe, Latin America, other Asian countries, and internationally.

Should I buy RYAM 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 define 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 Rayonier Advanced Materials 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 RYAM will slide in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

Is Rayonier Advanced Materials stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for RYAM stock for the last month.

RYAM stock analysis

Daily outlook

After sliding a chilling -5.44% yesterday, Rayonier Advanced Materials closed today at $5.06 and slipped an awful -1.75%.

After sliding a chilling -5.44% yesterday, Rayonier Advanced Materials closed today at $5.06 and slipped an awful -1.75%.

RYAM stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Rayonier Advanced Materials closed this week at $5.06 and plunged a hair-raising -6.81%. This was the 4th red week in a row, sliding in full a -24.96%.

RYAM stock chart (weekly)

RYAM stock price history

RYAM stock went public on June 16th, 2014 with a price of $34.561. Since then, RYAM stock sliced a -85.40%, with a yearly average of -17.10%.

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

RYAM stock historical price chart

RYAM stock reached 52-week highs on September at $21.59, and all-time highs 2014-07-16 with a price of 39.66.

RYAM 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. 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 detected any price forecast for Rayonier Advanced Materials stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

Rayonier Advanced Materials disappointed analysts on February when it reported an Earnings per Share (EPS) of $0.19 when the analysts' forecast was $0.37.
RYAM earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

In 2018, Rayonier Advanced Materials annual revenues boosted an extraordinary 122.03% to $2,134.41 million USD from $961.33 marked in 2017. In contrary, its profit margin (compared to sales) collapsed to 6.02%, that is $128.42 million.

RYAM annual Sales and Income evolution
2013$1,050 M-$220 M20.9%-
2014$958 M-8.79%$32 M3.3%-85.60%
2015$941 M-1.70%$55 M5.9%74.56%
2016$869 M-7.72%$73 M8.4%32.63%
2017$961 M10.66%$325 M33.8%343.42%
2018$2,134 M122.03%$128 M6.0%-60.48%

Quarterly financial results

Rayonier Advanced Materials posted $526.36 million in sales for 2018-Q4, a -3.30% less compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $12.64 million with a profit margin of 2.40%. Profit margin depreciated a -4.57% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 6.97%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, Rayonier Advanced Materials sales marked an outstanding growth and skyrocketed a 50.83%.
RYAM quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q1$201 M-$10 M4.8%-
2017-Q2$201 M-0.09%$5 M2.3%-52.59%
2017-Q3$210 M4.22%$16 M7.5%242.93%
2017-Q4$349 M66.40%$295 M84.6%1,782.83%
2018-Q1$522 M49.58%$24 M4.7%-91.71%
2018-Q2$542 M3.78%$53 M9.9%118.32%
2018-Q3$544 M0.48%$38 M7.0%-28.94%
2018-Q4$526 M-3.30%$13 M2.4%-66.69%

Rayonier Advanced Materials ownership

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

Rayonier Advanced Materials shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 2.80% of all shares.

Bearish positions for RYAM stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Rayonier Advanced Materials:

Market cap$252.0 M$3.2 B$2.1 B
Total shares49.8 M32.3 M22.6 M
Float shares44.5 M32.1 M20.2 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)99.5%88.4%60.0%
  - Insider holdings (%)2.8%0.7%0.1%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%0.0%

RYAM summary

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019
Day range$5.04 - $5.24
Previous close$5.15
Session gain-1.75%
Average true range$0.38
50d mov avg$7.20
100d mov avg$10.58
200d mov avg$12.01
Daily patternlt03a
Weekly pattern lb06a

Rayonier Advanced Materials performance

To measure stock performance is always good to compare with competitors or related stocks. We compared Rayonier Advanced Materials against Balchem and Stepan in the following table:
RYAMRayonier Advanced...-65.97%-61.75%-69.61%

Rayonier Advanced Materials competitors

Choosing a list of competitors for Rayonier Advanced Materials it's not an easy task. We selected 2 public companies that are related to and can be considered as competitors of Rayonier Advanced Materials: