TransAct stock: buy or sell?

TACT stock price: $8.86 1.26% At close on May 21st, 2019

Updated on:
May 21st, 2019

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TransAct shares stepped up 1.26% to $8.86 today.

TransAct Technologies Incorporated designs, develops, assembles, and markets transaction-based and specialty printers and terminals in the United States and internationally.

Should I buy TransAct stock?

Trading stocks requires experience and discipline, and your buying and selling decisions must come following a methodology. Having a trading plan helps to make decisions easier, quicker and with less hesitations. At Stocks2.com, we like to use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.

Currently, TransAct Technologies stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.

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 TransAct Technologies 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 TACT stock for the last month.

TransAct stock analysis

Daily outlook

Shares of TransAct closed today at $8.86 and stepped up a good 1.26%.

TransAct Technologies stepped up a good 1.26% and closed at $8.86.

TACT stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

TransAct stayed constant a neutral -0.23% this week. For 4 weeks in a row, price slid and lost a -8.23%.

TransAct stock is trading in the range of its last top and last bottom. Loosing would mean breaking the current uptrend. Breakdowns under last bottom are selling point signals for some trading strategies. Since early November 2018, when TACT stock price broke down the 40-weeks moving avarage line, it slid $-5.49 per share (-38.26%). Stocks below the 40-weeks moving average line are usually not recommended for average traders.

TACT stock chart (weekly)

TransAct stock price history

TransAct IPO was on August 22nd, 1996 at $4.54 per share1. Since then, TACT stock grew a 95.20%, with a yearly average of 4.30%. If you had invested right after TACT's IPO a $1,000 in TransAct stock in 1996, it would worth $952.00 today.

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

TransAct stock historical price chart

TACT stock reached 52-week highs on October at $15.53, and all-time highs 2004-06-02 with a price of 26.48.

TransAct 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. You should not follow the analysts' TACT stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. For the last 30 days we have not found any price prediction for TransAct stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

TransAct let down analysts on March when it published an Earnings per Share (EPS) of $0.12 when the analysts' forecast was $0.13.
TACT earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q1-n/a0.13n/a
2017-Q2-n/a0.12n/a
2017-Q3-n/a0.24n/a
2017-Q42018-03-050.140.12-14.3%
2018-Q12018-05-030.090.090.0%
2018-Q22018-08-020.090.1677.8%
2018-Q32018-11-060.240.3337.5%
2018-Q42019-03-060.130.12-7.7%
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

In 2018, TransAct Technologies annual turnover depreciated a lame -3.06% to $54.59 million USD from $56.31 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, however, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) grew a 4.24% to 9.94%.

TACT annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2013$60 M-$4.94 M8.2%-
2014$53 M-11.69%$-2.42 M-4.6%-149.01%
2015$60 M12.37%$3.09 M5.2%-227.72%
2016$57 M-4.09%$3.62 M6.3%16.98%
2017$56 M-1.61%$3.21 M5.7%-11.22%
2018$55 M-3.06%$5.43 M9.9%68.98%

Quarterly financial results

TransAct Technologies posted $11.76 million in sales for 2018-Q4, a -25.78% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $0.96 million with a profit margin of 8.18%. Profit margin dropped a -8.07% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 16.25%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, TransAct sales marked a godawful loss and plunged a -10.91%.
TACT quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q1$14 M-$0.94 M6.7%-
2017-Q2$14 M-2.86%$0.87 M6.4%-8.06%
2017-Q3$16 M14.15%$1.81 M11.7%109.11%
2017-Q4$13 M-15.01%$-0.41 M-3.1%-122.72%
2018-Q1$12 M-7.21%$0.68 M5.6%-265.05%
2018-Q2$15 M20.49%$1.21 M8.2%77.94%
2018-Q3$16 M7.37%$2.57 M16.3%112.73%
2018-Q4$12 M-25.78%$0.96 M8.2%-62.63%

TransAct ownership

When you are planning to invest in a stock, it's worth to overview its ownership structure.

TransAct shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 4.32% of all shares.

In case of TransAct stock, 51.57% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for TACT stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

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

TACTALOTBRCDOVSYNA
Market cap$66.1 M$184.0 M$2.3 B$13.8 B$984.3 M
Total shares7.5 M7.0 M49.1 M145.3 M34.5 M
Float shares6.2 M6.2 M47.6 M143.3 M34.1 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)51.6%60.0%88.2%90.7%100.0%
  - Insider holdings (%)4.3%12.4%3.8%2.6%2.2%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

TransAct summary

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
Open$8.75
Close$8.86
Day range$8.71 - $8.86
Previous close$8.75
Session gain1.26%
Average true range$0.27
50d mov avg$8.96
100d mov avg$9.45
200d mov avg$11.13
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern lt06a

TransAct performance

Stocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. In the following table, we compare TransAct to AstroNova, Brady, Dover, Synaptics, USA Technologies and Zebra Technologies:
Stock3m6m12m
TACTTransAct Technolo...-13.65%-13.65%-14.81%
ALOTAstroNova38.16%34.91%35.11%
BRCBrady-1.58%11.67%23.86%
DOVDover3.67%13.83%23.06%
SYNASynaptics-31.12%-21.47%-32.68%
USATUSA Technologies64.08%33.86%-49.93%
ZBRAZebra Technologie...-13.70%7.93%14.93%

TransAct competitors

We chose a few stocks to conform a list of TransAct Technologies competitors to examine if you are interested in investing in TACT: