USA stock: buy or sell?
May 21st, 2019
USA Technologies, Inc. provides wireless networking, cashless transactions, asset monitoring, and other value-added services in the United States and internationally.
Should I buy USA 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. 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.
Currently, USA Technologies stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is USA Technologies stock a buy?
Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness.At Stocks2.com, we collected 4 ratings published for USAT stock in the last month. The general sentiment of these ratings is bullish for USAT stock, with 2 positive ratings.
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Previous rating||Current rating|
|2019-2-7||Northland Securities||Outperform||Market Perform|
|2019-2-11||Lake Street Capital||Buy||Hold|
|2019-1-15||Lake Street Capital||n/a||Buy|
USA stock analysis
USA Technologies crossed up the SMA line of 200 days today and closed at $6.76, rocketed a 14.58%.
USA Technologies crossed up the simple moving average line of 200d today and closed at $6.76. From a daily perspective, USAT is in a short term uptrend after plotting its last bottom ($5.59, on May 9th) higher than the previous bottom, and its last top ($6.13, on Friday) also over the previous top. Now trading in between its last bottom and last top USAT might consolidate in a plain range, waiting to break out over $6.13 or down under $5.59. Since SMA50d and SMA100d crossed up on May/8, USAT price climbed $0.91 per share (15.56%).
USA broke up the simple moving average line of 200d, closing at $6.76.
USA Technologies stock just marked a top under its last top. Athought it's not something to really worring right now, investors should be on alert as this could be a warning for future complications. Loosing its previous bottom at would confirm the downtrend path.
USA stock price history
USA IPO was on August 16th, 1999 at $196.87 per share1. Since then, USAT stock declined a -96.60%, with a yearly average of -5.10%.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
USA stock historical price chart
USAT stock reached 52-week highs on August at $16.83, and all-time highs 1999-12-02 with a price of 656.25.
USA stock price target is $11.00Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. 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 30 days we only found 1 price prediction for USA stock:
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Action||Previous target||Current target||Diff|
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareAfter posting its last earnings report on April, USA skyrocketed an astounding 45.69%. Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsCompared to 2016, last anual revenues report draw an extraordinary growth of 34.47% to $104.09 M dollars. When comparing 2017 vs 2016, however, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) rose a 7.01% to -1.78%. To have an updated picture of the financial situation of USA, we have calculated the trailing twelve month (TTM) sales and income figures. TTM values are the sum of the last 4 quarters and aproximate to an annual fiscal report ending in 2018-Q4 that can be compared to 2017 fiscal year results. Annual USA TTM sales up to December 2018 were $35.83 and income was $1.16 million dollars. When comparing this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can review USA Technologies business evolution since June 2017: Annual turnover up to December, compared to lastest yearly report, plunged a spooky -65.58%. Nevertheless, profit margin (net income/sales) jumped at -1.78%.
|2013||$36 M||-||$0.85 M2.4%||-|
|2014||$42 M||17.82%||$28 M65.0%||3,123.31%|
|2015||$58 M||37.15%||$-1.09 M-1.9%||-103.96%|
|2016||$77 M||33.29%||$-6.81 M-8.8%||524.98%|
|2017||$104 M||34.47%||$-1.85 M-1.8%||-72.79%|
|TTM||$36 M||-65.58%||$1.16 M3.2%||-162.63%|
Quarterly financial resultsReported quarter earnings marked million with a profit margin of . Profit margin stayed stable a 0.00% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was nan%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, USA sales marked a dreadful slide and plummed a -100.00%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, USA posted 3 negative quarters in a row.
|2016-Q4||$22 M||-||$0.23 M1.1%||-|
|2017-Q1||$26 M||21.60%||$0.14 M0.5%||-41.63%|
|2017-Q2||$34 M||29.59%||$0.24 M0.7%||78.68%|
|2017-Q3||$26 M||-25.29%||$-0.21 M-0.8%||-187.65%|
|2017-Q4||$33 M||26.89%||$-12.52 M-38.5%||5,776.06%|
|2018-Q1||$36 M||10.23%||$1.16 M3.2%||-109.27%|
USA ownershipWhen you are planning to invest in shares of a company, it's always worth to overview its ownership structure.
Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For USA Technologies, 9.34% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.
In case of USA stock, 71.46% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for USAT stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.
For a better understanding, the following table shows ownership data compared to other related stocks:
|Market cap||$405.6 M||$183.8 M||$5.0 B||$775.9 M||$3.8 B|
|Total shares||60.0 M||7.0 M||59.9 M||76.6 M||120.1 M|
|Float shares||48.6 M||6.2 M||51.0 M||75.6 M||119.3 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||71.5%||60.0%||70.3%||99.2%||98.8%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||9.3%||12.4%||14.7%||2.4%||1.3%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%|
|Tuesday, May 21st, 2019|
|Day range||$5.99 - $6.91|
|Average true range||$0.33|
|50d mov avg||$4.97|
|100d mov avg||$4.78|
|200d mov avg||$6.67|
USA performanceTo measure stock performance is always good to benchmark with competitors or related stocks. For USA Technologies, the comparison is made against AstroNova, Crane, Diebold Nixdorf, NCR, PAR Technology, TransAct Technologies and Zebra Technologies.