Craig Hallum raised the price target for the Akoustis Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:AKTS) stock to “a Buy”. The rating was released on February 02, 2021. We previously noted in another research note published on January 15, 2021 by Craig Hallum that reiterated the stock to a Buy with a price target of $18 for AKTS stock. The research report from Northland Capital has downgraded the stock from Outperform to Market Perform, with a price target set at $7.40. In their research brief published May 13, 2019, Craig Hallum analysts reiterated the Akoustis Technologies Inc. stock to Buy with a price target of $12.
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Historical Earnings Surprises and Revenue Forecasts
Profit is the most critical financial performance measure. Every investor in a business is looking forward to the earnings report as stock price to increase when earnings exceed market expectations and progressively decrease when earnings do not meet expectations. The firm reported an earnings per share (EPS) of -$0.22 during the last quarter as opposed to a consensus estimate of -$0.28, which indicates the company beat its estimate by $0.06, which implies that the company surprised the market by 21.40%. It appears that the average earnings per share estimate for the current quarter (ending in Jun 2021) is -$0.26. This is an average of 2 analysts’ earnings, where the high earnings per share estimate is -$0.19 and the low earnings per share estimate is -$0.34. According to 5 analyst estimates, an average revenue estimate of $3.4M is projected for the current quarter with a high revenue estimate of $4.81M and a low estimate of $2.5M.
The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of Akoustis Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:AKTS) dipped -11.22% to close Monday’s market session at $9.97, lower as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $9.95 and $11.48 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 1331782 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 805.17K shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated -18.74% within the last five trades and -28.79% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 16.74% in the last 6 months and -38.07% was subtracted to its value over the previous 3 months. AKTS stock is trading at a margin of -17.40%, -23.82% and -6.76% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, AKTS deals in the Technology domain. The stock is trading -47.94 percent below its 52-week high and 42.43 percent above its 52-week low. For example, looking both at the price and the high and low measurements of 52 weeks will give you a clearer picture of the direction the price is heading. The firm’s Weighted Alpha is -3.5. A positive weighted alpha indicates the firm has done well over the course of the year, whereas one below 0 indicates that the firm has done poorly.
What Does Akoustis Technologies Inc.’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?
The stock’s market cap achieved a total value of $511.26 million as of the last trading session. Market capitalization is the total value of all outstanding shares of a corporation and it is used to measure a company’s market value. Forward price-to-earnings is calculated using predicted earnings for the next financial year’s P/E determination. The stock has achieved an effective Price-to-Sales Ratio of 189.36 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 8.45, which equates the market value of a stock with its book value.
Is Insider Trading a Real Thing?
Almost all investors and traders prefer to invest in shares controlled by the management of a corporation as a management company will be more likely to run the business itself and to never conduct things against the management’s desires and will always try to do what is best for their shareholders. Currently, 2.70 percent of Akoustis Technologies Inc. shares are owned by insiders, and 39.60 percent are held by financial institutions. Denbaars Steven, the Director at Akoustis Technologies Inc. (AKTS) has sold 7,000 shares of firm on Apr 12 at a price of $12.00 against the total amount of $84000.0. In another inside trade, Shealy Jeffrey B., Chief Executive Officer of Akoustis Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:AKTS) sold 100,000 shares of the firm on Apr 08 for a total worth of $1.2 million at a price of $12.03. An inside trade which took place on Apr 07, Chief Executive Officer of Akoustis Technologies Inc. Shealy Jeffrey B. sold 100,000 shares of firm against total price of $1.25 million at the cost of $12.51 per share.