Advaxis Inc. (ADXS) Shares: Are They Risky Or Cheap?

Advaxis Inc. (NASDAQ:ADXS) finished Wednesday with an addition of $0.01 to close at $0.52, an upside of 2.61 percent. An average of 6,792,280 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a gain of $0.0703 in the past week. The last 20 days have seen an average of 4,754,405 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 6,690,048.

ADXS stock has decreased by -3.93% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $0.4400 on 09/20/21. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 02/17/21, shares of the company touched a low of $0.26 and a high of $1.57 in 52 weeks. In spite of this, the price is down -66.66% from the 52-week high.

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Valuation Metrics

Advaxis Inc. (ADXS) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 34.65 for the broader industry and 32.30 for the sector. The stock’s beta is 2.26. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 22.46, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 1.75.

The quick ratio of Advaxis Inc. for the three months ended July 30 was 7.00, and the current ratio was 7.00, indicating that the company is able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 0.00 and a total debt to equity ratio of 0.00 for the quarter ending July 30. Advaxis Inc.’s EBITDA margin for the year ending July 30 is -8555.73%. Its gross profit as reported stood at $26.7 million compared to revenue of $0.25 million.

For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, Advaxis Inc.’s return on assets was -39.50%, compared to -60.3% over the last five years. In the past year, the return on investment has been -88.00%, and the 5-year average is -93.1%. Meanwhile, the return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months has been -47.30% and the 5-year average holds at -93.7%. For the broader industry, ROE averaged -68.79 over the past year.

Earnings Surprise

The analyst consensus anticipated Advaxis Inc.’s latest quarter earnings to come in at -$0.04 per share, but it turned out to be -$0.02, a 50.00% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to -$4.01 million. At the end of the quarter ending July 30, Advaxis Inc.’s stock balance sheet showed total liabilities of 6.75 million. Shareholders own equity worth $145.64 million.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at Advaxis Inc. (ADXS) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 13 October was 58.44%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with historical volatility in this time frame at 74.16%.

As of today, ADXS’s price is $0.4967 +15.51% or $0.0703 from its 5-day moving average. ADXS is currently trading -4.24% lower than its 20-day SMA and +3.52% higher than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is +21.94% above the SMA50 and +44.33% above the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 60.76% and 54.44%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 0.0449. With the 14-day stochastic at 68.51% and the average true range at 0.0441, the RSI (14) stands at 55.84%. The stock has reached 0.0158 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at 0.0091.

Analyst Ratings

Barclays reiterated its an Overweight rating on Advaxis Inc. (NASDAQ: ADXS), but raised their price target to $15, indicating a potential price increase of 2784.62% for the stock.The consensus rating for Advaxis Inc. (ADXS) among analysts is Buy. According to current brokerage recommendations, 0 brokerage firms advise that investors sell ADXS, while 0 suggest investors hold. There are 0 analysts who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 0 analysts, while 1 others rate it as a “buy”.

What is ADXS’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts predict a range of price targets between $2.25 and $2.25, with a median target of $2.25. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for Advaxis Inc. (ADXS) stock is $2.25.


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