How Should Investors View Aemetis Inc. (AMTX) Insider Trading?

As of Thursday close, Aemetis Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AMTX) stock was down -$0.13, moving down -1.85 percent to $6.88. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 973,440 shares. 1 time new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$2.78 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 714,280, while in the previous 50 days, it was 844,486.


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Since last month, AMTX stock retreated -46.63%. Shares of the company fell to $5.67 on 05/12/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $23.33 was reached on 03/10/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $7.00. Since the beginning of this year, AMTX’s stock price has dropped by -44.07% or -$5.42, and marked a new high 5 times. However, the stock has declined by -70.51% since its 52-week high.

Aemetis Inc. (AMTX) last reported insider trading activity 60 days ago on Mar 14. BLOCK JOHN R, the Director of the company, disposed of 55,165 shares for $12.12 on Mar 14. It resulted in a $668,445 divestment by the insider. Simon Timothy Alan added 1,000 shares at an average price of $12.21 on Dec 20. The insider now owns 6,000 shares following the transaction. On Nov 08, Executive Vice President FOSTER ANDREW B sold 9,533 shares at $23.09 apiece. The transaction was valued at $220,117.

Financial Health

In the three months ended September 29, Aemetis Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 0.20, while its current ratio was 0.30, showing that the company is not able to pay off its debt. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 3.70% percent. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled -6.90%. Based on annual data, AMTX earned $7.94 million in gross profit and brought in $211.95 million in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was -12.30%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 36.60%.

In Aemetis Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $121.45 million. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. AMTX’s revenue rose 42.0% to $49.9 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $64.36 million. While analysts expected Aemetis Inc. to report -$0.39 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was -$0.55 per share, beating the consensus estimate by -41.00%. During the quarter, the company generated $7.44 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Aemetis Inc. were 281.07 million at the end of its most recent quarter ended September 29, and its total debt was $239.27 million. The value of shareholders’ equity is $33.83 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Aemetis Inc.’s (AMTX) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 105.48%, the RSI 9-day stood at 20.69% on 12 May.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Aemetis Inc. price is down by -28.78% percent or -$2.78. At present, AMTX shares trade -48.89% below its 20-day simple moving average and -53.83% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -48.46% below its SMA50 and -24.81% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 12.12% and Stochastic coefficient D was 8.82%, while ATR was 1.04. Given the Stochastic reading of 25.10% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 27.09%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -1.46, while the 14-day reading stands at -1.76.

Analyst Ratings

Aemetis Inc. (AMTX) has been rated Buy by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, AMTX is a sell, and 1 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 0 analysts rate Aemetis Inc. stock as buy, with 5 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $26.50, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $13.00 – $35.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Aemetis Inc. (AMTX) will achieve an average price target of $26.17.

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