The Insider Activity Of American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc. (AXL) Should Not Be Ignored


As of Friday close, American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc.’s (NYSE:AXL) stock was down -$0.26, moving down -3.34 percent to $7.52. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 2,646,980 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$0.90 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 1,410,250, while in the previous 50 days, it was 1,103,182.

Since last month, AXL stock retreated -24.04%. Shares of the company fell to $7.35 on 03/17/23, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $11.96 was reached on 02/16/23 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $6.36. Since the beginning of this year, AXL’s stock price has dropped by -3.84% or -$0.30, and marked a new high 10 times. However, the stock has declined by -37.12% since its 52-week high.

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AXL stock investors should be aware that American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc. (AXL) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 17 days ago on Mar 01. Barnes David Eugene, the VP & General Counsel of the company, disposed of 29,533 shares for $9.00 on Mar 01. It resulted in a $265,797 divestment by the insider. WILLEMSE NORMAN sold 59,265 shares at an average price of $9.00 on Feb 22. The insider now owns 297,435 shares following the transaction.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc. (AXL) has a P/E ratio of about 14.16. The stock’s beta is 2.28. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.15, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.38, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 1.98 may also be considered.

Financial Health

In the three months ended September 29, American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 1.30, while its current ratio was 1.70, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending September 29 was 4.54, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 4.66. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 12.10% percent. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 3.90%. Based on annual data, AXL earned $704.9 million in gross profit and brought in $5.8 billion 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 6.10%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 11.90%.

In American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $2.85 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. AXL’s revenue rose 11.32% to $1.54 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $1.39 billion. While analysts expected American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc. to report $0.24 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.27 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 12.50%. During the quarter, the company generated $178.6 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc. were 4.84 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended September 29, and its total debt was $3.11 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $114.58 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc.’s (AXL) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 38.16%, the RSI 9-day stood at 25.92% on 17 March.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc. price is down by -10.69% percent or -$0.90. At present, AXL shares trade -25.17% below its 20-day simple moving average and -5.76% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -6.82% below its SMA50 and -7.27% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 10.79% and Stochastic coefficient D was 13.54%, while ATR was 0.46. Given the Stochastic reading of 7.31% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 32.17%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.61, while the 14-day reading stands at -0.94.

Analyst Ratings

Barclays launched its rating on American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc. (NYSE: AXL) to an Equal weight in a note to investors on February 15, 2023. American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc. (AXL) has been rated Hold by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, AXL is a sell, and 7 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 0 analysts rate American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc. stock as buy, with 2 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $9.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $9.00 – $12.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc. (AXL) will achieve an average price target of $9.88.


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