Applied Digital Corporation (APLD) Is A Stock You Should Watch


At the last check on Thursday, Applied Digital Corporation’s (NASDAQ:APLD) stock was down -$0.65, moving down -7.10 percent to $8.44. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 6,067,441 shares. 4 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $1.05 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 7,963,975, while in the previous 50 days, it was 3,694,710.

Since last month, APLD stock rose 170.67%. Shares of the company fell to $2.88 on 05/12/23, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $9.37 was reached on 05/25/23 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $0.85. Since the beginning of this year, APLD’s stock price has risen by 358.97% or $6.60, and marked a new high 22 times. However, the stock has declined by -9.87% since its 52-week high.

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APLD stock investors should be aware that Applied Digital Corporation (APLD) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 8 days ago on May 17. Cummins Wes, the CEO; Chairman of the company, purchased of 10,000 shares for $6.17 on May 17. It resulted in a $61,700 investment by the insider. Cummins Wes added 25,000 shares at an average price of $3.50 on Apr 14. The insider now owns 2,020,686 shares following the transaction. On Apr 13, CEO; Chairman Cummins Wes bought 25,000 shares at $3.60 apiece. The transaction was valued at $90,000.

Valuation Metrics

The stock’s beta is 3.98. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 18.19, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 13.98.

Financial Health

In the three months ended February 27, Applied Digital Corporation’s quick ratio stood at 0.20, while its current ratio was 0.20, showing that the company is not able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending February 27 was 0.31, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.39. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 12.20% percent. Based on annual data, APLD earned -$0.96 million in gross profit and brought in $8.55 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 -26.90%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was -61.90%.

In Applied Digital Corporation’s quarter-end financial report for February 27, it reported total debt of $16.38 million. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. APLD’s revenue rose 100.0% to $6.92 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $12.34 million. While analysts expected Applied Digital Corporation to report -$0.05 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was -$0.08 per share. During the quarter, the company generated -$5.03 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Applied Digital Corporation were 136.21 million at the end of its most recent quarter ended February 27, and its total debt was $36.4 million. The value of shareholders’ equity is $94.9 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Applied Digital Corporation’s (APLD) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 278.50%, the RSI 9-day stood at 73.21% on 24 May.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Applied Digital Corporation price is up by +14.21% percent or $1.05. At present, APLD shares trade +163.75% above its 20-day simple moving average and +358.70% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +330.61% above its SMA50 and +307.73% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 84.72% and Stochastic coefficient D was 88.34%, while ATR was 1.19. Given the Stochastic reading of 75.65% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 74.31%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 1.11, while the 14-day reading stands at 2.54.

Analyst Ratings

Applied Digital Corporation (APLD) has been rated Buy by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, APLD is a sell, and 0 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 0 analysts rate Applied Digital Corporation stock as buy, with 7 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $8.75, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $4.00 – $17.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Applied Digital Corporation (APLD) will achieve an average price target of $9.42.


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