Canaccord Genuity Downgrade Abraxas Petroleum Corporation [AXAS]. What else is Wall St. saying?

Abraxas Petroleum Corporation [NASDAQ: AXAS] price plunged by -4.06 percent to reach at -$0.01. The company report on August 17, 2020 that Abraxas Recommences Strategic Alternatives Review.

Abraxas Petroleum Corporation (“Abraxas” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:AXAS) today announced that its Board of Directors has determined to renew the strategic alternatives review announced last October and led by Petrie Partners, LLC (“Petrie”).

“Petrie has been a great partner for Abraxas in the past,” said Bob Watson, Abraxas CEO. “Now that we have successfully amended our agreements with Angelo Gordon and our banks, we look forward to working with Petrie to examine ways to optimize value. Our strong, concentrated asset bases in the Delaware and Williston Basins, as well as our excellent hedge book, position Abraxas for success on a standalone basis and also make us an attractive transaction partner.” Petrie’s Jon Hughes and Richard Moss will lead the engagement.

A sum of 3122544 shares traded at recent session while its average daily volume was at 8.29M shares. Abraxas Petroleum Corporation shares reached a high of $0.19 and dropped to a low of $0.1821 until finishing in the latest session at $0.18.

The average equity rating for AXAS stock is currently 3.30, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

Guru’s Opinion on Abraxas Petroleum Corporation [AXAS]:

Canaccord Genuity have made an estimate for Abraxas Petroleum Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Hold, with their previous recommendation back on March 10, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on March 09, 2020, representing the official price target for Abraxas Petroleum Corporation stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Abraxas Petroleum Corporation is set at 0.02, with the Price to Sales ratio for AXAS stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.37. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.50, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.00.

AXAS Stock Performance Analysis:

Abraxas Petroleum Corporation [AXAS] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -1.55. With this latest performance, AXAS shares dropped by -9.22% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -13.77% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -63.19% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for AXAS stock in for the last two-week period is set at 44.62, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 44.20, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 44.96 for Abraxas Petroleum Corporation [AXAS]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 0.2118, while it was recorded at 0.1926 for the last single week of trading, and 0.2326 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Abraxas Petroleum Corporation Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Abraxas Petroleum Corporation [AXAS] shares currently have an operating margin of +19.80 and a Gross Margin at +28.56. Abraxas Petroleum Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -50.33.

Return on Total Capital for AXAS is now 7.91, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -20.11. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -48.09, with Return on Assets sitting at -16.66. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Abraxas Petroleum Corporation [AXAS] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 186.19. Additionally, AXAS Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 65.06, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 54.51. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 185.82, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 64.93.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Abraxas Petroleum Corporation [AXAS] managed to generate an average of -$1,000,062 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 4.36 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.33.Abraxas Petroleum Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.20 and a Current Ratio set at 1.20.


With the latest financial reports released by the company, Abraxas Petroleum Corporation posted 0.02/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.03/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -33.30%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for AXAS. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Abraxas Petroleum Corporation go to 2.00%.

Abraxas Petroleum Corporation [AXAS] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $5 million, or 16.80% of AXAS stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of AXAS stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 7,559,048, which is approximately -4.521% of the company’s market cap and around 2.98% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 3,374,148 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $0.62 million in AXAS stocks shares; and SQUAREPOINT OPS LLC, currently with $0.25 million in AXAS stock with ownership of nearly New of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Abraxas Petroleum Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 32 institutional holders increased their position in Abraxas Petroleum Corporation [NASDAQ:AXAS] by around 6,730,099 shares. Additionally, 60 investors decreased positions by around 27,558,410 shares, while 15 investors held positions by with 6,625,687 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 27,662,822 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. AXAS stock had 18 new institutional investments in for a total of 4,945,794 shares, while 34 institutional investors sold positions of 10,856,167 shares during the same period.

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