AutoWeb Inc. [AUTO] moved up 0.71: Why It’s Important

AutoWeb Inc. [NASDAQ: AUTO] jumped around 0.03 points on Friday, while shares priced at $4.25 at the close of the session, up 0.71%. The company report on August 31, 2020 that LD Micro: 360 Companies – Set to Present this Week.

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AutoWeb Inc. stock is now 72.06% up from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. AUTO Stock saw the intraday high of $4.4801 and lowest of $3.77 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 5.97, which means current price is +750.00% above from all time high which was touched on 09/01/20.

Compared to the average trading volume of 849.95K shares, AUTO reached a trading volume of 1114007 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about AutoWeb Inc. [AUTO]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for AUTO shares is $5.50 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on AUTO stock is a recommendation set at 1.70. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Barrington Research have made an estimate for AutoWeb Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on August 27, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on August 20, 2020, representing the official price target for AutoWeb Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $1.15 to $4, while B. Riley FBR kept a Buy rating on AUTO stock. On March 30, 2020, analysts decreased their price target for AUTO shares from 4.20 to 1.15.

The Average True Range (ATR) for AutoWeb Inc. is set at 0.66, with the Price to Sales ratio for AUTO stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.57. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 3.35.

How has AUTO stock performed recently?

AutoWeb Inc. [AUTO] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -4.71. With this latest performance, AUTO shares gained by 138.76% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 110.50% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 68.65% 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 AUTO stock in for the last two-week period is set at 62.35, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 59.26, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 63.31 for AutoWeb Inc. [AUTO]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 2.17, while it was recorded at 4.63 for the last single week of trading, and 1.81 for the last 200 days.

AutoWeb Inc. [AUTO]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and AutoWeb Inc. [AUTO] shares currently have an operating margin of -13.46 and a Gross Margin at +15.97. AutoWeb Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -13.36.

Return on Total Capital for AUTO is now -49.46, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -54.28. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -55.77, with Return on Assets sitting at -29.76. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, AutoWeb Inc. [AUTO] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 30.38. Additionally, AUTO Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 23.30, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 14.27. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 7.10, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 5.44.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, AutoWeb Inc. [AUTO] managed to generate an average of -$89,058 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 4.47 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 2.23.AutoWeb Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.40 and a Current Ratio set at 1.40.

Earnings analysis for AutoWeb Inc. [AUTO]

With the latest financial reports released by the company, AutoWeb Inc. posted -0.13/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at -0.17/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 23.50%. 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 AUTO. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for AutoWeb Inc. go to 25.00%.

Insider trade positions for AutoWeb Inc. [AUTO]

There are presently around $10 million, or 18.00% of AUTO stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of AUTO stocks are: KOKINO LLC with ownership of 965,000, which is approximately 0% of the company’s market cap and around 26.36% of the total institutional ownership; RENAISSANCE TECHNOLOGIES LLC, holding 560,290 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $2.38 million in AUTO stocks shares; and VANGUARD GROUP INC, currently with $1.14 million in AUTO stock with ownership of nearly -1.284% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in AutoWeb Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 7 institutional holders increased their position in AutoWeb Inc. [NASDAQ:AUTO] by around 224,297 shares. Additionally, 10 investors decreased positions by around 573,043 shares, while 8 investors held positions by with 1,543,890 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 2,341,230 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. AUTO stock had 5 new institutional investments in for a total of 104,323 shares, while 5 institutional investors sold positions of 512,970 shares during the same period.

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