Abraxas Petroleum Corporation [NASDAQ: AXAS] gained 2.55% or 0.01 points to close at $0.17 with a heavy trading volume of 5292191 shares. 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.
It opened the trading session at $0.1611, the shares rose to $0.1725 and dropped to $0.1595, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for AXAS points out that the company has recorded 59.11% gains over the past six months. However, it is still -88.89% lower than its most recent low trading price.
If we look at the average trading volume of 6.40M shares, AXAS reached to a volume of 5292191 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about 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 0.38. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.45, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.00.
Trading performance analysis for AXAS stock
Abraxas Petroleum Corporation [AXAS] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 4.30. With this latest performance, AXAS shares dropped by -17.50% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 59.11% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -72.99% 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 42.17, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 43.61, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 42.87 for Abraxas Petroleum Corporation [AXAS]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 0.1947, while it was recorded at 0.1573 for the last single week of trading, and 0.2275 for the last 200 days.
Abraxas Petroleum Corporation [AXAS]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis
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.
Abraxas Petroleum Corporation [AXAS]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis
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%.
An analysis of insider ownership at Abraxas Petroleum Corporation [AXAS]
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 $0.56 million in AXAS stocks shares; and SQUAREPOINT OPS LLC, currently with $0.22 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 August and at the time of the August 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.