Alliance Global Partners slashes price target on Akerna Corp. [KERN] – find out why.

Akerna Corp. [NASDAQ: KERN] jumped around 0.41 points on Friday, while shares priced at $3.16 at the close of the session, up 14.91%. The company report on November 19, 2020 that Cannabis Sales Expected to Reach Approximately $270M Over Thanksgiving Weekend.

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New business intelligence from Akerna (Nasdaq: KERN), an enterprise software, leading compliance technology provider, and developer of the cannabis industry’s first seed-to-sale enterprise resource planning (ERP) software technology (MJ Platform®), anticipates a 78% increase over average daily sales for 2020 during the Thanksgiving weekend (11/25 – 11/28), totaling approximately $270 million.

“On average, Thanksgiving tends to be one of the Top 5 sales holidays of the year, and we expect that trend to continue this year,” said James Ahrendt, Business Intelligence Architect, Akerna. “In the past, we’ve seen huge spikes in sales on Wednesday and Friday since most dispensaries are closed on Thursdays.”.

Akerna Corp. stock is now -62.51% down from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. KERN Stock saw the intraday high of $3.30 and lowest of $2.70 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 13.50, which means current price is +45.62% above from all time high which was touched on 06/08/20.

Compared to the average trading volume of 1.11M shares, KERN reached a trading volume of 2736429 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about Akerna Corp. [KERN]?

Alliance Global Partners have made an estimate for Akerna Corp. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on December 19, 2019.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Akerna Corp. is set at 0.47, with the Price to Sales ratio for KERN stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 4.13. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.34, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.41.

How has KERN stock performed recently?

Akerna Corp. [KERN] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 9.34. With this latest performance, KERN shares dropped by -13.42% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -68.59% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -40.93% 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 KERN stock in for the last two-week period is set at 49.83, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 51.74, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 45.89 for Akerna Corp. [KERN]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 3.63, while it was recorded at 2.88 for the last single week of trading, and 6.29 for the last 200 days.

Akerna Corp. [KERN]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Akerna Corp. [KERN] shares currently have an operating margin of -113.70 and a Gross Margin at +57.56. Akerna Corp.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -112.70.

Return on Total Capital for KERN is now -30.98, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -30.70. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -30.70, with Return on Assets sitting at -29.66.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Akerna Corp. [KERN] managed to generate an average of -$132,328 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 13.84 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.26.Akerna Corp.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 2.40 and a Current Ratio set at 2.40.

Earnings analysis for Akerna Corp. [KERN]

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Akerna Corp. posted -0.4/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at -0.23/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -73.90%. 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 KERN.

Insider trade positions for Akerna Corp. [KERN]

There are presently around $6 million, or 9.40% of KERN stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of KERN stocks are: BLACKROCK INC. with ownership of 420,139, which is approximately 0.263% of the company’s market cap and around 1.50% of the total institutional ownership; CREATIVE PLANNING, holding 368,148 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.16 million in KERN stocks shares; and VANGUARD GROUP INC, currently with $0.64 million in KERN stock with ownership of nearly -4.708% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Akerna Corp. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of November and at the time of the November reporting period, where 24 institutional holders increased their position in Akerna Corp. [NASDAQ:KERN] by around 530,833 shares. Additionally, 16 investors decreased positions by around 170,290 shares, while 11 investors held positions by with 1,060,441 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 1,761,564 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. KERN stock had 10 new institutional investments in for a total of 78,964 shares, while 5 institutional investors sold positions of 117,664 shares during the same period.

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