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

Akerna Corp. [NASDAQ: KERN] stock went on a downward path that fall over -13.07% on Tuesday, amounting to a one-week price decrease of less than -14.83%. The company report on April 13, 2021 that Akerna Flash Report: Cannabis sales predicted to reach $370,000,000 as consumers prepare for 4/20.

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Legal cannabis sales are predicted to increase starting Friday, April 16th, with $95,000,000 predicted for the new largest sales day this year, Tuesday, April 20th.

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®), predicts that Tuesday, April 20th, a widely-popular yet unofficial “holiday” celebrating cannabis consumption, will gross $95,000,000 in legal cannabis retail sales nationally, with the following predictions for the day:.

Over the last 12 months, KERN stock dropped by -47.43%. The average equity rating for KERN stock is currently 2.00, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

The market cap for the stock reached $82.47 million, with 15.06 million shares outstanding and 13.79 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 2.47M shares, KERN stock reached a trading volume of 1463844 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Guru’s Opinion on 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 0.46, with the Price to Sales ratio for KERN stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 5.93. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.53, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.82.

KERN Stock Performance Analysis:

Akerna Corp. [KERN] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -14.83. With this latest performance, KERN shares dropped by -30.07% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -14.45% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -47.43% 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 33.41, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 27.94, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 37.49 for Akerna Corp. [KERN]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 5.64, while it was recorded at 4.19 for the last single week of trading, and 5.05 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Akerna Corp. 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 1.40 and a Current Ratio set at 1.40.


With the latest financial reports released by the company, Akerna Corp. posted -0.43/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at -0.2/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -115.00%. 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.

Akerna Corp. [KERN] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $14 million, or 16.80% of KERN stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of KERN stocks are: BLACKROCK INC. with ownership of 1,278,795, which is approximately 204.374% of the company’s market cap and around 1.70% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 387,130 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.47 million in KERN stocks shares; and CREATIVE PLANNING, currently with $1.41 million in KERN stock with ownership of nearly 1.091% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Akerna Corp. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 39 institutional holders increased their position in Akerna Corp. [NASDAQ:KERN] by around 2,186,938 shares. Additionally, 12 investors decreased positions by around 192,198 shares, while 5 investors held positions by with 1,388,480 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 3,767,616 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. KERN stock had 12 new institutional investments in for a total of 429,482 shares, while 7 institutional investors sold positions of 179,726 shares during the same period.

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