Akerna Corp. [KERN] stock Initiated by Lake Street analyst, price target now $8

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Akerna Corp. [NASDAQ: KERN] gained 5.46% or 0.01 points to close at $0.16 with a heavy trading volume of 13530873 shares. The company report on July 6, 2022 that Akerna Flash Report: Fourth of July Weekend Cannabis Sales Total $255.5 Million.


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At $106.7 million in sales, Friday, July 1st, became the second-highest cannabis sales day this year.

It opened the trading session at $0.16, the shares rose to $0.1744 and dropped to $0.1551, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for KERN points out that the company has recorded -88.94% loss over the past six months. However, it is still -23.08% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 6.74M shares, KERN reached to a volume of 13530873 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 Akerna Corp. [KERN]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for KERN shares is $3.75 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on KERN stock is a recommendation set at 2.20. 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.

Lake Street have made an estimate for Akerna Corp. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on July 23, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Alliance Global Partners raised their target price to Buy. The new note on the price target was released on December 19, 2019, representing the official price target for Akerna Corp. stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Akerna Corp. is set at 0.03, with the Price to Sales ratio for KERN stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.28. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.13, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.24.

Trading performance analysis for KERN stock

Akerna Corp. [KERN] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -6.69. With this latest performance, KERN shares dropped by -56.87% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -88.94% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -95.59% 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 33.24, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 36.60, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 31.80 for Akerna Corp. [KERN]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 0.3121, while it was recorded at 0.1618 for the last single week of trading, and 1.3525 for the last 200 days.

Akerna Corp. [KERN]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

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 0.50 and a Current Ratio set at 0.50.

An analysis of insider ownership at Akerna Corp. [KERN]

There are presently around $1 million, or 10.80% of KERN stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of KERN stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 815,886, which is approximately -6.159% of the company’s market cap and around 1.80% of the total institutional ownership; BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON CORP, holding 307,789 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $49000.0 in KERN stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $46000.0 in KERN stock with ownership of nearly -0.94% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Akerna Corp. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 16 institutional holders increased their position in Akerna Corp. [NASDAQ:KERN] by around 308,647 shares. Additionally, 27 investors decreased positions by around 729,502 shares, while 12 investors held positions by with 2,322,881 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 3,361,030 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. KERN stock had 7 new institutional investments in for a total of 62,660 shares, while 10 institutional investors sold positions of 336,672 shares during the same period.

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