Here’s Why Canaan Inc. (NASDAQ:CAN) Stock Was Soaring Today

On THURSDAY,  shares of Canaan Inc. (NASDAQ:CAN) reached at $30.02 price level during last trade its distance from 20 days simple moving average was 56.02%, and its distance from 50 days simple moving average was 174.00% while it has a distance of 552.23% from the 200 days simple moving average.

What happened

Shares of Canaan (NASDAQ:CAN) were going up today, apparently because the price of Bitcoin (CRYPTO:BTC) was also rising. Those who know the company will realize this doesn’t make a lot of sense, as we’ll see in a moment. But there’s no company-specific news to otherwise explain the stock’s movement. As of noon EST on Wednesday, Canaan’s stock was up about 16%.

So what

Many cryptocurrency stocks have absolutely skyrocketed over the past several months with rising cryptocurrency values. Canaan is up over 1,100% in the past six months alone, placing it among some of the top performers. But today, the company didn’t report any news or file any documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Nevertheless, it was outperforming many other Bitcoin stocks.

The price of Bitcoin is up 7% over the past 24 hours, according to CoinDesk. That would be more material for Bitcoin mining companies than Canaan. I say this because Canaan already has orders for over 100,000 Bitcoin mining machines. These orders have already maxed out the company’s capacity for the remainder of 2021 and perhaps even a little beyond. So while the rising price of Bitcoin could create more mining demand, Canaan won’t be meeting it unless it also increases manufacturing capabilities.

Therefore, to me, it doesn’t really make sense for Canaan stock to go up with the price of Bitcoin. But that appears to be what’s happening today nonetheless.

Now what

Operating at capacity is a good problem for Canaan to have. From a managerial point of view, it’s easier to make plans to optimize cost structure when you have a good idea of what your demand is. That said, it’s not really possible for investors to forecast the company’s full-year 2021 revenue right now. Canaan’s management didn’t give guidance with its latest update. Furthermore, the price of its Bitcoin mining machines is prone to volatile swings. In theory, equipment could sell for less in six months than it does right now.

In summary, there are positive developments with Canaan. But investors in this company need to be sure to keep long-term expectations from flying too high too fast.

Past 5 years growth of CAN observed at 0, and for the next five years the analysts that follow this company are expecting its growth at 0. The average true range (ATR) is a measure of volatility introduced by Welles Wilder in his book, “New Concepts in Technical Trading Systems.” The true range indicator is the greatest of the following: current high less the current low, the absolute value of the current high less the previous close and the absolute value of the current low less the previous close. The average true range is a moving average, generally 14 days, of the true ranges.


The stock has a market cap of $4.52B with 156.67M shares outstanding, of which the float was 109.12M shares. Analysts consider this stock active, since it switched Trading volume reached 7,908,533 shares as compared to its average volume of 17.09M shares. The Average Daily Trading Volume (ADTV) demonstrates trading activity related to the liquidity of the security. When Ave Volume tends to increase, it shows enhanced liquidity.

But when Ave Volume is lower, the security will tend to be cheap as people are not as keen to purchase it. Hence, it might have an effect on the worth of the security. CAN’s relative volume was 1.36. Relative volume is a great indicator to keep a close eye on, but like most indicators it works best in conjunction with other indicators and on different time frames. Higher relative volume you will have more liquidity in the stock which will tighten spreads and allow you to trade with more size without a ton of slippage.

Important Technical Indicators Analysis Report and Volatility Measures:

Beta is a measure of the volatility, or systematic risk, of a security or a portfolio in comparison to the market as a whole. Beta is used in the capital asset pricing model (CAPM), which calculates the predictable return of an asset based on its beta and predictable market returns. Beta is also known as the beta coefficient.

A beta of 1 indicates that the security’s price moves with the market. A beta of less than 1 means that the security is theoretically less volatile than the market. A beta of greater than 1 indicates that the security’s price is theoretically more volatile than the market. After a recent check, beta value for this stock comes out to be 0. A statistical measure of the dispersion of returns (volatility) for CAN producing salvation in Investors mouth, it has week volatility of 28.47% and for the month booked as 25.82%. Regardless of which metric you utilize, a firm understanding of the concept of volatility and how it is measured is essential to successful investing. A stock that maintains a relatively stable price has low volatility. When investing in a volatile security, the risk of success is increased just as much as the risk of failure.

The volatility value is used by the investors for various reasons and purposes in measuring the fundamental price change and the rate of variation in CAN’s price. The ART is a specific type of indicator, which is capable of weighing up stock volatility in the financial markets effectively.

Canaan Inc. has an average true range (ATR) of 4.34. Other technical indicators are worth considering in assessing the prospects for EQT. CAN’s price to sales ratio for trailing twelve months was 33.53 and price to book ratio for most recent quarter was 51.81, whereas price to cash per share for the most recent quarter was 76.67. The Company’s price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months was 0. Its quick ratio for most recent quarter was 3.80. Analysts mean recommendation for the stock was 0. This number is based on a 1 to 5 scale where 1 indicates a Strong Buy recommendation while 5 represents a Strong Sell.

Should You Go With High Insider Ownership?

Many value investors look for stocks with a high percent of insider ownership, under the theory that when management are shareholders, they will act in its own self interest, and create shareholder value in the long-term. This aligns the interests of shareholders with management, thus benefiting everyone. While this sounds great in theory, high insider ownership can actually lead to the opposite result, a management team that is unaccountable because they can keep their jobs under almost any circumstance.

Canaan Inc.‘s shares owned by insiders remained 0, whereas shares owned by institutional owners are 11.60%.

Where Do Relative Strength Index (RSI) Stands?

Perhaps, it is one of the most important indicators, because it is used in the technical analysis of the stock in the money market. The relative strength index (RSI) is claimed to depict the latest and past performances of the stock market, based upon the ending price volumes of the current trading period. The RSI is characterized as a momentum oscillator, evaluating the speed and scale of directional price shifts. The momentum exemplifies both rising and falling rates of the Price in the stock market. Using RSI, you can calculate momentum as the percentage of elevated closes to reduced closes. But if the stocks have experienced optimistic changes rapidly, then it might have an increased RSI than stocks. So, it might cause negative changes in the market.

The RSI index is largely used by traders on a 14-day time period and is evaluated on a range from 0 to 100, along with both high and low volumes marked at 70 and 30, correspondingly. Both the shorter and longer timeframes are used by the traders for shorter and longer purposes. It further adds high and low ranges like from 80 to 20 and from 90 to 10. This trend takes place less repeatedly.

However, it represents stronger momentum in the market. In the meantime, the Accenture plc’s 14-day RSI was settled at 70.03. All in all, the trends of the stock market were shifting slowly but surely.

Meanwhile, CAN traded under umbrella of Technology sector, the stock was traded -7.48% ahead of its 52-week high and 1605.77% beyond its 52-week low. So, both the price and 52-week high indicators would give you a clear-cut picture to evaluate the price direction.

Jake Charles

About Jake Charles

This is Jake Charles, a Senior News Writer for “Stocks Equity”. I covers “Active Stocks” sector and writes about trending Active Hot companies from an exclusive and “out of the box” perspective. I worked independently as a self motivator and with the financial institute as financial adviser to invest in the Active sector for over 9 years in the developing countries by introducing new phases and ways to improve in this sector. I like to travel all over the globe to get new experience and provide by best services to the companies. As an advisor I like to work with new people to share and explore new ideas keeping in view minimizing the operating cost and giving the best final product through new technology and minimizing the time of development.

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