Why Historical Return Data is Important to Analyze? Acasti Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ:ACST) Provides Update on Recent Financing Activities

On Thursday,  shares of Acasti Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ:ACST) reached at $0.67 price level during last trade its distance from 20 days simple moving average was 17.97%, and its distance from 50 days simple moving average was 72.67% while it has a distance of 40.33% from the 200 days simple moving average. As required pursuant to the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange, Acasti Pharma Inc. (“Acasti or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: ACST – TSX-V: ACST) is providing an update on the use of its “at-the market” equity offering program.

As previously disclosed, Acasti entered into an amended and restated ATM sales agreement on June 29, 2020 (the “Sales Agreement”) with B. Riley FBR Inc., Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. and H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC (collectively, the “Agents”), to implement an “at-the market” equity offering program under which Acasti may issue and sell from time to time its common shares having an aggregate offering price of up to US$75 million through the Agents (the “ATM Program”). Pursuant to the ATM Program, as required pursuant to the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange (“TSXV”), since the last distributions reported on August 13, 2020, Acasti issued an aggregate of 82,626,562 common shares (the “ATM Shares”) over the NASDAQ Stock Market for aggregate gross proceeds to the Company of US$28.5 million. The ATM Shares were sold at prevailing market prices averaging US$0.3445 per share. No securities were sold through the facilities of the TSXV or, to the knowledge of the Company, in Canada. The ATM Shares were sold pursuant to a U.S. registration statement on Form S-3 (No. 333-239538) as made effective on July 7, 2020, as well as the Sales Agreement. Pursuant to the Sales Agreement, a cash commission of 3.0% on the aggregate gross proceeds raised was paid to the Agents in connection with their services. As a result of the recent ATM sales, Acasti has a total of 179,495,705 common shares issued and outstanding as of January 26th, 2021.

The additional capital raised has strengthened Acasti’s balance sheet and will provide the Company with additional flexibility in its ongoing review process to explore and evaluate strategic alternatives.

Past 5 years growth of ACST 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.

Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $65.21M with 96.89M shares outstanding, of which the float was 93.53M shares. Analysts consider this stock active, since it switched Trading volume reached 43,054,656 shares as compared to its average volume of 40.78M 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. ACST’s relative volume was 1.04. 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 ACST producing salvation in Investors mouth, it has week volatility of 21.36% and for the month booked as 20.35%. 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 ACST’s price. The ART is a specific type of indicator, which is capable of weighing up stock volatility in the financial markets effectively.

Acasti Pharma Inc. has an average true range (ATR) of 0.11. Other technical indicators are worth considering in assessing the prospects for EQT. ACST’s price to sales ratio for trailing twelve months was 0 and price to book ratio for most recent quarter was 7.32, whereas price to cash per share for the most recent quarter was 0. The Company’s price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months was 0. Its quick ratio for most recent quarter was 0. Analysts mean recommendation for the stock was 2.00. 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.

Acasti Pharma Inc.‘s shares owned by insiders remained 8.64%, whereas shares owned by institutional owners are 1.66%.

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 58.78. All in all, the trends of the stock market were shifting slowly but surely.

Meanwhile, ACST traded under umbrella of Healthcare sector, the stock was traded -38.23% ahead of its 52-week high and 293.57% 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.

Eden Shearer

About Eden Shearer

I am Eden Shearer and I focus on breaking news stories and ensuring we “Stocks Equity” offer timely reporting on some of the most recent stories released through market wires about “Healthcare” sector companies. I have formerly spent over 5 years as a trader in U.S. Stock Market and is now semi-stepped down. I work on a full time basis for stocksequity.com specializing in quicker moving active shares with a short term view on investment opportunities and trends. In my free time I enjoy participating in half marathons and triathlons, but I have sworn of full marathons.

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