In Tuesday’s session, Axcelis Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:ACLS) marked $196.21 per share, down from $200.48 in the previous session. While Axcelis Technologies Inc. has underperformed by -2.13%, investors are advised to look at stock chart patterns for technical insight. Within its last year performance, ACLS rose by 178.98%, with highs and lows ranging from $200.73 to $49.78, whereas the simple moving average jumped by 64.68% in the last 200 days.
On June 14, 2023, Needham Downgraded Axcelis Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: ACLS) to Hold.
Analysis of Axcelis Technologies Inc. (ACLS)
Further, the quarter-over-quarter increase in sales is 24.80%, showing a positive trend in the upcoming months.
Axcelis Technologies Inc.’s future performance can be determined with the help of several well-rounded types of analysis and research techniques, with equity being one of the most influential. The goal here is to ensure that your current return on equity of 29.40% is sufficient for you to turn a profit off your investment. Taking into account the quick ratio of the company, currently set at 2.50, you can see that the company can cover any debts it may have, which can easily be seen in the annual report of the company.
The average volume for any stock is also a very valuable indicator of volatility, and ACLS has an average volume of 538.73K. On a monthly basis, the volatility of the stock is set at 3.95%, whereas on a weekly basis, it is put at 3.60%, with a gain of 10.29% over the past seven days. Furthermore, long-term investors anticipate a median target price of $159.20, showing decline from the present price of $196.21, which can serve as yet another indication of whether ACLS is worth investing in or should be passed over.
How Do You Analyze Axcelis Technologies Inc. Shares?
Semiconductor Equipment & Materials giant Axcelis Technologies Inc. (ACLS) is based in the USA and is one of the largest companies in the market. When comparing Axcelis Technologies Inc. shares with other companies under Technology, the P/E value is an influential factor to note. This is because it represents an indication of the future growth of the company in terms of investors’ expectations. Ultimately, the value of the latter should demonstrate steady, rapid growth, which is an accurate measure of the company’s progress. In addition to the value of 34.60, there is a growth in quarterly earnings of 17.00%.
In addition to analyzing the fundamentals, it is also important to look at how many company employees own stock. This is because the values should be in line with investors’ expectations. As such, the current holdings of company stock inside the company are set at 2.30%. This can enable you to see the extent to which executives own the company’s stock. As opposed to executive stock, institutional ownership accounts for 89.30% of the company’s shares, contributing to an indication of company value, since large shareholders may signify strength within the organization.
Are institutional investors increasing their holdings in ACLS shares?
The recent increase in stakes in ACLS appears to be a result of several institutional investors and hedge funds increasing their positions. BlackRock Fund Advisors’s position in ACLS has decreased by -1.55% in the first quarter. The company now owns 4,790,741 shares of the stock, with a value of $878.29 million, following the sale of -75,530 additional shares during the last quarter. The Vanguard Group, Inc. made another increased to its shares in ACLS during the first quarter, upping its stake by 17.24%. During the last quarter, the company dropped down 504,784 additional shares for a total stake of worth $629.34 million, bringing number of shares owned by the company to 3,432,814.
During the first quarter, PRIMECAP Management Co. subtracted a -110,080 position in ACLS. SSgA Funds Management, Inc. purchased an additional 9186.0 shares in the last quarter, increasing its holdings by 0.84%, now holding 1.11 million shares worth $202.72 million. At the end of the first quarter, Fidelity Management & Research Co increased its ACLS holdings by 0.16% and now holds 1.04 million ACLS shares valued at $190.68 million with the added 1704.0 shares during the period. ACLS shares are owned by institutional investors to the tune of 89.30% at present.