As volatility creeps into Village Farms International, Inc. (NASDAQ:VFF), investors need to pay close attention to to the factors affecting stock today as its shares are trading 3.06% or 0.33 points up from last closing price of $10.8, reaching $11.13 at last check. The VFF share price is gaining for the second day in a row and has risen in 3 of the last 5 days and is down -13.11% over the past week. It will be exciting to see whether the stock manages to continue increasing or take a minor break for the next few days. The move came on weak volume too with far less shares changing hands than in a normal session. Trading activity as of this writing weakened by -630,525 shares, and in total 50775 shares valued at $565126 were seen changing hands compared with 681300 shares valued at $7.358 million recorded at the previous session. You should take into consideration that a falling volume on higher prices causes divergence and may be an early warning about possible changes in VFF stock for the next couple of days.
Village Farms International, Inc. (VFF) shares have notched a 3-month decline of about -13.11%, but has still advanced 233.33% year to date. By comparison, the stock added 120.71% over the past 12 months, while it slipped -10% over the 1 month. The company’s market cap is around $530.41M, with its short interest ratio standing at 5.18%.
In the current trading session for VFF, the stock witnessed two major price actions, it rose to a high of $11.26 and was down as much as $11.05 at one point. The high recorded is very low when compared to their 52-week high which is $2.93. The 52-week high is now at -40.33 distance from current price. Their recent low of $18.1 represents a 268.6% recovery. This data is quite important for investors who look to benefit from the recent rise of the company’s stock. Taking a look at the overall sentimental views of financial analysts, the trading pattern of this stock recently is very clear.
The stock of Village Farms International, Inc. earned $0.31 per share in the trailing 12 months and has a P/E ratio of 35.9. You can compare it with that of similar companies in its industry to get a sense of whether the stock you’re looking to purchase is overvalued or undervalued. Its current price to earnings ratio is higher than the ones recorded by the industry which is 29.31 and higher compared to the sector’s average of 28.52. When the P/E ratio is low let’s say below 1.0, then the stock price is considered a good value. VFF also has P/S multiple of 3.6. This is greater versus the 12 month P/S ratios of other companies in the same indutry. The peer average price to sales ratio is 3.28x.
VFF‘s last price was up 12.22% as compared to the average trading price of 50 days recorded at $9.92 while enlarging the period to 200 trading days, the average closing price was $11.65. At present, there are 49.11 million in the total number of common shares owned by the public and among those 38.64 million shares have been available to trade. The percentage of shares being held by the company management was 21.87% while institutions stake was 9.1%. The company has generated negative returns on equity over the last 12 months (0%). It managed to keep its gross profit margin at 0% over the past 12 months.
When assessing the full upside of the VFF stock, there is another set of technicals that should be looked into and considered. Its -9.47% decline from moving average of $12.29 has brought about a negative sentiment when calculated over the last 20 days. The market has allocated a beta of 0 to the stock. With the beta been less than one, this implies that the company shares are theoretically less volatile than the market, something that the traders definitely are keeping an eye on.