Aurora Cannabis Inc. (NYSE:ACB) is one of the hottest stocks trading today on the U.S. Markets as the company shares are 7.07% or 0.145 points higher from last closing price of $2.05, reaching $2.195 at last check. Any clue why there is so much of action in the ACB stock? The share price is gaining for the fourth day in a row and has risen in 4 of the last 5 days and is down -45.48% 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 -40,000,000 shares, and in total 36.366 million shares valued at $79.824 million were seen changing hands compared with 76.752 million shares valued at $157.341 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 ACB stock for the next couple of days.
Aurora Cannabis Inc. (ACB) shares have notched a 3-month decline of about -45.48%, but has still tumbled -5.09% year to date. By comparison, the stock sank -70.71% over the past 12 months, while it slipped -22.05% over the 1 month. The company’s market cap is around $2.3B, with its short interest ratio standing at 5.44%.
In the current trading session for ACB, the stock witnessed two major price actions, it rose to a high of $2.32 and was down as much as $2.12 at one point. The high recorded is very low when compared to their 52-week high which is $1.5. The 52-week high is now at -79.22 distance from current price. Their recent low of $10.32 represents a 43% 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.
ACB‘s last price was down -62.06% as compared to the average trading price of 50 days recorded at $5.79 while enlarging the period to 200 trading days, the average closing price was $2.57. At present, there are 1.12 billion in the total number of common shares owned by the public and among those 1.01 billion shares have been available to trade. The percentage of shares being held by the company management was 6.26% while institutions stake was 12.88%. 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 ACB stock, there is another set of technicals that should be looked into and considered. Its 8.39% gain from moving average of $2.03 has brought about a positive 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.
Most of the analysts surveyed by Thomson/First Call think quite highly of Aurora Cannabis Inc. — 7 analysts rate the stock as a buy with another 0 rating it strong buy. There are 5 analysts who maintain a hold rating for the stock, with 4 giving it a sell rating. Analysts arrived at a 12-month price target of $5.75 on shares of Aurora Cannabis Inc. (NYSE:ACB), which corresponds to 168.59% upside potential than its current market price of $2.195 and implies potential despite the recent advance in the price. However, their current target price has fallen from $7.14 a month ago and is down handily from the consensus target of $7.86 a quarter ago.