Autohome Inc. (ATHM): Stay Cool with Active Stock:

Autohome Inc. (ATHM):

In Thursday trading session Autohome Inc. (ATHM) stock price ended at $86.95 by scoring a change of 0.57%. The recent trading activity revealed that the stock price is at 62.10% off from its 52-week low and traded with move of -27.24% from high printed in the last 52-week period. The Company kept 115.29M Floating Shares and holds 117.84M shares outstanding.

The company’s earnings per share shows growth of 60.20% for the current year and expected to arrive earnings growth for the next year at 17.28% . Analyst projected EPS growth for the next 5 years at3.46%. The company’s EPS growth rate for past five years was 51.60%. The earnings growth rate for the next years is an important measure for investors planning to hold onto a stock for several years. The company’s earnings will usually have a direct relationship to the price of the company’s stock. The stock observed Sales growth of 53.30% during past 5 years. EPS growth quarter over quarter stands at 59.10% and Sales growth quarter over quarter is at 22.00%.

Shares price moved with -3.88% from its 50 Day high and distanced at 41.55% from 50 Day low. Analyses consensus rating score stands at 2. For the next one year period, the average of individual price target estimates referred by covering sell-side analysts is $90.09.

As took short look on profitability, the firm profit margin which was recorded 38.00%, and operating margin was noted at 34.20%. The company maintained a Gross Margin of 86.90%. The Institutional ownership of the firm is 53.30%. Company has kept return on investment (ROI) at 22.30% over the previous 12 months and has been able to maintain return on asset (ROA) at 20.40% for the last twelve months. Return on equity (ROE) recorded at 29.00%.

Autohome Inc. (ATHM) stock recent traded volume stands with 1487580 shares as compared with its average volume of 1052.2K shares. The relative volume observed at 1.41.

Trading volume, or volume, is the number of shares or contracts that indicates the overall activity of a security or market for a given period. Trading volume is an important technical indicator an investor uses to confirm a trend or trend reversal. Volume gives an investor an idea of the price action of a security and whether he should buy or sell the security.

Volume analysis is used by technical analysts to determine the strength of price movement, as some believe price follows volume. For example, if the price of a stock is going up, but volume is declining, it can be a bearish signal. On the hand, if price is declining and volume is rising, it is definitely a bearish sign.

The current ratio of 3.4 is mainly used to give an idea of a company’s ability to pay back its liabilities (debt and accounts payable) with its assets (cash, marketable securities, inventory, accounts receivable). As such, current ratio can be used to make a rough estimate of a company’s financial health.

The long term debt/equity shows a value of 0 with a total debt/equity of 0. It gives the investors the idea on the company’s financial leverage, measured by apportioning total liabilities by its stockholders equity. It also illustrates how much debt the corporation is using to finance its assets in relation to the value represented in shareholders’ equity.

Trend Following Tool:

Moving averages are usually a trend following tool. As they are a lagging indicator, they can tell us that a trend has started only after it already happens. The closing price is considered the most important price level of the trading day and is the figure most commonly used in calculating a moving average. A midpoint can also be used. Some technical analysts use an average of the high, low and closing prices. Price bands can also be created by averaging the high and low prices separately.

It goes without saying that investors should not rely solely on any one technique. However, applying moving-average strategies in conjunction with portfolio diversification and prudent money management may reduce one’s risk substantially.

Autohome Inc. (ATHM) stock moved higher 13.45% in contrast to its 20 day moving average displaying short-term an upward movement of stock. It shifted 18.62% up its 50-day simple moving average. This is showing medium-term optimistic trend based on SMA 50. The stock price went below -2.02% from its 200-day simple moving average identifying long-term negative trend.

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