Taking a Look at the Data Behind Aytu BioScience, Inc. (AYTU)

Aytu BioScience, Inc. (AYTU) is an interesting player in the Healthcare space, with a focus on Biotechnology. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $0.39, down from yesterday’s close by -5.55%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

Aytu BioScience, Inc. (AYTU) currently trades with a market capitalization of $11.48 Million. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 32.36 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of -$13.06 Million over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to grow in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of -$1 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 4.91% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.



Technical Analysis

No analysis is ever complete without a thorough survey of a stock’s technical behavior. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Aytu BioScience, Inc. recorded a 52-week high of $15.00. It is now trading 14.61% off that level. The stock is trading $0.49 its 50-day moving average by 0.1%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $0.32.

In recent action, Aytu BioScience, Inc. (AYTU) has made a move of -26.42% over the past month, which has come on Strong relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 14.61, and it’s gotten there by action that has been more volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 2.84% with $10.54 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of AYTU.

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