AK Steel Holding Corporation (AKS) is an interesting player in the Basic Materials space, with a focus on Steel & Iron. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $4.82, up from yesterday’s close by 2.34%. 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
AK Steel Holding Corporation (AKS) currently trades with a market capitalization of $1.52 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 8.18 % 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 $70.2 Million over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to grow in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $0.22 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 1.76% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.
As most professionals know, technical analysis can offer critical insights into what smart money and insiders think about a stock’s prospects going forward. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, AK Steel Holding Corporation recorded a 52-week high of $7.04. It is now trading 2.22% off that level. The stock is trading $4.64 its 50-day moving average by -0.18%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $4.00.
In recent action, AK Steel Holding Corporation (AKS) has made a move of +1.47% over the past month, which has come on weak relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 15.08, 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 23.67% with $312.78 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of AKS.