Possible Explanations for Why Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ADMS) Trades Today Down -6.38%

An interesting stock that came up in some of our conversations today is Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADMS). At current price of $4.4, the shares have already lost -0.3 points (-6.38% lower) from its previous close of $4.7. Should you buy or avoid them? The stock sets an active trading volume day with a reported 199994 contracts so far this session. ADMS shares had a relatively better volume day versus average trading capacity of 564.52 thousand shares, but with a 26.86 million float and a 14.36% run over a week, it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on. The one year price forecast for ADMS stock indicates that the average analyst price target is $22.33 per share. This means the stock has a potential increase of 407.5% from where the ADMS share price has been trading recently which is between $4.44 and $4.73. There are some brokerage firms that offer lower targets than the average, with one of them, even setting their price target at $5. Flipping the other side of the coin, an analyst who is fully bullish set a price target as high as $45.

During the recent trading session for Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADMS), the company witnessed their stock rise $0.36 over a week and surge $0.94 from the price 20 days ago. When compared to their established 52-week high of $13.25, the high they recorded in their recent session happens to be lower. Their established 52-week high was attained by the company on 09/11/18. The recent low of $3.35 stood for a -66.89% since 10/10/19, a data which is good for most investors who are looking to take advantage of the stock’s recent rise. A beta of 1.6 is also allocated to the stock. Since the beta is greater than one, it implies that the stock is more volatile than the market, a data that traders are keeping close attention to. At the moment, the median target price for ADMS is set at $13, a figure which is below the recent 1-year high the stock witnessed.

Looking at the current readings for Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the two-week RSI stands at 49.62. This figure suggests that ADMS stock, for now, is neutral, meaning that the shares are stable in terms of price movement. The stochastic readings, on the other hand, based on the current ADMS readings is similarly very revealing as it has a stochastic reading of 93.47% at this stage. This figure means that ADMS share price today is being oversold.

Technical chart claims that Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ADMS) would settle between $4.81/share to $4.91/share level. However, if the stock price goes below the $4.52 mark, then the market for Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc. becomes much weaker. If that happens, the stock price might even plunge as low as $4.33 for its downside target. The stock is currently in the green zone of MACD, with the indicator reading 0.3. Traders are always alerted for the move of a stock above or below the zero line due to the fact that the reading is an indicator of the position of the short-term average relative to the long-term average. If the MACD is above the zero line, then the short-term average relative is above that of the long-term average, thus implying an upward momentum. Vice versa is the case if the MACD is below the zero line.

Analysts at BofA/Merrill lowered their recommendation on shares of ADMS from Neutral to Underperform in their opinion released on September 30. Cantor Fitzgerald, analysts launched coverage of Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADMS) stock with a Neutral recommendation, according to their flash note issued to investors on September 09. Analysts at Mizuho lowered the stock to a Underperform call from its previous Neutral recommendation, in a research note that dated back to March 05.

ADMS equity has an average rating of 2.15, with the figure leaning towards a bullish end. 9 analysts who tracked the company were contacted by Reuters. Amongst them, 2 rated the stock as a hold while the remaining 7 were split even though not equally. Some analysts rate the stock as a buy or a strong buy while no rated it as a sell. 7 analysts rated Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADMS) as a buy or a strong buy while not a single analyst advised that investors should desist from purchasing the stock or sell them if they already own the company’s stock.

Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ADMS)’s current-quarter revenues are projected to climb by nearly 21.1% to hit $16.12 million, based on current consensus estimate. The firm’s full-year revenues are expected to expand by over 59.7% from $34.05 million to a noteworthy $54.38 million. At the other end of the current quarter income statement, Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is expected to see its adjusted earnings surge by roughly 19.8% to hit $-0.85 per share. For the fiscal year, ADMS’s earnings are projected to climb by roughly 23% to hit $-3.75 per share.