An interesting stock that came up in some of our conversations today is Ambac Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AMBC). At current price of $12.78, the shares have already added 1.39 points (12.25% higher) from its previous close of $11.39. Should you buy or avoid them? The stock sets an active trading volume day with a reported 250358 contracts so far this session. AMBC shares had a relatively better volume day versus average trading capacity of 313.91 thousand shares, but with a 0 million float and a 21.69% run over a week, it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on. The one year price forecast for AMBC stock indicates that the average analyst price target is $23 per share. This means the stock has a potential increase of 79.97% from where the AMBC share price has been trading recently.
During the recent trading session for Ambac Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AMBC), the company witnessed their stock rise $0.15 over a week and tumble down $-7.17 from the price 20 days ago. When compared to their established 52-week high of $22.9, the high they recorded in their recent session happens to be higher. Their established 52-week high was attained by the company on 01/17/20. The recent low of $8.74 stood for a -44.17% since 03/18/20, a data which is good for most investors who are looking to take advantage of the stock’s recent rise. A beta of 1.61 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.
Looking at the current readings for Ambac Financial Group, Inc., the two-week RSI stands at 40.18. This figure suggests that AMBC 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 AMBC readings is similarly very revealing as it has a stochastic reading of 29.11% at this stage. This figure means that AMBC share price today is being overbought.
Technical chart claims that Ambac Financial Group, Inc. (AMBC) would settle between $12.56/share to $13.72/share level. However, if the stock price goes below the $10.04 mark, then the market for Ambac Financial Group, Inc. becomes much weaker. If that happens, the stock price might even plunge as low as $8.68 for its downside target. The stock is currently in the red zone of MACD, with the indicator reading -0.31. 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 MKM Partners raised their recommendation on shares of AMBC from Sell to Neutral in their opinion released on May 12. MKM Partners analysts have lowered their rating of Ambac Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AMBC) stock from Neutral to Sell in a separate flash note issued to investors on December 19. Analysts at MKM Partners are sticking to their Neutral stance. However, on December 13, they lifted price target for these shares to $27 from $20.
AMBC equity has an average rating of 2.33, with the figure leaning towards a bullish end. 3 analysts who tracked the company were contacted by Reuters. Amongst them, 2 rated the stock as a hold while the remaining 1 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. 1 analysts rated Ambac Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AMBC) 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.
Moving on, AMBC stock price is currently trading at 0X forward 12-month Consensus EPS estimates, and its P/E ratio is 0 while for the average stock in the same group, the multiple is 8.5. Ambac Financial Group, Inc. current P/B ratio of 0.4 means it is trading at a discount against its industry’s 0.9.
Ambac Financial Group, Inc. (AMBC)’s current-quarter revenues are projected to climb by nearly -31.4% to hit $68.81 million, based on current consensus estimate. The firm’s full-year revenues are expected to expand by over -44.6% from $496000 to a noteworthy $274850. At the other end of the current quarter income statement, Ambac Financial Group, Inc. is expected to see its adjusted earnings surge by roughly -135% to hit $-0.47 per share. For the fiscal year, AMBC’s earnings are projected to climb by roughly -202.1% to hit $-1.47 per share.