What Are These 2 Stocks Telling Us? – LM Funding America Inc. (LMFA), Cemtrex Inc. (CETX)

LM Funding America Inc. (NASDAQ: LMFA) shares are -10.85% down in the year-to-date (YTD) period and have moved 7.08% or $0.05 higher in the latest trading session. However, stock’s trailing 12-month performance remains nearly +146.63% lower. Comparatively, the stock is -84.87% down YTD and -36.61% over the trailing 3-month period. If we look at the shorter duration, its week performance is -13.61% and -51.68% over the month.

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Analyst Recommendations

0 recommend buying, with 0 rating it as an Overweight.

Insider Transactions Summary

According to SEC data, total insider shares purchases at the company stands at 1 over the last 12 months, while SEC filings reveal that there have been 0 insider sales over the same period. Insiders have purchases 14,767 shares while those sold by company executives and officers stand at 0. The last 3 months have seen insiders trade a total of 0 and 0 in purchases and sales respectively.

Cemtrex Inc. (NASDAQ:CETX), on the other hand, is trading around $1.22 with a market cap of $23.30M and analyst research firms have a negative stance on its shares. Some analysts are even forecasting $0 per share in earnings this year on a short term (1 year) basis.

Let us briefly look at the Cemtrex Inc. (CETX) financials, with a focus on its operating details as indicated in its earnings report for the last quarter.

Company balance sheet and cash flow

CETX’s operating expenses over the recent quarter were at $6.1 million. This represented a 27.73% of the company’s total revenues which amounted $8.44 million. With this in place, we can see that the company’s diluted EPS declined -$0.41 on the year-over-year period, shrinking to -$1.47 as given in the last earnings report.

In terms of the balance sheet & cash flow as of (Sep 2019), the total assets figure advanced to $62.83 million from $50.27 million over the previous quarter. Short term investments amounted to $1.78 million while total current assets were at $31.14 million. The cash flow from operating activities totaled -$2.23 million, significantly lower than the $3.36 million reported in the year-ago quarter. The company’s free cash flow for the quarter was -$6.77 million.

Insider activity

Insiders have transacted a total of 0 times at Cemtrex Inc. over the last 6 months, with insider purchases undertaken 0 times and accounting for 0 shares. Insider sales totaled 0 shares over the same period, with these deals completed in 0 transactions. Looking at these numbers, we realize that net purchases over that period are 0.0 shares. Insiders now hold a total of 3.41M shares after the latest sales, with 0.00% net shares purchased.

Major holders

Insiders own 20.36% of the company shares, while shares held by institutions stand at 8.50% with a share float percentage of 14.89M. Investors are also buoyed by the number of investors in a company, with Cemtrex Inc. having a total of 10 institutions that hold shares in the company.

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