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Amyris Inc. (AMRS) Volatility At 15.03%, Should You Add A Position?

Amyris Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRS) is -13.73% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $1.04 and a high of $5.15 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will make a comeback and enjoy potential growth. Why not look at analysts view on what the future holds for the stock. The AMRS stock was last observed hovering at around $1.19 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 0.13% off its average median price target of $3.55 for the next 12 months. It is also 73.6% off the consensus price target high of $5.00 offered by 6 analysts, but current levels are 12.0% higher than the price target low of $1.50 for the same period.

Currently trading at $1.32, the stock is 4.68% and -8.83% below its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 9.83 million and changing 10.92% at the moment leaves the stock -39.61% off its SMA200. AMRS registered -66.67% loss for a year compared to 6-month loss of -66.33%.

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The stock witnessed a -16.46% gain in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a -20.00%, and is 16.81% up over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 15.03% over the week and 10.37% over the month.

Amyris Inc. (AMRS) has around 980 employees, a market worth around $479.75M and $258.80M in sales. Distance from 52-week low is 26.92% and -74.37% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (-30.40%).

Amyris Inc. (AMRS) Analyst Forecasts

Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for Amyris Inc. (AMRS) is a “Overweight”. 6 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 2.70, where 2 rate it as a Hold and 0 think it is a “Overweight”. 3 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 1 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.

The EPS is expected to grow by 50.80% this year

Amyris Inc. (AMRS) Top Institutional Holders

The shares outstanding are 322.29M, and float is at 233.91M with Short Float at 22.09%.

Amyris Inc. (AMRS) Insider Activity

A total of 17 insider transactions have happened at Amyris Inc. (AMRS) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 10 and purchases happening 7 times. The most recent transaction is an insider sale by Kung Frank, the company’s Director. SEC filings show that Kung Frank sold 200,000 shares of the company’s common stock on Sep 21 at a price of $3.50 per share for a total of $0.7 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 0.0 shares.

Amyris Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Sep 20 that Kung Frank (Director) sold a total of 400,000 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Sep 20 and was made at $3.60 per share for $1.44 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 36488.0 shares of the AMRS stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Sep 19, Kung Frank (Director) disposed off 1,080,676 shares at an average price of $3.80 for $4.11 million. The insider now directly holds 109,460 shares of Amyris Inc. (AMRS).

Amyris Inc. (AMRS): Who are the competitors?

The company’s main competitors (and peers) include FutureFuel Corp. (FF) that is trading -12.19% down over the past 12 months and Albemarle Corporation (ALB) that is 17.95% higher over the same period. TotalEnergies SE (TTE) is 17.70% up on the 1-year trading charts.

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