Is the Window Closing for Investors to Buy American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc. (AXL)?

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American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc. kicked off the trading day on 10/10/19 with a price increase of 3.34%, equivalent to $0.24 relative change for the day. Taking a more long-term approach, AXL had a 52-week range of $5.86 to $17.20. At the time of this article’s publishing, this stock is trading at $7.42 after starting the trading session at $7.24. At the time of writing, this stock’s 50-day Moving Average stands at $7.58, while the 200-day Moving Average of this stock is currently $11.93.

Currently, this company’s share volume is sitting at $2158525, but has maintained average daily volume of $2.69M. This stock has generated an average Year to Date volume of $2.07 million, alongside an average 20-day volume of $2.67 million. This publicly-traded company’s shares outstanding now amounts to $112.50 million, simultaneously with a float of $110.73 million. The organization now has a market capitalization sitting at $834.75 million.

American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc.(AXL) Ownership Data

Now let’s turn our focus to how large-scale investors are behaving with this stock. American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc.’s current insider ownership accounts for 0.40%. According to the most recent latest insider trade that took place on Mar 12 this organization’s Senior Vice President sold 14,876 at the rate of 14.47, making the entire transaction hit 215,256 in total value, affecting insider ownership by 97,430. Preceding that transaction, on Feb 22 Company’s Senior Vice President sold 15,033 at a price of 16.75, making the whole transaction’s value amount to 251,803. This particular insider is now the holder of 59,420 in total.

All together, they are the legal holders of 112.50M shares. If we focus on the top 3 stockholders for this publicly-traded organization, BlackRock Fund Advisors owns 15,838,159 shares, with The Vanguard Group, Inc. in 2nd place owning 12,225,851 shares and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP in third place with total ownership of 9,456,287 shares.

American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc. (AXL) Earnings and Revenue Data

In the latest quarterly report that this company released, which was put into the public domain on 6/29/2019, the organization reported $0.55 earnings per share (EPS) for the three-month period, surpassing the consensus estimate (set at $0.58) by -$0.03.

This company achieved a net margin of -2.94 while generating a return on equity of -12.21. American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc.’s full-quarter revenue decreased by -1.1%, when compared against the year-ago quarter. Wall Street market experts anticipate that the next fiscal year will bring earnings of 0.57 per share during the current fiscal year.

American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc.’s EPS decrease for this current 12-month fiscal period is -117.10%, and is forecasted to reach 2.24 in the upcoming year. Looking at the long run, market analysts have predicted that Company’s EPS will decrease by -3.58% through the next 5 years, which can be compared against the -19.30% growth it accomplished over the previous five years trading on the market.

Additional Trading Performance Indicators

Now turning our attention to the current performance indicators for American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc., this organization’s Quick Ratio in the last reported quarter now stands at 1.20. The company has managed to achieve an average true range (ATR) of 0.47. Alongside those, its Beta score is 2.21.

Another valuable indicator worth considering is a publicly-traded company’s price to sales ratio for trailing twelve months, which is currently 0.12 for this organization. Similarly, its price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is now 2.19. Plus, this company’s price to book ratio for the last three-month fiscal period reported is 0.53, whereas its price to cash per share for the last quarter landed at 2.21.

In the same vein, AXL’s Diluted EPS (Earnings per Share) trailing twelve months was posted at -1.80, a figure that is expected to reach 0.58 in the next reported quarter, and analysts expect it will be 2.24 at the market close of one year from today’s date.