Time To Rake In Healthy Returns From 22nd Century Group, Inc. (XXII)

22nd Century Group, Inc. (XXII) shares saw a recent bid of $1.89 and 1.47M shares have exchanged hands in the recent trading session, yielding a 35.00% gain over the past week. The stock price increased 2.72% or $-0.05 versus $1.84 at the end of the prior session. This change led market cap to move at $171.74M, putting the price -5.50% below the 52-week high and 145.45% above the 52-week low. The company’s stock has a normal trading capacity of 1.05M shares while the relative volume is 1.41.

To stay one step ahead we extended our research by comparing different price targets. The stock notched a 12-month high of $3.50 while $3.50 target is by far the most aggressive out of analysts who are currently evaluating the company, $0 higher than the next highest 52-week price estimate. The lowest 12-month price target for the shares is $3.50, which would be an increase of about 85% of its current value. The mean target of $3.50 should be compared with the price when the stock was languishing around $0.77 a share. And it remains to be seen which target price XXII can achieve without sacrificing much as the company is holding a 130.29% gain for the past twelve months.

By historical standards, 22nd Century Group, Inc. remains a cheap stock. The company’s current price-earnings ratio amounts  above the average P/E ratio of 14.19 times earnings. For now, 22nd Century Group, Inc. is the toast of Wall Street as its ABR stands at 2.00 with 0 out of 1 analysts rating the stock a buy. Over the short term, some market observers may have noticed that 22nd Century Group, Inc. has a 6.09% short float with 15 days to cover. It becomes significant when you consider how many shares are shorted versus the average daily volume, means how many days to cover those short shares at that volume. 22nd Century Group, Inc. has far performed well this year, with the share price up 73.39% since January. Over the past 2 quarters, the stock is up 83.50%, compared with a gain of nearly 99.58% for 3 months and about 31.25% for the past 30 days.

Last time, the company shocked Wall Street by reporting EPS of $-0.03, smashing the consensus of $-0.03 per share. Revenue for the quarter also killed consensus, coming in at $2.23M, compared to the consensus of 1.55M. Nonetheless, from here on out, earnings per share forecasts for the current quarter are $-0.03. The company is expected to report EPS as high as $-0.03 and as low as $-0.03 per share. Similarly, full-year EPS forecasts have ranged between $-0.10 and $-0.10. The mean EPS estimate is $-0.10. On the other side, sales forecasts for the current quarter are $2.58M. The stock is expected to report revenue as high as $2.58M and as low as $2.58M per share. Similarly, full-year sales forecasts have ranged between $16.54M and $16.54M. The mean revenue estimate is $16.54M.

Over the last 5 years, 22nd Century Group, Inc. has averaged a -23.10% YoY EPS growth rate and a 64.70% revenue growth rate. Analysts are expecting EPS growth rates to be at 10.40% this quarter and EPS estimate for next year reflect 0.00% growth rate.

Sell-side analysts also have something to say about this company. Chardan Capital Markets analysts stated on 11/08/2016 that they maintained their Buy rating.

Time To Rake In Healthy Returns From 22nd Century Group, Inc. (XXII) was last modified: June 12th, 2017 by Caleb Gerald
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