Analyst’s Review to Watch: AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE:AKS)

AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE:AKS) has grabbed the attention from analysts, when it saw a value decrease of -0.17 percent or -0.01 points in the last trading session. A total of 8.38M shares exchanged hands during the intra-day trade compared with its average trading volume of 22.59M shares, while its relative volume stands at 0.42. AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE:AKS) has a market cap of $1.86B and the number of outstanding shares have been calculated 315.66M.

When taking a look at recommendations from analysts, investors can use the average brokerage recommendation score to determine the consensus take on a stock. The ABR is the calculated average of the actual recommendations (strong buy, hold, sell etc) made by the brokerage firms for a given stock. The ABR rank is displayed in the range of 1 to 5 where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell. The ABR is solely based on brokerage recommendations. It’s important to note that analysts employed by brokerage firms have been and continue to be overly optimistic with their recommendations. Shares of AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE:AKS) currently have an ABR of 2.33, number of Recs in ABR is 9 while industry rank of the company by ABR is 38 of 265.

Out of the brokerage recommendations 3 rate AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE:AKS) stock a Strong Buy, 0 rate the stock a Buy, 6 rate Hold, 0 rate Sell and 0 recommend a Strong Sell.

Taking a glance at where the stock might be directed in the future, on a consensus basis, the sell-side has a 52 week price target of $8.72 on the stock, this valuation is based on 12 number of opinions with standard deviation of 1.71. Most recently AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE:AKS)’s price target was revised on 05/01/17. The most optimistic analyst sees the stock reaching $11 while the most conventional has $7 target price if we look at the price target with an optimistic approach it has upside potential of 89% from its recent closing price of $5.82.

Historically, if we have a peek at price target revisions, AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE:AKS)’s price target was revised by the analysts two weeks back on 04/19/17 to set its target price at $9.44 where its twelve month high target price was set at $13 and low at $6 while demonstrating the standard deviation of 1.88.

In order to check on the sell-side rational, we can also take a peek at some technical indicators. AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE:AKS)’s price sits -19.63% off from its 50-day moving average of $6.80 and -18.38% away from the stock’s 200-day moving average which is $8.15. Shares are trading -48.90% away from the 52-week high mark of $11.39 and +75.83% far from the 52-week bottom of $3.31. The stock hit its 52-week high on 12/08/16 and 52-week low on 05/19/16. The average true range, a measure of volatility is at 0.37, however its weekly and monthly volatility is 3.32%, 6.01% respectively. The company’s Relative Strength Index which shows price strength currently stands at 34.97.

AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE:AKS) as of recent trade, has shown weekly downbeat performance of -6.58 percent which was maintained at -17.56 percent in 1-month period. The year-to-date (YTD) performance reflected -43 percent negative outlook. During the past three months the stock slid -29.02 percent, bringing six-month performance to 6.59 percent.

While taking a glance at financials, we can look at a number of key indicators. AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE:AKS) has a Return on Assets of 1.70%, which is key indicator of how profitable a company is relative to its total assets. The company currently has a Return on Equity of -14.90% and a Return on Investment of 14.70%. ROI is a performance measure used to evaluate the efficiency of an investment or to compare the efficiency of a number of different investments.

The stock has a current PEG ratio of 0.64 whereas its trailing twelve month P/E ratio is 21.64 along with forward price to earnings ratio of 7.72. AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE:AKS)’s price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is 25.92. Its quick ratio for most recent quarter is 0.80 along with current ratio for most recent quarter of 1.90.

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