How have the shares performed?
Forward Industries Inc. (FORD) saw an uptrend of 15.98% in the recent trading with $2.83 being its most recent. The current price level -50.75% lower than the highest price of $5.75 marked by the stock while trading over the past 52-weeks, whereas it is 146.09% higher than the lowest price of $1.15 the company dropped to over past 52-weeks. The latest news story on FORD appeared in GlobeNewswire under the title “Forward Reports Fiscal 2021 Second Quarter Results” on May-14-21.
Squeezing the time span to 30 day period shows us the stock is currently trading -8.49% below one month high and is +36.06% above of the lowest during that time. Looking into the simple moving average, Forward Industries Inc. (FORD)’s stock stands at a SMA-50 of $2.68 while that of 5-day is reading $2.57.
Daily rise and fall of price influence many of the traders, and in order to overcome the fluctuating effect of that and to watch the stock closely, traders focus more on stock’s 200-day moving average. At various points in trading activity, investors are more likely to be making use of that measure as a strong indicator in figuring out their support and resistance levels, and FORD’s SMA-200 as of now is $2.31.
Forward Industries Inc. Earnings – What Happened With FORD
Coming around sales and income figures, publically trading companies under normal circumstances post earnings and revenues near to average estimates by the Wall Street analysts, but those could came either above or below estimates and known as surprise factor. During the reported three-month period, company’s sales were $8.4 billion.
FORD – Forward Industries Inc. Stock Earnings Estimates
Investors get the exact data about the key information of institutional ownership in a listed company through its 13F filings at the Stock Exchange Commission (SEC). The total number of common shares currently owned by the public is 9.91 million. FORD does have institutional investors; and they hold 15.50% of the stock.
Forward Industries Inc. – Insider Activity and Holdings
Moreover, the latest SEC filings also revealed that stock came across 1 new insider purchases involving 20,000 shares. On the other hand, FORD declared 201,425 shares have been sold in 9 insider transactions over the past three months.
As on Mar 30, 2021, Renaissance Technologies, LLC was the top most holder in Forward Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:FORD) with an ownership of 0.83 million shares of the company or 8.30% of the stake worth $2.36 million. The filing also reveals Blackrock Inc. as the second largest holder in the company with a control over 4.59% of the outstanding shares. Its stake is worth $1.3 million for having 0.46 million shares in hand.
Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) also came holding a key position in the company during the recent quarter and it now holds 1.24% of the outstanding shares. With this there are now 16 institutions which have possession in FORD’s shares.
The liquidity is a key characteristic of any stock and is the main point of focus of both short-term as well as long term investors before start trading into a stock. In recently reported quarter, current ratio recorded by Forward Industries Inc. was 1.38 while posting a debt to equity ratio of 0.24. The count was 59.27 for long-term debt to equity ratio.
Forward Industries Inc.’s return on equity, or ROE, is 0.60%, compared to the industry average of 1.78% for Consumer Cyclical – Footwear & Accessories. Although this indicates that FORD fails to use its equity well, the metric will vary significantly depending on the industry.
Technical Analysis of Forward Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:FORD) stock
To comprehend better with the trade moves and investors’ behavior, exploring the short, medium and long term technical indicators along with average volume of a stock is an effective way to make use of. When looking into those indicators for Forward Industries Inc. (FORD), we notice that the stock’s 20-day average volume is at 144,305 shares. Medium term indicators at an average of 50% are spotting the stock at Buy with its 50-day average volume of 124,934 shares. And to end, FORD’s 100-day average volume is 382,282 shares with 50% of the long-term indicators pointing towards Buy for the stock.