Can AXT, Inc. (NASDAQ:AXTI) Grab Upward Traction?

Savvy investors constantly keep their eyes peeled for bargains and often times they come in the form of stocks under $5.  Recently there has been some buzz surrounding AXT, Inc. (NASDAQ:AXTI) stock. As of a recent trade, the shares moved  1.86% from the previous close and are currently price at $4.92.

Stock analysis may be used to determine which shares the investor should buy, and at what price they should buy. Many investors will search for stocks that are currently undervalued. Fundamental research may involve scouring the balance sheet to spot a solid company. Many investors will use financial ratios to help determine which shares to purchase. Some of the more popular ratios are return on equity, earnings per share, price to earnings, and dividend yield. Applying the same type of research across the board may help the investor spot stocks that present a good opportunity for future growth. 

After a recent check, shares of AXT, Inc. (NASDAQ:AXTI) have been seen trading -4.28% off of the 50-day high and 25.19% away from the 50-day low. In terms of the stock price in relation to its moving averages, company shares are 5.65% away from the 20-day moving average and 10.82% off of the 50-day average. If we take a wider approach, shares have been trading -14.91% away from the 200-day moving average.

Stock market reversals can occur at any time. When these corrections happen, the investing world may be quick to make over the top predictions. Looking at the current health of the overall stock market, it is important to remember that market corrections can be quite normal in bull market runs. Investors may use a down day to buy some names they may have had their eye on. As we near the next earnings season, everyone will be checking to see how companies have performed over the previous quarter. Investors and analysts will both be eagerly watching to see if the company can meet and beet projections. 

Over the last year, AXT, Inc. (NASDAQ:AXTI)’s stock has performed
-27.65%. For the last six months, the stock has performed -21.78%. From the start of the calendar year, shares have been 13.10%. Zooming in closer, company stock has been 23.00% for the quarter, 10.81% over the past month, and 2.93% over the past week.

When certain portfolio stocks are performing poorly, investors may be prone to chase higher return stocks or move into safer stocks. As most investors know, short-term results have the ability to be somewhat misleading. Deviating from a well-crafted plan based on short-term market fluctuations can lead to portfolio trouble in the future. Having the proper mix of stocks in the portfolio may also be beneficial to longer-term performance. Pinpointing overall investment goals and regularly reviewing portfolio positions can help the investor stay on track.

Disclaimer: The views, opinions, and information expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of any company stakeholders, financial professionals, or analysts. Examples of analysis performed within this article are only examples. They should not be utilized to make stock portfolio or financial decisions as they are based only on limited and open source information. Assumptions made within the analysis are not reflective of the position of any analysts or financial professionals.