Afya Limited (AFYA): Analysis on simple moving average

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Afya Limited (NASDAQ:AFYA) changes shares on Friday trading session, with a change of 2.98% or $0.7 shares. The trading starts at $23.69 and closed at $23.51 throughout the day. The trading session low price was $23.47 and day high was $24.29 on Friday, June 19. After the session, the Consumer Defensive sector daily volume shifted to 0.39 million while its average volume is 342.95K. In other hand, the AFYA market cap reached to $2.19B. While, its current target price is $24.21 according to WSJ.

Checking out the performance report which defines the increase or decrease of prices for a specific period. For the last 5 trading sessions, its performance is up 4.90% and up 37.09% for month. Its quarterly performance was 60.65% above, while its half year performance is down -13.97%. AFYA performance fall -10.73% for year-to-date. Current recommendation for Afya Limited is 2.20.

Earnings per share or EPS is an important financial measure, which defines the profitability of a company. AFYA EPS (TTM) for 12-month is 0.69. EPS for this year is -28.80%, while for the next year its value is 0.99. Sales growth for the current quarter is 3.83 while its EPS Q/Q reached 140.30%. It has an EPS of next five years will be up 9.14%.

Let’s take a look on the analyst recommendations on AFYA for the current month and previous month. For the current month, 4 of 6 analysts recommend stock as Buy while 0 as Sell, 0 as overweight, 0 as underweight and 2 as Hold. As compared with the previous month ratings, 5 analysts participate in stock recommendation. Out of 5, 0 rated it sell, 4 rated it as Buy and 1 as Hold Ratings. On the other hand, target price ranges from $97.31-$173.98. Average target price for AFYA was reached at $135.95.

FMR, LLC, Jackson Square Partners, LLC and BAMCO Inc. are the top three holders in Afya Limited (AFYA) stock. On Mar 30, 2020, FMR, LLC has 4.25 million shares which valued 81.1 million. On Mar 30, 2020, Jackson Square Partners, LLC owned 2.82 million shares which valued at 53.78 million. On Mar 30, 2020, BAMCO Inc. has a total of 2.33 million shares which valued at 44.34 million. In the end, BAMCO Inc. have 5.17% shares outstanding of Afya Limited (AFYA) on Mar 30, 2020. The insider ownership moved to 29.71% and institutional holding shifted to 66.10%.

The company posted an EPS (TTM) of 0.69. According to the most recent quarter report on (Jun 2020), 3 analysts estimated an average EPS of 0.13, while 10.41 EPS posted a year ago period. Analyst Estimated EPS for AFYA published in the report was 0.08-0.2 during the same period. Comparing with last year, the average estimated EPS was 10.41 which is higher than 0.26 which was posted for recent quarter EPS.

A brief look on simple moving average (SMA) that determines the market price can impact a market. The SMA for AFYA rise 0.48% for period of 200 days. SMA for 50 days was 19.76% which is showing green signal, while SMA-20 was 17.00%. The moving average value for Afya Limited (AFYA) is 23.33 and 20.65 for 200 and 50 days respectively.