Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (HMNY): What’s the Story?

Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (HMNY) is an interesting player in the Technology space, with a focus on Information Technology Services. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $0.36, down from yesterday’s close by -3.18%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (HMNY) currently trades with a market capitalization of $28.20 Million. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 3,540.70 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of -$93.55 Million over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to grow in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of -$0.95 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 83.21% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

It’s important to check the technicals to get a sense of how HMNY has been acting. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. recorded a 52-week high of $38.86. It is now trading 38.5% off that level. The stock is trading $1.74 its 50-day moving average by 1.38%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $0.33.

In recent action, Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (HMNY) has made a move of -41.34% over the past month, which has come on weak relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 14.04, and it’s gotten there by action that has been more volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 31.16% with $72.78 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of HMNY.

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