Taking a Look at the Data Behind Aytu BioScience, Inc. (AYTU)

Aytu BioScience, Inc. (AYTU) is an interesting player in the Healthcare space, with a focus on Biotechnology. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $0.40, up from yesterday’s close by 2.62%. 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

Aytu BioScience, Inc. (AYTU) currently trades with a market capitalization of $14.87 Million. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been falling by -32.02 % 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 -$14.8 Million over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to grow in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of -$0.93 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 4.91% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

Sometimes, we can understand most about a stock by simply looking at how it has been trading. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Aytu BioScience, Inc. recorded a 52-week high of $14.00. It is now trading 13.6% off that level. The stock is trading $0.44 its 50-day moving average by 0.04%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $0.29.

In recent action, Aytu BioScience, Inc. (AYTU) has made a move of -3.66% over the past month, which has come on Strong relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 14.57, 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 0.50% with $32.06 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of AYTU.

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