Astec Stock Buy Hold or Sell Recommendation

ASTE -  USA Stock  

USD 59.40  0.58  0.97%

Given the investment horizon of 90 days and complete risk avoidance on your part, our recommendation regarding Astec Inds is 'Hold'. Macroaxis provides Astec Inds buy-hold-or-sell recommendation only in the context of selected investment horizon and investor attitude towards risk assumed by holding ASTE positions. The advice algorithm takes into account all of Astec Inds' available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators you will find on this site.

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For the selected time horizon Astec Inds has a Risk Adjusted Performance of (0.09), Jensen Alpha of (0.45), Total Risk Alpha of (0.52) and Treynor Ratio of (0.24)
Our advice module provides unbiased investment recommendation that can be used to complement current average analyst sentiment on Astec Inds. Our advice engine provides an advice for the firm potential to grow from the perspective of an investor's risk tolerance and investing horizon. To make sure Astec Inds is not overpriced, please confirm all Astec Inds fundamentals, including its price to sales, debt to equity, beta, as well as the relationship between the net income and short ratio . Given that Astec Inds has a price to earning of 38.46 X, we suggest you to validate Astec Inds market performance and probability of bankruptcy to ensure the company can sustain itself in the current economic cycle given your prevailing risk tolerance and investing horizon.

Astec Inds Trading Alerts and Improvement Suggestions

Astec Inds generates negative expected return over the last 90 days
Astec Inds has high likelihood to experience some financial distress in the next 2 years
Astec Inds has a poor financial position based on the latest SEC disclosures
Over 95.0% of the company shares are held by institutions such as insurance companies
Latest headline from MacroaxisInsider: Acquisition by Pasricha Anshu of 145 shares of Astec Inds subject to Rule 16b-3

Astec Inds current analysts advice

We track the performance of the top 100 financial experts across various large and mid-size financial boutiques. Astec analyst recommendations are determined by taking all analyst recommendations and averaging them as Strong Buy, Buy, Hold, Strong Sell or Sell. There is no one specific way to measure analysis performance other than comparing it to the past results via a very sophisticated attribution analysis. Astec analyst consensus and target price projections should be used in combination with other traditional techniques such as stock price forecasting, technical analysis, earnings estimate, and various momentum models.
Target Mean Price78.33
Target Median Price81.00
Target High Price83.00
Recommendation Mean2.00
Number Of Analyst Opinions3
Target Low Price71.00
Average Consensus Buy
The consensus estimates and target price estimation comprises individual analyst assessments, and may or may not mutch the Macroaxis buy or sell advice. It is determined by taking an average of all analyst recommendations and classifying them as Strong Buy, Buy, Hold, or Sell.

Astec Inds Returns Distribution Density

The distribution of Astec Inds' historical returns is an attempt to chart the future uncertainty of Astec Inds' future price movements. The chart of the probability distribution of Astec Inds stock daily returns describes the distribution of returns around its average expected value. We use Astec Inds price's Value At Risk and its Upside Potential as a relative measure of the distribution. The graph of the distribution of Astec Inds returns is essential to provide solid investment advice for Astec Inds stock.
Mean Return-0.38Value At Risk-3.27
Potential Upside3.16Standard Deviation2.72
 Return Density 
Investment risk management requires an estimate of the probability of extreme price changes. Therefore, the correct representation of the distribution of Astec Inds historical returns presented in an easy-to-digest graphical form helps investors and money managers understand the risk-reward trade-off of different investement strategies.

Astec Inds Cash Flow Accounts

201620172018201920202021 (projected)
Capital Expenditure(26.75 M)(19.57 M)(27 M)(22.9 M)2.3 M2.48 M
Depreciation Amortization and Accretion24.81 M25.8 M27.9 M26.2 M26.9 M28.02 M
Net Cash Flow or Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents57.31 M(20.09 M)(36.5 M)23.1 M109.7 M118.36 M
Net Cash Flow Business Acquisitions and Disposals178 K(39.76 M)(26.44 M)(23.4 M)(21.06 M)(22.72 M)
Issuance Purchase of Equity Shares282 K72 K(23.7 M)300 K270 K291.32 K
Issuance Repayment of Debt Securities70 K(7.24 M)56.5 M(58 M)100 K102.63 K
Payment of Dividends and Other Cash Distributions(9.22 M)(9.23 M)(9.6 M)(10 M)(11.5 M)(12.41 M)
Net Cash Flow from Financing(11.02 M)(16.79 M)22.8 M(68.1 M)(10.4 M)(11.22 M)
Net Cash Flow from Investing(66.23 M)(46.9 M)(27.4 M)(21.6 M)(20.9 M)(22.55 M)
Net Cash Flow Investment Acquisitions and Disposals290 K(891 K)(400 K)1.3 M200 K259.12 K
Net Cash Flow from Operations134.81 M41.88 M(30 M)112.6 M141.5 M152.67 M
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash(250 K)1.72 M(1.9 M)200 K(500 K)(539.47 K)
Share Based Compensation2.94 M3.14 M600 K3.2 M5.8 M6.26 M

Astec Inds Greeks

Most traded equities are subject to two types of risk - systematic (i.e., market) and unsystematic (i.e., nonmarket or company-specific) risk. Unsystematic risk is the risk that events specific to Astec Inds or Industrials sector will adversely affect the stock's price. This type of risk can be diversified away by owning several different stocks in different industries whose stock prices have shown a small correlation to each other. On the other hand, systematic risk is the risk that Astec Inds stock's price will be affected by overall stock market movements and cannot be diversified away. So, no matter how many positions you have, you cannot eliminate market risk. However, you can measure a Astec stock's historical response to market movements and buy it if you are comfortable with its volatility direction. Beta and standard deviation are two commonly used measures to help you make the right decision.
Alpha over DOW
Beta against DOW1.61
Overall volatility
Information ratio -0.16

Astec Inds Volatility Alert

Astec Inds exhibits very low volatility with skewness of -1.95 and kurtosis of 9.82. However, we advise investors to further study Astec Inds technical indicators to make sure all market info is available and is reliable. Understanding different market volatility trends often help investors to time the market. Properly using volatility indicators enable traders to measure Astec Inds' stock risk against market volatility during both bullying and bearish trends. The higher level of volatility that comes with bear markets can directly impact Astec Inds' stock price while adding stress to investors as they watch their shares' value plummet. This usually forces investors to rebalance their portfolios by buying different stocks as prices fall.

Astec Inds Fundamentals Vs Peers

Comparing Astec Inds' fundamentals to the average values of its peers is one of the most widely used and accepted methods of equity analyses. It helps to analyze Astec Inds' direct or indirect competition across all of the common fundamentals between Astec Inds and the related equities. This way, we can detect undervalued stocks with similar characteristics as Astec Inds or determine the stocks which would be an excellent addition to an existing portfolio. Peer analysis of Astec Inds' fundamental indicators could also be used in its relative valuation, which is a method of valuing Astec Inds by comparing valuation metrics with those of similar companies.
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FundamentalsAstec IndsPeer Average
Return On Equity5.59 %(0.31) %
Return On Asset3.35 %(0.14) %
Profit Margin3.43 %(1.27) %
Operating Margin7.17 %(5.51) %
Current Valuation1.2 B16.62 B
Shares Outstanding22.73 M571.82 M
Shares Owned by Insiders1.50 %10.09 %
Shares Owned by Institutions94.75 %39.21 %
Number of Shares Shorted439.81 K4.71 M
Price to Earning38.46 X28.72 X
Price to Book2.06 X9.51 X
Price to Sales1.31 X11.42 X
Revenue1.02 B9.43 B
Gross Profit240.1 M27.38 B
EBITDA73.1 M3.9 B
Net Income35 M570.98 M
Cash and Equivalents171.6 M2.7 B
Cash per Share7.55 X5.01 X
Total Debt1.7 M5.32 B
Debt to Equity0.002 %48.70 %
Current Ratio3.20 X2.16 X
Book Value Per Share28.47 X1.93 K
Cash Flow from Operations150.7 M971.22 M
Short Ratio2.70 X4.00 X
Earnings Per Share1.52 X3.12 X
Price to Earnings To Growth3.61 X4.89 X
Number of Employees3.54 K18.84 K
Market Capitalization1.33 B19.03 B
Total Asset777.35 M29.47 B
Retained Earnings530.12 M9.33 B
Working Capital399.79 M1.48 B
Current Asset541.8 M9.34 B
   Acquisition by Pasricha Anshu of 145 shares of Astec Inds subject to Rule 16b-3 [view details]

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 2018 2019 2020 2021 (projected)
Receivables133.98 M124.85 M120.6 M108.87 M
Inventories355.94 M294.54 M249.7 M270.27 M

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The market value of Astec Inds is measured differently than its book value, which is the value of Astec that is recorded on the company's balance sheet. Investors also form their own opinion of Astec Inds' value that differs from its market value or its book value, called intrinsic value, which is Astec Inds' true underlying value. Investors use various methods to calculate intrinsic value and buy a stock when its market value falls below its intrinsic value. Because Astec Inds' market value can be influenced by many factors that don't directly affect Astec Inds underlying business (such as pandemic or basic market pessimism), market value can vary widely from intrinsic value.
Please note, there is a significant difference between Astec Inds' value and its price as these two are different measures arrived at by different means. Investors typically determine Astec Inds value by looking at such factors as earnings, sales, fundamental and technical indicators, competition as well as analyst projections. However, Astec Inds' price is the amount at which it trades on the open market and represents the number that a seller and buyer find agreeable to each party.