What is Aethlon Medical Inc. (AEMD) Stock Return on Shareholders’ Capital?

Aethlon Medical Inc. (NASDAQ: AEMD) stock jumped 8.16% on Wednesday to $0.44 against a previous-day closing price of $0.40. With 0.15 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained lighter than its average volume of 0.28 million shares. During the session, the Medical Devices company that operates in wider Healthcare sector, reached to the highest price of $0.4359 whereas the lowest price it dropped to was $0.3931. The 52-week range on AEMD shows that it touched its highest point at $2.73 and its lowest point at $0.39 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $8.50. Beta for the stock currently stands at 0.89.

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Price Performance and Earnings:

Stock performance is one of the indicators that investors use to determine whether they will profit from a stock. The price performance of AEMD was down-trending over the past week, with a drop of -3.15%, but this was down by -16.22% over a month. Three-month performance dropped to -64.27% while six-month performance fell -65.95%. The stock lost -82.56% in the past year, while it has lost -76.56% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for AEMD yields -0.73 with Next year EPS estimates of -0.71. For the next quarter, that number is -0.17. This implies an EPS growth rate of -8.20% for this year and -315.20% for next year.

Float and Shares Shorts:

At present, 22.95 million AEMD shares are outstanding with a float of 22.69 million shares on hand for trading. On Oct 13, 2022, short shares totaled 0.28 million, which was 1.21% higher than short shares on Sep 14, 2022. In addition to Dr. Charles J. Fisher Jr., M.D. as the firm’s CEO, Director & Member of Extracorporeal Therapy Advisory Board, Mr. Steven P. Larosa M.D. serves as its Chief Medical Officer & Acting Chief Scientific Officer.

Institutional Ownership:

Through their ownership of 4.34% of AEMD’s outstanding shares, institutional investors have minority control over the company. Other institutions hold 5.34% of AEMD, in contrast to 3.45% held by mutual funds. Shares owned by individuals account for 1.01%. As the largest shareholder in AEMD with 4.57% of the stake, The Vanguard Group, Inc. holds 1,045,708 shares worth 1,045,708. A second-largest stockholder of AEMD, Geode Capital Management LLC, holds 169,795 shares, controlling over 0.74% of the firm’s shares. Citadel Securities LLC is the third largest shareholder in AEMD, holding 123,952 shares or 0.54% stake. With a 3.66% stake in AEMD, the Vanguard Total Stock Market Index is the largest stakeholder. A total of 838,148 shares are owned by the mutual fund manager. The Vanguard Extended Market Index Fu, which owns about 0.83% of AEMD stock, is the second-largest Mutual Fund holder. It holds 190,289 shares valued at 92861.0. Fidelity Extended Market Index Fu holds 0.39% of the stake in AEMD, owning 89,101 shares worth 43481.0.

Analysts Ratings:

Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for AEMD since 1 analysts follow the stock currently. There are 0 analysts who recommend BUY ratings, while 0 suggest SELL ratings. Of the remaining analysts, 1 believe that the stock is worth HOLDING, 0 give it an OVERWEIGHT rating, and 0 thinks that it’s UNDERWEIGHT. In the same way, a target price assigned to a stock can also reveal much about its potential. With AEMD analysts setting a high price target of $4.25 and a low target of $4.25, the average target price over the next 12 months is $4.25. Based on these targets, AEMD could surge 865.91% to reach the target high and rise by 865.91% to reach the target low. Reaching the average price target will result in a growth of 865.91% from current levels.

EPS: Estimates vs Actual

It is also common to use earnings estimates to evaluate a firm’s growth potential and to determine trading strategy. AEMD will report FY 2023 earnings on 06/28/2023. Analysts have provided yearly estimates in a range of -$0.72 being high and -$0.74 being low. For AEMD, this leads to a yearly average estimate of -$0.73. The earnings surprise of a firm occurs when the actual results change from the consensus earnings estimate. Aethlon Medical Inc. surprised analysts by $0.01 when it reported -$0.18 EPS against a consensus estimate of -$0.19. The surprise factor in the prior quarter was $0.03. Based on analyst estimates, the high estimate for the next quarter is -$0.17 and the low estimate is -$0.18. The average estimate for the next quarter is thus -$0.17.

Summary of Insider Activity:

Insiders traded AEMD stock several times over the past three months with 3 Buys and 2 Sells. In these transactions, 119,864 shares were bought while 13,698 shares were sold. The number of buy transactions has increased to 3 while that of sell transactions has risen to 7 over the past year. The total number of shares bought during that period was 119,864 while 25,848 shares were sold.

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