NovaBay Pharmaceuticals Inc. [AMEX:NBY] shares are showing some interesting activity. The company’s daily low is at $0.74 as the high is reaching $0.81.
If readers are not familiar, NovaBay Pharmaceuticals Inc. is in the Healthcare sector under the Biotechnology industry. This week, we are watching the stock hit price per sales of 3.45 with an earning per share of -0.34.
As a reference point, the S&P 500 is trading 0.87% over the last 52 weeks, while NBY stock is trading 28.35%.
The Price is right
Holding a Market Cap of $31.70 million, NovaBay Pharmaceuticals Inc. has seen a trading range over the last year of $0.24-$1.94.
For the last five days, NBY is up from its last closing price. The average shares trading hands each day is 4.67M, with average 10-day volume coming in at 2.65 million.
Using a Force Index Indicator is a good way to look at how strong actual buying and selling pressure is for NBY. When we apply the Elder Force Index to NovaBay Pharmaceuticals Inc., we are seeing an Elder Force Indicator number of 142775.9.
The company’s enterprise value has gone from $37.52M to $14.04M quarter-over-quarter. Obviously, the company is heading in the wrong direction, but there are still opportunities for growth in the sector.
In the last quarter, NBY made a profit of 1.94 million. NovaBay Pharmaceuticals Inc. also saw quarter revenue growth year over year of -47.24%. In addition, the company has operating cash flow of -$4.83 million.
Looking at popular technical indicators, the company’s 5-day moving average is 0.7625 compared to the 50-day moving average of 0.7957. So, traders might want to tread carefully if they are going to bid.
The Relative Strength Index or RSI is an indicator ranging between 0 and 100 that traders use to determine if a stock is “overbought” or “oversold.” A strong uptrend tending to reach into the “overbought” status is above 70, while a downward trend will stay around the 30 mark. NBY currently holds a 9-day RSI of 59.77%, while 100-day RSI stands at 49.03%.
Another indicator we believe is worth keeping tabs on is the Moving Average Convergence Divergence or MACD. Similar to the concept of the Force Index — on the basis of price momentum — the MACD gives traders a tool to measure the turning point of a stock even during rapid fluctuations in price. Buy and sell signals are determined by a stock’s relation to the zero line, so if a stock is above a zero line for many weeks it might be a “buy.” On the other hand, if a stock is below the zero line consistently, it might be one to stay away from. Also, if the MACD line reaches a peak and dips, its momentum may be waning. NBY’s 9-day MACD is 0.0138 and the company’s 100-day MACD stands at -0.2087.
Another area that is important to analyze is insider moves and majority shareholders. While this is not always an error-free way to tell what the future holds for a stock, you can maybe gather important information from reading the tea leaves about who is buying and selling.
The major holders for this stock are 41.27% by insiders and 6.53% by institutions.
Over the last six months, insiders have sold 20,000 with the most recent transaction from WU MIJIA, Director, with a sell at price 1.35 per share.
Overall, the recommended rating for NBY is Strong Buy. Currently, the company has 2 analysts watching the stock, and the average quarterly earnings estimate is -0.04. Quarterly revenue estimates are averaging 2.52M with the high estimate reaching 2.75M and the low at 2.3M.