Analyst Commentary On Keane Group, Inc. (FRAC), 22nd Century Group, Inc. (XXII)

Leslie Hanson
October 21, 2017

According to today's trading volume 22nd Century Group, BELOW its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing ABOVE Abnormal volume in the past 150 days.

The market capitalization (Stock Price Multiply by Total Number of Outstanding Shares) for the company is reported at $280.24M. Its opening price on the last trading day was $2.86.

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that the stock is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The stock appeared $3.10 above its 52-week highs and is up 16.13% for the last five trades. A P/B ratio of less than 1.0 can indicate that a stock is undervalued, while a ratio of greater than 1.0 may indicate that a stock is overvalued. Chardan Capital lifted their price target on shares of 22nd Century Group from $3.50 to $11.50 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research note on Monday.

Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $4 Million for the current quarter. During the past 20 days, XXII has decreased -6.94% while the broad market has increased 2.57%. (XXII) performance during the last one year upgraded 126.98 percent, while its year to date (YTD) performance showed a positive trend of 162.39 percent.

The stock has Return on Assets (ROA) of -44.9 percent. However, -10.10% over the last one month, 63.80% for the last quarter and year to date performance stands at 144.95%. XXII has a net profit margin of -90.80% and is less profitable than the average company in the Biotechnology industry. The 1 year EPS growth rate is 10.40%. It last reported revenues of $166.59 million and EPS of $0.23 for the July 2017, representing 27% top-line growth and 0.15 EPS growth.

Annual EPS growth Past 5 years is -23.1 percent. They expect this year's earnings to fall -33.33% year-over-year to -$0.1, followed by -10% decline in the next year to -$0.09.

Looking forward, the company's quarterly earnings are expected to come at $0.16 in the three months through October 2017 and $0.14 in the quarter ending January 2018, reflecting 6.67% and -6.67% growth, respectively. (XXII)'s RSI (Relative strength index) is at 49.45, its ATR (Average True Range) value is 0.26, while its Beta factor was calculated at 2.98. (XXII) has an Analysts' Mean Recommendation of 2. The analysts estimated mean EPS at -0.1 while the high and low EPS estimate stand at -0.1 and -0.1 respectively.

Keane Group, Inc. has a consensus outperform rating from 16 Wall Street analysts, and the number of shares now sold short amount to at least 32.42% of shares outstanding. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of 22nd Century Group by 17.6% during the 2nd quarter. A statistical measure of the dispersion of returns (volatility) for XXII producing salvation in Investors mouth, it has week volatility of 7.62% and for the month booked as 8.24%.

The company now has an insider ownership of 4 Percent and Institutional ownership of 13.2 Percent.

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