Axcelis Technologies, Inc. (ACLS) Buy or Sell Stock Guide

Last updated: Apr 12, '19

Are you looking for the analysis of Axcelis Technologies, Inc. (ACLS) stock? Are you wondering what the bulls and the bears say about it?

If so, you came to the right place. In this stock guide, we will share with you 4 reasons to buy and 5 reasons to sell ACLS stock. You’ll get a perspective on what the bulls and the bears say about it.

The analysis below may be also helpful to you if you have any of the following questions about ACLS stock:

  • Is ACLS a buy or a sell?
  • Should I sell or hold ACLS stock today?
  • Is ACLS a good buy / investment?
  • What are ACLS analyst opinions, recommendations and ratings?

Let’s start with the bull case. Here are the reasons to buy ACLS stock:

1. ACLS Price/Book ratio is 1.62, and it’s low compared to its industry peers’ P/B ratios. See ACLS forward Price/Book ratio chart.

2. ACLS Price/Sales ratio is 1.51, and it’s low compared to its industry peers’ P/S ratios. See ACLS forward Price/Sales ratio chart.

3. ACLS average analyst rating is Strong Buy. See ACLS analyst rating chart.

4. ACLS average analyst price target ($27.00) is above its current price ($20.89). See ACLS price target chart.

Now that you understand the bull case, let’s look at the reasons to sell ACLS stock (i.e., the bear case):

1. ACLS quarterly revenue growth was -9.20%, lower than the industry and sector average revenue growth (7.53% and 5.21%, respectively). See ACLS revenue growth chart.

2. ACLS forward P/E ratio is 13.38, and it’s high compared to its industry peers’ P/E ratios. See ACLS forward P/E ratio chart.

3. ACLS PEG ratio (P/E adjusted for growth) is 1.27, and it’s high compared to its industry peers’ PEG ratios. See ACLS PEG chart.

4. ACLS short share of float is 4.54%. The stock is much more frequently shorted than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See ACLS short share of float chart.

5. ACLS short interest (days to cover the shorts) ratio is 5.27. The stock garners more short interest than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See ACLS short interest ratio chart.

Now let's look at the key statistics for ACLS:

Metrics ACLS
Price $21.05
Average Price Target / Upside $27.00 / 28.30%
Average Analyst Rating Strong Buy
Industry Semiconductor Equipment & Materials
Sector Technology
Number of Employees 1,079
Market Cap $711.36M
Forward P/E Ratio 15.26
Price/Book Ratio 1.61
PEG 1.29
Revenue (TTM) $442.58M
YoY Quarterly Revenue Growth -9.2%
Profit Margin 10.37%

What are your thoughts on ACLS?

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