Should you buy Acacia Research Corporation stock? (NasdaqGS:ACTG). Let's see how it does in our automated value investing analysis system.
Based on historical returns, we believe that Acacia Research Corporation can grow its free cash at a rate of about 9%. That's positive!
(Acacia Research Corporation stock price per share)
||ACTG Fair Price
(based on intrinsic value)
|ACTG Safety Price (based on a variable margin of safety)||$7.48|
|PE Ratio versus Sector||92% higher than other Industrial Goods stocks|
|PE Ratio versus Industry||304% higher than other Unknown stocks|
|Free Cash Flow Jitter||73%|
This stock has short interest! This means that people have shorted it.
Why does that matter? They've made a bet that price will decrease from where they bought it. Maybe there are financial problems, or maybe there's a value play.
As of the latest analysis, there are 1,198,636 shares shorted. With 40,906,381 shares available for purchase and an average trading volume over the past 10 trading days of 1,905,160, it would take at least 0.629 days for all of the short holders to cover their shorts.
We believe that Acacia Research Corporation may be worth examining further. It's making money, which is a very positive sign. Is it on sale?
Acacia Research Corporation looks like a price in the fair value range. Based on our analysis—if the company keeps making money the way it has been—you could be looking at a good stock. See Before You Buy for your next steps.
Does Acacia Research Corporation have a coherent story? Does it have a plan to continue to make money? Is it worth your time? Only you can decide where to go from here. Our investment guide helps you ask the right questions, including how to buy stocks. Use these research links for more information.
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