What Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (PEIX) Doesn’t Want You to Know

Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEIX) went up by 3.20% from its latest closing price when compared to the 1-year high value of $5.33 and move down -17.92%, while PEIX stocks collected 36.14% of gains with the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported on 08/11/20 that Pacific Ethanol Reports Second Quarter 2020 Results

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Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEIX) Worth an Investment?

Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEIX) The 36 Months beta value for PEIX stocks is at 3.90, while 1 of the analysts out of 1 who provided ratings for Pacific Ethanol, Inc. stocks as a “buy” while 0 as overweight, 0 rated it as hold and 0 as sell. The average price we get from analysts is $9.00 which is -$4.52 below current price. PEIX currently has a short float of 4.42% and public float of 53.45M with average trading volume of 4.24M shares.

PEIX Market Performance

PEIX stocks went up by 36.14% for the week, with the monthly jump of 137.89% and a quarterly performance of 443.92%, while its annual performance rate touched 579.70%. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 17.59% for PEIX stocks with the simple moving average of 386.37% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion on Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEIX)

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for PEIX stocks, with B. Riley FBR repeating the rating for PEIX shares by setting it to “Buy”. The predicted price for PEIX socks in the upcoming period according to B. Riley FBR is $5 based on the research report published on November 7, 2018.

B. Riley FBR, Inc., on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see PEIX stock at the price of $7. The rating they have provided for PEIX stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on November 28, 2017.

Rodman & Renshaw gave “Buy” rating to PEIX stocks, setting the target price at $11 in the report published on May 24, 2016.

PEIX Stocks 109.16% Far from 50 Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought PEIX to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, Pacific Ethanol, Inc. was unable to take a rebound, for now settling with -15.20% of loss for the given period.

The stock volatility was left at 19.15%, however, within the period of a single month, the volatility rate increased by 12.59%, while the shares surge at the distance of +78.66% for the moving average in the last 20 days. In oppose to the moving average for the last 50 days, trading by +536.53% upper at the present time.

In the course of the last 5 trading sessions, PEIX went up by +36.14%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200 days to the total of +802.20% of gains for the stock in comparison to the 20-day moving average settled at $3.94. In addition, Pacific Ethanol, Inc. saw 595.38% in overturn over the period of a single year with a tendency to cut further gains.

PEIX Stock Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (PEIX), starting from McGregor Bryon T, who bought 5,000 shares at the price of $3.55 back on Aug 27. After this action, Rushing now owns 287,725 shares of Pacific Ethanol, Inc., valued at $17,750 with the latest closing price.

McGregor Bryon T, the Chief Financial Officer of Pacific Ethanol, Inc., bought 5,000 shares at the value of $3.30 during a trade that took place back on Aug 26, which means that McGregor Bryon T is holding 282,725 shares at the value of $16,500 based on the most recent closing price.

PEIX Stock Fundamentals

The current profitability levels are settled at -3.22 for the present operating margin and -0.74 for gross margin. The net margin for Pacific Ethanol, Inc. stands at -6.24. Total capital return value is set at -8.70, while invested capital returns managed to touch -21.81. Equity return holds the value -36.20%, with -13.70% for asset returns.

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Based on Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (PEIX), the company’s capital structure generated 122.13 points for debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is set at the value of 54.98. Total debt to assets is settled at the value of 43.82 with long-term debt to equity ratio rests at -2.27 and long-term debt to capital is 91.90.

The value for Enterprise to Sales is 0.20 with debt to enterprise value settled at 0.93. The receivables turnover for Pacific Ethanol, Inc. is 19.99 with the total asset turnover at the value of 2.24. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.45.

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