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Is Origin Materials Inc. (ORGN) a Keeper?

Origin Materials Inc. (NASDAQ:ORGN) went up by 7.34% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $8.10. The company’s stock price has collected 19.75% of gains in the last five trading sessions. MarketWatch.com reported on 02/26/22 that Not enough babies? EV battery shortage? Dwindling water? There are ‘scarcity’ stock plays for all of it

Is It Worth Investing in Origin Materials Inc. (NASDAQ :ORGN) Right Now?

Origin Materials Inc. (NASDAQ:ORGN) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 8.97 x from its present earnings ratio. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 4 analysts out of 5 who provided ratings for Origin Materials Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 1 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The average price from analysts is $15.00, which is $6.6 above the current price. ORGN currently public float of 103.73M and currently shorts hold a 7.68% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of ORGN was 1.45M shares.

ORGN’s Market Performance

ORGN stocks went up by 19.75% for the week, with a monthly jump of 30.17% and a quarterly performance of 0.00%, while its annual performance rate touched 29.92%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 6.33% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 4.58% for Origin Materials Inc. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 21.99% for ORGN stocks with a simple moving average of 9.29% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of ORGN

HSBC Securities, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see ORGN reach a price target of $15. The rating they have provided for ORGN stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on November 23rd, 2021.

BofA Securities gave a rating of “Neutral” to ORGN, setting the target price at $8 in the report published on October 05th of the previous year.

ORGN Trading at 14.60% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought ORGN to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -16.91% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 4.58%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 6.33%, as shares surge +21.48% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -1.46% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, ORGN rose by +19.75%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +10.69% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $5.58. In addition, Origin Materials Inc. saw 4.34% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at ORGN starting from Galowitz Stephen, who sale 125,000 shares at the price of $6.00 back on Aug 03. After this action, Galowitz Stephen now owns 163,265 shares of Origin Materials Inc., valued at $750,375 using the latest closing price.

Galowitz Stephen, the Chief Commercial Officer of Origin Materials Inc., sale 104,501 shares at $6.00 during a trade that took place back on Aug 02, which means that Galowitz Stephen is holding 163,265 shares at $627,320 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for ORGN

Equity return is now at value 34.80, with 20.10 for asset returns.

The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.05.