Stock on Trader’s Radar: Arsanis, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNS)

U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude fell $1.27, or 2.5 percent, to $50.29, the lowest settle price since early October 2017.

Brent crude, the global benchmark, was down $1.05, or 1.7 percent, at $59.16 a barrel by 2:19 p.m. ET.

U.S. crude stockpiles rose by 3.6 million barrels in the week to Nov. 23, exceeding expectations. After falling to 2½-year lows in September, crude stocks have risen 14 percent with 10 straight weeks of increases.

“The market continues to come under pressure due to worries of a supply glut and slowing global demand growth,” said Gene McGillian, vice president of market research for Tradition Energy in Stamford, Connecticut.

“It’s hard to get more bearish after this report after we wiped out more than 30 percent of our value in the last two months.”

The price of Brent has dropped by more than 30 percent from a four-year high above $86 in early October. Investors sold oil over worries about slowing economic growth in 2019 and Washington’s decision to grant several waivers to importers of Iranian oil after re-imposing sanctions on that nation.

Crude’s drop since October is on a par with the 2008 price crash and steeper than that of 2014-2015, both of which prompted OPEC to agree output curbs to support the market.

The steady build in U.S. crude stocks is partly due to seasonal refining maintenance, but domestic production also has surged to a record 11.7 million barrels a day. U.S. stockpiles sit at 450 million barrels, most in a year, adding to worries about a return of a worldwide supply glut.

Shares of Arsanis, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNS) flaunted a rapid change of -25.73% to reach at $3.06 in the last hour of Wednesday’s trading session. The company has experienced volume of 8,987,652 shares while on average the company has a capacity of trading 1.09M share.

Arsanis, Inc. (ASNS) holds the market capitalization of $41.95M along with 13.71M outstanding shares. The stock price is moving -166.09% off from the highest level of twelve months and -89.34% above from twelve months low. For the stock, price target value has been calculated at $13.13.

Arsanis, Inc. has shown weekly upbeat performance of 157.14%. Its six months performance -82.23% indicated a bearish movement while its yearly performance reflected a negative trend of -83.44%. Year-to-date (YTD) performance of the stock illustrate downbeat trend of -76.02%. The company’s price sits 97.50% above from its 50-day moving average of $1.51 and -69.01% below from the stock’s 200-day moving average of $5.66. The company has Relative Strength Index (RSI 14) of 67.37 along with Average True Range (ATR 14) of 0.41. Its weekly and monthly volatility is 60.04%, 22.26% respectively. The company’s beta value is at N/A.

What is PEG Ratio?

PEG ratio or Price/Earnings-Growth ratio is an attempt to normalize the P/E ratio with the expected earnings growth rate of the company.

The idea behind the PEG ratio for stocks is quite simple:

A low P/E ratio can be justified if the future expected earnings growth is low. A fast growing company on the other hand is able to command a higher price to earnings multiple for its stock. To get more accurate idea of the relative valuation of a company, we need to consider the P/E ratio in conjunction with the future earnings per share growth rate.


The PEG ratio acts as a measure of value that takes into account future growth. Using this metric, investors can gauge whether high-growth stocks may be undervalued, even if they don’t appear so with the more common P/E ratio.

Earnings growth expectations are completely unreliable. Any use of the formula is only as good as the numbers that are fed into it as inputs. Any expected earnings growth in the future is just an expectation, and they vary wildly between different analysts. Even if there is a concensus, the future generally turns out to be different than planned. There is competitive changes, loss of market power, product substitutions, management missteps, etc, that we have no way of knowing today.

Typically P/E ratios are backward looking while the earnings growth rate is a forward looking metric. Future P/E ratio will be different than the one we use today. You could project a future P/E ratio if you wish, but this will introduce further uncertainity in the calculations. Still, many investors are fond of using the concept of Forward P/E and Forward PEG ratio. I strongly advise against this.

Negative PEG Ratio Meaning

A negative PEG ratio does not imply that the stock is a bad investment. It just means that you need to consider other ways of looking at the stock before you can judge if this is a good investment or not.

Is It Overvalued? Look at the PEG Ratio

Arsanis, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNS) currently has a PEG ratio of N/A where as its P/E ratio is N/A. The company’s price to sales ratio for trailing twelve months is N/A and price to book ratio for most recent quarter is 1.57, whereas price to cash per share for the most recent quarter is 1.03. ASNS’s price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is N/A. Its quick ratio for most recent quarter is 5.10 along with current ratio for most recent quarter of 5.10. Total debt to equity ratio of the company for most recent quarter is 0.38 whereas long term debt to equity ratio for most recent quarter is 0.28. Arsanis, Inc. has a Return on Assets of -70.80%. The company currently has a Return on Equity of -103.80% and Return on Investment of N/A.

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