|Bid||1.9900 x 45900|
|Ask||2.0000 x 47300|
|Day's Range||1.9400 - 2.1600|
|52 Week Range||1.5000 - 10.3200|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||1.59|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||9.31|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
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The cannabis sector has seen a huge rally over the last week and Aurora Cannabis (ACB) is no exception. Some general excitement over a competitor’s quarterly earnings report and some positive regulatory headlines from the U.S. have investors throwing caution to the wind again. The company still has too many unresolved risks to rush into the stock here just because a competitor beat quarterly estimates due to a large bulk wholesale deal.Money Losing OperationsThe firing of CCO Cam Battley and the placing of a facility on the market for sale at a price of C$17 million doesn’t alter the bleak financial prospects of Aurora Cannabis. In the last quarter alone, the Canadian cannabis company reported an EBITDA loss of C$39.7 million.A capex cut might help stem the cash flow burn, but Aurora Cannabis has made limited steps announced to the public on the operational side. The company needs higher revenues and reduced costs in order to reach EBITDA profitable, a measure that doesn’t even factor in potentially mounting interest expenses into the cash burn equation.The big story coming up with the FQ2 results in mid-February is whether the company restructures operations to reduce the operating expense base of C$81.1 million. Aurora Cannabis already has solid gross margins near 60% so the key to success is matching the expense side of the equation with gross profits reduced by disappointing sales.Wholesale Sales The Organigram (OGI) earnings beat has the whole market up, but the company beat sales estimates based on a surprise bulk wholesale sale of C$9.2 million. Aurora Cannabis had a similar quarterly boost back in the June quarter where an additional C$18.0 million in bulk wholesale sales boosted those numbers sending the stock up to $6.50 back in September. The stock didn’t hold up at the end of 2019, partly because the September quarter sales saw wholesale revenues decline 50% to only C$10.3 million.The addition of competition in the wholesale space should hurt the ability of the company to repeat the revenue boost from bulk sales at 60% gross margins. Without the bulk sales, OrganiGram didn’t see any jump in revenues sequentially for the last quarter following the weak August quarter hit by lack of provinces ordering and product returns.Aurora Cannabis avoided the product returns hit, but the company saw sales dip last quarter. Investors shouldn’t expect any revenue boost this quarter outside of the wholesale sales. Analysts forecast December quarterly revenues of C$80 million which won’t inspire the market to chase this rally back above $2.With at least 1.2 billion shares outstanding, the stock has a market value of ~$2.5 billion and quarterly revenues of $60 million aren’t going to inspire investors to hold the sock assuming the adjusted EBITDA levels don’t show any major improvement.Consensus VerdictAll in all, the Street's current view on Aurora Cannabis is a mixed bag, indicating uncertainty as to its prospects. The stock has a Hold analyst consensus rating with only 3 recent "buy" ratings. This is versus 2 "hold" and 5 "sell" ratings. However, the $2.83 price target suggests an upside potential of nearly 40% from the current share price. (See Aurora Cannabis stock analysis on TipRanks)TakeawayThe key investor takeaway is that Aurora Cannabis has a lot of positive catalysts to play out in 2020, but the company needs to reorganize the firm to reduce operating expenses following delayed catalysts in 2020. The stock has seen a recent boost due to some over excitement about the rebound in sales at Organigram, but investors should be cautioned that the revenue beat was due to low quality sales.To find good ideas for cannabis stocks trading at attractive valuations, visit TipRanks’ Best Stocks to Buy, a newly launched tool that unites all of TipRanks’ equity insights.
NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / January 21, 2020 / Levi & Korsinsky, LLP announces that class action lawsuits have commenced on behalf of shareholders of the following publicly-traded companies. Shareholders ...
Attorney Advertising -- Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC notifies investors that a class action lawsuit has been filed against Aurora Cannabis Inc. (“Aurora” or the “Company”) (ACB) and certain of its officers, on behalf of shareholders who purchased Aurora securities between October 23, 2018 through January 6, 2020, inclusive (the “Class Period”). This class action seeks to recover damages against Defendants for alleged violations of the federal securities laws under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, reminds purchasers of the securities of Aurora Cannabis Inc. (NYSE: ACB) between October 23, 2018 and January 6, 2020, inclusive (the "Class Period") of the important January 21, 2020 lead plaintiff deadline in the securities class action. The lawsuit seeks to recover damages for Aurora investors under the federal securities laws.
Hagens Berman has filed a class action Complaint on behalf of investors in Aurora Cannabis Inc. (ACB). The firm alerts ACB investors of today’s deadline to move for lead plaintiff in a securities fraud class action pending against the Company and urges ACB investors who have suffered losses to contact the firm immediately.
NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / January 20, 2020 / The Law Offices of Vincent Wong announce that class actions have commenced on behalf of shareholders of the following companies. If you suffered a loss you ...
SAN FRANCISCO, CA / ACCESSWIRE / January 20, 2020 / Hagens Berman has filed a class action Complaint on behalf of investors in Aurora Cannabis Inc. (NYSE:ACB) . The firm urges ACB investors who have suffered ...
NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / January 20, 2020 / The securities litigation law firm of The Gross Law Firm issues the following notice on behalf of shareholders in the following publicly traded companies. Shareholders who purchased shares in the following companies during the dates listed are encouraged to contact the firm regarding possible Lead Plaintiff appointment. Appointment as Lead Plaintiff is not required to partake in any recovery.
TUESDAY DEADLINE ALERT: The Schall Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action Lawsuit Against Aurora Cannabis Inc.
NEW YORK, Jan. 20, 2020 -- Bernstein Liebhard LLP announces that class action complaints have been filed on behalf of shareholders of GRUB, ACB, and MMSI. If you wish to serve.
I recently wrote that Aurora Cannabis (NYSE:ACB) stock isn't headed for $0, but it's still too early to buy. However, in the past couple of weeks, multiple Wall Street analysts have updated their outlook for Aurora. Some analysts are getting more pessimistic on the fundamental outlook for Aurora in the first half of 2020. Others are getting more bullish on the potential long-term value opportunity in Aurora stock.Source: Jarretera / Shutterstock.com Aurora's next earnings report is less than a month away. I think it's still too early to be buying the dip. Besides, there is at least one better option out there for speculative cannabis investors. Management Is ConfidentOne of the biggest Aurora bulls on Wall Street is Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Pablo Zuanic. Zuanic recently met with Aurora management. This week, he said he came away from the meeting even more convinced that Aurora's massive selloff is a buying opportunity.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsZuanic says there are three primary drivers of Aurora's underperformance in the past month, none of which are real reasons to sell the stock. First, CCO Cam Battley was let go. Zuanic says the market seems to think Battley resigned, but that's not the case. In fact, he says some more fresh blood would be good news for Aurora."We think ACB would benefit from some pruning and from bringing in an outside CEO renown in the investment community for both sound growth strategy and financial discipline (cost/cash flow)," Zuanic says. * 7 Earnings Reports to Watch Next Week Second, traders have been speculating that Aurora may significantly write-down the value of certain assets after a recent property listing price came in below expectations. Zuanic says Aurora's move to sell non-core assets is part of its cost management plans and should be considered good news for the balance sheet.Finally, Aurora's credit facility requires it to have a total funded debt-to-adjusted shareholders equity ratio at or below 0.25:1 by Sept. 30, 2020. Zuanic says all Aurora needs to get its ducks in order prior to this deadline is to generate around $21 million in earnings before interest, taxes depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) per quarter by the September quarter.Company management and Zuanic himself are confident that goal is still within reach."We would make use of the recent pullback," Zuanic said in conclusion. Cantor has an "overweight" rating and $3.85 price target for Aurora stock. Balance Sheet ConcernsThe same week Zuanic came out with his bullish commentary on Aurora, Bank of America analyst Christopher Carey downgraded the stock to "underperform." Carey also cut his price target to just $1.15.Like many Aurora bears, Carey's primary concern is the company's balance sheet."With [balance sheet] risks to remain a core investment thesis in 2020 in our view, and lingering uncertainty especially on financial covenants, we struggle to envision a scenario where shares have sustainable support," Carey wrote in the downgrade note.Carey credits Aurora with taking several steps to improve its balance sheet, including spending cuts, deferred capex and asset sales. However, he says Aurora is still not in position to meet the terms of its credit facility.Bank of America expects weakness in the Canadian cannabis market to continue throughout the first half of 2020. Without impressive growth numbers to support the bull thesis for cannabis stocks in the near-term, Carey says investors will remain focused on balance sheets. "Unfortunately, ACB has the weakest in our group, while valuation is still near group high," he said.In other words, Aurora has a lot of good things going for it. But at this point of uncertainty and at the current valuation, he simply can't recommend the stock. A Better Option Than Aurora StockLong-time readers know I've been like a broken record when it comes to cannabis stocks. There will likely ultimately be some huge winners in the space in the long term. But there is simply too much risk and uncertainty at this point to be picking one winner. * The 10 Best Value Stocks to Own in 2020 If you insist on picking one stock, I believe Canopy Growth Corp (NYSE:CGC) is the best pick in the space today. It certainly has a lot less risk than Aurora. Canopy has a strong balance sheet and a major financial backer in Constellation Brands (NYSE:STZ). In addition, I think there's a good chance Constellation may step in and buy out Canopy as soon as the financial outlook for cannabis stocks clears up.In the meantime, rather than buying a single stock, cannabis investors should consider owning a basket of at least four or five cannabis stocks to diversify their portfolio. Analysts expect the difficult cannabis market to persist in the first half of 2020. It would be wise for cannabis investors to consider clash flow, debt levels and valuation. In addition to Canopy, investors should consider other top-tier stocks such as Tilray (NASDAQ: TLRY) and Cronos Group (NASDAQ:CRON).As of this writing, Wayne Duggan did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * The Top 5 Dow Jones Stocks to Buy for 2020 * 7 Fintech ETFs to Buy Now for Fabulous Financial Exposure * 3 Tech Stocks to Play Ahead of Earnings The post Is It Finally Time to Buy Aurora Cannabis Stock? appeared first on InvestorPlace.
(Bloomberg) -- Move over materials, there’s a new kid on the block. The C$300 billion ($230 billion) industrials group has ousted miners and forestry stocks to become the third-most valuable collection of companies on Canada’s equity market, behind banks and energy.Comprised mainly of transportation, engineering and construction stocks, industrials are generally seen as cyclical stocks and had blockbuster gains last year with a 24% rally. That was behind only tech and utilities.Last year Ballard Power Systems Inc.’s shares more than doubled after reporting a technology breakthrough that will reduce the amount of high-cost platinum used in its fuel-cell products. Air Canada came in second in the group after announcing a planned acquisition of tour operator Transat AT, accelerating its global presence in the leisure industry.Ballard’s surge has continued this year, climbing about 70% in January, as China signaled it wouldn’t further cut subsidies for electric vehicles, easing some fears for battery investors.One drag on the sector has been Bombardier Inc., which saw its stock slump and bonds tumble last week after the company said it was rethinking the A220 jet program with Airbus as it seeks ways to increase cash flow to help with paying down its $10 billion debt load. But, at a shadow of its former self, its contribution to the sectoral gauge is less than 1%.Markets -- Just The NumbersChart of The WeekEconomyCanadian businesses reported improved sentiment amid reduced concern about global trade conflicts, according to a Bank of Canada survey. Future sales like new orders have picked up, particularly outside of the energy sector, the Ottawa-based central bank’s fourth-quarter survey of executives found.Economists will see a big data dump on Jan. 22 with new housing price figures, inflation and the Bank of Canada’s rate decision.PoliticsPrime Minister Justin Trudeau’s bid to complete the Trans Mountain oil pipeline won a major victory Thursday as the nation’s top court rejected an appeal brought by British Columbia aimed at challenging the controversial project. The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed the case, the court said in a statement.TrendingInCanada1\. St. John’s, Newfoundland, has declared a state of emergency as a blizzard ramps up with 75 centimeters of snow expected in the province.2\. And if you missed it, we taste-tested McDonald’s Corp. and Beyond Meat Inc.’s new PLT burger, which is getting a trial run in Ontario.\--With assistance from Steven Frank.To contact the reporter on this story: Divya Balji in Toronto at email@example.comTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Kyung Bok Cho at firstname.lastname@example.org, Jacqueline Thorpe, David ScanlanFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / January 20, 2020 / The Schall Law Firm , a national shareholder rights litigation firm, announces the filing of a class action lawsuit against Aurora Cannabis Inc. ("Aurora" ...
SAN FRANCISCO, CA / ACCESSWIRE / January 19, 2020 / Hagens Berman has filed a class action Complaint on behalf of investors in Aurora Cannabis Inc. (NYSE:ACB) . The firm urges ACB investors who have suffered ...
NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / January 19, 2020 / Levi & Korsinsky, LLP announces that class action lawsuits have commenced on behalf of shareholders of the following publicly-traded companies. Shareholders ...
SAN FRANCISCO, CA / ACCESSWIRE / January 18, 2020 / Hagens Berman has filed a class action Complaint on behalf of investors in Aurora Cannabis Inc. (NYSE:ACB) . The firm urges ACB investors who have suffered ...
LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / January 18, 2020 / The Schall Law Firm, a national shareholder rights litigation firm, announces the filing of a class action lawsuit against Aurora Cannabis Inc. ("Aurora" or "the Company") (NYSE:ACB) for violations of §§10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Investors who purchased the Company's securities between September 11, 2019 and November 14, 2019, inclusive (the ''Class Period''), are encouraged to contact the firm before January 21, 2020.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA / ACCESSWIRE / January 17, 2020 / Hagens Berman has filed a class action Complaint on behalf of investors in Aurora Cannabis Inc. (NYSE: ACB) . The firm urges ACB investors who have suffered ...
Aurora Cannabis Inc. (ACB) closed the most recent trading day at $2.13, moving -0.93% from the previous trading session.
NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / January 17, 2020 / Levi & Korsinsky, LLP announces that class action lawsuits have commenced on behalf of shareholders of the following publicly-traded companies. Shareholders ...
Cannabis stocks performed terribly in 2019, and Canopy Growth (NYSE:CGC) was no exception. Despite the backing -- to the tune of $4 billion -- of Constellation Brands (NYSE:STZ), and over a full year of legal cannabis sales in Canada, CGC has yet to turn a profit. With investors souring on the cannabis industry in general, Canopy Growth stock lost 23% of its value in 2019. That number is actually misleading because CGC went into 2019 just as it was beginning to recover from a slump. It actually closed the year down a whopping 52% from its high at the end of April. So it is big news that CGC has strung together multiple days of significant growth. After a 4.4% pop on Wednesday, that's 21% in just three days.Source: Shutterstock What is going on with Canopy Growth? And more importantly for investors, can it sustain this rally to the point of a full-blown recovery? Why the Sudden Optimism Around Cannabis Stocks?This week has been an anomaly if you've been following cannabis stocks. For much of 2019, the story was rather grim. However, this week has seen many of them pop. CGC is up 21% since Monday. Hexo (NYSE:HEXO) is up 38%. Aurora Cannabis (NYSE:ACB) is up 25%. Cronos (NASDAQ:CRON) is up 23%.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsEven lowly CannTrust (NYSE:CTST) has seen an 11% gain.There seem to be two factors that have lit a fire under these stocks this week. The first is the news that the first edibles under Canada's "Cannabis 2.0" rollout hit stores. The second is the introduction of a bipartisan bill in the U.S. that would bypass Food and Drug Administration restrictions and legalize hemp-derived CBD nationally for use in foods and supplements in the American market. What If Cannabis 2.0 Also Stumbles?Having Congress take action to eliminate the confusion over CBD sales in the U.S. will undoubtedly help cannabis producers. Many of them already sell CBD products in that market (the FDA hasn't been enforcing its ban), but legalization would likely provide at least a modest boost to sales. * 7 Earnings Reports to Watch Next Week The bigger issue for most cannabis stocks is the Cannabis 2.0 rollout in Canada. What happens if it also stumbles the way the initial legal recreational marijuana launch did? After all, that disaster was the reason so many cannabis stocks went through the roof in 2018 (in anticipation) and then tanked as reality hit. Unfortunately Cannabis 2.0 got off to a rocky start, with a lengthy waiting period between legalization of edibles and when companies could actually sell them. Even with edibles and cannabis-infused drinks now available (nearly a month after legalization), there are once again shortages in stores. Ontario -- by far the country's largest market -- remains critically underserved, with a fraction of the expected retail locations open. Canada's second-largest province played spoiler by announcing a ban on the sale of most cannabis edibles. Despite legalization at the federal level, Quebec is concerned that sweetened cannabis products would appeal to minors. Consumers are balking at the price of what edibles are available.Adding to the industry woes, legal recreational marijuana sales across Canada were dropping through the fall.The industry pinned a lot of hopes on Cannabis 2.0 being the point where the legal marijuana market in Canada found its legs. Instead, it's showing all the signs of being a repeat of last year. Bottom Line: Canopy Growth Stock Remains a Risky BetAt under $25, CGC can be a tempting investment. Twice in the past year and a half, the stock has been trading in the $50 range. The company has a new CEO in place, the backing of a multinational beverage conglomerate, and Canada's Cannabis 2.0 market has launched. After being beaten down for virtually eight straight months, CGC just strung together three straight days of gains for an impressive 21% boost. * The 10 Best Value Stocks to Own in 2020 Unfortunately, many of the challenges that caused Canopy Growth and other cannabis stocks to perform so poorly last year remain, especially in the Canadian market. There has been some optimism to start 2020 because of the edibles launch and the promise that Ontario will open more recreational cannabis stores, but that may not be enough. The investment analysts polled by CNN Business rate Canopy Growth stock as a "hold," and their median 12-month price target of just $19.77 represents 20.6% downside. Of the 21 analysts, the most optimistic has a $25.28 price target. Maybe they're all wrong. Maybe 2020 will be the year the legal recreational marijuana market takes off in Canada, powering cannabis stocks to a recovery. But I wouldn't bet on it.As of this writing, Brad Moon did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * The Top 5 Dow Jones Stocks to Buy for 2020 * 7 Fintech ETFs to Buy Now for Fabulous Financial Exposure * 3 Tech Stocks to Play Ahead of Earnings The post How Long Can the Rally in Canopy Growth Stock Last? appeared first on InvestorPlace.
BENSALEM, Pa., Jan. 17, 2020 -- Law Offices of Howard G. Smith reminds investors that class action lawsuits have been filed on behalf of shareholders of the following.
NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / January 17, 2020 / The securities litigation law firm of The Gross Law Firm issues the following notice on behalf of shareholders in the following publicly traded companies. Shareholders who purchased shares in the following companies during the dates listed are encouraged to contact the firm regarding possible Lead Plaintiff appointment. Investors Affected: Wanda Sports' securities pursuant and/or traceable to the registration statement and related prospectus issued in connection with Wanda Sports' July 26, 2019 initial public offering.
Pomerantz LLP is investigating claims on behalf of investors of Aurora Cannabis Inc. (“Aurora” or the “Company”) (ACB). Such investors are advised to contact Robert S. Willoughby at email@example.com or 888-476-6529, ext. The investigation concerns whether Aurora and certain of its officers and/or directors have engaged in securities fraud or other unlawful business practices.