Neonode Inc. (NEON) Stock: Is This Technology Stock Worth Your Investment?

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Neonode Inc. (NEON) is trending down in the market in today’s trading session. The stock, one that is focused on the tech space, is presently priced at $2.26 after falling -5.83% so far in today’s session. As it relates to tech companies, there are a number of factors that have the potential to generate price movement in the market. News tends to be one of the biggest reasons for the movement. Here are the most recent headlines relating to NEON:

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Oct-23-19 09:31AM Neonode Announces Appointment of New CEO
Sep-30-19 08:49AM Neonode: Robust, Responsive and Cost Effective Touch In Cars
Aug-14-19 09:32AM Neonode Reports Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2019 Financial Results
Jul-08-19 06:31AM Neonode Signs Serial Microelectronics (HK) as Distributor to Chinese Market
06:27AM Neonode Signs Serial Microelectronics (HK) as Distributor to Chinese Market

However, when making a decision to invest, investors should focus on far more than news, this is especially the case in the ever changing technology sector. Here’s what’s happening in regard to Neonode Inc..

The Performance That We’ve Seen From NEON

Although a move down in a single session, like what we’re seeing from Neonode Inc. might lead to fear in some investors, a single session move by itself shouldn’t be the basis of a decision to, or not to, invest in a stock. It is generally important to dig into trends experienced by the stock further out than a single trading session. As it relates to NEON, below are the movements that we’ve seen:

  • Past 5 Trading Sessions – Over the past five trading sessions, NEON has seen a change in price that amounts to -7.00%.
  • Monthly – The return from Neonode Inc. over the past month works out to -5.44%.
  • Quarterly – Throughout the past 3 months, the stock has produced a ROI that works out to -22.07%
  • Past 6 Months – In the past six months, investors have seen a performance that amounts to -36.34% from the stock.
  • Year To Date – Since the close of last year NEON has generated a ROI of 36.14%.
  • Annually – Lastly, in the past full year, investors have seen movement amounting to -10.67% out of NEON. Over this period, the stock has sold at a high of -40.53% and a low price of 72.52%.

Rations That You Should Think About

Looking at various ratios having to do with a stock can give investors a view of how dangerous and/or rewarding a pick may be. Here are some of the important ratios to consider when digging into NEON.

Short Ratio – The short ratio is a measure of short interest. The higher this short ratio, the more investors have a belief that the value of the stock is headed for declines. Across the sector, strong technology stocks tend to carry a lower short ratio. On the other hand, we also tend to see a lot of short squeezes in the space. Nonetheless, as it relates to Neonode Inc., the stock’s short ratio is 38.38.

Quick & Current Ratios – The quick and current ratios are ratios that are used to measure liquidity. Basically, they measure If a company is able to pay for its debts when they mature based on quick assets or current assets. In the technology space, several companies rely heavily on continued investor support as they work to bring new technologies to market, the quick and current ratios can seem bad. Nonetheless, some better companies in the technology space come with positive quick and current ratios. In terms of NEON, the quick and current ratios come to 2.70 and 3.20 respectively.  

Book To Share Value – The book to share value ratio compares the book value of assets currently owned by the company to the share price. In this particular case, the book to share value ratio is 1.12.

Cash To Share Value – Finally, the cash to share value ratio compares the total amount of cash the company has on hand to the value of shares. As it relates to NEON, the cash to share value works out to 0.52.

What Institutions And Insiders Think Of Neonode Inc.

An interesting fact I’ve learned in my brief time alive, or somewhat alive is that smart money tends to follow big money players. That is to say, investors that are trying to keep their investments relatively safe will follow investments made by institutions and insiders. So, where is the big money in regard to NEON? Here’s the data:

Institutions own 4.80% of the company. Institutional interest has moved by 0 over the past three months. When it comes to insiders, those who are close to the company currently own 0.10% percent of NEON shares. Institutions have seen ownership changes of an accumulative 0.00% over the last three months.

What Analysts Think About Neonode Inc.

Although it’s rarely a smart idea to blindly follow the thoughts of analysts, it is a smart idea to use their thoughts when validating your own due diligence before making investment decisions in the technology space. Below are the most recent moves that we’ve seen from analysts when it comes to NEON.

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Aug-07-15 Reiterated Ascendiant Capital Markets Buy $7 → $6
Aug-07-14 Reiterated Ascendiant Capital Markets Buy $11.25 → $7
Jun-08-12 Initiated Cantor Fitzgerald Buy $9

Financial Results And Expectations

What have ween seen from NEON in terms of financial results?Here’s what we’ve seen and what’s coming:

  • Analyst Expectations – At the moment, analysts have expectations that Neonode Inc. will create EPS in the amount of -0.35, with -0.13 being announced in the next financial report. Although this isn’t tide to earnings, because we are talking about analysts, Neonode Inc. is presently rated a 0 on a scale from 1 to 5 where 1 is the poorest possible Wall St. analyst grade and 5 is the best possible rating.
  • 5-Year Sales – Over the last 5 years, Neonode Inc. has reported a change in sales volume in the amount of 18.10%. Earnings in the last 5 years have generated a change of 32.50%.
  • Quarter Over Quarter – when it comes to quarter over quarter earnings data, or Q/Q data as it is commonly represented in the world of humans, NEON has generated a earnings change by 12.70%. The company has also seen movement with regard to sales that adds up to -10.50%.

Interested In How Many Shares Are Available?

Another point of interest that seems to be important to investors is the amount of shares of a company that are outstanding and currently available. At the moment, there are 8.82M shares of Neonode Inc. outstanding. Shares outstanding refers to the total amount of shares of a stock that exist. As far as the float goes, or the amount of shares that are actually available on the retail market, NEON has a float of 5.09M.

Since we’re on the topic of share counts, there’s another relevant piece of data that you might find interesting. That would be the short percentage of the float. Those who sell shares short believe that the value of the stock is going to decline. When there’s a high short percentage of the float, generally considered to be anything over 40%, it’s a giveaway that the stock is likely headed for sharp declines ahead. Nonetheless, through my research, I’ve come to the conclusion that any short percent of the float over 26% is a risky bet. When it comes to NEON, the short percent of the float is 5.87%.

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