Growth By Headcount: iRobot Corporation (IRBT) and Amkor Technology Inc. (AMKR)

On Sep 04, ALI MOHAMAD, Director sold 780 shares of iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ: IRBT), with the average selling price of the stock being $61.11 per share. The total amount realized from this sold $47,663. A document was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to notify the public about the sold of the shares.

In addition to that, Director – Kao Ruey Bin sold an extra 170 shares of this stock in a transaction that took place a day before, on Jul 08, with a share sold at an average of $90.16 and a total of $15,327 was realized from this transaction. After the transaction, the Director – Kao Ruey Bin was left with 4,460 shares of the company’s stock, which is currently worth around $402113.6.

The recent price movement of IRBT means that it is now down by -67.22% from its 52-week high and 1.11% up against its 52-week low prices. Over the past one week, the price volatility of IRBT stands at 3.98% while the volatility over the past one month is 4.07%. The beta score for this stock is 1.45. A beta score below 1 means that the stock has a low volatility while above 1 signifies that a stock is highly volatile at that particular moment, a data that traders use to keep tabs on their investments.

The company on 10/22/2019 published its latest quarterly earnings, with the report showing that the company recorded 0.88 earnings per share (EPS) during that period. This report was above the expectations of analysts of 0.5 by 0.38. The revenue by the firm was 415.14M for the quarter.

The shares of iRobot Corporation (IRBT) dropped by -1.60%, leading to a loss of -$0.71 per share, and saw IRBT end the trading session at $43.56 on Friday 11/29/19. IRBT started the trading session at $43.47, before reaching a daily high of $44.06. It wasn’t able to sustain that growth though and soon jumped to hit a daily low of $43.00.

The trading volume on Friday stood at 725818, which was below the stock’s 3-month average volume of 1.41 million shares, out of a total 27.73M shares. As the price of the stock dipped, the market valuation of the company dropped to 1.25 billion.

The shares of Amkor Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: AMKR) went down by -1.95% by the end of the recent trading session. This movement saw its price plunge to close at $12.09, which was lower than the previous closing price of $12.33. Over the past one week, the price of AMKR has slipped by -1.83%, while it has recorded a loss of -11.10% over the past one month. Its three-month performance saw AMKR gain 38.17% while its six-month performance saw it surge by 83.74%. The situation is different though over the past one year, as the stock price went up by 76.75%, while its year-to-date (YTD) price performance jumped by 84.30%. The stock price has gone up by +41.74% compared to its 90-day low, while it is down -20.70% compared to its 90-day high price.

Let’s take a look at its short, medium and long-term indicators. Composite Indicators shows that Trendspotter rated the stock as a Buy. In the short-term, the stock has a 20-day average volume of 1,199,050 shares, with the short-term indicators averagely rating the stock as a 50% Buy. A look at its medium-term indicators reveals that it has a 50-Day average volume of 1,259,322 shares and the indicators have an average rating of 100% Buy. The last indicators, the long-term see AMKR stock with a 100-Day average volume of 1,032,982 shares, giving it an average rating of 100% Buy. A look at the general picture of all short, medium and long-term indicators leaves AMKR with an average rating of 88% Buy.

Several brokerage firms sent out their reports AMKR stock not long ago. In its report sent out on October 29, 2019, Credit Suisse lowered its ratings on AMKR from a Neutral to a Outperform. In an earlier report on October 17, 2018, Credit Suisse Downgrade the stock from a Outperform to a Neutral. Credit Suisse meanwhile in its report on February 13, 2018 Upgrade its rating of the stock from a “Outperform” to “Outperform”.

In related news to the company’s stock, around 38.10% shares are being held by institutional investors. In a recent SEC filing, the company revealed that 197 institutions currently hold the AMKR stock. In the last quarter, a 91,108,519 AMKR shares were in the possession of institutions.