Axcelis Technologies, Inc. (ACLS) Buy or Sell Stock Guide


Are you looking for the analysis of Axcelis Technologies, Inc. (ACLS) stock? Are you wondering what the bulls and the bears say about it?

If so, you came to the right place. In this stock guide, we will share with you 3 reasons to buy and 5 reasons to sell ACLS stock. You’ll get a perspective on what the bulls and the bears say about it.

The analysis below may be also helpful to you if you have any of the following questions about ACLS stock:

  • Is ACLS a buy or a sell?
  • Should I sell or hold ACLS stock today?
  • Is ACLS a good buy / investment?
  • What are ACLS analyst opinions, recommendations and ratings?

Let’s start with the bull case. Here are the reasons to buy ACLS stock:

1. ACLS PEG ratio (P/E adjusted for growth) is 2.34, and it’s low compared to its industry peers’ PEG ratios. See ACLS PEG chart.

2. ACLS average analyst rating is Buy. See ACLS analyst rating chart.

3. ACLS average analyst price target ($24.80) is above its current price ($22.36). See ACLS price target chart.

Now that you understand the bull case, let’s look at the reasons to sell ACLS stock (i.e., the bear case):

1. ACLS stock price ($22.36) is at the 52-week high. Perhaps now is a good time to sell? See ACLS price chart.

2. ACLS quarterly revenue growth was -27.20%, lower than the industry and sector average revenue growth (4.03% and 3.68%, respectively). See ACLS revenue growth chart.

3. ACLS forward P/E ratio is 21.08, and it’s high compared to its industry peers’ P/E ratios. See ACLS forward P/E ratio chart.

4. ACLS Price/Sales ratio is 1.98, and it’s high compared to its industry peers’ P/S ratios. See ACLS forward Price/Sales ratio chart.

5. ACLS short interest (days to cover the shorts) ratio is 3.55. The stock garners more short interest than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See ACLS short interest ratio chart.

Now let's look at the key statistics for ACLS:

Metrics ACLS
Price $22.50
Average Price Target / Upside $24.80 / 10.22%
Average Analyst Rating Buy
Industry Semiconductor Equipment & Materials
Sector Technology
Number of Employees 1,079
Market Cap $674.77M
Forward P/E Ratio 21.08
Price/Book Ratio 1.98
PEG 2.34
Revenue (TTM) $340.92M
YoY Quarterly Revenue Growth -27.2%
Profit Margin 4.63%

What are your thoughts on ACLS?

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