Alto Ingredients, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALTO – Get Free Report) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock traders acquired 24,886 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 662% compared to the typical daily volume of 3,268 call options.
Analysts Set New Price Targets
Separately, HC Wainwright lowered their price objective on shares of Alto Ingredients from $7.00 to $5.50 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday.
Hedge Funds Weigh In On Alto Ingredients
Alto Ingredients Stock Performance
NASDAQ ALTO opened at $1.93 on Wednesday. The company’s 50 day moving average is $4.06 and its 200-day moving average is $3.26. Alto Ingredients has a 12-month low of $1.20 and a 12-month high of $4.97. The company has a quick ratio of 1.85, a current ratio of 3.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27. The firm has a market cap of $146.51 million, a P/E ratio of -2.08 and a beta of 2.45.
Alto Ingredients (NASDAQ:ALTO – Get Free Report) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, August 7th. The company reported $0.10 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.07) by $0.17. Alto Ingredients had a negative net margin of 5.14% and a negative return on equity of 19.06%. The company had revenue of $317.30 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $306.53 million. Sell-side analysts predict that Alto Ingredients will post 0.15 earnings per share for the current year.
About Alto Ingredients
Alto Ingredients, Inc produces and markets specialty alcohols and essential ingredients in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Marketing and Distribution, Pekin Production, and Other Production. It offers specialty alcohols used in mouthwash, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, hand sanitizers, disinfectants, and cleaners for health, home, and beauty markets; grain neutral spirits used in alcoholic beverages and vinegar, as well as corn germ used in corn oils and carbon dioxide used for beverage carbonation and dry ice; and essential ingredients include dried yeast, corn gluten meal, corn gluten feed, distiller's grains, and liquid feed for commercial animal feed and pet food applications.
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