BIO-Key Stock Buy Hold or Sell Recommendation

BKYI
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USD 0.93  0.07  7.00%   

Given the investment horizon of 90 days and your above-average risk tolerance, our recommendation regarding BIO-Key International is 'Strong Sell'. Macroaxis provides BIO-Key International buy-hold-or-sell recommendation only in the context of selected investment horizon and investor attitude towards risk assumed by holding BKYI positions. The advice algorithm takes into account all of BIO-Key International's available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators you will find on this site.
  
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For the selected time horizon BIO-Key International has a Mean Deviation of 3.14, Standard Deviation of 4.54 and Variance of 20.63
We provide trade advice to complement the prevailing expert consensus on BIO-Key International. Our dynamic recommendation engine uses a multidimensional algorithm to analyze the company's potential to grow using all technical and fundamental data available today. To make sure BIO-Key International is not overpriced, please confirm all BIO-Key International fundamentals, including its current ratio, retained earnings, and the relationship between the net income and target price . As BIO-Key International appears to be a penny stock we also recommend to validate its price to earning numbers.

BIO-Key International Trading Alerts and Improvement Suggestions

BIO-Key International generated a negative expected return over the last 90 days
BIO-Key International has some characteristics of a very speculative penny stock
BIO-Key International has high historical volatility and very poor performance
The company reported the previous year's revenue of 5.11 M. Net Loss for the year was (5.07 M) with profit before overhead, payroll, taxes, and interest of 3.44 M.
BIO-Key International currently holds about 4.89 M in cash with (8.98 M) of positive cash flow from operations. This results in cash-per-share (CPS) ratio of 0.58.

BIO-Key International Returns Distribution Density

The distribution of BIO-Key International's historical returns is an attempt to chart the uncertainty of BIO-Key International's future price movements. The chart of the probability distribution of BIO-Key International stock daily returns describes the distribution of returns around its average expected value. We use BIO-Key International price's Value At Risk and its Upside Potential as a relative measure of the distribution. The graph of the distribution of BIO-Key International returns is essential to provide solid investment advice for BIO-Key International.
Mean Return-0.69Value At Risk-6.06
Potential Upside5.00Standard Deviation4.54
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Investment risk management requires an estimate of the probability of extreme price changes. Therefore, the correct representation of the distribution of BIO-Key International historical returns presented in an easy-to-digest graphical form helps investors and money managers understand the risk-reward trade-off of different investement strategies.

BIO-Key Stock Institutional Investors

Have you ever been surprised when a price of an equity instrument such as BIO-Key International is soaring high without any particular reason? This is usually happening because many institutional investors are aggressively trading BIO-Key International backward and forwards among themselves. BIO-Key International's institutional investor refers to the entity that pools money to purchase BIO-Key International's securities or originate loans. Institutional investors include commercial and private banks, credit unions, insurance companies, pension funds, hedge funds, endowments, and mutual funds. Operating companies that invest excess capital in these types of assets may also be included in the term and may influence corporate governance by exercising voting rights in their investments.
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Note, although BIO-Key International's institutional investors appear to be way more sophisticated than retail investors, it remains unclear if professional active investment managers can reliably enhance risk-adjusted returns by an amount that exceeds fees and expenses.

BIO-Key International Greeks

Most traded equities are subject to two types of risk - systematic (i.e., market) and unsystematic (i.e., nonmarket or company-specific) risk. Unsystematic risk is the risk that events specific to BIO-Key International or Software sector will adversely affect the stock's price. This type of risk can be diversified away by owning several different stocks in different industries whose stock prices have shown a small correlation to each other. On the other hand, systematic risk is the risk that BIO-Key International's price will be affected by overall stock market movements and cannot be diversified away. So, no matter how many positions you have, you cannot eliminate market risk. However, you can measure a BIO-Key stock's historical response to market movements and buy it if you are comfortable with its volatility direction. Beta and standard deviation are two commonly used measures to help you make the right decision.
α
Alpha over NYSE Composite
-0.72
β
Beta against NYSE Composite0.24
σ
Overall volatility
4.62
Ir
Information ratio -0.18

BIO-Key International Volatility Alert

BIO-Key International exhibits very low volatility with skewness of -2.0 and kurtosis of 9.29. However, we advise investors to further study BIO-Key International technical indicators to ensure that all market info is available and is reliable. BIO-Key International is a potential penny stock. Although BIO-Key International may be in fact a good instrument to invest, many penny stocks are speculative in nature and are subject to artificial price hype. Please make sure you totally understand the upside potential and downside risk of investing in BIO-Key International. We encourage investors to look for signals such as email spams, message board hypes, claims of breakthroughs, volume upswings, sudden news releases, promotions that are not reported, or demotions released before SEC filings. Please also check biographies and work history of current and past company officers before investing in high volatility instruments, penny stocks, or equities with microcap classification. You can indeed make money on BIO-Key instrument if you perfectly time your entry and exit. However, remember that penny stocks that have been the subject of artificial hype usually unable to maintain their increased share price for more than just a few days. The price of a promoted high volatility instrument will almost always revert back. The only way to increase shareholder value is through legitimate performance backed up by solid fundamentals.

BIO-Key International Fundamentals Vs Peers

Comparing BIO-Key International's fundamentals to the average values of its peers is one of the most widely used and accepted methods of equity analyses. It helps to analyze BIO-Key International's direct or indirect competition across all of the common fundamentals between BIO-Key International and the related equities. This way, we can detect undervalued stocks with similar characteristics as BIO-Key International or determine the stocks which would be an excellent addition to an existing portfolio. Peer analysis of BIO-Key International's fundamental indicators could also be used in its relative valuation, which is a method of valuing BIO-Key International by comparing valuation metrics with those of similar companies.
    
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FundamentalsBIO-Key InternationalPeer Average
Return On Equity(0.50) %(0.31) %
Return On Asset(0.24) %(0.14) %
Profit Margin(1.15) %(1.27) %
Operating Margin(1.12) %(5.51) %
Current Valuation6.52 M16.62 B
Shares Outstanding8.47 M571.82 M
Shares Owned by Insiders9.97 %10.09 %
Shares Owned by Institutions4.61 %39.21 %
Number of Shares Shorted76.54 K4.71 M
Price to Earning(2.55) X28.72 X
Price to Book0.77 X9.51 X
Price to Sales1.33 X11.42 X
Revenue5.11 M9.43 B
Gross Profit3.44 M27.38 B
EBITDA(4.53 M)3.9 B
Net Income(5.07 M)570.98 M
Cash and Equivalents4.89 M2.7 B
Cash per Share0.58 X5.01 X
Total Debt715.87 K5.32 B
Debt to Equity0.05 %48.70 %
Current Ratio3.50 X2.16 X
Book Value Per Share1.32 X1.93 K
Cash Flow from Operations(8.98 M)971.22 M
Short Ratio4.90 X4.00 X
Earnings Per Share(0.67) X3.12 X
Target Price4.0
Number of Employees5118.84 K
Beta0.82-0.15
Market Capitalization8.23 M19.03 B
Total Asset17.77 M29.47 B
Retained Earnings(96.81 M)9.33 B
Working Capital8.16 M1.48 B
Current Asset9.88 M9.34 B
   Purchase by Michael DePasquale of 1000 shares of Bio-Key Intl [view details]

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Is BIO-Key International's industry expected to grow? Or is there an opportunity to expand the business' product line in the future? Factors like these will boost the valuation of BIO-Key International. If investors know BIO-Key will grow in the future, the company's valuation will be higher. The financial industry is built on trying to define current growth potential and future valuation accurately. All the valuation information about BIO-Key International listed above have to be considered, but the key to understanding future value is determining which factors weigh more heavily than others.
Market Capitalization
8.2 M
Quarterly Revenue Growth YOY
0.058
Return On Assets
(0.24) 
Return On Equity
(0.50) 
The market value of BIO-Key International is measured differently than its book value, which is the value of BIO-Key that is recorded on the company's balance sheet. Investors also form their own opinion of BIO-Key International's value that differs from its market value or its book value, called intrinsic value, which is BIO-Key International's true underlying value. Investors use various methods to calculate intrinsic value and buy a stock when its market value falls below its intrinsic value. Because BIO-Key International's market value can be influenced by many factors that don't directly affect BIO-Key International's underlying business (such as a pandemic or basic market pessimism), market value can vary widely from intrinsic value.
Please note, there is a significant difference between BIO-Key International's value and its price as these two are different measures arrived at by different means. Investors typically determine BIO-Key International value by looking at such factors as earnings, sales, fundamental and technical indicators, competition as well as analyst projections. However, BIO-Key International's price is the amount at which it trades on the open market and represents the number that a seller and buyer find agreeable to each party.