QUALSTAR OTC Stock Buy Hold or Sell Recommendation

QBAK -  USA Stock  

USD 2.21  0.09  3.91%

Given the investment horizon of 90 days and your above-average risk tolerance, our recommendation regarding QUALSTAR CORP is 'Strong Sell'. Macroaxis provides QUALSTAR CORP buy-hold-or-sell recommendation only in the context of selected investment horizon and investor attitude towards risk assumed by holding QBAK positions. The advice algorithm takes into account all of QUALSTAR CORP's available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators you will find on this site.
The advice is provided from QUALSTAR CORP's buy-and-hold perspective. Please see QUALSTAR CORP Analyst Recommendation to compare Macroaxis Buy or Sell Recommendation with the current analyst consensus. To check ratings for multiple equity instruments, please use the Instant Ratings tool. We conduct extensive research on individual companies such as QUALSTAR and provide practical buy, sell, or hold advice based on selected investing horizon and risk tolerance towards QUALSTAR CORP.

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Economic Sensitivity

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Reporting Quality (M-Score)

For the selected time horizon QUALSTAR CORP has a Mean Deviation of 2.14, Standard Deviation of 4.6 and Variance of 21.19
We provide trade recommendation to complement the latest expert consensus on QUALSTAR CORP. Our dynamic recommendation engine exercises a multidimensional algorithm to analyze the firm's potential to grow using all technical and fundamental data available now. To make sure QUALSTAR CORP is not overpriced, please check all QUALSTAR CORP fundamentals, including its number of shares shorted, cash and equivalents, earnings per share, as well as the relationship between the revenue and current ratio . Please also confirm QUALSTAR CORP price to book to check out your buy or sell decision is consistent with all fundamental data available and that the company can sustain itself next year.

QUALSTAR CORP Trading Alerts and Improvement Suggestions

QUALSTAR CORP generated a negative expected return over the last 90 days
QUALSTAR CORP has high historical volatility and very poor performance
The company reported the previous year's revenue of 12.64 M. Net Loss for the year was (304 K) with profit before overhead, payroll, taxes, and interest of 3.79 M.

QUALSTAR CORP Returns Distribution Density

The distribution of QUALSTAR CORP's historical returns is an attempt to chart the future uncertainty of QUALSTAR CORP's future price movements. The chart of the probability distribution of QUALSTAR CORP stock daily returns describes the distribution of returns around its average expected value. We use QUALSTAR CORP price's Value At Risk and its Upside Potential as a relative measure of the distribution. The graph of the distribution of QUALSTAR CORP returns is essential to provide solid investment advice for QUALSTAR CORP stock.
Mean Return-0.03Value At Risk-7.17
Potential Upside6.98Standard Deviation4.60
 Return Density 
Investment risk management requires an estimate of the probability of extreme price changes. Therefore, the correct representation of the distribution of QUALSTAR CORP 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.

QUALSTAR Stock Institutional Investors

Have you ever been surprised when a price of an equity instrument such as QUALSTAR CORP is soaring high without any particular reason? This is usually happening because many institutional investors are aggressively trading QUALSTAR CORP backward and forwards among themselves. QUALSTAR CORP's institutional investor refers to the entity that pools money to purchase QUALSTAR CORP'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.
Security TypeSharesValue
Aspire Private Capital LlcCommon Shares3001000
Wedbush Securities Inc 1Common Shares10.2 K25 K
Edge Wealth Management LlcCommon Shares75.01000
Renaissance Technologies LlcCommon Shares139.5 K375 K
Dimensional Fund Advisors LpCommon Shares25.3 K66 K
Vanguard Group IncCommon Shares23.3 K63 K
Wedbush Securities Inc 1Common Shares15.7 K42 K
Note, although QUALSTAR CORP'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.


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 QUALSTAR CORP or Industrials 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 QUALSTAR CORP stock'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 QUALSTAR 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.
Alpha over DOW
Beta against DOW-0.16
Overall volatility
Information ratio 0.0163

QUALSTAR CORP Volatility Alert

QUALSTAR CORP exhibits very low volatility with skewness of 0.4 and kurtosis of 6.08. However, we advise investors to further study QUALSTAR CORP technical indicators to make sure all market info is available and is reliable. Understanding different market volatility trends often help investors to time the market. Properly using volatility indicators enable traders to measure QUALSTAR CORP's otc stock risk against market volatility during both bullying and bearish trends. The higher level of volatility that comes with bear markets can directly impact QUALSTAR CORP's otc stock price while adding stress to investors as they watch their shares' value plummet. This usually forces investors to rebalance their portfolios by buying different stocks as prices fall.

QUALSTAR CORP Implied Volatility

QUALSTAR CORP's implied volatility exposes the market's sentiment of QUALSTAR CORP stock's possible movements over time. However, it does not forecast the overall direction of its price. In a nutshell, if QUALSTAR CORP's implied volatility is high, the market thinks the stock has potential for high price swings in either direction. On the other hand, the low implied volatility suggests that QUALSTAR CORP stock will not fluctuate a lot when QUALSTAR CORP's options are near their expiration.

QUALSTAR CORP Fundamentals Vs Peers

Comparing QUALSTAR CORP'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 QUALSTAR CORP's direct or indirect competition across all of the common fundamentals between QUALSTAR CORP and the related equities. This way, we can detect undervalued stocks with similar characteristics as QUALSTAR CORP or determine the otc stocks which would be an excellent addition to an existing portfolio. Peer analysis of QUALSTAR CORP's fundamental indicators could also be used in its relative valuation, which is a method of valuing QUALSTAR CORP by comparing valuation metrics with those of similar companies.
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FundamentalsQUALSTAR CORPPeer Average
Return On Equity(4.43) %(0.31) %
Return On Asset(0.66) %(0.14) %
Profit Margin(2.41) %(1.27) %
Operating Margin(0.81) %(5.51) %
Current Valuation741.06 K16.62 B
Shares Outstanding1.93 M571.82 M
Number of Shares Shorted3.08 K4.71 M
Price to Earning11.77 X28.72 X
Price to Book0.65 X9.51 X
Price to Sales0.34 X11.42 X
Revenue12.64 M9.43 B
Gross Profit3.79 M27.38 B
EBITDA(55 K)3.9 B
Net Income(304 K)570.98 M
Cash and Equivalents4.28 M2.7 B
Cash per Share2.22 X5.01 X
Total Debt629 K5.32 B
Debt to Equity0.1 %48.70 %
Current Ratio4.06 X2.16 X
Book Value Per Share3.42 X1.93 K
Cash Flow from Operations109 K971.22 M
Short Ratio0.12 X4.00 X
Earnings Per Share(0.16) X3.12 X
Number of Employees1518.84 K
Market Capitalization4.25 M19.03 B
Total Asset9.19 M29.47 B
Retained Earnings(11.13 M)9.33 B
Working Capital6.2 M1.48 B
Current Asset8.67 M9.34 B
Current Liabilities2.47 M7.9 B
Z Score3.28.72
Last Dividend Paid0.36
   Purchase by Steven Bronson of 2955 shares of QUALSTAR CORP [view details]

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Is QUALSTAR CORP'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 QUALSTAR CORP. If investors know QUALSTAR 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 QUALSTAR CORP listed above have to be considered, but the key to understanding future value is determining which factors weigh more heavily than others.
The market value of QUALSTAR CORP is measured differently than its book value, which is the value of QUALSTAR that is recorded on the company's balance sheet. Investors also form their own opinion of QUALSTAR CORP's value that differs from its market value or its book value, called intrinsic value, which is QUALSTAR CORP'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 QUALSTAR CORP's market value can be influenced by many factors that don't directly affect QUALSTAR CORP'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 QUALSTAR CORP's value and its price as these two are different measures arrived at by different means. Investors typically determine QUALSTAR CORP value by looking at such factors as earnings, sales, fundamental and technical indicators, competition as well as analyst projections. However, QUALSTAR CORP'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.