Is There A Value in CannTrust Holdings Inc. (NYSE:CTST) And Pyxus International Inc. (NYSE:PYX)

The shares of CannTrust Holdings Inc. (NYSE:CTST) has been pegged with a rating of Neutral by ROTH Capital in its latest research note that was published on July 09, 2019. ROTH Capital wasn’t the only research firm that published a report of CannTrust Holdings Inc., with other equities research analysts also giving their opinion on the stock. The stock had earned Buy rating from BofA/Merrill Markets when it published its report on May 24, 2019.

Amongst the analysts that rated the stock, 0 have recommended investors to sell it, 1 believe it has the potential for further growth, thus rating it as Hold while 0 advised investors to purchase the stock. The consensus currently stands at a Hold while its average price target is $1.53. The price of the stock the last time has raised by 7.68% from its 52-Week high price while it is -92.06% than its 52-Week low price. A look at the stock’s other technical shows that its 14-day RSI now stands at 26.69.

The shares of the company dipped by -9.36% during the trading session on Wednesday, reaching a low of $0.805 while ending the day at $0.81. During the trading session, a total of 2.95 million shares were traded which represents a -80.12% decline from the average session volume which is 1.64 million shares. CTST had ended its last session trading at $0.89. CTST 52-week low price stands at $0.75 while its 52-week high price is $10.17.

The CannTrust Holdings Inc. generated 2.41 million in revenue during the last quarter. CannTrust Holdings Inc. has the potential to record -0.10 EPS for the current fiscal year, according to equities analysts.

Investment analysts at Imperial Capital published a research note on August 27, 2019 where it informed investors and clients that Pyxus International Inc. (NYSE:PYX) is now rated as Outperform. Their price target on the stock stands at $68. Imperial Capital also rated PYX as Initiated on June 25, 2019, with its price target of $71 suggesting that PYX could surge by 92.74% from its current share price. Even though the stock has been trading at $5.05/share, analysts expect it to down by -12.28% to reach $61.00/share. It started the day trading at $5.09 and traded between $4.265 and $4.43 throughout the trading session.

A look at its technical shows that PYX’s 50-day SMA is 7.36 while its 200-day SMA stands at 12.62. The stock has a high of $32.69 for the year while the low is $4.80. The stock, however, witnessed a rise in its short on 01/31/20. Compared to previous close which recorded 2.8 M shorted shares, the short percentage went lower by -16.45%, as 2.34M CTST shares were shorted. At the moment, only 33.58% of Pyxus International Inc. shares were sold short. The company’s average trading volume currently stands at 445.09K shares, which means that the short-interest ratio is just 6.29 days. Over the past seven days, the company moved, with its shift of -37.43%. Looking further, the stock has dropped -55.83% over the past 90 days while it lost -67.19% over the last six months.

The change in the stock’s fortunes has led to several institutional investors altering their holdings of the stock. The Dimensional Fund Advisors LP sold more PYX shares, decreasing its portfolio by -0.63% during the last quarter. This move now sees The Dimensional Fund Advisors LP selling -4,181 shares in the last quarter, thus it now holds 657,231 shares of PYX, with a total valuation of $4,502,032. BlackRock Fund Advisors meanwhile bought more PYX shares in the recently filed quarter, changing its stake to $3,708,823 worth of shares.

Similarly, Donald Smith & Co., Inc. decreased its Pyxus International Inc. shares by 19.97% during the recently filed quarter. After selling 540,161 shares in the last quarter, the firm now controls -134,827 shares of Pyxus International Inc. which are valued at $3,700,103. In the same vein, D. E. Shaw & Co. LP decreased its Pyxus International Inc. shares by during the most recent reported quarter. The firm bought 103,107 shares during the quarter which decreased its stakes to 460,289 shares and is now valued at $3,152,980. Following these latest developments, around 5.10% of Pyxus International Inc. stocks are owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.