América Móvil, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE:AMX) Sees Significant Growth in Short Interest

América Móvil, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE:AMXGet Free Report) was the target of a large growth in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 6,160,000 shares, a growth of 6.2% from the April 15th total of 5,800,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,430,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 4.3 days.

Wall Street Analysts Forecast Growth

AMX has been the topic of several analyst reports. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased their target price on América Móvil from $15.00 to $17.50 and gave the company an “underweight” rating in a research note on Monday, April 1st. upgraded América Móvil from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, February 15th. Jefferies Financial Group raised América Móvil from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their price target for the stock from $19.16 to $22.22 in a research report on Friday, February 16th. Scotiabank boosted their price objective on América Móvil from $16.60 to $17.20 and gave the company a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 25th. Finally, The Goldman Sachs Group upgraded shares of América Móvil from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their target price for the stock from $21.00 to $22.00 in a report on Monday, April 29th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Based on data from, the company presently has an average rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average price target of $21.47.

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América Móvil Stock Up 0.1 %

AMX traded up $0.02 during trading on Friday, reaching $19.75. 1,564,787 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,600,393. The stock has a market cap of $61.32 billion, a P/E ratio of 18.29, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.48 and a beta of 0.96. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.81, a quick ratio of 0.61 and a current ratio of 0.65. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $18.89 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $18.41. América Móvil has a twelve month low of $15.99 and a twelve month high of $22.85.

América Móvil (NYSE:AMXGet Free Report) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, April 16th. The Wireless communications provider reported $0.25 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.42 by ($0.17). The firm had revenue of $11.98 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $11.96 billion. América Móvil had a net margin of 7.28% and a return on equity of 13.93%. Equities analysts expect that América Móvil will post 1.41 EPS for the current year.

Institutional Inflows and Outflows

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Private Ocean LLC acquired a new position in shares of América Móvil in the first quarter valued at $26,000. Allworth Financial LP boosted its holdings in América Móvil by 198.8% in the 3rd quarter. Allworth Financial LP now owns 1,808 shares of the Wireless communications provider’s stock valued at $31,000 after purchasing an additional 1,203 shares during the period. NBC Securities Inc. bought a new position in shares of América Móvil during the third quarter worth approximately $31,000. Motco acquired a new stake in shares of América Móvil in the third quarter valued at approximately $36,000. Finally, Principal Securities Inc. acquired a new stake in América Móvil during the fourth quarter worth approximately $41,000. 6.30% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About América Móvil

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América Móvil, SAB. de C.V. provides telecommunications services in Latin America and internationally. The company offers wireless and fixed voice services, including airtime, local, domestic, and international long-distance services; and network interconnection services. It also provides data services, such as data centers, data administration, and hosting services to residential and corporate clients; value-added services, including Internet access, messaging and other wireless entertainment, and corporate services; data transmission, email services, instant messaging, content streaming, and interactive applications; and wireless security services, mobile payment solutions, machine-to-machine services, mobile banking, virtual private network services, and video calls and personal communications services.

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