Which Stocks To Invest? – Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc. (ALSK), Marin Software Incorporated (MRIN)

Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALSK) shares ended at $1.82 with 0.07 mln shares exchanging hands. That puts the market capitalization at $99.03 mln. It opened the session with a $1.75 price tag, later ranging from $1.75 to $1.84, the range at which the stock has traded at throughout the day. The stock stands nearly -19.11% off versus the 52-week high and 32.85% away from the 52-week low. The number of shares currently owned by investors are 54.41 mln.

Sell-side analyst recommendations point to a short term price target of $3 on the shares of Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc. (ALSK). The consensus rating is 0, indicating analysts in general look favorably on the company’s future prospects.

The current price is staying above the SMA lines which signify strength and is generally healthy/positive and may provide the momentum for driving the share price higher. Current price places the company’s stock 9.65% away from its 200-day simple moving average, 8.59%, away from the 50-day average and also -3.78% away from 20-day average.

For this year, Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALSK) is performing 26.39%. Over the past five trading sessions it is 1.11%; 4% for the month; 18.95% for the last quarter; 4% for the past six-months; and -16.51% for the last 12 months. The last close places the company’s stock about $0.43 off its 52 week high of $2.25 and $0.45 above the 52 week low of $1.37.

Marin Software Incorporated (NASDAQ:MRIN) closed up +0.25 points or 4.05% at $6.43 with 0.17 mln shares exchanging hands. Current price level places the company’s stock about -46.42% from the 52-week high and 199.07% away from the 52-week low. The consensus rating is 3, suggesting the market has given up on the stock.

Marin Software Incorporated (MRIN) opened the session with a $6.3 price tag, later ranging from $6.19 to $6.52, the range at which the stock has traded at throughout the day. The stock stands nearly $5.7 off versus the 52-week high of $12 and $4.15 above the 52-week low of $2.15. The number of shares currently owned by investors are 5.88 mln. The current price change puts the market capitalization at $37.81 mln.

Over the past five trading sessions shares of Marin Software Incorporated (NASDAQ:MRIN) are -0.77%; 16.06% for the month; 154.39% for the last quarter; 47.82% for the past six-months; and -28.56% for the last 12 months. The current price is staying above the SMA lines which signify strength and is generally healthy/positive and may provide the momentum for driving the share price higher. Current price places the company’s stock 34.82% away from its 200-day simple moving average, 21.45%, away from the 50-day average and also 3.29% away from 20-day average. The stock is performing 21.09% year to date.