The AML3D share price has crashed 26% this week. Time to pounce on the ASX defence stock?

The AML3D share price is roaring back today but still down 26% since Monday's open.

| More on:
A young woman sits at her desk in deep contemplation with her hand to her chin while seriously considering information she is reading on her laptop

Image source: Getty Images

You’re reading a free article with opinions that may differ from The Motley Fool’s Premium Investing Services. Become a Motley Fool member today to get instant access to our top analyst recommendations, in-depth research, investing resources, and more. Learn More

The AML3D Ltd (ASX: AL3) share price has been on quite a rollercoaster over the past six trading days.

And that's no hyperbole.

Here's how the AML3D share price has moved as of last Wednesday:

  • On 3 July shares closed up 37.8%
  • On 4 July shares closed up 25.9%
  • On 5 July shares closed up 26.5%
  • On 8 July shares closed down 14.0%
  • On 9 July shares closed down 21.6%

As for today, shares in the ASX defence stock are once more tearing higher, up 17.2% at 17 cents apiece.

Now that sees the stock up 234% over 12 months.

But it still leaves the AML3D share price down 26.1% since Monday's open.

Time to pounce?

What's been lifting the AML3D share price?

If you're not familiar with the company, the ASX microcap stock is engaged in the design and construction of 3D parts using metal additive manufacturing technology, with a focus on the defence industry.

And the AML3D share price has been enjoying a strong run following a series of new contracts.

Back on 16 August, the company signed a contract valued at more than $2 million with BlueForge Alliance to develop and 3D print a metal replacement component used in United States Navy submarines.

And the new contract announcements have continued apace.

On 1 May, the company reported inking a $350,000 deal with the Australian government for a six-part nozzle assembly in an aerospace defence project.

On 20 May, AML3D announced another deal linked to the US Navy involving the lease of two more of its ARCEMY metal 3D printing systems with option to purchase. That deal has an initial value of $700,000. The AML3D share price closed up 17.9% on the day of the announcement.

Commenting on that deal at the time, AML3D CEO Sean Ebert said it "illustrates how important our advanced manufacturing technology is to the US Defence sector".

He added:

AML3D ARCEMY systems can produce higher quality components, faster and with less waste than traditional manufacturing which is driving demand from the US Navy and the wider US Navy submarine industrial base supply chain.

Price query

Today the company responded to a 5 July price query from the ASX regarding the soaring AML3D share price and surge in trading volume last week.

The ASX had questions about AML3D's announcement on 2 July when the company reported on a new $1.1 million sale of its ARCEMY system to US Navy supplies Laser Welding Solutions.

AML3D replied to the ASX query about the announcement, stating:

Not only was the ARCEMY System sale a material sale for the company, but the election to purchase the previously leased system was directly related to previous announcements on 20 September 2023 and 20 May 2024.

Is the AML3D share price good value now?

The past few days of selling were likely driven by some healthy profit-taking after the huge run higher in the AML3D share price.

Today, it appears that speculative bargain hunters are back in the game, driving shares higher once more.

With the share price still down 26% since Monday's open, it's quite possible investor enthusiasm could send it back to Monday's levels, or higher, in the days ahead. Though that's far from guaranteed.

Longer term, the global defence sector is expected to continue growing strongly amid ongoing and rising tensions around the world.

If AML3D can continue to secure a foothold in that multi-billion-dollar industry with additional and continuing defence contracts, I expect shareholders to be amply rewarded.

Motley Fool contributor Bernd Struben has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia's parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Scott Phillips.

More on Technology Shares

A young man talks tech on his phone while looking at a laptop. A financial graph is superimposed across the image.
Technology Shares

Up 87% in a month, this ASX stock is winning millions in AI work

The gains continue piling for this company's stock price.

Read more »

A man dives off a boat into the sea, indicating a share price fall
Share Market News

Why did the Nasdaq Index take a dive on promising US inflation data?

Cooling US inflation sent the Nasdaq Index tumbling overnight. But why?

Read more »

A businessman looking at his digital tablet or strategy planning in hotel conference lobby. He is happy at achieving financial goals.
Technology Shares

Buy this ASX tech stock for a 20%+ return: Goldman Sachs

The broker believes investors could get market-beating returns from this auto listings leader.

Read more »

A woman scratches her head in dismay as she looks at chaotic scene at a data centre
Opinions

Which ASX shares could soar if AI falls into a $500 billion hole?

The math ain't mathing for one professional investor.

Read more »

A young man goes over his finances and investment portfolio at home.
Technology Shares

Netwealth share price higher on record quarter

What is causing investors to hit the buy button today?

Read more »

4 teenagers playing mobile game
Technology Shares

Goldman Sachs names 1 ASX 200 stock to buy and 2 to hold

Here's what the broker is saying about these three stocks.

Read more »

A woman wearing a black and white striped t-shirt looks to the sky with her hand to her chin contemplating buying ASX shares today as the market rebounds
Share Gainers

Would I be crazy to buy DroneShield shares now at over $2?

After soaring more than 700% in a year, can DroneShield shares keep flying high?

Read more »

A white and black robot in the form of a human being stands in front of a green graphic holding a laptop and discussing robotics and automation ASX shares
Technology Shares

Have you heard of this ASX robotics stock? It's up 75% in 3 days!

What is getting investors excited about this stock? Let's have a look.

Read more »