Wedbush raised the price target for the Ardelyx Inc. (NASDAQ:ARDX) stock to “an Outperform”. The rating was released on March 23, 2021. The research report from Citigroup has resumed the stock to Buy, with a price target set at $13. The stock was resumed by Jefferies, who disclosed in a research note on February 18, 2020, to Buy and set the price objective to $11. In their research brief published February 12, 2020, Citigroup analysts initiated the Ardelyx Inc. stock to Buy with a price target of $13.
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Historical Earnings Surprises and Revenue Forecasts
Profit is the most critical financial performance measure. Every investor in a business is looking forward to the earnings report as stock price to increase when earnings exceed market expectations and progressively decrease when earnings do not meet expectations. The firm reported an earnings per share (EPS) of -$0.32 during the last quarter as opposed to a consensus estimate of -$0.26, which indicates the company missed its estimate by -$0.06, which implies that the company surprised the market by -23.10%. It appears that the average earnings per share estimate for the current quarter (ending in Mar 2021) is -$0.32. This is an average of 6 analysts’ earnings, where the high earnings per share estimate is -$0.3 and the low earnings per share estimate is -$0.34. According to 3 analyst estimates, an average revenue estimate of $1.23M is projected for the current quarter with a high revenue estimate of $1.7M and a low estimate of $500k.
The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of Ardelyx Inc. (NASDAQ:ARDX) dipped 0.00% to close Tuesday’s market session at $7.57, lower as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $7.37 and $8.35 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 3405917 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 991.03K shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated 24.10% within the last five trades and 13.49% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 44.05% in the last 6 months and 17.00% was added to its value over the previous 3 months. ARDX stock is trading at a margin of 13.61%, 9.93% and 20.27% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, ARDX deals in the Healthcare domain. The stock is trading -9.12 percent below its 52-week high and 52.62 percent above its 52-week low. For example, looking both at the price and the high and low measurements of 52 weeks will give you a clearer picture of the direction the price is heading. The firm’s Weighted Alpha is 30.8. A positive weighted alpha indicates the firm has done well over the course of the year, whereas one below 0 indicates that the firm has done poorly.
What Does Ardelyx Inc.’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?
The stock’s market cap achieved a total value of $720.89 million as of the last trading session. Market capitalization is the total value of all outstanding shares of a corporation and it is used to measure a company’s market value. Forward price-to-earnings is calculated using predicted earnings for the next financial year’s P/E determination. The stock has achieved an effective Price-to-Sales Ratio of 94.85 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 5.45, which equates the market value of a stock with its book value.
Is Insider Trading a Real Thing?
Almost all investors and traders prefer to invest in shares controlled by the management of a corporation as a management company will be more likely to run the business itself and to never conduct things against the management’s desires and will always try to do what is best for their shareholders. Currently, 1.30 percent of Ardelyx Inc. shares are owned by insiders, and 80.60 percent are held by financial institutions. Blanks Robert, the See Remarks at Ardelyx Inc. (ARDX) has sold 593 shares of firm on Feb 22 at a price of $6.88 against the total amount of $4081.0. In another inside trade, Jacobs Jeffrey W, Chief Scientific Officer of Ardelyx Inc. (NASDAQ:ARDX) sold 702 shares of the firm on Feb 22 for a total worth of $4832.0 at a price of $6.88. An inside trade which took place on Feb 22, Chief Development Officer of Ardelyx Inc. Rosenbaum David P. sold 193 shares of firm against total price of $1328.0 at the cost of $6.88 per share.