Cowen raised the price target for the Epizyme Inc. (NASDAQ:EPZM) stock to “an Outperform”. The rating was released on April 23, 2021. The research report from Morgan Stanley has downgraded the stock from Overweight to Equal-Weight, with a price target set at $14. The stock was downgraded by Jefferies, who disclosed in a research note on December 21, 2020, from Buy to Hold and set the price objective to $14.
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 -$0.65 during the last quarter as opposed to a consensus estimate of -$0.58, which indicates the company missed its estimate by -$0.07, which implies that the company surprised the market by -12.10%. It appears that the average earnings per share estimate for the current quarter (ending in Mar 2021) is -$0.58. This is an average of 9 analysts’ earnings, where the high earnings per share estimate is -$0.44 and the low earnings per share estimate is -$0.68. According to 7 analyst estimates, an average revenue estimate of $6.56M is projected for the current quarter with a high revenue estimate of $8.34M and a low estimate of $5.6M.
The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of Epizyme Inc. (NASDAQ:EPZM) dipped -1.14% to close Friday’s market session at $7.79, lower as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $7.705 and $8.03 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 1448764 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 1.19 million shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated -3.77% within the last five trades and -0.89% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price decreased -41.87% in the last 6 months and -31.97% was subtracted to its value over the previous 3 months. EPZM stock is trading at a margin of -5.20%, -14.09% and -33.37% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, EPZM deals in the Healthcare domain. The stock is trading -64.59 percent below its 52-week high and 5.84 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 -53.83. 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 Epizyme Inc.’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?
The stock’s market cap achieved a total value of $806.11 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 51.02 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 5.34, 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, 1.00 percent of Epizyme Inc. shares are owned by insiders, and 98.90 percent are held by financial institutions. Kutok Jeffery, the Chief Scientific Officer at Epizyme Inc. (EPZM) has sold 2,029 shares of firm on Apr 05 at a price of $8.80 against the total amount of $17855.0. In another inside trade, MOTT DAVID M, Director of Epizyme Inc. (NASDAQ:EPZM) bought 34,486 shares of the firm on Mar 26 for a total worth of $0.27 million at a price of $7.97. An inside trade which took place on Mar 25, Director of Epizyme Inc. MOTT DAVID M bought 28,231 shares of firm against total price of $0.23 million at the cost of $7.98 per share.