Credit Suisse raised the price target for the PTC Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:PTCT) stock to “a Neutral”. The rating was released on April 26, 2021. The stock was upgraded by Citigroup, who disclosed in a research note on January 05, 2021, from Neutral to Buy and set the price objective to $85. In their research brief published November 30, 2020, RBC Capital Mkts analysts downgraded the PTC Therapeutics Inc. stock from Sector Perform to Underperform with a price target of $45.
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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 -$1.08 during the last quarter as opposed to a consensus estimate of -$0.94, which indicates the company missed its estimate by -$0.14, which implies that the company surprised the market by -14.90%. It appears that the average earnings per share estimate for the current quarter (ending in Mar 2021) is -$1.51. This is an average of 11 analysts’ earnings, where the high earnings per share estimate is -$1.13 and the low earnings per share estimate is -$2.05. According to 10 analyst estimates, an average revenue estimate of $98.8M is projected for the current quarter with a high revenue estimate of $119.06M and a low estimate of $84.8M.
The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of PTC Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:PTCT) dipped -1.07% to close Monday’s market session at $40.77, lower as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $39.68 and $41.39 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 1483434 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 581.17K shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated -12.51% within the last five trades and -17.12% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price decreased -24.35% in the last 6 months and -28.21% was subtracted to its value over the previous 3 months. PTCT stock is trading at a margin of -12.66%, -21.27% and -25.76% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, PTCT deals in the Healthcare domain. The stock is trading -42.43 percent below its 52-week high and 0.11 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 -23.33. 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 PTC Therapeutics Inc.’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?
The stock’s market cap achieved a total value of $2.96 billion 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 7.76 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 5.83, which equates the market value of a stock with its book value.
Is Insider Trading a Real Thing?
Klein Matthew B., the Chief Development Officer at PTC Therapeutics Inc. (PTCT) has sold 1,641 shares of firm on Apr 20 at a price of $46.74 against the total amount of $76704.0. In another inside trade, Klein Matthew B., Chief Development Officer of PTC Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:PTCT) sold 859 shares of the firm on Apr 19 for a total worth of $41376.0 at a price of $48.17. An inside trade which took place on Apr 19, Chief Business Officer of PTC Therapeutics Inc. Pauwels Eric sold 786 shares of firm against total price of $37860.0 at the cost of $48.17 per share.