Jefferies raised the price target for the Arbutus Biopharma Corporation (NASDAQ:ABUS) stock to “a Hold”. The rating was released on February 25, 2021. The research report from JMP Securities has resumed the stock to Mkt Outperform, with a price target set at $8.
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The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of Arbutus Biopharma Corporation (NASDAQ:ABUS) dipped -2.42% to close Thursday’s market session at $3.22, lower as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $3.22 and $3.34 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 2420879 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 9.58 million shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated -9.55% within the last five trades and -22.22% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 21.05% in the last 6 months and -22.41% was subtracted to its value over the previous 3 months. ABUS stock is trading at a margin of -16.30%, -13.86% and -6.51% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, ABUS deals in the Healthcare domain. The stock is trading -50.46 percent below its 52-week high and 32.51 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 -32.98. 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 Arbutus Biopharma Corporation’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?
The stock’s market cap achieved a total value of $443.07 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 43.44 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market.
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, 29.70 percent of Arbutus Biopharma Corporation shares are owned by insiders, and 26.50 percent are held by financial institutions. Sofia Michael J., the Chief Scientific Officer at Arbutus Biopharma Corporation (ABUS) has sold 200,000 shares of firm on Dec 01 at a price of $5.09 against the total amount of $1.02 million. In another inside trade, McElhaugh Michael J., Chief Business Officer of Arbutus Biopharma Corporation (NASDAQ:ABUS) sold 20,000 shares of the firm on Feb 09 for a total worth of $100000.0 at a price of $5.00.