Jefferies lowered the price target for the Ardelyx Inc. (NASDAQ:ARDX) stock from “a Buy” to “a Hold”. The rating was released on July 21, 2021. The research report from Piper Sandler has downgraded the stock from Overweight to Neutral, with a price target set at $4. The stock was initiated by Wedbush, who disclosed in a research note on March 23, 2021, to Outperform and set the price objective to $14. In their research brief published January 06, 2021, Cantor Fitzgerald analysts initiated the Ardelyx Inc. stock to Overweight with a price target of $14.
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The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of Ardelyx Inc. (NASDAQ:ARDX) dipped -0.62% to close Monday’s market session at $1.59, lower as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $1.58 and $1.63 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 6261739 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 8.95 million shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated -5.36% within the last five trades and -80.25% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price decreased -79.05% in the last 6 months and -75.73% was subtracted to its value over the previous 3 months. ARDX stock is trading at a margin of -54.68%, -72.93% and -75.62% 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 -82.77 percent below its 52-week high and 5.30 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 -11.32. 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 $161.88 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 12.55 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 1.18, 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 Ardelyx Inc. shares are owned by insiders, and 87.80 percent are held by financial institutions. Jacobs Jeffrey W, the Chief Scientific Officer at Ardelyx Inc. (ARDX) has sold 7,500 shares of firm on Jun 15 at a price of $7.29 against the total amount of $54658.0. In another inside trade, Rosenbaum David P., Chief Development Officer of Ardelyx Inc. (NASDAQ:ARDX) sold 3,062 shares of the firm on May 28 for a total worth of $22098.0 at a price of $7.22. An inside trade which took place on May 20, Chief Development Officer of Ardelyx Inc. Rosenbaum David P. sold 157 shares of firm against total price of $1113.0 at the cost of $7.09 per share.