Aeterna Zentaris Inc. (NASDAQ:AEZS) concluded the trading on Thursday, Aug 13 with a fall of -2.86% from its closing price on previous day.
Taking a look at stock we notice that its last check on previous day was $0.5 and 5Y monthly beta was reading 1.54 with its price kept floating in the range of $0.4702 and $0.4989 on the day. Company’s P/E ratio for the trailing 12 months is 0. Considering stock’s 52-week price range provides that AEZS hit a high price of $2.57 and saw its price falling to a low level of $0.37 during that period. Over a period of past 1-month, stock came adding 15.14% in its value.
In contrast, when we review AEZS stock’s current outlook then short term indicators are assigning it an average of 50% Sell, while medium term indicators are categorizing the stock at an average of 100% Sell. Long term indicators are suggesting an average of 100% Sell for it.
According to ratings assigned by 1 analysts at the scale of 1 to 5 with 1.00 representing a strong buy and 5.00 suggesting a strong sell; none of them are recommending Aeterna Zentaris Inc. (AEZS) as a Hold, while 1 are in view that stock is a Buy. Recommendation by None analysts for the stock is an Outperform while number of those analysts who rated the stock as Underperform is none, whereas none of them are considering the stock as a Sell. When taken as whole, stock gets a rating of Buy and that encourages the investors to exploit the opportunity and build their stake up in the company.
Digging deeper we become aware of the PEG ratio of the AEZS stock which is currently positioned at 0. It further provides that stock’s current price level is 2.17% away from its 20-day simple moving average and is -27.45% off its SMA50. Its relative strength index (RSI) for 14-periods is oscillating at 42.6 while volatility remained at 9.82% over the past week which changes to 9.08% when measuring it over the past month. Beta is valued at 1.54, while measure of average true range or ATR is currently at 0.05. In predicting price targets of as low as $4.5 and as high as $4.5, analysts are in agreement on assigning the stock over the next 12 months average price target of $4.5. Stock’s current price level is 818.37% above from estimated low price target while it is 818.37% below the estimated high; and even if the AEZS’s share succeeded to reach the median price of $4.5, then the outlook of +818.37% could come to the excitement of the investors.
In comparing Aeterna Zentaris Inc. (AEZS)’s stock with other industry players reveals that stock’s latest price change of -2.86% and that of -77.21% over the past 12 months is in competing position with that of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY) which saw its stock price fell by -0.63% in the recent trading and went through an increase of 38.56% in past 12-month trading. Industry’s another major player Amgen Inc (AMGN) has fell -0.52% down in latest trading session, but over the past year has faced a rise of 20.91%, while Gilead Sciences Inc (GILD) is also down -2.86% however its price remained floating in the red at -77.21% over the same period. Aeterna Zentaris Inc. has a P/E ratio of 0 against that of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company’s 0 while Amgen Inc is showing 19.65 for the same. On the other hand, the S&P 500 Index was down -0.2% in the early deals while the Dow Jones Industrial was dealing lower at -0.29%.
Having a second look at Aeterna Zentaris Inc. (NASDAQ:AEZS) provides that stock’s average daily trading volume for 3 months was 3.96 Million, while it jumped to 7.58 Million when we calculate an average volume for past 10 days. Number of outstanding shares of the stock currently stood at 62.68 Million.
Data compiled by Thomson Reuters highlights that percentage of outstanding shares held by the insiders is 0.03% while it is 10.82% for the institutional holders. The figures also indicate that as of July 30, 2020, number of stock’s short shares was 920000000 which implies a short ratio of 0.12. This shows up a 1.83% of Short Interest in company’s outstanding shares on the day. In July the standing of shares short improved as it was 164.45 Million in the previous month. Drop of -46.16% by stock’s current price to its year-to-date value in today’s trading is likely to be increasing investors’ worries about the stock as it is hinting a further drop.