The trading price of Acer Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:ACER) floating higher at last check on Wednesday, Jan 13, closing at $2.58, 19.64% higher than its previous close.

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Traders who pay close attention to intraday price movement should know that it has been fluctuating between $2.5500 and $3.5000. The company’s P/E ratio in the trailing 12-month period was 0, while its 5Y monthly beta was 1.57. In examining the 52-week price action we see that the stock hit a 52-week high of $7.25 and a 52-week low of $1.08. Over the past month, the stock has gained 6.17% in value.

Acer Therapeutics Inc., whose market valuation is $32.22 Million at the time of this writing, is expected to release its quarterly earnings report in Feb 2021. Investors’ optimism about the company’s current quarter earnings report is understandable. Analysts have predicted the quarterly earnings per share to grow by -$0.41 per share this quarter, however they have predicted annual earnings per share of -$1.94 for 2021 and -$1.65 for 2022. It means analysts are expecting annual earnings per share growth of -0.33% this year and -0.15% next year.

On the technical side, indicators suggest ACER has a 50% Sell on average for the short term. According to the data of the stock’s medium term indicators, the stock is currently averaging as a 50% Sell, while an average of long term indicators suggests that the stock is currently 50% Buy.

Here is the average analyst rating on the stock as represented by 1.00 to 5.00, with the extremes of 1.00 and 5.00 suggesting the stock should be considered as either strong buy or strong sell respectively. The number of analysts that have assigned ACER a recommendation rating is 4. Out of them, 2 rate it a Hold, while 2 recommend Buy, whereas none assign an Outperform rating. None analyst(s) have tagged Acer Therapeutics Inc. (ACER) as Underperform, while not any of them advise Sell. Analysts have rated the stock Overweight, likely urging investors to take advantage of the opportunity to add to their holdings of the company’s shares.

If we dig deeper into the stock’s outlook, we see that the stock’s PEG is 0, which symbolizes a positive outlook. A quick review shows that ACER’s price is currently 21.36% off the SMA20 and 18.41% off the SMA50. The RSI metric on the 14-day chart is currently showing 69.26, and weekly volatility stands at 6.19%. When measured over the past 30 days, the indicator reaches 6.81%. Acer Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:ACER)’s beta value is currently sitting at 1.57, while the Average True Range indicator is currently displaying 0.16. With analysts defining $10-$10 as the low and high price targets, we arrive at a consensus price target of $10 for the trailing 12-month period. The current price is about 223.62% off the estimated low and 223.62% off the forecast high, based on this estimate. Investors will be thrilled if ACER’s share price rises to $10, which is the median consensus price. At that level, ACER’s share price would be +223.62% above current price.

To see how Acer Therapeutics Inc. stock has been performing today in comparison to its peers in the industry, here are the numbers: ACER stock’s performance was +19.64% at last check in today’s session, and -35.5% in the past year, while Zoetis Inc Cl A (ZTS) has been trading -0.8% in recent session and positioned +21.69% higher than it was a year ago. Another comparable company Takeda Pharmaceutical CO Ltd (TAK) saw its stock trading -1.75% lower in today’s session but was down -8.42% in a year. Furthermore, Catalent Inc (CTLT) showed an increase of 19.64% today while its price kept declining at -35.5% over the past year. Acer Therapeutics Inc. has a P/E ratio of 0, compared to Zoetis Inc Cl A’s 47.69 and Takeda Pharmaceutical CO Ltd’s 22.51. Also during today’s trading, the S&P 500 Index has surged 0.11%, while the Dow Jones Industrial also saw a negative seesion, down -0.1% today.

An evaluation of the daily trading volume of Acer Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:ACER) indicates that the 3-month average is 152.53 Million. However, this figure has increased over the past 10 days to an average of 391.17 Million.

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Currently, records show that 12.29 Million of the company’s shares remain outstanding. According to Thomson Reuters data, insiders hold 25.21% of outstanding shares, whereas institutions hold 37.47%. The stats also highlight that short interest as of December 14, 2020, stood at 416.06 Million shares, resulting in a short ratio of 4.35 at that time. From this, we can conclude that short interest is 3.39% of the company’s total outstanding shares. It is noteworthy that short shares in December were up slightly from the previous month’s figure, which was 347.97 Million. However, since the stock’s price has seen -1.53% year-to-date, investors’ interest is likely to be reignited due to its potential to move higher ahead.

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