AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACRX) shares, dropped in value on Wednesday, Jan 13, with the stock price down by -8.72% to the previous day’s close as weak demand from buyers trailed the stock to $1.99.
Actively observing the price movement in the last trading, the stock closed the session at $2.18, falling within a range of $1.8100 and $2.1200. The value of beta (5-year monthly) was 1.16 whereas the PE ratio was 0 over 12-month period. Referring to stock’s 52-week performance, its high was $2.21, and the low was $0.7. On the whole, ACRX has fluctuated by 41.13% over the past month.
With the market capitalization of AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. currently standing at about $199.6 Million, investors are eagerly awaiting this quarter’s results, scheduled for Feb 2021. The company’s Forward Dividend Ratio is 0, with its dividend yield at 0%. As a result, investors may see a weakening in the stock’s price before the company announces its earnings report. Analysts are projecting the company’s earnings per share (EPS) to be -$0.1, which is expected to increase to -$0.67 for fiscal year 2021 and then to about -$0.21 by fiscal year 2022. Data indicates that the EPS growth is expected to be -0.3% in 2021, while the next year’s EPS growth is forecast to be -0.55%.
Analysts have estimated the company’s revenue for the quarter at $2.38 Million, with a low estimate of $1.6 Million and a high estimate of $3.35 Million. According to the average forecast, sales growth in current quarter could jump up +401.1%, compared to the corresponding quarter of last year. Wall Street analysts also predicted that in 2021, the company’s y-o-y revenues would reach $7.25 Million, representing an increase of 216.7% from the revenues reported in the last year’s results.
We see that ACRX’s technical picture suggests that short-term indicators denote the stock is a 50% Sell on average. However, medium term indicators have put the stock in the category of 50% Buy while long term indicators on average have been pointing out that it is a 100% Buy.
4 analyst(s) have assigned their ratings of the stock’s forecast evaluation on a scale of 1.00-5.00 to indicate a strong buy to a strong sell recommendation. The stock is rated as a Hold by none analyst(s), 3 recommend it as a Buy and no body called the ACRX stock Outperform. In the meantime, none analyst(s) believe the stock as Underperform and 1 think it is a Sell. Thus, investors eager to increase their holdings of the company’s stock will have an opportunity to do so as the average rating for the stock is Overweight.
The stock’s technical analysis shows that the PEG ratio is about 0, with the price of ACRX currently trading nearly 49.68% and 37.17% away from the simple moving averages for 20 and 50 days respectively. The Relative Strength Index (RSI, 14) currently indicates a reading of 70.54, while the 7-day volatility ratio is showing 19.93% which for the 30-day chart, stands at 10.32%. Furthermore, AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ACRX)’s beta value is 1.16, and its average true range (ATR) is 0.16. The company’s stock has been forecasted to trade at an average price of $5.46 over the course of the next 52 weeks, with a low of $0.83 and a high of $9. Based on these price targets, the low is -58.29 off current price, whereas the price has to move +352.26% to reach the yearly target high. Additionally, analysts’ median price of $6 is likely to be welcomed by investors because it represents an increase of +201.51% from the current levels.
A comparison of AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ACRX) with its peers suggests the former has fared considerably weaker in the market. ACRX showed an intraday change of -8.72% in last session, and over the past year, it grew by +1.53%. In comparison, Zoetis Inc Cl A (ZTS) has moved lower at -2.51% on the day and was up +17.98% over the past 12 months. On the other hand, the price of Takeda Pharmaceutical CO Ltd (TAK) has fallen -1.15% on the day. The stock, however, is off -9.61% from where it was a year ago. Additionally, there is a decline of -872.% for Catalent Inc (CTLT) in last trading while the stock has seen an overall apprecation of 1.53% over the past year. The PE ratio stands at 0 for AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., compared to 46.5 for Zoetis Inc Cl A, and 22.26 for Takeda Pharmaceutical CO Ltd. Other than that, the overall performance of the S&P 500 during the last trading session shows that it gained 0.23%. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial weakened by -0.03%.
Data on historical trading for AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACRX) indicates that the trading volumes over the past 10 days have averaged 6.72 Million and over the past 3 months, they’ve averaged 1.99 Million. According to company’s latest data on outstanding shares, there are 90.48 Million shares outstanding.
Nearly 2.11% of AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.’s shares belong to company insiders and institutional investors own 26.93% of the company’s shares, according to Thomson Reuters’ data. The data on short interest also indicates that stock shorts accounted for 7.8 Million shares as on December 30, 2020, resulting in a short ratio of 5.1. According to the data, the short interest in AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ACRX) stood at 8.62% of shares outstanding as of December 30, 2020; the number of short shares registered in November reached 8.04 Million. The stock has risen by +60.48% since the beginning of the year, thereby showing the potential of a further growth. This could raise investors’ confidence to be optimistic about the ACRX stock heading into the next quarter.
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