The trading price of IRIDEX Corporation (NASDAQ:IRIX) closed higher on Monday, Feb 22, closing at $5.64, 19.68% higher than its previous close.
Traders who pay close attention to intraday price movement should know that it fluctuated between $5.59 and $7.20. The company’s P/E ratio in the trailing 12-month period was 0, while its 5Y monthly beta was 1.13. In examining the 52-week price action we see that the stock hit a 52-week high of $6.25 and a 52-week low of $1.22. Over the past month, the stock has gained 25.23% in value.
IRIDEX Corporation, whose market valuation is $87.01 Million at the time of this writing, is expected to release its quarterly earnings report in Apr 2021. Investors’ optimism about the company’s current quarter earnings report is understandable. Analysts have predicted the quarterly earnings per share to grow by -$0.1 per share this quarter, however they have predicted annual earnings per share of -$0.55 for 2021 and -$0.34 for 2022. It means analysts are expecting annual earnings per share growth of -0.14% this year and -0.38% next year.
Analysts have forecast the company to bring in revenue of $12.26 Million for the quarter, with the likely lows of $12.21 Million and highs of $12.3 Million. The average estimate suggests sales will likely up by 4.2% this quarter compared to what was recorded in the comparable quarter last year. From the analysts’ viewpoint, the consensus estimate for the company’s annual revenue in 2021 is $36.28 Million. The company’s revenue is forecast to drop by -16.5% over what it did in 2020.
On the technical side, indicators suggest IRIX has a 100% Buy on average for the short term. According to the data of the stock’s medium term indicators, the stock is currently averaging as a 100% Buy, while an average of long term indicators suggests that the stock is currently 100% Buy.
To see how IRIDEX Corporation stock has been performing in comparison to its peers in the industry, here are the numbers: IRIX stock’s performance was +19.68% in the latest trading, and +102.7% in the past year, while Ipg Photonics Corp (IPGP) has traded -2.22% on the day and positioned +69.88% higher than it was a year ago. Another comparable company Lumentum Hld (LITE) saw its stock close -1.9% lower in the most recent trading session but was up +8.25% in a year. Furthermore, Microvision (MVIS) showed an increase of 19.68% on the day while its price kept rising at 102.7% over the past year. IRIDEX Corporation has a P/E ratio of 0, compared to Ipg Photonics Corp’s 77.17 and Lumentum Hld’s 37.22. Also in last trading session, the S&P 500 Index has soared -0.77%, while the Dow Jones Industrial also saw a positive session, up +0.09% on the day.
An evaluation of the daily trading volume of IRIDEX Corporation (NASDAQ:IRIX) indicates that the 3-month average is 523.39 Million. However, this figure has declined over the past 10 days to an average of 181.18 Million.
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Currently, records show that 13.9 Million of the company’s shares remain outstanding. According to Thomson Reuters data, insiders hold 19.17% of outstanding shares, whereas institutions hold 47.65%. The stats also highlight that short interest as of January 28, 2021, stood at 184.93 Million shares, resulting in a short ratio of 0.18 at that time. From this, we can conclude that short interest is 1.33% of the company’s total outstanding shares. It is noteworthy that short shares in January were down slightly from the previous month’s figure, which was 410.74 Million. However, since the stock’s price has seen +168.92% year-to-date, investors’ interest is likely to be reignited due to its potential to move even higher.