Agenus Inc. (NASDAQ:AGEN) Is Down -2.83% Year-To-Date, But There Is Speculation That It Will Rally – Stocks Register

Agenus Inc. (NASDAQ:AGEN) Is Down -2.83% Year-To-Date, But There Is Speculation That It Will Rally

Agenus Inc. (NASDAQ:AGEN) traded at $3.09 at close of the session on Monday, May 03, made a downturn move of 0% on its previous day’s price.

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Looking at the stock we see that its previous close was $3.09 and the beta (5Y monthly) reads 1.38 with the day’s price range being $3.0600 – 3.1500. The company has a trailing 12-month PE ratio of 0. In terms of its 52-week price range, AGEN has a high of $5.95 and a low of $2.28. The company’s stock has gained about 13.6% over that past 30 days.

Agenus Inc. has a market cap of $632.49 Million and is expected to release its quarterly earnings report on May 06, 2021. With its Forward Dividend at 0 and a yield of 0%, the company’s investors could be worried for the AGEN stock to lose ahead of the earnings release. Estimates by analysts give the company expected earnings per share (EPS) of -$0.31, with the EPS growth for the year declined at -$1.22 for 2021 and -$1.25 for next year. These figures represent 0.16% and 0.02% growth in EPS for the two years respectively.

On the other hand, looking at the outlook for the AGEN stock, short term indicators assign the stock an average of 50% Sell, while medium term indicators assign it an average of 100% Sell. Long term indicators on average place the stock in the category of 100% Sell.

Based on estimates by 3 analysts, where scores have ranged from 1.00 for a strong buy to 5.00 for a strong sell, none have rated the Agenus Inc. (AGEN) stock as a Hold, while 3 rate it as a Buy. None analyst(s) rate it as outperform while none of them rated it as underperform, whereas none suggest the stock as a Sell. The stock has an overall rating of Buy and investors could take advantage and scoop up stock of the company.

Looking further, we note that the PEG ratio for the AGEN stock currently stands at 0, and the current price level is 8.13% off its SMA20 and -2.95% from its 50-day simple moving average. The RSI (14) is pointing at 55.26 while the volatility over the past week is 4.93% and jumps to 6.21% over the past one month. The beta value is 1.38, while the average true range (ATR) is currently pointing at 0.18. The average price target for the stock over the next 12 months is $7.5, with the estimates having a low of $7 and a high of $8. These price ends are 126.54% and +158.9% off the current price level respectively, although investors could be excited at the prospect of a +142.72% if the AGEN share price touches on the median price of $7.5.

Let’s briefly compare Agenus Inc. (AGEN) stock to its peers. We find that current price change of 0% and +15.95% over the past 12 months for AGEN betters that of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY), which has seen its stock price fall -0.75% in the last trading session and was +2.65% over the last one year. Another of its peers Amgen Inc (AMGN) has climbed 2.1% previous session, and was +0.18% up over the past year, while Gilead Sciences Inc (GILD) was also down 0% in the last session, while its price remained in the green at 15.95% over the same period. Agenus Inc. has a P/E ratio of 0 compared to Bristol-Myers Squibb Company’s 0 and Amgen Inc’s 19.85. In contrast to these companies, both the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial were at -0.72% and -0.54%, respectively, at close of the trading.

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Coming back to Agenus Inc. (NASDAQ:AGEN), we note that the average 3-month trading volume was 3.69 Million, while that of the preceding 10-day period stands at 3.53 Million. Current shares outstanding are 204.68 Million.

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According to data from Thomson Reuters, insiders hold 8.19% of the company’s shares while institutions hold 52.39%. The data shows that short shares as of April 14, 2021, stood at 27.43 Million at a short ratio of 6.38. This represents a 13.4% short interest in shares outstanding on April 14, 2021. Shares short rose in April from the previous month at 24.04 Million. Investors should be worried about this stock as its upside potential is weak, with current price pushing the stock -2.83% down in year-to-date price movement.

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