ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZIOP) traded at $3.46 at close of the session on Monday, May 03, made an upward move of 0.29% on its previous day’s price.
Looking at the stock we see that its previous close was $3.45 and the beta (5Y monthly) reads 2.04 with the day’s price range being $3.3650 – 3.5300. The company has a trailing 12-month PE ratio of 0. In terms of its 52-week price range, ZIOP has a high of $5.95 and a low of $2.06. The company’s stock has gained about -3.89% over that past 30 days.
ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc. has a market cap of $742.52 Million and is expected to release its quarterly earnings report on February 25, 2021. With its Forward Dividend at 0 and a yield of 0%, the company’s investors could be worried for the ZIOP stock to lose ahead of the earnings release. Estimates by analysts give the company expected earnings per share (EPS) of -$0.1, with the EPS growth for the year declined at -$0.44 for 2021 and -$0.48 for next year. These figures represent 0.16% and 0.09% growth in EPS for the two years respectively.
On the other hand, looking at the outlook for the ZIOP stock, short term indicators assign the stock an average of Hold, while medium term indicators assign it an average of 50% Buy. Long term indicators on average place the stock in the category of 50% Buy.
Based on estimates by 8 analysts, where scores have ranged from 1.00 for a strong buy to 5.00 for a strong sell, 3 have rated the ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc. (ZIOP) stock as a Hold, while 3 rate it as a Buy. 1 analyst(s) rate it as outperform while none of them rated it as underperform, whereas 1 suggest the stock as a Sell. The stock has an overall rating of Overweight and investors could take advantage and scoop up stock of the company.
Looking further, we note that the PEG ratio for the ZIOP stock currently stands at 0, and the current price level is 1.8% off its SMA20 and -12.88% from its 50-day simple moving average. The RSI (14) is pointing at 46.84 while the volatility over the past week is 5.95% and jumps to 5.99% over the past one month. The beta value is 2.04, while the average true range (ATR) is currently pointing at 0.21. The average price target for the stock over the next 12 months is $5.72, with the estimates having a low of $3.33 and a high of $7.5. These price ends are -3.76% and +116.76% off the current price level respectively, although investors could be excited at the prospect of a +66.18% if the ZIOP share price touches on the median price of $5.75.
Let’s briefly compare ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc. (ZIOP) stock to its peers. We find that current price change of +0.29% and +23.57% over the past 12 months for ZIOP 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 up 0.29% in the last session, while its price remained in the green at 23.57% over the same period. ZIOPHARM Oncology, 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.
Coming back to ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZIOP), we note that the average 3-month trading volume was 2.96 Million, while that of the preceding 10-day period stands at 1.56 Million. Current shares outstanding are 215.2 Million.
According to data from Thomson Reuters, insiders hold 9.6% of the company’s shares while institutions hold 57.16%. The data shows that short shares as of April 14, 2021, stood at 39.02 Million at a short ratio of 20.65. This represents a 18.13% short interest in shares outstanding on April 14, 2021. Shares short rose in April from the previous month at 35.38 Million. Investors should be excited about this stock as its upside potential is great, with current price pushing the stock +37.3% up in year-to-date price movement.