Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:CPRX) price on Friday, August 06, fall -1.19% below its previous day’s close as a downside momentum from buyers pushed the stock’s value to $5.81.
A look at the stock’s price movement, the close in the last trading session was $5.88, moving within a range at $5.755 and $5.89. The beta value (5-Year monthly) was 1.29 while the PE ratio in trailing twelve months stood at 8.56. Turning to its 52-week performance, $6.22 and $2.88 were the 52-week high and 52-week low respectively. Overall, CPRX moved 6.02% over the past month.
Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s market cap currently stands at around $599.48 million, with investors looking forward to this quarter’s earnings report slated for May 10, 2021. Analysts project the company’s earnings per share (EPS) to be $0.09, which has seen fiscal year 2021 EPS growth forecast to increase to $0.38 and about $0.43 for fiscal year 2022. Per the data, EPS growth is expected to be -46.50% for 2021 and 13.20% for the next financial year.
Analysts have a consensus estimate of $31.51 million for the company’s revenue for the quarter, with a low and high estimate of $29.45 million and $32.54 million respectively. Wall Street analysts have also projected the company’s year-on-year revenue for 2021 to grow to $131.24 million, representing a 10.20% jump on that reported in the last financial year.
Revisions could be used as tool to get short term price movement insight, and for the company that in the past seven days was no upward and no downward review(s). Turning to the stock’s technical picture we see that short term indicators suggest on average that CPRX is a 50% Buy. On the other hand, the stock is on average a 100% Buy as suggested by medium term indicators while long term indicators are putting the stock in 100% Buy category.
5 analyst(s) have given their forecast ratings for the stock on a scale of 1.00-5.00 for a strong buy to strong sell recommendation. A total of 0 analyst(s) rate the stock as a Hold, 5 recommend CPRX as a Buy and 0 give it an Overweight rating. Meanwhile, 0 analyst(s) rate the stock as Underweight and 0 say it is a Sell. As such, the average rating for the stock is Buy which could provide an opportunity for investors keen on increasing their holdings of the company’s stock.
CPRX’s current price about 2.70% and 2.39% off the 20-day and 50-day simple moving averages respectively. The Relative Strength Index (RSI, 14) currently prints 54.80, while 7-day volatility ratio is 3.27% and 3.47% in the 30-day chart. Further, Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Inc. (CPRX) has a beta value of 1.30, and an average true range (ATR) of 0.20. Analysts have given the company’s stock an average 52-week price target of $8.10, forecast between a low of $5.50 and high of $11.00. Looking at the price targets, the low is 5.34% off current price level while to achieve the yearly target high, price needs to move -89.33%. Nonetheless, investors will most likely welcome a -37.69% jump to $8.00 which is the analysts’ median price.
In the market, a comparison of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Inc. (CPRX) and its peers suggest the former has performed considerably weaker. Data shows CPRX’s intraday price has changed -1.19% in last session and 40.17% over the past year. Comparatively, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) has moved -0.33% on the day and only 17.32% in the past 12 months. Looking at another peer, we see that Pfizer Inc. (PFE) price has gained 0.02% on the day. However, the stock is 24.27% off its price a year ago. Moreover, Abbott Laboratories (ABT) is also down -0.03% in trading on the day while keeping a an uptrend of 20.07% over the past year. If we look at the PE ratio, we find that Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s ratio stands at 8.56 compared to Johnson & Johnson’s 26.03 and Pfizer Inc.’s 20.59. Elsewhere, the overall performance for the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial shows that the indexes are up 0.17% and 0.41% respectively in the last trading.
If we refocus on Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:CPRX), historical trading data shows that trading volumes averaged 0.73 million over the past 10 days and 1.14 million over the past 3 months. The company’s latest data on shares outstanding shows there are 103.81 million shares.
The 7.00% of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s shares are in the hands of company insiders while institutional holders own 68.20% of the company’s shares. Also important is the data on short interest which shows that short shares stood at 9.6 million on May 27, 2021, giving us a short ratio of 7.21. The data shows that as of May 27, 2021 short interest in Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Inc. (CPRX) stood at 9.29% of shares outstanding, with shares short falling to 10.88 million registered in Apr 29, 2021. Current price change has pushed the stock 73.95% YTD, which shows the potential for further growth is there. It is this reason that could see investor optimism for the CPRX stock continues to rise going into the next quarter.