The trading price of Protagonist Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:PTGX) closed lower on Tuesday, October 12, closing at $31.72, -10.29% lower than its previous close.
Traders who pay close attention to intraday price movement should know that it fluctuated between $30.8301 and $35.52. In examining the 52-week price action we see that the stock hit a 52-week high of $50.54 and a 52-week low of $12.80. Over the past month, the stock has lost -30.12% in value.
Protagonist Therapeutics Inc., whose market valuation is $1.50 billion at the time of this writing, is expected to release its quarterly earnings report Nov 02, 2021 – Nov 08, 2021. Investors’ optimism about the company’s current quarter earnings report is understandable. Analysts have predicted the quarterly earnings per share to grow by -$0.66 per share this quarter, however they have predicted annual earnings per share of -$2.52 for 2021 and -$2.31 for 2022. It means analysts are expecting annual earnings per share growth of -29.90% this year and 8.30% next year.
The average estimate suggests sales will likely down by -5.60% 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 $14.17 million. The company’s revenue is forecast to drop by -50.50% over what it did in 2021.
A company’s earnings reviews provide a brief indication of a stock’s direction in the short term, where in the case of Protagonist Therapeutics Inc. No upward and no downward comments were posted in the last 7 days. On the technical side, indicators suggest PTGX has a 50% Sell on average for the short term. According to the data of the stock’s medium term indicators, the stock is currently averaging as a Hold, while an average of long term indicators suggests that the stock is currently 50% Sell.
Here is the average analyst rating on the stock as represented by 1.00 to 5.00, with the extremes of 1.00 and 5.00 suggesting the stock should be considered as either strong buy or strong sell respectively. The number of analysts that have assigned PTGX a recommendation rating is 7. Out of them, 0 rate it a Hold, while 7 recommend Buy, whereas 0 assign an Overweight rating. 0 analyst(s) have tagged Protagonist Therapeutics Inc. (PTGX) as Underweight, while 0 advise Sell. Analysts have rated the stock Buy, likely urging investors to take advantage of the opportunity to add to their holdings of the company’s shares.
A quick review shows that PTGX’s price is currently 40.53% off the SMA20 and -16.37% off the SMA50. The RSI metric on the 14-day chart is currently showing 56.11, and weekly volatility stands at 8.59%. When measured over the past 30 days, the indicator reaches 10.02%. Protagonist Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:PTGX)’s beta value is currently sitting at 1.93, while the Average True Range indicator is currently displaying 3.52. With analysts defining $25.00-$93.00 as the low and high price targets, we arrive at a consensus price target of $48.00 for the trailing 12-month period. The current price is about 21.19% off the estimated low and -193.19% off the forecast high, based on this estimate. Investors will be thrilled if PTGX’s share price rises to $49.00, which is the median consensus price. At that level, PTGX’s share price would be -54.48% below current price.
To see how Protagonist Therapeutics Inc. stock has been performing in comparison to its peers in the industry, here are the numbers: PTGX stock’s performance was -10.29% in the latest trading, and 43.79% in the past year, while Pieris Pharmaceuticals Inc. (PIRS) has traded 0.42% on the day and positioned 106.55% higher than it was a year ago. Protagonist Therapeutics Inc. has a P/E ratio of 0. Also in last trading session, the S&P 500 Index has plunged -0.24%, while the Dow Jones Industrial also saw a negative session, down -0.34% on the day.
An evaluation of the daily trading volume of Protagonist Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:PTGX) indicates that the 3-month average is 1.72 million. However, this figure has increased over the past 10 days to an average of 8.08 million.
Currently, records show that 44.87 million of the company’s shares remain outstanding. The stats also highlight that short interest as of Sep 14, 2021, stood at 2.86 million shares, resulting in a short ratio of 10.34 at that time. From this, we can conclude that short interest is 6.00% of the company’s total outstanding shares. It is noteworthy that short shares in September were down slightly from the previous month’s figure, which was 3.2 million. However, since the stock’s price has seen 57.34% year-to-date, investors’ interest is likely to be reignited due to its potential to move even higher.