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Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: AGIO): To Buy Or Not To Buy?

Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:AGIO) shares, rose in value on Wednesday, 06/22/22, with the stock price up by 2.82% to the previous day’s close as strong demand from buyers drove the stock to $18.60.

Actively observing the price movement in the last trading, the stock closed the session at $18.09, falling within a range of $17.83 and $19.21. The value of beta (5-year monthly) was 1.44. Referring to stock’s 52-week performance, its high was $61.28, and the low was $16.75. On the whole, AGIO has fluctuated by -11.85% over the past month.

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With the market capitalization of Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc. currently standing at about $972.04 million, investors are eagerly awaiting this quarter’s results, scheduled for Apr 27, 2022 – May 02, 2022. As a result, investors might want to see an improvement in the stock’s price before the company announces its earnings report. Analysts are projecting the company’s earnings per share (EPS) to be -$1.69, which is expected to increase to -$1.19 for fiscal year -$6.79 and then to about -$6.42 by fiscal year 2023. Data indicates that the EPS growth is expected to be -125.60% in 2023, while the next year’s EPS growth is forecast to be 5.40%.

According to the average forecast, sales growth in current quarter could jump down -22.80%, compared to the corresponding quarter of last year.

Revisions could be a useful indicator to get insight on short-term price movement; so for the company, there were 2 upward and no downward review(s) in last seven days. We see that AGIO’s technical picture suggests that short-term indicators denote the stock is a 100% Sell on average. However, medium term indicators have put the stock in the category of 100% Sell while long term indicators on average have been pointing out that it is a 100% Sell.

9 analyst(s) have assigned their ratings of the stock’s forecast evaluation on a scale of 1.00-5.00 to indicate a strong buy to a strong sell recommendation. The stock is rated as a Hold by 4 analyst(s), 4 recommend it as a Buy and 0 called the AGIO stock Overweight. In the meantime, 0 analyst(s) believe the stock as Underweight and 1 think it is a Sell. Thus, investors eager to increase their holdings of the company’s stock will have an opportunity to do so as the average rating for the stock is Overweight.

The stock’s technical analysis shows that the PEG ratio is about 0, with the price of AGIO currently trading nearly -1.84% and -15.14% away from the simple moving averages for 20 and 50 days respectively. The Relative Strength Index (RSI, 14) currently indicates a reading of 44.57, while the 7-day volatility ratio is showing 7.28% which for the 30-day chart, stands at 6.38%. Furthermore, Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc. (AGIO)’s beta value is 1.51, and its average true range (ATR) is 1.26. The company’s stock has been forecasted to trade at an average price of $37.83 over the course of the next 52 weeks, with a low of $16.00 and a high of $48.00. Based on these price targets, the low is 13.98% off current price, whereas the price has to move -158.06% to reach the yearly target high. Additionally, analysts’ median price of $41.50 is likely to be welcomed by investors because it represents a decrease of -123.12% from the current levels.

A comparison of Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc. (AGIO) with its peers suggests the former has fared considerably weaker in the market. AGIO showed an intraday change of 2.82% in last session, and over the past year, it shrunk by -67.28%%. In comparison, Eli Lilly and Company (LLY) has moved higher at 3.14% on the day and was up 38.50% over the past 12 months. On the other hand, the price of Pfizer Inc. (PFE) has risen 2.00% on the day. The stock, however, is off 23.88% from where it was a year ago. Additionally, there is a gain of 3.33% for Dare Bioscience Inc. (DARE) in last trading while the stock has seen an overall depriciation of -12.06%% over the past year. Other than that, the overall performance of the S&P 500 during the last trading session shows that it lost -0.13%. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial Slipped by -0.15%.

Data on historical trading for Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:AGIO) indicates that the trading volumes over the past 10 days have averaged 0.88 million and over the past 3 months, they’ve averaged 627.64K. According to company’s latest data on outstanding shares, there are 54.56 million shares outstanding.

The data on short interest also indicates that stock shorts accounted for 5.9 million shares as on Apr 28, 2022, resulting in a short ratio of 10.37. According to the data, the short interest in Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc. (AGIO) stood at 10.77% of shares outstanding as of Apr 28, 2022; the number of short shares registered in Mar 30, 2022 reached 6.14 million. The stock has fallen by -43.41% since the beginning of the year, thereby showing the potential of a further growth. This could raise investors’ confidence to be optimistic about the AGIO stock heading into the next quarter.

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