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What Did We Note About Insider Trading At STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA)?

STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ:STAA) price closed higher on Friday, July 01, jumping 1.78% above its previous close.

A look at the daily price movement shows that the last close reads $70.93, with intraday deals fluctuated between $70.10 and $72.30. The company’s 5Y monthly beta was ticking 0.99 while its P/E ratio in the trailing 12-month period read 122.56. Taking into account the 52-week price action we note that the stock hit a 52-week high of $163.08 and 52-week low of $49.03. The stock added 10.72% on its value in the past month.

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STAAR Surgical Company, which has a market valuation of $3.39 billion, is expected to release its quarterly earnings report Feb 22, 2022 – Feb 28, 2022. Analysts tracking STAA have forecast the quarterly EPS to grow by 0.16 per share this quarter, while the same analysts predict the annual EPS to hit $0.61 for the year 2022 and up to $1.11 for 2023. In this case, analysts estimate an annual EPS growth of 22.00% for the year and 82.00% for the next year.

On average, analysts have forecast the company’s revenue for the quarter will hit $80.26 million, with the likely lows of $80 million and highs of $80.9 million. Staying with the analyst view, there is a consensus estimate of $295.37 million for the company’s annual revenue in 2022. Per this projection, the revenue is forecast to grow 28.20% above that which the company brought in 2022.

Revisions to the company’s EPS highlights a short term direction of a stock’s price movement, which in the last 7 days came up with no upward and no downward reviews. On the technical perspective front, indicators give STAA a short term outlook of 50% Buy on average. Looking at the stock’s medium term indicators we note that it is averaging as a 50% Sell, while an average of long term indicators are currently assigning the stock as 50% Sell.

Here is a look at the average analyst rating for the stock as represented on a scale of 1.00 to 5.00, with the extremes of 1.00 and 5.00 suggesting the stock is strong buy or strong sell respectively. Specifically, 9 analysts have assigned STAA a recommendation rating as follows: 2 rate it as a Hold; 7 advise Buy while 0 analyst(s) assign an Overweight rating. 0 analyst(s) have tagged the STAAR Surgical Company (STAA) stock as Underweight, with 0 recommending Sell. In general, analysts have rated the stock Buy, a scenario likely to bolster investors out for an opportunity to add to their holdings of the company’s shares.

If we dive deeper into the stock’s performance we see the positive picture represented by the PEG ratio, currently standing at 4.09. The overview shows that STAA’s price is at present 5.57% off the SMA20 and 14.01% from the SMA50. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) metric on the 14-day timeframe is pointing at 57.66, with weekly volatility standing at 4.47%. The indicator jumps to 5.33% when calculated based on the past 30 days. STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ:STAA)’s beta value is holding at 1.08, while the average true range (ATR) indicator is currently reading 3.91. Considering analysts have assigned the stock a price target range of $72.00-$165.00 as the low and high respectively, we find the trailing 12-month average consensus price target to be $101.00. Based on this estimate, we see that current price is roughly 0.26% off the estimated low and -128.56% off the forecast high. Investors will no doubt be excited to see the share price fall to $97.00, which is the median consensus price, and at that level STAA would be -34.37% from current price.

Turning out attention to how the STAAR Surgical Company stock has performed in comparison to its peers in the industry, here’s what we find: STAA’s stock is 1.78% on the day and -52.23% in the past 12 months, while IRIDEX Corporation (IRIX) traded -3.89% in the last session and was positioned -65.11% down on its price 12 months ago. Another comparison is with Atrion Corporation (ATRI) whose stock price was up 1.08% in the last trading session, and has flourished 1.90% over the past year. Also, Novartis AG (NVS) showed down trend of -0.20% while its price kept floating at -7.95% over the past year. Elsewhere in the market, the S&P 500 Index has rallied 1.06% in last trading session, with the Dow Jones Industrial also saw a positive session on the day with 1.05%.

An analysis of the STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ:STAA) stock in terms of its daily trading volume indicates that the 3-month average is 528.42K.

Current records show that the company has 47.76M in outstanding shares. The insiders’ percentage holdings are 0.90% of outstanding shares while the percentage share held by institutions stands at 95.30%. But the -20.93% downside, the stock’s price has registered year-to-date as of last trading, will likely reignite investor interest given the prospect of it rallying even higher.

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