Cassava Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:SAVA) shares, rose in value on Thursday, 08/04/22, with the stock price down by -7.24% to the previous day’s close as strong demand from buyers drove the stock to $17.16.
Actively observing the price movement in the last trading, the stock closed the session at $18.50, falling within a range of $17.00 and $19.30. The value of beta (5-year monthly) was 1.03. Referring to stock’s 52-week performance, its high was $126.51, and the low was $13.84. On the whole, SAVA has fluctuated by -29.76% over the past month.
With the market capitalization of Cassava Sciences Inc. currently standing at about $787.13 million, investors are eagerly awaiting this quarter’s results, scheduled for Apr 19, 2022 – Apr 25, 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 -$0.43, which is expected to increase to -$0.2 for fiscal year -$1.79 and then to about -$1.28 by fiscal year 2023. Data indicates that the EPS growth is expected to be -118.30% in 2023, while the next year’s EPS growth is forecast to be 28.50%.
Revisions could be a useful indicator to get insight on short-term price movement; so for the company, there were no upward and no downward review(s) in last seven days. We see that SAVA’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.
4 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 0 analyst(s), 3 recommend it as a Buy and 0 called the SAVA 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 SAVA currently trading nearly -21.31% and -31.89% away from the simple moving averages for 20 and 50 days respectively. The Relative Strength Index (RSI, 14) currently indicates a reading of 32.94, while the 7-day volatility ratio is showing 12.72% which for the 30-day chart, stands at 9.55%. Furthermore, Cassava Sciences Inc. (SAVA)’s beta value is 0.77, and its average true range (ATR) is 2.11. The company’s stock has been forecasted to trade at an average price of $72.50 over the course of the next 52 weeks, with a low of $8.00 and a high of $124.00. Based on these price targets, the low is 53.38% off current price, whereas the price has to move -622.61% to reach the yearly target high. Additionally, analysts’ median price of $79.00 is likely to be welcomed by investors because it represents a decrease of -360.37% from the current levels.
Data on historical trading for Cassava Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:SAVA) indicates that the trading volumes over the past 10 days have averaged 3.16 million and over the past 3 months, they’ve averaged 1.42 million. According to company’s latest data on outstanding shares, there are 39.96 million shares outstanding.
Nearly 4.50% of Cassava Sciences Inc.’s shares belong to company insiders and institutional investors own 26.60% of the company’s shares. The data on short interest also indicates that stock shorts accounted for 10.18 million shares as on Jul 14, 2022, resulting in a short ratio of 12.65. According to the data, the short interest in Cassava Sciences Inc. (SAVA) stood at 25.40% of shares outstanding as of Jul 14, 2022; the number of short shares registered in Jun 14, 2022 reached 10.97 million. The stock has fallen by -60.73% since the beginning of the year, thereby showing the potential of a further growth. This could raise investors’ confidence to be optimistic about the SAVA stock heading into the next quarter.