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Athersys Inc. (ATHX) Sits On Its Hands At $1.51

Athersys Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHX) at last check was buoying at $1.51 on Friday, September 23, with a rise of 28.99% from its closing price on previous day.

Taking a look at stock we notice that its last check on previous day was $1.17 and 5Y monthly beta was reading -1.30 with its price kept floating in the range of $1.13 and $1.27 on the day. Considering stock’s 52-week price range provides that ATHX hit a high price of $36.00 and saw its price falling to a low level of $1.13 during that period. Over a period of past 1-month, stock came subtracting -73.84% in its value.

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With its current market valuation of $17.04 million, Athersys Inc. is set to declare its quarterly results on Mar 23, 2022 – Mar 28, 2022. Analysts are in estimates of -$0.07 per share for company’s earnings in the current quarter and are expecting its annual EPS growth moving up to -$0.26 for 2022 with estimates of that growing to -$0.23 in next year. These estimates are suggesting current year growth of 33.30% for EPS and 11.50% growth next year.

In keeping analyst consensus estimate with, company is forecasted to be making an annual revenue of $2.91 million in 2022, which will be -47.20% less from revenue generated by the company last year.

In last 7 days, analysts came adjusting their opinions about stock’s EPS with no upward and no downward revisions, an indication which could give clearer idea about the company’s short term price movement. In contrast, when we review ATHX stock’s current outlook then short term indicators are assigning it an average of 100% Sell, while medium term indicators are categorizing the stock at an average of 100% Sell. Long term indicators are suggesting an average of 100% Sell for it.

According to ratings assigned by 1 analysts at the scale of 1 to 5 with 1.00 representing a strong buy and 5.00 suggesting a strong sell; 0 of them are recommending Athersys Inc. (ATHX) as a Hold, while 0 are in view that stock is a Buy. Recommendation by 1 analysts for the stock is an Underweight while number of those analysts who rated the stock as an Overweight is 0, whereas 0 of them are considering the stock as a Sell. When taken as whole, stock gets a rating of Overweight and that encourages the investors to exploit the opportunity and build their stake up in the company.

Digging deeper we become aware of the PEG ratio of the ATHX stock which is currently positioned at 0. It further provides that stock’s current price level is -37.10% away from its 20-day simple moving average and is -65.83% off its SMA50. Its relative strength index (RSI) for 14-periods is oscillating at 29.50 while volatility remained at 16.01% over the past week which changes to 14.57% when measuring it over the past month. Beta is valued at -1.03, while measure of average true range or ATR is currently at 0.38. In predicting price targets of as low as $3.00 and as high as $3.00, analysts are in agreement on assigning the stock over the next 12 months average price target of $3.00. Stock’s current price level is -98.68% above from estimated low price target while it is -98.68% below the estimated high; and even if the ATHX’s share succeeded to reach the median price of $3.00, then the outlook of -98.68% could come to the excitement of the investors.

In comparing Athersys Inc. (ATHX)’s stock with other industry players reveals that stock’s latest price change of 28.99% and that of -96.68% over the past 12 months is in competing position with that of Vericel Corporation (VCEL) which saw its stock price fall by -0.53% in the recent trading and went through a decrease of -51.24% in past 12-month trading. Industry’s another major player United States Lime & Minerals Inc. (USLM) has fall -1.48% down in latest trading session, but over the past year has faced afall of -13.54%, while Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) was also up 0.50% however its price remained floating in the green at 1.37% over the same period. Athersys Inc. has a P/E ratio of 0 while United States Lime & Minerals Inc. is showing 15.94 for the same. On the other hand, the S&P 500 Index is down -1.71% in the early deals today while the Dow Jones Industrial was dealinglower at -1.50%.

Having a second look at Athersys Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHX) provides that stock’s average daily trading volume for 3 months was 736.88K, while it jumped to 1.3 million when we calculate an average volume for past 10 days. Number of outstanding shares of the stock stood at 12.93 million.

The percentage of outstanding shares held by the insiders is 0.50% while it is 13.20% for the institutional holders. The figures also indicate that as of Jul 14, 2022, number of stock’s short shares was 21.3 million which implies a short ratio of 2.89. This shows down a 8.07% of Short Interest in company’s outstanding shares on the day. In July the standing of shares short improved as it was 28.0 million in the previous month. Subtraction of -94.81% by stock’s current price to its year-to-date value in today’s trading is likely to be increasing investors’ interest in the stock as it is hinting an extended uptrend.

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