Certara Inc. (NASDAQ:CERT) traded at $15.65 at close of the session on Tuesday, 11/22/22, made an upward move of 1.82% on its previous day’s price.
Looking at the stock we see that its previous close was $15.37 with the day’s price range being $15.27 – $15.70. In terms of its 52-week price range, CERT has a high of $30.88 and a low of $10.60. The company’s stock has gained about 41.12% over that past 30 days.
Certara Inc. has a market cap of $2.35 billion and is expected to release its quarterly earnings report on Nov 07, 2022. Estimates by analysts give the company expected earnings per share (EPS) of $0.12, with the EPS growth for the year raised at $0.45 for 2022 and $0.54 for next year. These figures represent 164.70% and 20.00% growth in EPS for the two years respectively.
Analysts tracking the company’s growth have also given it a consensus growth in revenue estimated at $81.48 million, with a low of $79.59 million and a high of $84.7 million. According to analyst consensus estimates figures, the company’s yearly revenue forecast for 2022 is expected to hit $330.74 million, or 15.60% up from figures reported last year.
There have been no upward and no downward revisions for the stock’s EPS in last 7 days, something that reflects the nature of company’s price movement in short term. On the other hand, looking at the outlook for the CERT stock, short term indicators assign the stock an average of Hold, while medium term indicators assign it an average of 50% Sell. Long term indicators on average place the stock in the category of 100% Sell.
Looking further, we note the current price level is 17.02% off its SMA20 and 18.92% from its 50-day simple moving average. The RSI (14) is pointing at 62.93 while the volatility over the past week is 5.04% and jumps to 6.40% over the past one month. The average price target for the stock over the next 12 months is $20.56, with the estimates having a low of $17.00 and a high of $26.00. These price ends are -8.63% and -66.13% off the current price level respectively, although investors could be excited at the prospect of a -27.8% if the CERT share price touches on the median price of $20.00.
Let’s briefly compare Certara Inc. (CERT) stock to its peers. We find that current price change of 1.82% and -45.64% over the past 12 months for CERT competes that of IQVIA Holdings Inc. (IQV), which has seen its stock price rise 0.47% in the last trading session and was -19.29% over the last one year. Another of its peers ICON Public Limited Company (ICLR) has gained 0.12% previous session, and was -23.11% down over the past year, while PerkinElmer Inc. (PKI) was also up 0.15% in the last session, while its price remained in the red at -24.84% over the same period. In contrast to these companies, both the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial were at 1.36% and 1.18%, respectively, at close of the trading.
Coming back to Certara Inc. (NASDAQ:CERT), we note that the average 3-month trading volume was 789.25K, while that of the preceding 10-day period stands at 0.97 million. Current shares outstanding are 157.14 million.
The insiders hold 1.60% of the company’s shares while institutions hold 87.30%. The data shows that short shares as of Oct 13, 2022, stood at 1.91 million at a short ratio of 2.64. This represents a 1.19% short interest in shares outstanding on Oct 13, 2022. Shares short rose in October from the previous month at 1.63 million. Investors should be excited about this stock as its upside potential is great, with current price pushing the stock -44.93% down in year-to-date price movement.