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Histogen Inc. (HSTO) May Have A Gold Mine.

Histogen Inc. (NASDAQ:HSTO) price on Friday, March 17, rose 54.24% above its previous day’s close as an upside momentum from buyers pushed the stock’s value to $1.33.

A look at the stock’s price movement, the close in the last trading session was $0.86, moving within a range at $1.04 and $1.6201. The beta value (5-Year monthly) was 1.03. Turning to its 52-week performance, $9.40 and $0.76 were the 52-week high and 52-week low respectively. Overall, HSTO moved 25.47% over the past month.

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Histogen Inc.’s market cap currently stands at around $5.60 million, with investors looking forward to this quarter’s earnings report slated for May 10, 2023 – May 15, 2023. Analysts project the company’s earnings per share (EPS) to be -$0.79, which has seen fiscal year 2022 EPS growth forecast to increase to -$3.44 and about -$4.71 for fiscal year 2023. Per the data, EPS growth is expected to be 55.90% for 2023 and -36.90% for the next financial year.

The average forecast suggests up to a 6,900.00% growth in sales growth compared to quarterly growth in the same period last fiscal year. Wall Street analysts have also projected the company’s year-on-year revenue for 2022 to grow to $4.12 million, representing a 299.20% jump on that reported in the last financial year.

Revisions could be used as tool to get short term price movement insight, and for the company that in the past seven days was no upward and no downward review(s). Turning to the stock’s technical picture we see that short term indicators suggest on average that HSTO is a 50% Sell. On the other hand, the stock is on average a 50% Sell as suggested by medium term indicators while long term indicators are putting the stock in Hold category.

1 analyst(s) have given their forecast ratings for the stock on a scale of 1.00-5.00 for a strong buy to strong sell recommendation. A total of 0 analyst(s) rate the stock as a Hold, 1 recommend HSTO as a Buy and 0 give it an Overweight rating. Meanwhile, 0 analyst(s) rate the stock as Underweight and 0 say it is a Sell. As such, the average rating for the stock is Buy which could provide an opportunity for investors keen on increasing their holdings of the company’s stock.

HSTO’s current price about 35.19% and 29.99% off the 20-day and 50-day simple moving averages respectively. The Relative Strength Index (RSI, 14) currently prints 69.93, while 7-day volatility ratio is 19.22% and 11.49% in the 30-day chart. Further, Histogen Inc. (HSTO) has a beta value of 1.34, and an average true range (ATR) of 0.15. Analysts have given the company’s stock an average 52-week price target of $2.00, forecast between a low of $2.00 and high of $2.00. Looking at the price targets, the low is -50.38% off current price level while to achieve the yearly target high, price needs to move -50.38%. Nonetheless, investors will most likely welcome a -50.38% jump to $2.00 which is the analysts’ median price.

In the market, a comparison of Histogen Inc. (HSTO) and its peers suggest the former has performed considerably stronger. Data shows HSTO’s intraday price has changed 54.24% in last session and -73.16% over the past year. Elsewhere, the overall performance for the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial shows that the indexes are down -1.10% and -1.19% respectively in the last trading.

If we refocus on Histogen Inc. (NASDAQ:HSTO), historical trading data shows that trading volumes averaged 5.2 million over the past 10 days and 75.89K over the past 3 months. The company’s latest data on shares outstanding shows there are 4.27 million shares.

The 2.87% of Histogen Inc.’s shares are in the hands of company insiders while institutional holders own 3.00% of the company’s shares. Also important is the data on short interest which shows that short shares stood at 5280.0 on Jan 30, 2023, giving us a short ratio of 0.05. The data shows that as of Jan 30, 2023 short interest in Histogen Inc. (HSTO) stood at 0.12% of shares outstanding, with shares short rising to 4150.0 registered in Dec 29, 2022. Current price change has pushed the stock 60.24% YTD, which shows the potential for further growth is there. It is this reason that could see investor optimism for the HSTO stock continues to rise going into the next quarter.

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