Today’s big question for investors is, “what’s going on with Veru Inc. (NASDAQ:VERU) stock? Its price is nose-diving -0.15 points, trading at $1.53 levels, and is down -8.92% from its previous close of $1.68. The shares seem to have an active trading volume day with a reported 227416 contracts so far this session. VERU shares had a relatively better volume day versus average trading capacity of 157.92 thousand shares, but with a 44.9 million float and a 9.09% run over a week, it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on. The one year price forecast for VERU stock indicates that the average analyst price target is $6.38 per share. This means the stock has a potential increase of 316.99% from where the VERU share price has been trading recently which is between $1.62 and $1.7. There are some brokerage firms that offer lower targets than the average, with one of them, even setting their price target at $4.5.
The shorts are running away from Veru Inc. (VERU) stock. The latest set of short interest data was released on 30 April 2019, and the numbers show a drop in short interest in VERU shares. While short interest still represents only 0.4% of VERU’s float, the number of shares shorted have fallen by -37981. The number of shares shorted fell to 142316 shares, down from 180297 shares during the preceding fortnight. With average daily trading volumes at 202940 shares, days to cover decreased to about 1.868963 days. The most recent news story about the stock that appeared in Yahoo Finance‘s news section was titled “Veru Reports Strong Fiscal 2019 Second-Quarter Financial Results” and dated May 15, 2019.
During the recent trading session for Veru Inc. (NASDAQ:VERU), the company witnessed their stock drop by $-0.07 over a week and surge $0.09 from the price 20 days ago. When compared to their established 52-week high of $2.37, the high they recorded in their recent session happens to be lower. Their established 52-week high was attained by the company on 06/18/18. The recent low of $1.18 stood for a -35.43% since 04/17/19, a data which is good for most investors who are looking to take advantage of the stock’s recent rise. A beta of 0.84 is also allocated to the stock. Since the beta is less than one, it implies that the stock is more volatile than the market, a data that traders are keeping close attention to.
Looking at the current readings for Veru Inc., the two-week RSI stands at 53.33. This figure suggests that VERU stock, for now, is neutral, meaning that the shares are stable in terms of price movement. The stochastic readings, on the other hand, based on the current VERU readings is similarly very revealing as it has a stochastic reading of 85.02% at this stage. This figure means that VERU share price today is being oversold.
Technical chart claims that Veru Inc. (VERU) would settle between $1.71/share to $1.75/share level. However, if the stock price goes below the $1.63 mark, then the market for Veru Inc. becomes much weaker. If that happens, the stock price might even plunge as low as $1.59 for its downside target. The stock is currently in the green zone of MACD, with the indicator reading 0.05. Traders are always alerted for the move of a stock above or below the zero line due to the fact that the reading is an indicator of the position of the short-term average relative to the long-term average. If the MACD is above the zero line, then the short-term average relative is above that of the long-term average, thus implying an upward momentum. Vice versa is the case if the MACD is below the zero line.
Analysts at Oppenheimer, assumed coverage of VERU assigning Outperform rating, according to their opinion released on March 20. Maxim Group, analysts launched coverage of Veru Inc. (NASDAQ:VERU) stock with a Buy recommendation, according to their flash note issued to investors on July 03.
VERU equity has an average rating of 1.75, with the figure leaning towards a bullish end. 4 analysts who tracked the company were contacted by Reuters. Amongst them, 0 rated the stock as a hold while the remaining 4 were split even though not equally. Some analysts rate the stock as a buy or a strong buy while no rated it as a sell. 4 analysts rated Veru Inc. (NASDAQ:VERU) as a buy or a strong buy while not a single analyst advised that investors should desist from purchasing the stock or sell them if they already own the company’s stock.
Moving on, VERU stock price is currently trading at 0X forward 12-month Consensus EPS estimates, and its P/S ratio is 8.14 while for the average stock in the same group, the multiple is 6.59.
Veru Inc. (VERU)’s current-quarter revenues are projected to climb by nearly 171.4% to hit $6.98 million, based on current Zacks Consensus Estimate. The firm’s full-year revenues are expected to expand by over 80.88% from $15.86 million to a noteworthy $28.7 million. At the other end of the current quarter income statement, Veru Inc. is expected to see its adjusted earnings surge by roughly 28.57% to hit $-0.05 per share. For the fiscal year, VERU’s earnings are projected to climb by roughly 51.28% to hit $-0.19 per share.