Athenex, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATNX) is among the top gainers of the stock market today, skyrocketing 4.04% or (0.57 points) to $14.68 from its previous close of $14.11. Does this growth mean it the best stock to buy right now? The shares seem to have an active trading volume day with a reported 488712 contracts so far this session. ATNX shares had a relatively better volume day versus average trading capacity of 727.34 thousand shares, but with a 55.51 million float and a -21.48% run over a week, it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on. The one year price forecast for ATNX stock indicates that the average analyst price target is $27.79 per share. This means the stock has a potential increase of 89.31% from where the ATNX share price has been trading recently which is between $13.84 and $14.53. There are some brokerage firms that offer lower targets than the average, with one of them, even setting their price target at $15.5.
The shorts are running away from Athenex, Inc. (ATNX) stock. The latest set of short interest data was released on 31 July 2019, and the numbers show a drop in short interest in ATNX shares. While short interest still represents only 10.72% of ATNX’s float, the number of shares shorted have fallen by -123598. The number of shares shorted fell to 5825761 shares, down from 5949359 shares during the preceding fortnight. With average daily trading volumes at 545680 shares, days to cover increased to about 9.496714 days. The most recent news story about the stock that appeared in Yahoo Finance‘s news section was titled “Analyst: Athenex drug trial results showcased ‘significant commercial potential'” and dated August 13, 2019.
During the recent trading session for Athenex, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATNX), the company witnessed their stock drop by $-4.34 over a week and tumble down $-5.17 from the price 20 days ago. When compared to their established 52-week high of $21.11, the high they recorded in their recent session happens to be lower. Their established 52-week high was attained by the company on 09/07/19. The recent low of $9.38 stood for a -30.46% since 01/05/19, a data which is good for most investors who are looking to take advantage of the stock’s recent rise. A beta of 0 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 Athenex, Inc., the two-week RSI stands at 31.62. This figure suggests that ATNX 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 ATNX readings is similarly very revealing as it has a stochastic reading of 27.75% at this stage. This figure means that ATNX share price today is being overbought.
Technical chart claims that Athenex, Inc. (ATNX) would settle between $14.48/share to $14.85/share level. However, if the stock price goes below the $13.79 mark, then the market for Athenex, Inc. becomes much weaker. If that happens, the stock price might even plunge as low as $13.47 for its downside target. The stock is currently in the red zone of MACD, with the indicator reading -1.98. 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 RBC Capital Mkts lifted target price for shares of ATNX but were stick to Outperform recommendation for the stock in their opinion released on June 25. The price target has been raised from $29 to $31. Oppenheimer, analysts launched coverage of Athenex, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATNX) stock with a Outperform recommendation, according to their flash note issued to investors on May 02. Analysts at SunTrust, made their first call for the equity with a Buy recommendation, according to a research note that dated back to March 29.
ATNX equity has an average rating of 1.75, with the figure leaning towards a bullish end. 8 analysts who tracked the company were contacted by Reuters. Amongst them, 0 rated the stock as a hold while the remaining 8 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. 8 analysts rated Athenex, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATNX) 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, ATNX stock price is currently trading at 0X forward 12-month Consensus EPS estimates, and its P/S ratio is 18.45 while for the average stock in the same group, the multiple is 42.65.
Athenex, Inc. (ATNX)’s current-quarter revenues are projected to climb by nearly -18.61% to hit $15 million, based on current Zacks Consensus Estimate. The firm’s full-year revenues are expected to expand by over 8.69% from $89.1 million to a noteworthy $96.84 million. At the other end of the current quarter income statement, Athenex, Inc. is expected to see its adjusted earnings surge by roughly -36.36% to hit $-0.45 per share. For the fiscal year, ATNX’s earnings are projected to climb by roughly -33.33% to hit $-1.92 per share.