Guardant Health Inc. [GH] Is Currently 8.54 below its 200 Period Moving Avg: What Dose This Mean?

Guardant Health Inc. [NASDAQ: GH] gained 8.54% or 8.79 points to close at $111.69 with a heavy trading volume of 1141289 shares. The company report on October 17, 2020 that Guardant Health Announces Webcast of Third Quarter Financial Results on November 5, 2020.

Guardant Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: GH) today announced it will report financial results for the third quarter 2020 after market close on Thursday, November 5, 2020. Company management will be webcasting a corresponding conference call beginning at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time / 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

Live audio of the webcast will be available on the “Investors” section of the company website at: The webcast will be archived and available for replay after the event.

It opened the trading session at $104.21, the shares rose to $114.33 and dropped to $103.35, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for GH points out that the company has recorded 39.73% gains over the past six months. However, it is still -99.8% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 939.12K shares, GH reached to a volume of 1141289 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about Guardant Health Inc. [GH]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for GH shares is $116.00 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on GH stock is a recommendation set at 1.30. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Morgan Stanley have made an estimate for Guardant Health Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Overweight, with their previous recommendation back on September 09, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on June 12, 2020, representing the official price target for Guardant Health Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $103, while Guggenheim analysts kept a Buy rating on GH stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Guardant Health Inc. is set at 4.42, with the Price to Sales ratio for GH stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 42.36. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 9.62, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 9.60.

Trading performance analysis for GH stock

Guardant Health Inc. [GH] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 9.59. With this latest performance, GH shares gained by 2.48% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 39.73% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 56.98% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for GH stock in for the last two-week period is set at 61.53, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 65.69, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 60.61 for Guardant Health Inc. [GH]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 101.71, while it was recorded at 104.39 for the last single week of trading, and 85.35 for the last 200 days.

Guardant Health Inc. [GH]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Guardant Health Inc. [GH] shares currently have an operating margin of -38.23 and a Gross Margin at +67.01. Guardant Health Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -35.29.

Return on Total Capital for GH is now -11.48, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -11.38. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -11.81, with Return on Assets sitting at -9.76. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Guardant Health Inc. [GH] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 5.92. Additionally, GH Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 5.59, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 4.91. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 5.03, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 4.75.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Guardant Health Inc. [GH] managed to generate an average of -$121,625 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 5.12 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.28.Guardant Health Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 14.10 and a Current Ratio set at 14.40.

Guardant Health Inc. [GH]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Guardant Health Inc. posted -0.14/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at -0.37/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 62.20%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for GH. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Guardant Health Inc. go to 24.30%.

An analysis of insider ownership at Guardant Health Inc. [GH]

There are presently around $9,685 million, or 85.00% of GH stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of GH stocks are: SB INVESTMENT ADVISERS (UK) LTD with ownership of 14,037,960, which is approximately -38.834% of the company’s market cap and around 5.50% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 6,319,265 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $705.8 million in GH stocks shares; and MORGAN STANLEY, currently with $667.3 million in GH stock with ownership of nearly 19.209% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Guardant Health Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 214 institutional holders increased their position in Guardant Health Inc. [NASDAQ:GH] by around 17,245,881 shares. Additionally, 98 investors decreased positions by around 14,705,363 shares, while 45 investors held positions by with 54,762,474 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 86,713,718 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. GH stock had 73 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,877,480 shares, while 34 institutional investors sold positions of 487,352 shares during the same period.

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