NanoString Technologies Inc. [NSTG] Stock trading around $46.75 per share: What’s Next?

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NanoString Technologies Inc. [NASDAQ: NSTG] gained 5.13% or 2.28 points to close at $46.75 with a heavy trading volume of 1033117 shares. The company report on November 13, 2020 that NanoString to Present at the Stifel 2020 Virtual Healthcare Conference.

NanoString Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:NSTG), a leading provider of life science tools for discovery and translational research, announced that the company’s management is scheduled to present at the Stifel 2020 Virtual Healthcare Conference.

Brad Gray, president and chief executive officer, is scheduled to present on Monday, November 16th, 2020 at 4:00pm ET. Interested parties can access the live webcast with accompanying slides from the investor section of the company’s website at The webcast replay will be available one hour after the conclusion of the live presentation and archived for 60 days.

It opened the trading session at $44.28, the shares rose to $47.14 and dropped to $43.73, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for NSTG points out that the company has recorded 50.13% gains over the past six months. However, it is still -237.55% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 605.77K shares, NSTG reached to a volume of 1033117 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 NanoString Technologies Inc. [NSTG]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for NSTG shares is $45.00 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on NSTG stock is a recommendation set at 2.00. 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 NanoString Technologies Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Equal-Weight, with their previous recommendation back on September 09, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on November 15, 2019, representing the official price target for NanoString Technologies Inc. stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for NanoString Technologies Inc. is set at 2.41, with the Price to Sales ratio for NSTG stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 16.45. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 15.38, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 6.06.

Trading performance analysis for NSTG stock

NanoString Technologies Inc. [NSTG] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 19.87. With this latest performance, NSTG shares gained by 21.84% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 50.13% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 98.85% 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 NSTG stock in for the last two-week period is set at 70.23, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 78.53, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 65.44 for NanoString Technologies Inc. [NSTG]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 40.88, while it was recorded at 42.06 for the last single week of trading, and 34.06 for the last 200 days.

NanoString Technologies Inc. [NSTG]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and NanoString Technologies Inc. [NSTG] shares currently have an operating margin of -65.86 and a Gross Margin at +65.67. NanoString Technologies Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -32.41.

Return on Total Capital for NSTG is now -52.93, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -26.36. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -57.72, with Return on Assets sitting at -19.98. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, NanoString Technologies Inc. [NSTG] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 108.58. Additionally, NSTG Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 52.06, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 43.54. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 104.96, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 50.32.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, NanoString Technologies Inc. [NSTG] managed to generate an average of -$73,858 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 5.65 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.62.NanoString Technologies Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 7.70 and a Current Ratio set at 8.50.

NanoString Technologies Inc. [NSTG]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

With the latest financial reports released by the company, NanoString Technologies Inc. posted 0.61/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at -0.58/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 205.20%. 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 NSTG.

An analysis of insider ownership at NanoString Technologies Inc. [NSTG]

There are presently around $1,963 million, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of NSTG stocks are: FMR LLC with ownership of 5,631,792, which is approximately 87.866% of the company’s market cap and around 0.60% of the total institutional ownership; MORGAN STANLEY, holding 4,474,012 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $209.16 million in NSTG stocks shares; and ARK INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LLC, currently with $178.68 million in NSTG stock with ownership of nearly 9.679% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in NanoString Technologies Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of November and at the time of the November reporting period, where 84 institutional holders increased their position in NanoString Technologies Inc. [NASDAQ:NSTG] by around 5,927,512 shares. Additionally, 59 investors decreased positions by around 4,629,910 shares, while 15 investors held positions by with 31,429,300 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 41,986,722 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. NSTG stock had 35 new institutional investments in for a total of 591,430 shares, while 18 institutional investors sold positions of 606,136 shares during the same period.

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