Fluidigm Corporation [FLDM] is 92.24% higher this YTD. Is it still time to buy?

Fluidigm Corporation [NASDAQ: FLDM] jumped around 0.58 points on Tuesday, while shares priced at $6.69 at the close of the session, up 9.49%. The company report on December 16, 2020 that Dr. Ana K. Stankovic, MD, PhD, Appointed to Fluidigm Board of Directors.

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Fluidigm Corporation (Nasdaq:FLDM), an innovative biotechnology tools provider with a vision to improve life through comprehensive health insight, announced the appointment of Dr. Ana K. Stankovic, MD, PhD, MSPH, to the company’s Board of Directors. Dr. Stankovic is a seasoned leader with more than 30 years of research and development experience in academic, government, in vitro diagnostic and device industry settings.

Dr. Stankovic is currently managing partner at Koliada Consulting, LLC, a firm focused on biotech, medical devices and in vitro diagnostics. Previously, she was Senior Vice President, World Wide Regional Medical Affairs and Global Health, for Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD). Dr. Stankovic served in senior roles at BD for more than a decade, leading medical affairs and clinical operations for various BD business units.

Fluidigm Corporation stock is now 92.24% up from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. FLDM Stock saw the intraday high of $6.88 and lowest of $6.05 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 12.45, which means current price is +471.79% above from all time high which was touched on 08/26/20.

Compared to the average trading volume of 2.56M shares, FLDM reached a trading volume of 4201388 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about Fluidigm Corporation [FLDM]?

Janney have made an estimate for Fluidigm Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on November 06, 2019. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, UBS raised their target price from $14 to $7. The new note on the price target was released on October 18, 2019, representing the official price target for Fluidigm Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $14, while UBS analysts kept a Neutral rating on FLDM stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Fluidigm Corporation is set at 0.50, with the Price to Sales ratio for FLDM stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 3.99. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 3.19, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.96.

How has FLDM stock performed recently?

Fluidigm Corporation [FLDM] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 5.02. With this latest performance, FLDM shares gained by 11.31% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 69.80% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 110.38% 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 FLDM stock in for the last two-week period is set at 56.55, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 61.80, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 53.38 for Fluidigm Corporation [FLDM]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 6.48, while it was recorded at 6.33 for the last single week of trading, and 5.29 for the last 200 days.

Fluidigm Corporation [FLDM]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Fluidigm Corporation [FLDM] shares currently have an operating margin of -43.84 and a Gross Margin at +54.83. Fluidigm Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -55.26.

Return on Total Capital for FLDM is now -22.46, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -28.42. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -57.41, with Return on Assets sitting at -22.79. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Fluidigm Corporation [FLDM] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 39.04. Additionally, FLDM Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 28.08, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 22.65. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 37.85, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 27.22.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Fluidigm Corporation [FLDM] managed to generate an average of -$114,470 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 6.58 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.41.Fluidigm Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 2.40 and a Current Ratio set at 2.90.

Earnings analysis for Fluidigm Corporation [FLDM]

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Fluidigm Corporation posted -0.18/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at -0.19/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 5.30%. 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 FLDM. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Fluidigm Corporation go to -8.06%.

Insider trade positions for Fluidigm Corporation [FLDM]

There are presently around $445 million, or 91.20% of FLDM stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of FLDM stocks are: PRIMECAP MANAGEMENT CO/CA/ with ownership of 5,651,943, which is approximately -5.855% of the company’s market cap and around 0.60% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 5,366,967 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $35.91 million in FLDM stocks shares; and NEUBERGER BERMAN GROUP LLC, currently with $29.19 million in FLDM stock with ownership of nearly -23.457% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Fluidigm Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of November and at the time of the November reporting period, where 69 institutional holders increased their position in Fluidigm Corporation [NASDAQ:FLDM] by around 18,149,431 shares. Additionally, 72 investors decreased positions by around 14,007,092 shares, while 12 investors held positions by with 34,405,449 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 66,561,972 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. FLDM stock had 40 new institutional investments in for a total of 11,215,899 shares, while 19 institutional investors sold positions of 1,596,592 shares during the same period.

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