Vaxart Inc. [NASDAQ: VXRT] loss -14.92% or -1.35 points to close at $7.70 with a heavy trading volume of 38213277 shares. The company report on February 3, 2021 that Vaxart Announces Positive Preliminary Data from Phase 1 Clinical Trial Evaluating Its Oral COVID-19 Tablet Vaccine Candidate.
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It opened the trading session at $8.67, the shares rose to $8.735 and dropped to $7.51, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for VXRT points out that the company has recorded -15.34% loss over the past six months. However, it is still -670.0% lower than its most recent low trading price.
If we look at the average trading volume of 15.92M shares, VXRT reached to a volume of 38213277 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 Vaxart Inc. [VXRT]:
H.C. Wainwright have made an estimate for Vaxart Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on August 12, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, B. Riley FBR raised their target price to Buy. The new note on the price target was released on July 13, 2020, representing the official price target for Vaxart Inc. stock.
The Average True Range (ATR) for Vaxart Inc. is set at 2.71, with the Price to Sales ratio for VXRT stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 130.35. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 6.31, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.04.
Trading performance analysis for VXRT stock
Vaxart Inc. [VXRT] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -35.73. With this latest performance, VXRT shares gained by 18.64% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -15.34% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 647.57% 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 VXRT stock in for the last two-week period is set at 46.98, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 44.43, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 48.38 for Vaxart Inc. [VXRT]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 7.92, while it was recorded at 13.10 for the last single week of trading, and 6.69 for the last 200 days.
Vaxart Inc. [VXRT]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Vaxart Inc. [VXRT] shares currently have an operating margin of -110.17. Vaxart Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -189.06.
Return on Total Capital for VXRT is now -33.85, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -67.27. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -154.15, with Return on Assets sitting at -51.61. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Vaxart Inc. [VXRT] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 143.95. Additionally, VXRT Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 59.01, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 50.35. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 114.95, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 47.12.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Vaxart Inc. [VXRT] managed to generate an average of -$1,331,786 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 3.64 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.27.Vaxart Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 13.20 and a Current Ratio set at 13.20.
Vaxart Inc. [VXRT]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis
With the latest financial reports released by the company, Vaxart Inc. posted -0.13/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at -0.13/share. 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 VXRT.
An analysis of insider ownership at Vaxart Inc. [VXRT]
There are presently around $294 million, or 38.90% of VXRT stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of VXRT stocks are: RA CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, L.P. with ownership of 10,810,937, which is approximately New of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 4,995,186 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $38.46 million in VXRT stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $38.01 million in VXRT stock with ownership of nearly 15.511% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in Vaxart Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of February and at the time of the February reporting period, where 91 institutional holders increased their position in Vaxart Inc. [NASDAQ:VXRT] by around 25,874,551 shares. Additionally, 40 investors decreased positions by around 8,302,980 shares, while 18 investors held positions by with 4,025,840 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 38,203,371 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. VXRT stock had 57 new institutional investments in for a total of 18,976,531 shares, while 17 institutional investors sold positions of 3,899,006 shares during the same period.