H.C. Wainwright lifts Arbutus Biopharma Corporation [ABUS] price estimate. Who else is bullish?

Arbutus Biopharma Corporation [NASDAQ: ABUS] traded at a high on 02/24/21, posting a 15.40 gain after which it closed the day’ session at $4.42. The company report on February 22, 2021 that Arbutus to Report Fourth Quarter and Year End 2020 Financial Results and Provide Corporate Update.

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Arbutus Biopharma Corporation (Nasdaq: ABUS), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company primarily focused on developing a cure for people with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, as well as therapies to treat coronaviruses (including COVID-19), announced that it has scheduled its fourth quarter and year end 2020 financial results and corporate update for Thursday, March 4, 2021. The schedule for the press release and conference call/webcast are as follows:.


The results of the trading session contributed to over 3715547 shares changing hands. Over the past one week, the price volatility of Arbutus Biopharma Corporation stands at 10.05% while the volatility over the past one month is 8.74%.

The market cap for ABUS stock reached $365.89 million, with 79.49 million shares outstanding and 63.55 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 4.08M shares, ABUS reached a trading volume of 3715547 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about Arbutus Biopharma Corporation [ABUS]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for ABUS shares is $7.00 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on ABUS 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.

H.C. Wainwright have made an estimate for Arbutus Biopharma Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on December 17, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, JMP Securities raised their target price from $10 to $8. The new note on the price target was released on July 27, 2020, representing the official price target for Arbutus Biopharma Corporation stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Arbutus Biopharma Corporation is set at 0.37, with the Price to Sales ratio for ABUS stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 59.98.

How has ABUS stock performed recently?

Arbutus Biopharma Corporation [ABUS] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 0.23. With this latest performance, ABUS shares gained by 10.22% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 46.84% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 47.33% 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 ABUS stock in for the last two-week period is set at 54.84, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 55.31, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 54.48 for Arbutus Biopharma Corporation [ABUS]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 4.09, while it was recorded at 4.24 for the last single week of trading, and 3.19 for the last 200 days.

Arbutus Biopharma Corporation [ABUS]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Arbutus Biopharma Corporation [ABUS] shares currently have an operating margin of -1186.91. Arbutus Biopharma Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -2557.36.

Return on Total Capital for ABUS is now -48.32, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -104.22. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -112.63, with Return on Assets sitting at -92.20. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Arbutus Biopharma Corporation [ABUS] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 30.72. Additionally, ABUS Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 23.50, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 21.18.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Arbutus Biopharma Corporation [ABUS] managed to generate an average of -$1,921,538 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 3.98 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.04.Arbutus Biopharma Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 15.90 and a Current Ratio set at 15.90.

Earnings analysis for Arbutus Biopharma Corporation [ABUS]

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Arbutus Biopharma Corporation posted -0.49/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at -0.41/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -19.50%. 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 ABUS.

Insider trade positions for Arbutus Biopharma Corporation [ABUS]

There are presently around $98 million, or 27.90% of ABUS stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of ABUS stocks are: RTW INVESTMENTS, LP with ownership of 5,978,355, which is approximately 0% of the company’s market cap and around 1.50% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 2,747,759 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $12.14 million in ABUS stocks shares; and THINK INVESTMENTS LP, currently with $8.84 million in ABUS stock with ownership of nearly 0% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Arbutus Biopharma Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of March and at the time of the March reporting period, where 51 institutional holders increased their position in Arbutus Biopharma Corporation [NASDAQ:ABUS] by around 3,887,221 shares. Additionally, 25 investors decreased positions by around 5,499,069 shares, while 14 investors held positions by with 12,861,409 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 22,247,699 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. ABUS stock had 29 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,455,531 shares, while 13 institutional investors sold positions of 3,718,174 shares during the same period.

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