why CareDx Inc [CDNA] is a Good Choice for Investors After New Price Target of $98.00

CareDx Inc [NASDAQ: CDNA] plunged by -$11.05 during the normal trading session on Monday and reaching a high of $76.55 during the day while it closed the day at $66.66. The company report on May 6, 2021 that CareDx Reports First Quarter 2021 Results.

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Strong start to 2021, raising full year guidance.

CareDx, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDNA), a leading precision medicine company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of clinically differentiated, high-value healthcare solutions for transplant patients and caregivers, reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021.

CareDx Inc stock has also loss -13.79% of its value over the past 7 days. However, CDNA stock has declined by -28.49% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has gained 23.17% and lost -7.99% year-on date.

The market cap for CDNA stock reached $3.25 billion, with 51.18 million shares outstanding and 50.47 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 710.73K shares, CDNA reached a trading volume of 1071891 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about CareDx Inc [CDNA]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for CDNA shares is $98.00 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on CDNA stock is a recommendation set at 1.70. 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 CareDx Inc shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on February 26, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, H.C. Wainwright raised their target price from $47 to $55. The new note on the price target was released on October 30, 2020, representing the official price target for CareDx Inc stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $45 to $47, while H.C. Wainwright kept a Buy rating on CDNA stock. On October 02, 2020, analysts increased their price target for CDNA shares from 40 to 45.

The Average True Range (ATR) for CareDx Inc is set at 4.70, with the Price to Sales ratio for CDNA stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 16.88. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 7.24, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 7.69.

CDNA stock trade performance evaluation

CareDx Inc [CDNA] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -13.79. With this latest performance, CDNA shares dropped by -7.09% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 23.17% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 135.96% 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 CDNA stock in for the last two-week period is set at 38.94, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 33.19, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 42.42 for CareDx Inc [CDNA]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 71.72, while it was recorded at 72.86 for the last single week of trading, and 60.36 for the last 200 days.

CareDx Inc [CDNA]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and CareDx Inc [CDNA] shares currently have an operating margin of -11.72 and a Gross Margin at +66.38. CareDx Inc’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -9.74.

Return on Total Capital for CDNA is now -11.32, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -9.53. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -9.94, with Return on Assets sitting at -6.97. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, CareDx Inc [CDNA] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 6.54. Additionally, CDNA Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 6.14, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 4.79. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 5.81, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 5.46.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, CareDx Inc [CDNA] managed to generate an average of -$39,398 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 6.55 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.72.CareDx Inc’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 9.30 and a Current Ratio set at 9.60.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for CareDx Inc [CDNA] stock

With the latest financial reports released by the company, CareDx Inc posted 0.04/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at -0.04/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 200.00%. 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 CDNA. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for CareDx Inc go to 20.00%.

CareDx Inc [CDNA]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $3,964 million, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of CDNA stocks are: FRED ALGER MANAGEMENT, LLC with ownership of 5,353,953, which is approximately 4.957% of the company’s market cap and around 1.90% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 4,099,418 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $318.57 million in CDNA stocks shares; and ARK INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LLC, currently with $315.68 million in CDNA stock with ownership of nearly 118.495% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in CareDx Inc stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 131 institutional holders increased their position in CareDx Inc [NASDAQ:CDNA] by around 7,949,325 shares. Additionally, 111 investors decreased positions by around 6,694,100 shares, while 21 investors held positions by with 36,372,379 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 51,015,804 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. CDNA stock had 55 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,486,181 shares, while 27 institutional investors sold positions of 1,866,833 shares during the same period.

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