AbCellera Biologics Inc. [ABCL] moved up 5.40: Why It’s Important

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AbCellera Biologics Inc. [NASDAQ: ABCL] traded at a high on 06/29/21, posting a 5.40 gain after which it closed the day’ session at $21.28. The company report on June 22, 2021 that AbCellera Continues Expansion and Strengthens Future Pandemic Preparedness with First-of- its-Kind GMP Manufacturing Facility for Therapeutic Antibodies in Canada.

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130,000-square-foot Vancouver facility aims to accelerate the development of antibody-based therapies for an array of medical conditions.

AbCellera (Nasdaq: ABCL) announced it has secured a site in Vancouver for the construction of a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) manufacturing facility for the production of therapeutic antibodies, which will be the first of its kind in Canada. The 130,000-square-foot facility will expand AbCellera’s capabilities in bringing new antibody therapies to clinical trials, supporting Canada’s efforts to respond quickly and effectively to future pandemics and providing AbCellera’s partners with a full solution for accelerating their programs from a drug target to the submission of an Investigational New Drug (IND) application.

The results of the trading session contributed to over 2290451 shares changing hands. Over the past one week, the price volatility of AbCellera Biologics Inc. stands at 6.60% while the volatility over the past one month is 6.05%.

The market cap for ABCL stock reached $5.91 billion, with 269.70 million shares outstanding and 181.88 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 1.61M shares, ABCL reached a trading volume of 2290451 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about AbCellera Biologics Inc. [ABCL]?

SVB Leerink have made an estimate for AbCellera Biologics Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on January 05, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Stifel raised their target price to Buy. The new note on the price target was released on January 05, 2021, representing the official price target for AbCellera Biologics Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $52, while Credit Suisse analysts kept a Outperform rating on ABCL stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for AbCellera Biologics Inc. is set at 1.49, with the Price to Sales ratio for ABCL stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 13.70. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 5.99, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 2.47.

How has ABCL stock performed recently?

AbCellera Biologics Inc. [ABCL] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -3.58. With this latest performance, ABCL shares dropped by -20.69% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -47.52% over the last 6 months.

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 ABCL stock in for the last two-week period is set at 35.16, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 34.13, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 37.42 for AbCellera Biologics Inc. [ABCL]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 27.29, while it was recorded at 21.04 for the last single week of trading.

AbCellera Biologics Inc. [ABCL]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and AbCellera Biologics Inc. [ABCL] shares currently have an operating margin of +78.56. AbCellera Biologics Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +51.00.

Return on Total Capital for ABCL is now 42.92, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 27.96. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 28.29, with Return on Assets sitting at 23.11. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, AbCellera Biologics Inc. [ABCL] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 0.82. Additionally, ABCL Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 0.81, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 0.67. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 0.71, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 0.71.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, AbCellera Biologics Inc. [ABCL] managed to generate an average of $577,272 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 2.15 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.45.AbCellera Biologics Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 10.30 and a Current Ratio set at 10.30.

Insider trade positions for AbCellera Biologics Inc. [ABCL]

There are presently around $1,502 million, or 37.20% of ABCL stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of ABCL stocks are: VIKING GLOBAL INVESTORS LP with ownership of 19,083,744, which is approximately -1.037% of the company’s market cap and around 21.00% of the total institutional ownership; BAKER BROS. ADVISORS LP, holding 10,450,180 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $222.38 million in ABCL stocks shares; and ORBIMED ADVISORS LLC, currently with $174.51 million in ABCL stock with ownership of nearly -2.381% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in AbCellera Biologics Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 57 institutional holders increased their position in AbCellera Biologics Inc. [NASDAQ:ABCL] by around 8,713,450 shares. Additionally, 33 investors decreased positions by around 6,253,321 shares, while 9 investors held positions by with 55,617,770 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 70,584,541 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. ABCL stock had 37 new institutional investments in for a total of 4,977,489 shares, while 19 institutional investors sold positions of 2,914,751 shares during the same period.

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