Wall Street Analyst Downgrade Ardelyx Inc. [ARDX]. What else is Wall St. saying

Ardelyx Inc. [NASDAQ: ARDX] surged by $0.03 during the normal trading session on Friday and reaching a high of $1.92 during the day while it closed the day at $1.74. The company report on August 1, 2021 that SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Investigates Claims On Behalf of Investors of Ardelyx, Inc. – ARDX.

New York, New York–(Newsfile Corp. – August 1, 2021) – Pomerantz LLP is investigating claims on behalf of investors of Ardelyx, Inc. (“Ardelyx” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: ARDX). Such investors are advised to contact Robert S. Willoughby at newaction@pomlaw.com or 888-476-6529, ext. 7980.

The investigation concerns whether Ardelyx and certain of its officers and/or directors have engaged in securities fraud or other unlawful business practices.

Ardelyx Inc. stock has also gained 3.57% of its value over the past 7 days. However, ARDX stock has declined by -76.20% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has lost -74.37% and lost -73.11% year-on date.

The market cap for ARDX stock reached $168.80 million, with 97.18 million shares outstanding and 67.05 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 6.99M shares, ARDX reached a trading volume of 83107282 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 Ardelyx Inc. [ARDX]:

Jefferies have made an estimate for Ardelyx Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Hold, with their previous recommendation back on July 21, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on July 20, 2021, representing the official price target for Ardelyx Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $14 to $4, while Piper Sandler kept a Neutral rating on ARDX stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Ardelyx Inc. is set at 0.47, with the Price to Sales ratio for ARDX stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 13.09. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.29, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.84.

ARDX stock trade performance evaluation

Ardelyx Inc. [ARDX] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 3.57. With this latest performance, ARDX shares dropped by -77.04% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -74.37% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -69.84% 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 ARDX stock in for the last two-week period is set at 16.06, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 13.32, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 19.60 for Ardelyx Inc. [ARDX]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 6.4065, while it was recorded at 1.6620 for the last single week of trading, and 6.6189 for the last 200 days.

Ardelyx Inc. [ARDX]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Ardelyx Inc. [ARDX] shares currently have an operating margin of -1199.05 and a Gross Margin at +45.63. Ardelyx Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -1245.71.

Return on Total Capital for ARDX is now -43.15, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -45.93. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -60.31, with Return on Assets sitting at -40.89. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Ardelyx Inc. [ARDX] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 42.28. Additionally, ARDX Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 29.72, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 26.45. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 37.30, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 26.21.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Ardelyx Inc. [ARDX] managed to generate an average of -$731,109 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 20.19 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.03.Ardelyx Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 4.90 and a Current Ratio set at 4.90.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Ardelyx Inc. [ARDX] stock

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 ARDX. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Ardelyx Inc. go to 30.00%.

Ardelyx Inc. [ARDX]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $146 million, or 87.80% of ARDX stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of ARDX stocks are: NEA MANAGEMENT COMPANY, LLC with ownership of 13,633,582, which is approximately 0% of the company’s market cap and around 1.00% of the total institutional ownership; RA CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, L.P., holding 6,077,294 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $10.57 million in ARDX stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $10.41 million in ARDX stock with ownership of nearly 1.018% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Ardelyx Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 61 institutional holders increased their position in Ardelyx Inc. [NASDAQ:ARDX] by around 7,369,716 shares. Additionally, 53 investors decreased positions by around 4,145,482 shares, while 26 investors held positions by with 72,194,567 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 83,709,765 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. ARDX stock had 15 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,138,050 shares, while 14 institutional investors sold positions of 305,163 shares during the same period.

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