ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc. [ZIOP] is -55.56% lower this YTD. Is it still time to buy?

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ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc. [NASDAQ: ZIOP] gained 2.75% or 0.03 points to close at $1.12 with a heavy trading volume of 2623932 shares. The company report on December 6, 2021 that ECMOHO Limited Announces the Appointment of independent director of the Board.

ECMOHO Limited (Nasdaq: MOHO) (“ECMOHO” or the “Company”), an integrated solutions provider in the health and wellness market in China, today announced a change in its board of directors (the “Board”).


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Mr. Greg Ye tendered to the Board his resignation as an independent director of the Board, the chair and a member of the audit committee of the Board and a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board for personal reasons, effective from December 1, 2021. Mr. Greg Ye’s resignation did not result from any disagreement with the Company on any matter relating to the Company’s operations, policies or practice.

It opened the trading session at $1.10, the shares rose to $1.21 and dropped to $1.0704, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for ZIOP points out that the company has recorded -58.97% loss over the past six months. However, it is still -3.7% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 2.18M shares, ZIOP reached to a volume of 2623932 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 ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc. [ZIOP]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for ZIOP shares is $3.92 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on ZIOP stock is a recommendation set at 2.60. 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.

Raymond James have made an estimate for ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Mkt Perform, with their previous recommendation back on August 10, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Jefferies dropped their target price from $7 to $5. The new note on the price target was released on March 12, 2021, representing the official price target for ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc. stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc. is set at 0.11, with the Price to Sales ratio for ZIOP stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 610.01. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 3.50, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.42.

Trading performance analysis for ZIOP stock

ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc. [ZIOP] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -11.81. With this latest performance, ZIOP shares dropped by -19.42% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -58.97% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -57.74% 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 ZIOP stock in for the last two-week period is set at 39.40, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 37.92, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 40.20 for ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc. [ZIOP]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 1.3946, while it was recorded at 1.1480 for the last single week of trading, and 2.2802 for the last 200 days.

ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc. [ZIOP]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Return on Total Capital for ZIOP is now -71.07, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -71.23. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -73.04, with Return on Assets sitting at -62.61. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc. [ZIOP] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 3.88. Additionally, ZIOP Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 3.74, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 3.29. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 3.22, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 3.10.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc. [ZIOP] managed to generate an average of -$754,491 per employee.ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 3.40 and a Current Ratio set at 3.40.

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An analysis of insider ownership at ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc. [ZIOP]

There are presently around $116 million, or 56.20% of ZIOP stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of ZIOP stocks are: BLACKROCK INC. with ownership of 16,935,724, which is approximately 3.316% of the company’s market cap and around 1.50% of the total institutional ownership; MSD PARTNERS, L.P., holding 15,151,516 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $16.52 million in ZIOP stocks shares; and DISCOVERY CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LLC / CT, currently with $13.68 million in ZIOP stock with ownership of nearly 0.475% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of November and at the time of the November reporting period, where 91 institutional holders increased their position in ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc. [NASDAQ:ZIOP] by around 12,031,918 shares. Additionally, 51 investors decreased positions by around 18,178,010 shares, while 41 investors held positions by with 76,335,842 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 106,545,770 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. ZIOP stock had 26 new institutional investments in for a total of 6,174,312 shares, while 19 institutional investors sold positions of 10,748,600 shares during the same period.