Market Analysts see Eli Lilly and Company [LLY] gaining to $300. Time to buy?


Eli Lilly and Company [NYSE: LLY] stock went on a downward path that fall over -2.44% on Wednesday, amounting to a one-week price decrease of less than -1.81%. The company report on January 10, 2022 that ALX Oncology Provides Corporate Update and Highlights Key Milestones in 2022.

ALX Oncology Holdings Inc., (“ALX Oncology”) (Nasdaq: ALXO) a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company developing therapies that block the CD47 checkpoint pathway, today provided a corporate update and highlighted key milestones anticipated in 2022.

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“2021 was a year of substantial corporate and clinical accomplishments for ALX Oncology. We initiated numerous clinical trials, including two Phase 2 trials in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (“HNSCC”) and presented encouraging Phase 1b data from the ASPEN-01 trial in gastric/gastroesophageal junction (“GEJ”) cancer and HNSCC, along with early Phase 1b data from the ASPEN-02 trial in myelodysplastic syndromes (“MDS”),” said Jaume Pons, Ph.D., Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of ALX Oncology.

Over the last 12 months, LLY stock rose by 37.96%. The one-year Eli Lilly and Company stock forecast points to a potential upside of 10.51.

The market cap for the stock reached $244.65 billion, with 906.70 million shares outstanding and 904.82 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 2.94M shares, LLY stock reached a trading volume of 6544867 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Guru’s Opinion on Eli Lilly and Company [LLY]:

Bernstein have made an estimate for Eli Lilly and Company shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Mkt Perform, with their previous recommendation back on January 03, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Goldman raised their target price to Neutral. The new note on the price target was released on December 17, 2021, representing the official price target for Eli Lilly and Company stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $285 to $300, while BofA Securities kept a Buy rating on LLY stock. On December 16, 2021, analysts increased their price target for LLY shares from 311 to 320.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Eli Lilly and Company is set at 7.07, with the Price to Sales ratio for LLY stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 8.81. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 29.90, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 4.00. Price to Free Cash Flow for LLY in the course of the last twelve months was 99.34 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.00.

LLY Stock Performance Analysis:

Eli Lilly and Company [LLY] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -1.81. With this latest performance, LLY shares gained by 2.97% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 10.56% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 37.96% 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 LLY stock in for the last two-week period is set at 41.99, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 35.06, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 45.83 for Eli Lilly and Company [LLY]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 261.03, while it was recorded at 259.44 for the last single week of trading, and 234.79 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Eli Lilly and Company Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Eli Lilly and Company [LLY] shares currently have an operating margin of +27.91 and a Gross Margin at +77.66. Eli Lilly and Company’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +25.24.

Return on Total Capital for LLY is now 33.38, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 31.65. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 150.18, with Return on Assets sitting at 14.42. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Eli Lilly and Company [LLY] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 294.16. Additionally, LLY Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 74.63, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 35.59. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 294.01, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 74.59.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Eli Lilly and Company [LLY] managed to generate an average of $176,963 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 3.94 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.57.Eli Lilly and Company’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.00 and a Current Ratio set at 1.30.


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 LLY. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Eli Lilly and Company go to 7.08%.

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Eli Lilly and Company [LLY] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $201,981 million, or 84.20% of LLY stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of LLY stocks are: LILLY ENDOWMENT INC with ownership of 108,248,610, which is approximately -1.052% of the company’s market cap and around 11.30% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 69,043,160 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $17.67 billion in LLY stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $15.34 billion in LLY stock with ownership of nearly -1.595% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Eli Lilly and Company stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of February and at the time of the February reporting period, where 857 institutional holders increased their position in Eli Lilly and Company [NYSE:LLY] by around 26,450,860 shares. Additionally, 872 investors decreased positions by around 25,955,479 shares, while 390 investors held positions by with 736,829,363 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 789,235,702 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. LLY stock had 131 new institutional investments in for a total of 3,623,463 shares, while 78 institutional investors sold positions of 1,195,663 shares during the same period.