Spero Therapeutics Inc. [SPRO] is -88.44% lower this YTD. Is it still time to buy?


Spero Therapeutics Inc. [NASDAQ: SPRO] plunged by -$3.24 during the normal trading session on Tuesday and reaching a high of $2.37 during the day while it closed the day at $1.85. The company report on May 3, 2022 that Spero Therapeutics Announces New Strategic Direction Focusing on Advancing Promising Clinical-Stage Pipeline.

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Announces Immediate Cessation of Tebipenem HBr Commercialization Initiatives; Company to Shift Focus to Advancement of SPR720 and SPR206.

Spero to Explore Strategic Partnerships and Other Opportunities for Tebipenem HBr Conference Call and Live Webcast at 8:30 a.m. ET Today .

Spero Therapeutics Inc. stock has also loss -64.76% of its value over the past 7 days. However, SPRO stock has declined by -83.45% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has lost -89.45% and lost -88.44% year-on date.

The market cap for SPRO stock reached $62.47 million, with 32.33 million shares outstanding and 27.19 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 208.39K shares, SPRO reached a trading volume of 17546659 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 Spero Therapeutics Inc. [SPRO]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for SPRO shares is $34.60 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on SPRO stock is a recommendation set at 2.20. 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.

Oppenheimer have made an estimate for Spero Therapeutics Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Perform, with their previous recommendation back on October 01, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, H.C. Wainwright raised their target price from $33 to $40. The new note on the price target was released on January 22, 2021, representing the official price target for Spero Therapeutics Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $47, while Berenberg analysts kept a Buy rating on SPRO stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Spero Therapeutics Inc. is set at 0.74, with the Price to Sales ratio for SPRO stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 3.41. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.68, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 4.34.

SPRO stock trade performance evaluation

Spero Therapeutics Inc. [SPRO] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -64.76. With this latest performance, SPRO shares dropped by -73.98% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -89.45% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -86.56% 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 SPRO stock in for the last two-week period is set at 15.40, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 10.70, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 19.55 for Spero Therapeutics Inc. [SPRO]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 7.45, while it was recorded at 4.36 for the last single week of trading, and 13.14 for the last 200 days.

Spero Therapeutics Inc. [SPRO]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Spero Therapeutics Inc. [SPRO] shares currently have an operating margin of -3360.16 and a Gross Margin at +63.62. Spero Therapeutics Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -2923.65.

Return on Equity for this stock declined to -81.47, with Return on Assets sitting at -55.32.

Spero Therapeutics Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 8.50 and a Current Ratio set at 8.50.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Spero Therapeutics Inc. [SPRO] 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 SPRO. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Spero Therapeutics Inc. go to 36.90%.

Spero Therapeutics Inc. [SPRO]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $91 million, or 58.20% of SPRO stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of SPRO stocks are: AQUILO CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LLC with ownership of 4,964,181, which is approximately 8.776% of the company’s market cap and around 1.60% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 1,798,777 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $9.16 million in SPRO stocks shares; and BVF INC/IL, currently with $8.07 million in SPRO stock with ownership of nearly -12.366% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Spero Therapeutics Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 30 institutional holders increased their position in Spero Therapeutics Inc. [NASDAQ:SPRO] by around 1,050,832 shares. Additionally, 31 investors decreased positions by around 630,099 shares, while 27 investors held positions by with 16,226,198 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 17,907,129 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. SPRO stock had 5 new institutional investments in for a total of 314,289 shares, while 10 institutional investors sold positions of 109,591 shares during the same period.