Moderna Inc. [MRNA] is -52.14% lower this YTD. Is it still time to buy?


Moderna Inc. [NASDAQ: MRNA] stock went on an upward path that rose over 3.78% on Tuesday, amounting to a one-week price decrease of less than -16.36%. The company report on June 8, 2022 that Moderna Announces Omicron-Containing Bivalent Booster Candidate mRNA-1273.214 Demonstrates Superior Antibody Response Against Omicron.

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Data Show Significantly Higher Geometric Mean Titer Ratios, Meeting Prespecified Endpoints for Superiority Against Omicron Variant.

mRNA-1273.214 Exhibited an 8-Fold Boost in Neutralizing Geometric Mean Titers Against Omicron Among Baseline Seronegative Participants.

Over the last 12 months, MRNA stock dropped by -39.70%. The one-year Moderna Inc. stock forecast points to a potential upside of 44.58. The average equity rating for MRNA stock is currently 2.50, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

The market cap for the stock reached $50.98 billion, with 402.00 million shares outstanding and 360.27 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 6.80M shares, MRNA stock reached a trading volume of 5468728 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Guru’s Opinion on Moderna Inc. [MRNA]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for MRNA shares is $219.33 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on MRNA stock is a recommendation set at 2.50. 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.

Redburn have made an estimate for Moderna Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on February 01, 2022. The new note on the price target was released on January 26, 2022, representing the official price target for Moderna Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $135 to $180, while BofA Securities kept a Neutral rating on MRNA stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Moderna Inc. is set at 9.80, with the Price to Sales ratio for MRNA stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.26. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.86, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 24.12. Price to Free Cash Flow for MRNA in the course of the last twelve months was 3.91 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.60.

MRNA Stock Performance Analysis:

Moderna Inc. [MRNA] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -16.36. With this latest performance, MRNA shares dropped by -11.86% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -55.31% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -39.70% 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 MRNA stock in for the last two-week period is set at 39.25, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 35.95, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 41.17 for Moderna Inc. [MRNA]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 143.62, while it was recorded at 129.68 for the last single week of trading, and 230.58 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Moderna Inc. Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Moderna Inc. [MRNA] shares currently have an operating margin of +71.89 and a Gross Margin at +84.53. Moderna Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +66.27.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 146.08, with Return on Assets sitting at 75.78.

Moderna Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.60 and a Current Ratio set at 1.80.

Moderna Inc. [MRNA] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $29,146 million, or 64.20% of MRNA stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of MRNA stocks are: BAILLIE GIFFORD & CO with ownership of 45,629,226, which is approximately -0.312% of the company’s market cap and around 5.30% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 28,671,935 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $3.36 billion in MRNA stocks shares; and VANGUARD GROUP INC, currently with $3.17 billion in MRNA stock with ownership of nearly -1.416% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Moderna Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 541 institutional holders increased their position in Moderna Inc. [NASDAQ:MRNA] by around 19,429,008 shares. Additionally, 546 investors decreased positions by around 16,383,333 shares, while 141 investors held positions by with 213,022,173 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 248,834,514 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. MRNA stock had 132 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,007,205 shares, while 218 institutional investors sold positions of 1,733,470 shares during the same period.