Natera Inc. [NTRA] Is Currently 7.93 below its 200 Period Moving Avg: What Does This Mean?


Natera Inc. [NASDAQ: NTRA] traded at a high on 07/14/22, posting a 7.93 gain after which it closed the day’ session at $43.57. The company report on July 14, 2022 that Natera Selected for UnitedHealthcare’s Preferred Laboratory Network.

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Natera, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTRA), a global leader in cell-free DNA (cfDNA) testing, today announced it has been selected to participate in UnitedHealthcare’s Preferred Laboratory Network (PLN). Natera’s addition to the network was effective July 1, 2022.

UnitedHealthcare’s PLN consists of laboratory care providers that have met the insurer’s highest standards for access, cost, data, quality and service, based on a rigorous application and review process. UnitedHealthcare works with these labs to continue its efforts to improve the care providers and members’ experience.

The results of the trading session contributed to over 2717092 shares changing hands. Over the past one week, the price volatility of Natera Inc. stands at 9.54% while the volatility over the past one month is 7.67%.

The market cap for NTRA stock reached $4.18 billion, with 95.58 million shares outstanding and 92.51 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 1.44M shares, NTRA reached a trading volume of 2717092 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about Natera Inc. [NTRA]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for NTRA shares is $85.20 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on NTRA stock is a recommendation set at 1.70. 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.

Stephens have made an estimate for Natera Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Overweight, with their previous recommendation back on April 25, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Goldman raised their target price to Buy. The new note on the price target was released on March 08, 2022, representing the official price target for Natera Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $110, while Piper Sandler analysts kept a Overweight rating on NTRA stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Natera Inc. is set at 2.96, with the Price to Sales ratio for NTRA stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 6.27. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 7.68, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 7.84.

How has NTRA stock performed recently?

Natera Inc. [NTRA] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 8.03. With this latest performance, NTRA shares gained by 37.49% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -43.08% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -61.60% 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 NTRA stock in for the last two-week period is set at 62.03, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 67.04, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 58.29 for Natera Inc. [NTRA]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 36.43, while it was recorded at 40.09 for the last single week of trading, and 66.72 for the last 200 days.

Natera Inc. [NTRA]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Natera Inc. [NTRA] shares currently have an operating margin of -69.16 and a Gross Margin at +49.09. Natera Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -75.42.

Return on Equity for this stock declined to -82.79, with Return on Assets sitting at -42.69.

Natera Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 4.10 and a Current Ratio set at 4.20.

Insider trade positions for Natera Inc. [NTRA]

There are presently around $3,742 million, or 99.10% of NTRA stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of NTRA stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 7,784,182, which is approximately -0.023% of the company’s market cap and around 1.70% of the total institutional ownership; FRED ALGER MANAGEMENT, LLC, holding 6,445,905 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $260.22 million in NTRA stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $236.64 million in NTRA stock with ownership of nearly -16.389% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Natera Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 180 institutional holders increased their position in Natera Inc. [NASDAQ:NTRA] by around 23,541,188 shares. Additionally, 184 investors decreased positions by around 23,253,006 shares, while 26 investors held positions by with 45,895,291 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 92,689,485 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. NTRA stock had 62 new institutional investments in for a total of 6,315,722 shares, while 98 institutional investors sold positions of 6,532,781 shares during the same period.