Babylon Holdings Limited [BBLN] fell -90.87% so far this year. What now?

Babylon Holdings Limited [NYSE: BBLN] gained 43.73% or 0.16 points to close at $0.53 with a heavy trading volume of 7744252 shares. The company report on October 17, 2022 that Babylon Announces Private Placement Financing.


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Babylon (NYSE: BBLN) (“Babylon” or the “Company”) today announced that it has agreed to sell an aggregate of 145,885,760 (prior to rounding of fractional shares) of its Class A ordinary shares to certain institutional and other accredited investors (the “Initial Subscribers”) in a private investment in public equity (the “PIPE”) at a price of $0.42122 per share (the “Initial Subscriptions”). The price per share for the Initial Subscriptions (the “Initial Subscription Price”) is equal to the average closing price of Babylon’s Class A ordinary shares on the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”) for the five trading days immediately prior to the execution of the subscription agreements for the Initial Subscriptions.

The Initial Subscribers include the two largest existing Babylon institutional investors: entities affiliated with Kinnevik AB (publ) and VNV Global AB (publ). Babylon anticipates that the gross proceeds from the Initial Subscriptions will be $61,450,000, before deducting offering expenses payable by the Company.

It opened the trading session at $0.4101, the shares rose to $0.6107 and dropped to $0.4001, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for BBLN points out that the company has recorded -85.10% loss over the past six months. However, it is still -43.24% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 591.57K shares, BBLN reached to a volume of 7744252 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 Babylon Holdings Limited [BBLN]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for BBLN shares is $2.74 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on BBLN stock is a recommendation set at 2.30. 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.

BofA Securities have made an estimate for Babylon Holdings Limited shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on June 23, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Berenberg raised their target price to Hold. The new note on the price target was released on April 28, 2022, representing the official price target for Babylon Holdings Limited stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $9, while Deutsche Bank analysts kept a Buy rating on BBLN stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Babylon Holdings Limited is set at 0.07, with the Price to Sales ratio for BBLN stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.35.

Trading performance analysis for BBLN stock

Babylon Holdings Limited [BBLN] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 11.36. With this latest performance, BBLN shares dropped by -15.97% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -85.10% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -94.54% 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 BBLN stock in for the last two-week period is set at 49.27, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 56.30, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 44.63 for Babylon Holdings Limited [BBLN]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 0.6374, while it was recorded at 0.4321 for the last single week of trading, and 2.4635 for the last 200 days.

Babylon Holdings Limited [BBLN]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Babylon Holdings Limited [BBLN] shares currently have an operating margin of -78.59 and a Gross Margin at -7.99. Babylon Holdings Limited’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -114.11.

Return on Equity for this stock declined to -445.86, with Return on Assets sitting at -132.74.

Babylon Holdings Limited’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.70 and a Current Ratio set at 1.70.

Babylon Holdings Limited [BBLN]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

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 BBLN. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Babylon Holdings Limited go to 25.80%.

An analysis of insider ownership at Babylon Holdings Limited [BBLN]

There are presently around $62 million, or 35.30% of BBLN stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of BBLN stocks are: KINNEVIK AB (PUBL) with ownership of 54,942,568, which is approximately 0% of the company’s market cap and around 44.15% of the total institutional ownership; PUBLIC INVESTMENT FUND, holding 35,410,789 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $18.84 million in BBLN stocks shares; and AMF TJANSTEPENSION AB, currently with $3.19 million in BBLN stock with ownership of nearly 0% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Babylon Holdings Limited stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of November and at the time of the November reporting period, where 51 institutional holders increased their position in Babylon Holdings Limited [NYSE:BBLN] by around 16,176,520 shares. Additionally, 9 investors decreased positions by around 578,928 shares, while 7 investors held positions by with 99,521,061 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 116,276,509 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. BBLN stock had 42 new institutional investments in for a total of 15,367,239 shares, while 7 institutional investors sold positions of 543,252 shares during the same period.

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