Sema4 Holdings Corp. [SMFR] stock Downgrade by Jefferies analyst, price target now $2

Sema4 Holdings Corp. [NASDAQ: SMFR] stock went on a downward path that fall over -21.07% on Tuesday, amounting to a one-week price decrease of less than -32.41%. The company report on December 5, 2022 that New Research from Sema4|GeneDx Highlights the Importance of Rapid Exome Sequencing for Diagnosing Mitochondrial Diseases in the NICU.

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Over the last 12 months, SMFR stock dropped by -94.49%. The one-year Sema4 Holdings Corp. stock forecast points to a potential upside of 86.67. The average equity rating for SMFR stock is currently 2.00, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

The market cap for the stock reached $111.70 million, with 380.76 million shares outstanding and 187.52 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 1.25M shares, SMFR stock reached a trading volume of 4147640 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Guru’s Opinion on Sema4 Holdings Corp. [SMFR]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for SMFR shares is $2.25 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on SMFR stock is a recommendation set at 2.00. 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.

Jefferies have made an estimate for Sema4 Holdings Corp. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Hold, with their previous recommendation back on August 16, 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 June 02, 2022, representing the official price target for Sema4 Holdings Corp. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $12, while Goldman analysts kept a Buy rating on SMFR stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Sema4 Holdings Corp. is set at 0.09, with the Price to Sales ratio for SMFR stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.48. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.21, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.52.

SMFR Stock Performance Analysis:

Sema4 Holdings Corp. [SMFR] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -32.41. With this latest performance, SMFR shares dropped by -68.27% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -85.59% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -94.49% 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 SMFR stock in for the last two-week period is set at 20.14, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 14.07, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 25.42 for Sema4 Holdings Corp. [SMFR]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 0.8230, while it was recorded at 0.3834 for the last single week of trading, and 1.6969 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Sema4 Holdings Corp. Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Sema4 Holdings Corp. [SMFR] shares currently have an operating margin of -207.66 and a Gross Margin at -11.46. Sema4 Holdings Corp.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -115.64.

Return on Equity for this stock declined to -60.10, with Return on Assets sitting at -49.17.

Sema4 Holdings Corp.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.60 and a Current Ratio set at 1.90.

Sema4 Holdings Corp. [SMFR] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $50 million, or 41.10% of SMFR stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of SMFR stocks are: BLACKSTONE INC. with ownership of 27,656,993, which is approximately 0% of the company’s market cap and around 0.20% of the total institutional ownership; DEERFIELD MANAGEMENT COMPANY, L.P. (SERIES C), holding 16,973,488 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $5.14 million in SMFR stocks shares; and CASDIN CAPITAL, LLC, currently with $4.98 million in SMFR stock with ownership of nearly 0% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Sema4 Holdings Corp. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of November and at the time of the November reporting period, where 40 institutional holders increased their position in Sema4 Holdings Corp. [NASDAQ:SMFR] by around 5,933,447 shares. Additionally, 53 investors decreased positions by around 10,204,636 shares, while 26 investors held positions by with 149,625,097 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 165,763,180 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. SMFR stock had 8 new institutional investments in for a total of 233,236 shares, while 21 institutional investors sold positions of 870,032 shares during the same period.

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