Wall Street Analyst Upgrade Moderna Inc. [MRNA]. What else is Wall St. saying

Moderna Inc. [NASDAQ: MRNA] stock went on an upward path that rose over 3.15% on Wednesday, amounting to a one-week price increase of more than 1.76%. The company report on December 7, 2022 that Brad Miller Joins Moderna as Chief Information Officer.

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Current Chief Digital Officer, Marcello Damiani, to retire in March.

Moderna, Inc. (NASDAQ:MRNA), a biotechnology company pioneering messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics and vaccines, today announced the appointment of Brad Miller as Chief Information Officer effective January 3. Mr. Miller will serve on Moderna’s Executive Committee and report to Chief Executive Officer, Stéphane Bancel. Marcello Damiani, who is currently serving in this role as Chief Digital Officer, will be retiring from the company after seven and a half years.

Over the last 12 months, MRNA stock dropped by -36.60%. The one-year Moderna Inc. stock forecast points to a potential upside of 14.55. The average equity rating for MRNA stock is currently 2.40, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

The market cap for the stock reached $68.44 billion, with 390.00 million shares outstanding and 346.93 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 4.72M shares, MRNA stock reached a trading volume of 3534410 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 $209.47 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 2.40. 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.

SVB Leerink have made an estimate for Moderna Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Mkt Perform, with their previous recommendation back on October 21, 2022. The new note on the price target was released on September 08, 2022, representing the official price target for Moderna Inc. stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Moderna Inc. is set at 8.59, with the Price to Sales ratio for MRNA stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 3.20. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 3.88, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 21.83. Price to Free Cash Flow for MRNA in the course of the last twelve months was 11.04 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.80.

MRNA Stock Performance Analysis:

Moderna Inc. [MRNA] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 1.76. With this latest performance, MRNA shares gained by 9.12% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 20.51% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -36.60% 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 MRNA stock in for the last two-week period is set at 60.16, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 57.82, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 60.47 for Moderna Inc. [MRNA]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 152.03, while it was recorded at 178.46 for the last single week of trading, and 150.33 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 1.80 and a Current Ratio set at 2.10.

Moderna Inc. [MRNA] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $44,138 million, or 65.90% of MRNA stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of MRNA stocks are: BAILLIE GIFFORD & CO with ownership of 45,280,023, which is approximately -0.614% of the company’s market cap and around 2.40% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 27,442,158 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $4.91 billion in MRNA stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $4.55 billion in MRNA stock with ownership of nearly -3.11% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Moderna Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of November and at the time of the November reporting period, where 392 institutional holders increased their position in Moderna Inc. [NASDAQ:MRNA] by around 14,214,606 shares. Additionally, 486 investors decreased positions by around 12,049,762 shares, while 177 investors held positions by with 220,316,022 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 246,580,390 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. MRNA stock had 83 new institutional investments in for a total of 3,063,034 shares, while 133 institutional investors sold positions of 948,507 shares during the same period.


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