Wall Street Analyst Upgrade Ardelyx Inc. [ARDX]. What else is Wall St. saying

Ardelyx Inc. [NASDAQ: ARDX] closed the trading session at $3.07 on 02/23/23. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $2.98, while the highest price level was $3.09. The company report on February 23, 2023 that Ardelyx to Report Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2022 Financial Results and Provide Business Update on March 2, 2023.

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The stocks have a year to date performance of 7.72 percent and weekly performance of 1.66 percent. The stock has been moved at 207.00 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed -5.54 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed 48.31 percent over the most recent 3-months.

If compared to the average trading volume of 6.81M shares, ARDX reached to a volume of 5037134 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about Ardelyx Inc. [ARDX]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for ARDX shares is $5.52 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on ARDX 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.

Piper Sandler have made an estimate for Ardelyx Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Overweight, with their previous recommendation back on November 17, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Cantor Fitzgerald dropped their target price from $7 to $1. The new note on the price target was released on May 06, 2022, representing the official price target for Ardelyx Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $6, while Ladenburg Thalmann analysts kept a Buy rating on ARDX stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Ardelyx Inc. is set at 0.19, with the Price to Sales ratio for ARDX stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 63.32. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 7.67, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.49.

ARDX stock trade performance evaluation

Ardelyx Inc. [ARDX] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 1.66. With this latest performance, ARDX shares dropped by -5.54% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 207.00% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 343.00% 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 ARDX stock in for the last two-week period is set at 53.34, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 51.54, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 55.26 for Ardelyx Inc. [ARDX]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 2.79, while it was recorded at 3.00 for the last single week of trading, and 1.49 for the last 200 days.

Ardelyx Inc. [ARDX]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Ardelyx Inc. [ARDX] shares currently have an operating margin of -1528.63 and a Gross Margin at +45.27. Ardelyx Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -1566.46.

Return on Equity for this stock declined to -151.55, with Return on Assets sitting at -90.00.

Ardelyx Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 2.30 and a Current Ratio set at 2.30.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Ardelyx Inc. [ARDX] stock

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 ARDX. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Ardelyx Inc. go to 30.00%.

Ardelyx Inc. [ARDX]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $247 million, or 36.50% of ARDX stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of ARDX stocks are: JANUS HENDERSON GROUP PLC with ownership of 19,774,333, which is approximately 139.591% of the company’s market cap and around 1.80% of the total institutional ownership; MILLENNIUM MANAGEMENT LLC, holding 10,383,329 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $31.88 million in ARDX stocks shares; and VANGUARD GROUP INC, currently with $25.52 million in ARDX stock with ownership of nearly 44.696% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Ardelyx Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of Wednesday and at the time of the Wednesday reporting period, where 73 institutional holders increased their position in Ardelyx Inc. [NASDAQ:ARDX] by around 43,458,711 shares. Additionally, 39 investors decreased positions by around 29,952,668 shares, while 12 investors held positions by with 6,965,443 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 80,376,822 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. ARDX stock had 41 new institutional investments in for a total of 9,075,969 shares, while 19 institutional investors sold positions of 23,074,986 shares during the same period.


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