Ladenburg Thalmann slashes price target on Fortress Biotech Inc. [FBIO] – find out why.

Fortress Biotech Inc. [NASDAQ: FBIO] surged by $0.09 during the normal trading session on Monday and reaching a high of $0.90 during the day while it closed the day at $0.75. The company report on February 21, 2023 that Checkpoint Therapeutics Announces $7.5 Million Registered Direct Offering Priced At-The-Market Under Nasdaq Rules.

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In addition, in a concurrent private placement, Checkpoint will issue and sell Series A warrants to purchase up to 1,428,572 shares of common stock and Series B warrants to purchase up to 1,428,572 shares of common stock. The Series A warrants will be exercisable immediately upon issuance and will expire five years following the issuance date and have an exercise price of $5.00 per share and the Series B warrants will be exercisable immediately upon issuance and will expire eighteen months following the issuance date and have an exercise price of $5.00 per share.

Fortress Biotech Inc. stock has also gained 6.16% of its value over the past 7 days. However, FBIO stock has inclined by 2.03% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has lost -29.91% and gained 14.50% year-on date.

The market cap for FBIO stock reached $96.34 million, with 89.42 million shares outstanding and 79.77 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 542.50K shares, FBIO reached a trading volume of 6869464 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 Fortress Biotech Inc. [FBIO]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for FBIO shares is $8.50 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on FBIO stock is a recommendation set at 1.90. 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.

Ladenburg Thalmann have made an estimate for Fortress Biotech Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on August 04, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, The Benchmark Company raised their target price to Buy. The new note on the price target was released on October 02, 2020, representing the official price target for Fortress Biotech Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $9, while B. Riley FBR analysts kept a Buy rating on FBIO stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Fortress Biotech Inc. is set at 0.09, with the Price to Sales ratio for FBIO stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.24. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.09, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.62.

FBIO stock trade performance evaluation

Fortress Biotech Inc. [FBIO] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 6.16. With this latest performance, FBIO shares dropped by -15.73% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -29.91% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -55.88% 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 FBIO stock in for the last two-week period is set at 48.49, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 51.12, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 48.38 for Fortress Biotech Inc. [FBIO]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 0.7605, while it was recorded at 0.6850 for the last single week of trading, and 0.8624 for the last 200 days.

Fortress Biotech Inc. [FBIO]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Fortress Biotech Inc. [FBIO] shares currently have an operating margin of -260.21 and a Gross Margin at +49.54. Fortress Biotech Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -94.06.

Return on Equity for this stock declined to -61.91, with Return on Assets sitting at -17.84.

Fortress Biotech Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 2.30 and a Current Ratio set at 2.40.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Fortress Biotech Inc. [FBIO] 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 FBIO. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Fortress Biotech Inc. go to 25.50%.

Fortress Biotech Inc. [FBIO]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $22 million, or 30.10% of FBIO stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of FBIO stocks are: NANTAHALA CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LLC with ownership of 7,968,056, which is approximately -3.57% of the company’s market cap and around 22.80% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 5,104,407 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $3.83 million in FBIO stocks shares; and JEFFERIES FINANCIAL GROUP INC., currently with $3.23 million in FBIO stock with ownership of nearly New of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Fortress Biotech Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of Monday and at the time of the Monday reporting period, where 16 institutional holders increased their position in Fortress Biotech Inc. [NASDAQ:FBIO] by around 5,350,567 shares. Additionally, 31 investors decreased positions by around 6,271,656 shares, while 24 investors held positions by with 17,534,892 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 29,157,115 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. FBIO stock had 7 new institutional investments in for a total of 5,199,939 shares, while 16 institutional investors sold positions of 4,601,281 shares during the same period.


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