why Elanco Animal Health Inc [ELAN] is a Good Choice for Investors After New Price Target of $17.70

Elanco Animal Health Inc [NYSE: ELAN] traded at a low on Wednesday, posting a -0.96 loss after which it closed the day’ session at $15.43. The company report on April 1, 2024 at 6:30 AM that Elanco Appoints Two Animal Health Industry Executives, Kathy Turner and Craig Wallace, to its Board of Directors.

New Directors Join the Board’s Renamed Finance, Strategy and Oversight Committee.

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The results of the trading session contributed to over 3385439 shares changing hands. Over the past one week, the price volatility of Elanco Animal Health Inc stands at 2.14% while the volatility over the past one month is 2.44%.

The market cap for ELAN stock reached $7.61 billion, with 492.85 million shares outstanding and 488.14 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 4.39M shares, ELAN reached a trading volume of 3385439 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about Elanco Animal Health Inc [ELAN]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for ELAN shares is $17.70 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on ELAN 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.

Stifel have made an estimate for Elanco Animal Health Inc shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on January 05, 2024. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Jefferies raised their target price to Buy. The new note on the price target was released on December 19, 2023, representing the official price target for Elanco Animal Health Inc stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $16, while Morgan Stanley analysts kept a Overweight rating on ELAN stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Elanco Animal Health Inc is set at 0.42, with the Price to Sales ratio for ELAN stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.72. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.22, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.71. Price to Free Cash Flow for ELAN in the course of the last twelve months was 58.07 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.35.

How has ELAN stock performed recently?

Elanco Animal Health Inc [ELAN] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -2.89. With this latest performance, ELAN shares dropped by -4.58% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 40.78% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 64.15% 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 ELAN stock in for the last two-week period is set at 41.67, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 36.28, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 45.80 for Elanco Animal Health Inc [ELAN]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 15.81, while it was recorded at 15.89 for the last single week of trading, and 12.73 for the last 200 days.

Elanco Animal Health Inc [ELAN]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Elanco Animal Health Inc’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.35 and a Current Ratio set at 2.75.

Earnings analysis for Elanco Animal Health Inc [ELAN]

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Elanco Animal Health Inc posted 0.45/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.29/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 55.20%. 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 ELAN. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Elanco Animal Health Inc go to 8.87%.

Insider trade positions for Elanco Animal Health Inc [ELAN]

The top three institutional holders of ELAN stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 1.32 billion shares, which is approximately 8.4983%. BLACKROCK INC., holding 1.04 billion shares of the stock with an approximate value of $200.69 billion in ELAN stocks shares; and BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC, currently with $174.35 billion in ELAN stock with ownership which is approximately 5.8386%.