Tomorrow Is Not Likely To Be Same For Ardelyx Inc (ARDX)

Ardelyx Inc (ARDX) concluded trading on Thursday at a closing price of $9.27, with 6.17 million shares of worth about $57.18 million changed hands on the day. Half year performance of the stock remained positive as price took a surge of 134.09% during that period and on Thursday the price saw a gain of about 3.34%. Currently the company’s common shares owned by public are about 232.14M shares, out of which, 222.25M shares are available for trading.

According to filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), insiders took part in trade of the company’s stock for 39 times over the past 12 months. They bought 119,428 shares in 6 of the transactions. In 33 selling transactions, insiders dumped 193,819 shares.

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However, the stock later moved at a day high price of 9.53, or with a gain of 3.34%. Stock saw a price change of -0.22% in past 5 days and over the past one month there was a price change of 1.87%. Year-to-date (YTD), ARDX shares are showing a performance of 49.52% which increased to 176.72% when we look at its performance for past 12 months. Over the period of past 52 weeks, stock dropped to lowest price of $2.82 but also hit the highest price of $9.45 during that period. The average intraday trading volume for Ardelyx Inc shares is 6.00 million. The stock is currently trading 4.92% above its 20-day simple moving average (SMA20), while that difference is up 32.11% for SMA50 and it goes to 98.16% higher than SMA200.

Ardelyx Inc (NASDAQ: ARDX) currently have 232.14M outstanding shares and institutions hold larger chunk of about 55.76% of that.

The stock has a current market capitalization of $2.15B and its 3Y-monthly beta is at 0.88. It has posted earnings per share of -$0.12 in the same period. It has Quick Ratio of 5.35 while making debt-to-equity ratio of 0.18. Volatility of a stock is a metric used to know how much the price of that stock is under influence and for ARDX, volatility over the week remained 5.10% while standing at 5.93% over the month.

Analysts are in expectations that Ardelyx Inc (ARDX) stock would likely to be making an EPS of -$0.09 in the current quarter, while forecast for next quarter EPS is -$0.1 and it is -$0.22 for next year. For the current quarter EPS, analysts have given the company a lowest target -$0.13 which is -$0.04 at the higher side of the target for the same. When we compare those targets with actual EPS, we find that company posted an EPS of $0.06 in the same quarter a year ago. Stock’s fiscal year EPS is expected to rise by 35.36% while it is estimated to increase by 17.93% in next year. EPS is likely to grow at an annualized rate of 30.00% for next 5-years, compared to annual growth of 20.81% made by the stock over the past 5-years.

Digging deeper we find that several firms have released their research notes about the support levels of the stock. Most recent of them is a note released by Raymond James on December 18, 2023 offering a Strong buy rating for the stock and assigned a target price of $12 to it.

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