How have the shares performed?
Esperion Therapeutics Inc. (ESPR) saw downtrend of -8.78% in the recent trading with $20.87 being its most recent. The current price level -61.16% lower than the highest price of $53.73 marked by the stock while trading over the past 52-weeks, whereas it is 15.88% higher than the lowest price of $18.01 the company dropped to over past 52-weeks. The latest news story on ESPR appeared in GlobeNewswire under the title “ESPERION Appoints Sheldon Koenig as President and CEO” on May-17-21.
Squeezing the time span to 30 day period shows us the stock is currently trading -27.48% below one month high and is +15.88% above of the lowest during that time. Looking into the simple moving average, Esperion Therapeutics Inc. (ESPR)’s stock stands at a SMA-50 of $26.94 while that of 5-day is reading $22.23.
Daily rise and fall of price influence many of the traders, and in order to overcome the fluctuating effect of that and to watch the stock closely, traders focus more on stock’s 200-day moving average. At various points in trading activity, investors are more likely to be making use of that measure as a strong indicator in figuring out their support and resistance levels, and ESPR’s SMA-200 as of now is $30.48.
Do analysts rate it as a buy, sell or hold?
Irrespective of recent performance, what’s important is what the future holds. In uncertain economic times, a clear picture is difficult to get. Analysts generally have a good understanding of the market works, which gives them a leg up in making predictions. Currently, the stock has been recommended as Moderate Buy by 12 of the brokerage firms. Analyst ratings are often compiled into a single score from 1 to 5. The score of 1 signifies buy or strong buy, the score of 2 signifies outperform, the score of 3 means hold, and the score of 4 indicates underperform. The simple numeric range of brokerage firm referenced at the scale of 1 to 5 reads a current average recommendation of 2.40 for the stock.
Esperion Therapeutics Inc. Earnings – What Happened With ESPR
Coming around sales and income figures, publically trading companies under normal circumstances post earnings and revenues near to average estimates by the Wall Street analysts, but those could came either above or below estimates and known as surprise factor. Esperion Therapeutics Inc. (ESPR) last released financial results for the quarter that ended 3/30/2021, posting a surprise factor of -38.90% for net revenue. During the reported three-month period, company’s sales were $9.64 billion while analysts on average were estimating the same to be $42.27 million.
ESPR – Esperion Therapeutics Inc. Stock Earnings Estimates
The perspective of Esperion Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:ESPR)’s current quarter earnings identifies that analysts are in consensus over the estimate of -2.52 for stock’s EPS in the current quarter. 11 analysts covering the stock at Wall Street were agreed upon that EPS consensus. Company’s EPS for the last quarter was -3.5.
Investors get the exact data about the key information of institutional ownership in a listed company through its 13F filings at the Stock Exchange Commission (SEC). The total number of common shares currently owned by the public is 28.16 million. ESPR does have institutional investors.
Esperion Therapeutics Inc. – Insider Activity and Holdings
Moreover, the latest SEC filings also revealed that stock came across 2 new insider purchases involving 230,000 shares. On the other hand, ESPR declared 0 shares have been sold in 0 insider transactions over the past three months.
As on Mar 30, 2021, Wasatch Advisors Inc was the top most holder in Esperion Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:ESPR) with an ownership of 4.12 million shares of the company or 14.61% of the stake worth $115.51 million. The filing also reveals Bellevue Group AG as the second largest holder in the company with a control over 14.15% of the outstanding shares. Its stake is worth $111.9 million for having 3.99 million shares in hand.
Meditor Group Ltd also came holding a key position in the company during the recent quarter and it now holds 9.51% of the outstanding shares. With this there are now 229 institutions which have possession in ESPR’s shares.
Currently, the stock has been recommended as Moderate Buy by 12 of the brokerage firms. Analyst ratings are often compiled into a single score from 1 to 5. The score of 1 signifies buy or strong buy, the score of 2 signifies outperform, the score of 3 means hold, and the score of 4 indicates underperform. The simple numeric range of brokerage firm referenced at the scale of 1 to 5 reads a current average recommendation of 2.40 for the stock.