How have the shares performed?
Praxis Precision Medicines Inc. (PRAX) saw an uptrend of 9.07% in the recent trading with $22.01 being its most recent. The current price level -63.89% lower than the highest price of $60.95 marked by the stock while trading over the past 52-weeks, whereas it is 24.49% higher than the lowest price of $17.68 the company dropped to over past 52-weeks. The latest news story on PRAX appeared in GlobeNewswire under the title “Praxis Precision Medicines Appoints Tim Kelly as Chief Financial Officer” on May-25-21.
Squeezing the time span to 30 day period shows us the stock is currently trading -1.70% below one month high and is +24.49% above of the lowest during that time. Looking into the simple moving average, Praxis Precision Medicines Inc. (PRAX)’s stock stands at a SMA-50 of $24.21 while that of 5-day is reading $20.72.
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 Strong Buy by 5 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 1.60 for the stock.
Praxis Precision Medicines Inc. Earnings – What Happened With PRAX
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. Praxis Precision Medicines Inc. (PRAX) last released financial results for the quarter that ended 3/30/2021, posting a surprise factor of 4.10% for net revenue.
PRAX – Praxis Precision Medicines Inc. Stock Earnings Estimates
The perspective of Praxis Precision Medicines Inc. (NASDAQ:PRAX)’s current quarter earnings identifies that analysts are in consensus over the estimate of -0.74 for stock’s EPS in the current quarter. 4 analysts covering the stock at Wall Street were agreed upon that EPS consensus. Company’s EPS for the last quarter was -0.71.
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 38.47 million. PRAX does have institutional investors; and they hold 84.30% of the stock.
Praxis Precision Medicines Inc. – Insider Activity and Holdings
Moreover, the latest SEC filings also revealed that stock came across 0 new insider purchases involving 0 shares. On the other hand, PRAX declared 2,700,000 shares have been sold in 1 insider transactions over the past three months.
As on Mar 30, 2021, Blackstone Group Inc. was the top most holder in Praxis Precision Medicines Inc. (NASDAQ:PRAX) with an ownership of 8.5 million shares of the company or 21.99% of the stake worth $278.51 million. The filing also reveals FMR, LLC as the second largest holder in the company with a control over 11.09% of the outstanding shares. Its stake is worth $140.52 million for having 4.29 million shares in hand.
Eventide Asset Management LLC also came holding a key position in the company during the recent quarter and it now holds 9.09% of the outstanding shares. With this there are now 104 institutions which have possession in PRAX’s shares.
Currently, the stock has been recommended as Strong Buy by 5 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 1.60 for the stock.
The liquidity is a key characteristic of any stock and is the main point of focus of both short-term as well as long term investors before start trading into a stock. In recently reported quarter, current ratio recorded by Praxis Precision Medicines Inc. was 19.23 while posting a debt to equity ratio of 0.00.
Praxis Precision Medicines Inc.’s return on equity, or ROE, is -107.80%, compared to the industry average of -40.20% for Healthcare – Biotechnology. Although this indicates that PRAX fails to use its equity well, the metric will vary significantly depending on the industry.