Aeterna Zentaris Inc. (NASDAQ:AEZS) does about 4.51M shares in volume on a normal day but saw 5562792 shares change hands in Tuesday trading. The company now has a market cap of 28.66M USD and an enterprise value of about $22.23M. Its current market price is $0.44, marking a decrease of -5.38% compared to the previous close of $0.47. The 52 week high reached by this stock is $2.30 whilst the lowest price level in 52 weeks is $0.37. The script in recent trading has seen the stock touch a high of $0.46 and a low of $0.42.
Aeterna Zentaris Inc. (AEZS) has a 20-day trading average at $0.4921 and the current price is -80.75% off the 52-week high compared with 19.77% distance from its 52-week low. The 50-day simple moving average of the closing price is $0.5200 and its 200-day simple moving average is $0.8088. If we look at the stock’s price movements over the week, volatility stands at 6.21%, which increases to 7.36% over 1 month. It is also key to look at other market indicators of price movement for the stock, where we see that the relative strength index (RSI) is at 43.08 to suggest the stock is neutral.
1 analysts observing the Aeterna Zentaris Inc. (AEZS) stock have set the 12-month price targets for the company’s shares at between $4.50 and $4.50. The median price target is 90.22% away from the current levels at $4.50.
FactSet Research has provided data showing that 1 brokerages have issued ratings for the stock. 0 analysts have rated it as a sell, while 0 advise that it is a overweight. 1 analysts have rated it as a buy and 0 have advised that investors hold their positions. The consensus recommendation rating is Buy.
The company shares received a number of brokerage firm price updates over the past month, with the latest being on July 19, 2017 when Maxim Group reiterated the stock to “Buy” and issued a price target of between $2 and $4. Maxim Group reiterated its price target at $11-$2.
The current price level is -10.01%, -16.39%, and -45.44% away from its SMA20, SMA50, and SMA200 respectively, with the AEZS price moving above the 50-day SMA on September 01. Aeterna Zentaris Inc. (AEZS) stock is down -10.18% over the week and 3.22% over the past month. Its price is -51.34% year-to-date and -78.81% over the past year.
The stock last released its quarterly earnings report for quarter ended 9/29/2019, with the company’s earnings per share (EPS) of -$0.02 above consensus estimates by $0.15. The company’s next earnings report is expected on 11/05/2020.
Its 12-month price target is $4.50. Of course, the average price target is just what the average analysts believe a stock will be worth in the next 52 weeks, and is only one metric. There are analysts with lower targets than the average, including one bearish Wall Street research firm advocating investors to wait for the price to pull back to $4.50, given the recent momentum. And then, on the bullish side of things, one analyst is expecting the stock to peak at $4.50.
Outstanding shares total 23.52M with insiders holding 0.03% of the shares and institutional holders owning 10.82% of the company’s common stock. The company has a return on investment of 628.40% and return on equity of 786.70%. The beta has a value of 1.50. Price to book ratio is 11.07 and price to sales ratio is 19.11.
According to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing, Fidelity Nasdaq Composite Index F has reduced its position in Aeterna Zentaris Inc. (AEZS) to 23,853 shares, mirroring a recent drop by 0.00%. Fidelity Nasdaq Composite Index F dumped 0.0 shares of Aeterna Zentaris Inc. common stock bringing its total worth to about $11211.0 at the end of recent close, SEC documents show. Fidelity Nasdaq Composite Index F isn’t the only investment manager who changed stakes and is followed by 1290 VT Micro Cap Portfolio, which sold off 0.0 shares to end up with 3,477 shares worth $1634.0. Russell Investments US Equity Poo cut their holdings by -100.00% in the company over the course of the most recent quarter. It now holds a 0.00% position in Aeterna Zentaris Inc. thanks to 0.0 shares amounting to $0.0.