Ardelyx Inc (ARDX): Uncovering A True Diamond In The Rough

Ardelyx Inc (NASDAQ:ARDX) currently has a daily average trading volume of 5.92M but it saw 2459860 shares traded in last market. With a market cap of 1.84B USD, the company’s current market price of $7.85 came rising about 0.77 while comparing to the previous closing price of $7.79. In past 52 weeks, the stock remained buoying in the range of price level as high as $10.13 and as low as $3.16.

Taking a look at 20-day trading activity of Ardelyx Inc (ARDX) gives us an average price of $7.32, while its current price level is -22.51% below from 52-week high level whereas it is 148.42% above from lowest level seen by the stock during that period. Simple moving average of 50 days or SMA-50 of the stock’s closing price is $7.54 while that of 200 days or SMA-200 reads an average of $6.10. A closer look into the stock’s movement over the week reveals that its volatility is standing at 5.73% during that period while stretching the period over a month that increases to 5.74%. It is also necessary to take a look into other indicators of a stock too, to get a better idea about its price movement. And in doing so, we find stock’s 14-day relative strength index (RSI) standing at 53.53 which implies that the stock is in neutral territory.

The company’s shares got several price updates from the analyst firms in past one month and most recent of them is from the Leerink Partners which initiated the stock as “Outperform” in its note to investors issued on April 05, 2024, recommending a price target of $14 for it. H.C. Wainwright also issued its recommendations for the stock as it initiated the price target for the stock is $9.

Over the week, ARDX’s stock price is moving -7.43% down while it is 16.99% when we observe its performance for the past one month. Year-to-date it is 26.61% up and over the past year, the stock is showing an upside performance of 76.01%.

The latest quarterly earnings report issued by the company reported quarterly earnings per share (EPS) of -0.08 beat the consensus estimate of -0.11 for the same. In next quarter, company is expected to be making quarterly sales of $66.3M as analysts are expecting the sales for current fiscal year at $245.66M and seeing the company making $404.21M in sales next year. Moreover, analysts are in estimates of $55.26M for current-quarter revenue.

Currently, Ardelyx Inc’s total number of outstanding shares is 232.45M. Company’s return on investment (ROI) stands at -26.17% and return on equity (ROE) at -47.64%. It has a 64.64 of forward P/E ratio. Stock’s beta reads 0.81. Stock has a price to book (P/B) ratio of 12.17 while price to sale or P/S ratio amounts to 11.54. Its return on asset (ROA) is -23.53% on average.