Natera Inc (NTRA): Are Investors Missing The Big Picture?

Natera Inc (NASDAQ:NTRA) does about 1.26M shares in volume on a normal day but saw 1351678 shares change hands in Monday trading. The company now has a market cap of 13.71B USD. Its current market price is $111.66, marking an increase of 0.42% compared to the previous close of $111.19. The 52 week high reached by this stock is $112.05 whilst the lowest price level in 52 weeks is $36.90.

Natera Inc (NTRA) has a 20-day trading average at $108.22 and the current price is -0.35% off the 52-week high compared with 202.60% distance from its 52-week low. The 50-day simple moving average of the closing price is $99.44 and its 200-day simple moving average is $70.39. If we look at the stock’s price movements over the week, volatility stands at 3.78%, which decreases to 3.16% 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 64.11 to suggest the stock is neutral.

The consensus objective for the share price is $122.21, suggesting that the stock has a potential upside of 8.63% over the period.

The company shares received a number of brokerage firm price updates over the past month, with the latest being on June 03, 2024 when Jefferies resumed the stock to “Buy” and issued a price target of $142. Raymond James downgraded its price target at $68-$85.

Natera Inc (NTRA) stock is up 3.09% over the week and 16.86% over the past month. Its price is 78.26% year-to-date and 128.72% over the past year.

The stock last released its quarterly earnings report for quarter ended 3/31/2024, with the company’s earnings per share (EPS) of -0.97 above consensus estimates by 0.12. The company’s next earnings report forecasts estimating quarterly EPS at -0.69 and -2.47 for whole year. Expected sales for next quarter are $356.47M, which analysts say will come at $1.44B for the current fiscal year and next year at $1.68B. In addition, estimates put the company’s current quarterly revenue at an average of $342.03M.

To reach the target analysts have set, the stock logically needs to grow 8.63 percent from here.

The company has a return on investment of -32.01% and return on equity of -50.59%. The beta has a value of 1.49. Price to book ratio is 17.19 and price to sales ratio is 11.35.