Volatility Is Your Friend: Corcept Therapeutics Inc (CORT) Is Hot Again

Corcept Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:CORT) does about 1.17M shares in volume on a normal day but saw 1015601 shares change hands in Friday trading. The company now has a market cap of 3.13B USD. Its current market price is $30.08, marking a decrease of -1.38% compared to the previous close of $30.50. The 52 week high reached by this stock is $35.22 whilst the lowest price level in 52 weeks is $20.84.

Corcept Therapeutics Inc (CORT) has a 20-day trading average at $31.19 and the current price is -14.59% off the 52-week high compared with 44.34% distance from its 52-week low. The 50-day simple moving average of the closing price is $28.85 and its 200-day simple moving average is $26.54. If we look at the stock’s price movements over the week, volatility stands at 3.83%, which increases to 4.75% 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 47.84 to suggest the stock is neutral.

The consensus objective for the share price is $49.70, suggesting that the stock has a potential upside of 39.48% over the period.


The company shares received a number of brokerage firm price updates over the past month, with the latest being on November 06, 2023 when Truist upgraded the stock to “Buy” and issued a price target of between $29 and $38. Piper Sandler initiated its price target at $27.

Corcept Therapeutics Inc (CORT) stock is down -6.18% over the week and -8.49% over the past month. Its price is -7.39% year-to-date and 35.86% over the past year.


To reach the target analysts have set, the stock logically needs to grow 39.48 percent from here.

The company has a return on investment of 21.39% and return on equity of 21.75%. The price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 28.34 while the forward price to earnings ratio is 22.26. The beta has a value of 0.44. Price to book ratio is 5.71 and price to sales ratio is 5.98.