Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ICPT) has a beta value of 2.02 and has seen 521,506 shares traded in the last trading session. The company, currently valued at $1.18 Billion, closed the last trade at $35.65 per share which meant it lost -$1.6 on the day or -4.3% during that session. The ICPT stock price is -250.63% off its 52-week high price of $125 and 24.21% above the 52-week low of $27.02. If we look at the company’s 10-day average daily trading volume, we find that it stood at 966.79 Million shares traded. The 3-month trading volume is 777.79 Million shares.
The consensus among analysts is that Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ICPT) is an Overweight stock at the moment, with a recommendation rating of 2.5. None of the analysts rate the stock as a Sell, while 2 rate it as Overweight. 15 out of 23 have rated it as a Hold, with 6 advising it as a Buy. None have rated the stock as Underweight. The expected earnings per share for the stock is -$1.5.
Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ICPT) trade information
Despite being -4.3% in the red today, the stock has traded in the green over the last five days, with the highest price hit on Monday, Nov 16 when the ICPT stock price touched $39.20- or saw a rise of 9.06%. Year-to-date, Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. shares have moved -71.23%, while the 5-day performance has seen it change -5.86%. Over the past 30 days, the shares of Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ICPT) have changed 17.35%. Short interest in the company has seen 5.57 Million shares shorted with days to cover at 0.01.
Wall Street analysts have a consensus price target for the stock at $55.91, which means that the shares’ value could jump 56.83% from current levels. The projected low price target is $33 while the price target rests at a high of $116. In that case, then, we find that the current price level is +225.39% off the targeted high while a plunge would see the stock lose -7.43% from current levels.
Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ICPT) estimates and forecasts
Figures show that Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. shares have underperformed across the wider relevant industry. The company’s shares have lost -53.38% over the past 6 months, with this year growth rate of -25.9%, compared to 14.5% for the industry. Other than that, the company has, however, increased its growth outlook for the 2020 fiscal year revenue. Growth estimates for the current quarter are 49.8% and 46.2% for the next quarter. Revenue growth from the last financial year stood is estimated to be +24.7%.
23 analysts offering their estimates for the company have set an average revenue estimate of $84.82 Million for the current quarter. 11 have an estimated revenue figure of $85Million for the next quarter concluding in March 01, 2021. Year-ago sales stood $71.5 Million and $72.65 Million respectively for this quarter and the next, and analysts expect sales will grow by 18.6% for the current quarter and 17% for the next.
If we evaluate the company’s growth over the last 5-year and for the next 5-year period, we find that annual earnings growth was +4.4% over the past 5 years. Earnings growth for 2020 is a modest -0.2% while over the next 5 years, the company’s earnings are expected to increase by -8.89%.
Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ICPT)’s Major holders
Insiders own 15.71% of the company shares, while shares held by institutions stand at 88.74% with a share float percentage of 105.27%. Investors are also buoyed by the number of investors in a company, with Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. having a total of 285 institutions that hold shares in the company. The top two institutional holders are FMR, LLC with over 3.73 Million shares worth more than $154.56 Million. As of September 29, 2020, FMR, LLC held 11.3% of shares outstanding.
The other major institutional holder is Vanguard Group, Inc. (The), with the holding of over 2.74 Million shares as of September 29, 2020. The firm’s total holdings are worth over $113.59 Million and represent 8.3% of shares outstanding.
Also the top two Mutual Funds that are holding company’s shares are SPDR (R) Ser Tr-SPDR (R) S&P (R) Biotech ETF and First Trust NYSE Arca Biotechnology Index Fund. As of October 30, 2020, the former fund manager holds about 3.69% shares in the company for having 1218439 shares of worth $33.86 Million while later fund manager owns 801.53 Thousand shares of worth $38.4 Million as of June 29, 2020, which makes it owner of about 2.43% of company’s outstanding stock.