Aptose Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ:APTO) has a beta value of 1.82 and has seen 1,542,353 shares traded in the last trading session. The company, currently valued at $467.62 Million, closed the last trade at $5.25 per share which meant it gained $0.08 on the day or 1.55% during that session. The APTO stock price is -71.43% off its 52-week high price of $9 and 35.43% above the 52-week low of $3.39. If we look at the company’s 10-day average daily trading volume, we find that it stood at 1.69 Million shares traded. The 3-month trading volume is 4.4 Million shares.
The consensus among analysts is that Aptose Biosciences Inc. (APTO) is a Buy stock at the moment, with a recommendation rating of 2. None of the analysts rate the stock as a Sell, while none rate it as Overweight. None out of 9 have rated it as a Hold, with 9 advising it as a Buy. None have rated the stock as Underweight. The expected earnings per share for the stock is -$0.14.
Aptose Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ:APTO) trade information
Sporting 1.55% in the green in last session, the stock has traded in the green over the last five days, with the highest price hit on Monday, Apr 05 when the APTO stock price touched $6.06-1 or saw a rise of 13.37%. Year-to-date, Aptose Biosciences Inc. shares have moved 19.86%, while the 5-day performance has seen it change -12.5%. Over the past 30 days, the shares of Aptose Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ:APTO) have changed 39.63%. Short interest in the company has seen 2.42 Million shares shorted with days to cover at 0.55.
Wall Street analysts have a consensus price target for the stock at $10.91, which means that the shares’ value could jump 107.81% from current levels. The projected low price target is $7.17 while the price target rests at a high of $14. In that case, then, we find that the current price level is +166.67% off the targeted high while a plunge would see the stock lose 36.57% from current levels.
Aptose Biosciences Inc. (APTO) estimates and forecasts
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 +7.3% over the past 5 years. Earnings growth for 2021 is a modest -28.8%.
Aptose Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ:APTO)’s Major holders
Insiders own 4.61% of the company shares, while shares held by institutions stand at 55.23% with a share float percentage of 57.9%. Investors are also buoyed by the number of investors in a company, with Aptose Biosciences Inc. having a total of 81 institutions that hold shares in the company. The top two institutional holders are Orbimed Advisors LLC. with over 8.03 Million shares worth more than $35.17 Million. As of December 30, 2020, Orbimed Advisors LLC. held 9.03% of shares outstanding.
The other major institutional holder is DRW Securities, LLC, with the holding of over 7.98 Million shares as of December 30, 2020. The firm’s total holdings are worth over $34.94 Million and represent 8.97% of shares outstanding.
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Also the top two Mutual Funds that are holding company’s shares are Mutual Fund Ser Tr-Eventide Healthcare & Life Sciences Fund and RBB Fund Inc.-SGI Small Cap Growth Fd. As of December 30, 2020, the former fund manager holds about 2.59% shares in the company for having 2299000 shares of worth $10.07 Million while later fund manager owns 94.1 Thousand shares of worth $387.68 Thousand as of January 30, 2021, which makes it owner of about 0.11% of company’s outstanding stock.