Hepion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: HEPA) Rose 22.22% From Its 52-Week Low; YTD Numbers Fall -44.86% – Here Are Some Things To Keep In Mind – Marketing Sentinel
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Hepion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: HEPA) Rose 22.22% From Its 52-Week Low; YTD Numbers Fall -44.86% – Here Are Some Things To Keep In Mind

During the last session, Hepion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:HEPA)’s traded shares were 0.23 million, with the beta value of the company hitting 1.44. At the end of the trading day, the stock’s price was $0.63, reflecting an intraday gain of 12.26% or $0.07. The 52-week high for the HEPA share is $1.85, that puts it down -193.65 from that peak though still a striking 22.22% gain since the share price plummeted to a 52-week low of $0.49. The company’s market capitalization is $49.01M, and the average intraday trading volume over the past 10 days was 0.16 million shares, and the average trade volume was 188.04K shares over the past three months.

Hepion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (HEPA) received a consensus recommendation of a Buy from analysts. That translates to a mean rating of 2.00. HEPA has a Sell rating from 0 analyst(s) out of 1 analysts who have looked at this stock. 0 analyst(s) recommend to Hold the stock while 0 suggest Overweight, and 1 recommend a Buy rating for it. 0 analyst(s) has rated the stock Underweight. Company’s earnings per share (EPS) for the current quarter are expected to be -$0.12.

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Hepion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:HEPA) trade information

Hepion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (HEPA) registered a 12.26% upside in the last session and has traded in the green over the past 5 sessions. The stock spiked 12.26% in intraday trading to $0.63 this Friday, 08/05/22, hitting a weekly high. The stock’s 5-day price performance is 16.41%, and it has moved by -2.37% in 30 days. Based on these gigs, the overall price performance for the year is -57.53%. The short interest in Hepion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:HEPA) is 0.9 million shares and it means that shorts have 5.28 day(s) to cover.

The consensus price target of analysts on Wall Street is $3.50, which implies an increase of 82.0% to the stock’s current value. The extremes of the forecast give a target low and a target high price of $3.50 and $3.50 respectively. As a result, HEPA is trading at a discount of -455.56% off the target high and -455.56% off the low.

Hepion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (HEPA) estimates and forecasts

Yet analysts are ramping up their growth forecast for the fiscal year 2022. Revenue is predicted to grow 58.60% this quarter and then drop -8.30% in the quarter after that.

An analysis of the company’s performance over the past 5 years shows that the company’s earnings grew an estimated 68.20%. While earnings are projected to return 77.90% in 2022.

HEPA Dividends

Hepion Pharmaceuticals Inc. is due to release its next quarterly earnings in September. However, it is important to remember that the dividend yield ratio is merely an indicator meant to only serve as guidance.

Hepion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:HEPA)’s Major holders

Hepion Pharmaceuticals Inc. insiders own 0.15% of total outstanding shares while institutional holders control 12.15%, with the float percentage being 12.17%. Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) is the largest shareholder of the company, while 46 institutions own stock in it. As of Mar 30, 2022, the company held over 3.31 million shares (or 4.34% of all shares), a total value of $4.27 million in shares.

The next largest institutional holding, with 1.61 million shares, is of Blackrock Inc.’s that is approximately 2.12% of outstanding shares. At the market price on Mar 30, 2022, these shares were valued at $2.08 million.

Also, the Mutual Funds coming in first place with the largest holdings of Hepion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (HEPA) shares are Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund and Vanguard Extended Market Index Fund. Data provided on Mar 30, 2022 indicates that Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund owns about 2.07 million shares. This amounts to just over 2.72 percent of the company’s overall shares, with a $2.67 million market value. The same data shows that the other fund manager holds slightly less at 1.09 million, or about 1.43% of the stock, which is worth about $1.4 million.

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