During the last session, Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:CPRX)’s traded shares were 1.62 million, with the beta value of the company hitting 1.12. At the end of the trading day, the stock’s price was $11.59, reflecting an intraday loss of -1.36% or -$0.16. The 52-week high for the CPRX share is $22.11, that puts it down -90.77 from that peak though still a striking 46.94% gain since the share price plummeted to a 52-week low of $6.15. The company’s market capitalization is $1.23B, and the average intraday trading volume over the past 10 days was 2.45 million shares, and the average trade volume was 1.94 million shares over the past three months.
Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Inc. (CPRX) received a consensus recommendation of a Buy from analysts. That translates to a mean rating of 2.20. CPRX has a Sell rating from 0 analyst(s) out of 5 analysts who have looked at this stock. 1 analyst(s) recommend to Hold the stock while 0 suggest Overweight, and 4 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 $0.28.
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Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:CPRX) trade information
Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Inc. (CPRX) registered a -1.36% downside in the last session and has traded in the red over the past 5 sessions. The stock plummet -1.36% in intraday trading to $11.59 this Thursday, 05/25/23, hitting a weekly high. The stock’s 5-day price performance is -5.00%, and it has moved by -27.65% in 30 days. Based on these gigs, the overall price performance for the year is 68.70%. The short interest in Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:CPRX) is 11.19 million shares and it means that shorts have 6.88 day(s) to cover.
The consensus price target of analysts on Wall Street is $21.40, which implies an increase of 45.84% to the stock’s current value. The extremes of the forecast give a target low and a target high price of $15.00 and $25.00 respectively. As a result, CPRX is trading at a discount of -115.7% off the target high and -29.42% off the low.
Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Inc. (CPRX) estimates and forecasts
Statistics show that Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Inc. has outperformed its competitors in share price, compared to the industry in which it operates. Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Inc. (CPRX) shares have gone down -33.81% during the last six months, with a year-to-date growth rate more than the industry average at 56.00% against 13.90. Yet analysts are ramping up their growth forecast for the fiscal year 2023. Revenue is predicted to grow 40.00% this quarter and then jump 50.00% in the quarter after that. In the rating firms’ projections, revenue will increase 77.80% compared to the previous financial year.
Revenue for the current quarter is expected to be $93.86 million as predicted by 5 analyst(s). Meanwhile, a consensus of 5 analyst(s) estimates revenue growth to $98.81 million by the end of Sep 2023. As per earnings report from last fiscal year’s results, sales for the corresponding quarters totaled $53.11 million and $53.62 million respectively. In this case, analysts expect current quarter sales to grow by 76.70% and then jump by 84.30% in the coming quarter.
An analysis of the company’s performance over the past 5 years shows that the company’s earnings grew an estimated 40.50%. While earnings are projected to return 103.70% in 2023.
Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Inc. is due to release its next quarterly earnings on May 10. However, it is important to remember that the dividend yield ratio is merely an indicator meant to only serve as guidance.
Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:CPRX)’s Major holders
Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Inc. insiders own 5.95% of total outstanding shares while institutional holders control 82.72%, with the float percentage being 87.95%. Blackrock Inc. is the largest shareholder of the company, while 362 institutions own stock in it. As of Mar 30, 2023, the company held over 15.36 million shares (or 14.48% of all shares), a total value of $254.67 million in shares.
The next largest institutional holding, with 10.36 million shares, is of Deerfield Management Company, L.P. (Series C)’s that is approximately 9.76% of outstanding shares. At the market price on Mar 30, 2023, these shares were valued at $171.69 million.
Also, the Mutual Funds coming in first place with the largest holdings of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Inc. (CPRX) shares are iShares Core S&P Smallcap ETF and SPDR (R) Ser Tr-SPDR (R) S&P (R) Biotech ETF. Data provided on Feb 27, 2023 indicates that iShares Core S&P Smallcap ETF owns about 7.24 million shares. This amounts to just over 6.85 percent of the company’s overall shares, with a $110.44 million market value. The same data shows that the other fund manager holds slightly less at 4.18 million, or about 3.96% of the stock, which is worth about $63.77 million.