In last trading session, BioLife Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ:BLFS) saw 1.04 million shares changing hands with its beta currently measuring 1.63. Company’s recent per share price level of $12.94 trading at -$0.71 or -5.20% at ring of the bell on the day assigns it a market valuation of $548.91M. That closing price of BLFS’s stock is at a discount of -107.81% from its 52-week high price of $26.89 and is indicating a premium of 19.01% from its 52-week low price of $10.48. Taking a look at company’s average trading volume for last 10-days demonstrates a volume of 0.49 million shares which gives us an average trading volume of 442.20K if we extend that period to 3-months.
For BioLife Solutions Inc. (BLFS), analysts’ consensus is at an average recommendation of a Buy while assigning it a mean rating of 2.00. Splitting up the data highlights that, out of 8 analysts covering the stock, 0 rated the stock as a Sell while 0 recommended an Overweight rating for the stock. 1 suggested the stock as a Hold whereas 7 see the stock as a Buy. 0 analyst(s) advised it as an Underweight. The company is expected to be making an EPS of -$0.38 in the current quarter.
BioLife Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ:BLFS) trade information
Upright in the red during last session for losing -5.20%, in the last five days BLFS remained trading in the red while hitting it’s week-highest on Wednesday, 09/13/23 when the stock touched $12.94 price level, adding 11.67% to its value on the day. BioLife Solutions Inc.’s shares saw a change of -28.90% in year-to-date performance and have moved -2.93% in past 5-day. BioLife Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ:BLFS) showed a performance of 10.88% in past 30-days. Number of shares sold short was 3.17 million shares which calculate 5.73 days to cover the short interests.
Wall Street analysts have assigned a consensus price target of $25.14 to the stock, which implies a rise of 48.53% to its current value. Analysts have been projecting $22.00 as a low price target for the stock while placing it at a high target of $30.00. It follows that stock’s current price would drop -131.84% in reaching the projected high whereas dropping to the targeted low would mean a loss of -70.02% for stock’s current value.
BioLife Solutions Inc. (BLFS) estimates and forecasts
Statistics highlight that BioLife Solutions Inc. is scoring comparatively higher than the scores of other players of the relevant industry. The company lost -35.24% of value to its shares in past 6 months, showing an annual growth rate of 61.09% while that of industry is 18.10. Apart from that, the company came raising its revenue forecast for fiscal year 2023. The company is estimating its revenue growth to decrease by -65.20% in the current quarter and calculating 72.20% increase in the next quarter. This year revenue growth is estimated to fall -7.90% from the last financial year’s standing.
8 industry analysts have given their estimates about the company’s current quarter revenue by setting an average figure of $32.72 million for the same. And 8 analysts are in estimates of company making revenue of $39.01 million in the next quarter that will end on Dec 2023. Company posted $42.06 million and $44.26 million of sales in current and next quarters respectively a year earlier. Analysts are expecting this quarter sales to shrink by -22.20% while estimating it to be -11.90% for the next quarter.
In 2023, company’s earnings growth rate is likely to be around 61.10% while estimates for its earnings growth in next 5 years are of 10.00%.
BioLife Solutions Inc. is more likely to be releasing its next quarterly report between November 07 and November 13 and investors are confident in the company announcing better current-quarter dividends despite the fact that it has been facing issues arising out of mounting debt.
BioLife Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ:BLFS)’s Major holders
Insiders are in possession of 2.01% of company’s total shares while institution are holding 92.32 percent of that, with stock having share float percentage of 94.21%. Investors also watch the number of corporate investors in a company very closely, which is 92.32% institutions for BioLife Solutions Inc. that are currently holding shares of the company. Casdin Capital, LLC is the top institutional holder at BLFS for having 7.72 million shares of worth $99.92 million. And as of Jun 29, 2023, it was holding 17.75% of the company’s outstanding shares.
The second largest institutional holder is Blackrock Inc., which was holding about 5.36 million shares on Jun 29, 2023. The number of shares represents firm’s hold over 12.33% of outstanding shares, having a total worth of $69.37 million.
On the other hand, iShares Core S&P Smallcap ETF and Alger Small Cap Focus Fund are the top two Mutual Funds which own company’s shares. As of Aug 30, 2023, the former fund manager was holding 2.44 million shares of worth $31.61 million or 5.62% of the total outstanding shares. The later fund manager was in possession of 1.67 million shares on Apr 29, 2023, making its stake of worth around $21.67 million in the company or a holder of 3.85% of company’s stock.