In the last trading session, 1.28 million Gritstone Bio Inc (NASDAQ:GRTS) shares changed hands as the company’s beta touched 0.47. With the company’s per share price at $1.32 changed hands at -$0.04 or -2.94% during last session, the market valuation stood at $125.85M. GRTS’s last price was a discount, traded about -206.82% off its 52-week high of $4.05. The share price had its 52-week low at $1.14, which suggests the last value was 13.64% up since then. When we look at Gritstone Bio Inc’s average trading volume, we note the 10-day average is 1.25 million shares, with the 3-month average coming to 2.25 million.
Analysts gave the Gritstone Bio Inc (GRTS) stock a consensus recommendation rating of a Buy, calculated at a mean rating of 1.00. If we narrow down to specifics, the data shows that 0 out of 6 analysts rate the stock as a Sell, with a further 0 assigning it an Overweight rating. Of the remaining, 0 recommended GRTS as a Hold, 6 felt it is a Buy and 0 rated the stock as Underweight. Gritstone Bio Inc’s EPS for the current quarter is expected to be -$0.33.
Gritstone Bio Inc (NASDAQ:GRTS) trade information
Instantly GRTS was in red as seen at the end of in last trading. With action -4.35%, the performance over the past five days has been red. The drop to weekly highs of 1.5100 on Monday, 11/20/23 subtracted -2.94% to the stock’s daily price. The company’s shares are showing year-to-date downside of -61.74%, with the 5-day performance at -4.35% in the red. However, in the 30-day time frame, Gritstone Bio Inc (NASDAQ:GRTS) is -34.65% down. Looking at the short shares, we see there were 9.12 million shares sold at short interest cover period of 2.48 days.
The consensus price target for the stock as assigned by Wall Street analysts is $10.40, meaning bulls need an upside of 87.31% from its current market value. According to analyst projections, GRTS’s forecast low is $7.00 with $20.00 as the target high. To hit the forecast high, the stock’s price needs a -1415.15% plunge from its current level, while the stock would need to soar -430.3% for it to hit the projected low.
Gritstone Bio Inc (GRTS) estimates and forecasts
Data shows that the Gritstone Bio Inc share is performing relatively much not better than most of its peers within the same industry. As can be gleaned from the statistics, the company’s share value shot -32.65% over the past 6 months, a 8.33% in annual growth rate that is considerably lower than the industry average of 14.90%. Moreover, analysts have looked to lower expectations by upgrading its fiscal year 2023 revenue estimates. The rating firms predict current quarter revenue for Gritstone Bio Inc will fall -10.00%, while the growth in revenue is estimated to hit -13.30% for the next quarter. Year-over-year growth is forecast to reach -49.50% down from the last financial year.
Consensus estimates given by 6 financial analysts project the company’s revenue in the current quarter to hit an average of $4.08 million. 3 analysts are of the opinion that Gritstone Bio Inc’s revenue for the quarter ending Mar 2024 will be $1.1 million. The company’s revenue for the corresponding quarters a year ago was $4.26 million and $2.44 million respectively. According to analysts, the company will likely register a growth in its current quarter sales, forecast at -4.30%. The estimates for the next quarter sales put growth at -55.00%.
Looking at the company’s year-on-year earnings, data shows that the past 5-year has an earnings growth rate of 1.04%. The 2023 estimates are for Gritstone Bio Inc earnings to increase by 4.67%.
Gritstone Bio Inc is expected to release its next quarterly earnings report on November 08.
Gritstone Bio Inc (NASDAQ:GRTS)’s Major holders
If we look at who the major shareholders are, we find that insiders hold 2.66% of Gritstone Bio Inc shares while 55.20% of the shares are in the hands of institutional holders. The share float percentage for the stock currently stands at 56.70%. There are 55.20% institutions holding the Gritstone Bio Inc stock share, with Point72 Asset Management, L.P. the top institutional holder. As of Jun 29, 2023, the company held 8.14% of the shares, roughly 7.57 million GRTS shares worth $14.77 million.
Redmile Group, LLC holds the second largest percentage of outstanding shares, with 7.37% or 6.86 million shares worth $13.38 million as of Jun 29, 2023.
Among Mutual Funds, the top two as of Jun 29, 2023 were Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund and iShares Russell 2000 ETF. With 2.49 million shares estimated at $4.85 million under it, the former controlled 2.67% of total outstanding shares. On the other hand, iShares Russell 2000 ETF held about 2.10% of the shares, roughly 1.96 million shares worth around $3.56 million.