A Lesson to Learn: Catalent, Inc. (CTLT)


Catalent, Inc. (NYSE:CTLT) went up by 0.07% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $95.70. The company’s stock price has collected 0.42% of gains in the last five trading sessions.

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Is It Worth Investing in Catalent, Inc. (NYSE :CTLT) Right Now?

Catalent, Inc. (NYSE:CTLT) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 76.99 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for CTLT is at 1.58. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 9 analysts out of 13 who provided ratings for Catalent, Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 1 rated the stock as “overweight,” 3 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

The average price from analysts is $102.30, which is $18.07 above the current price. CTLT currently public float of 163.09M and currently shorts hold a 0.79% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of CTLT was 1.11M shares.

CTLT’s Market Performance

CTLT stocks went up by 0.42% for the week, with a monthly drop of -5.36% and a quarterly performance of 18.99%, while its annual performance rate touched 66.07%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 2.20% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 3.20% for Catalent, Inc.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -2.67% for CTLT stocks with a simple moving average of 26.10% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of CTLT

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for CTLT stocks, with Argus repeating the rating for CTLT by listing it as a “Buy.” The predicted price for CTLT in the upcoming period, according to Argus is $100 based on the research report published on June 25th of the current year 2020.

RBC Capital Mkts, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see CTLT reach a price target of $65. The rating they have provided for CTLT stocks is “Outperform” according to the report published on April 21st, 2020.

Deutsche Bank gave a rating of “Hold” to CTLT, setting the target price at $65 in the report published on March 2nd of the current year.

CTLT Trading at -1.52% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought CTLT to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -11.99% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 3.20%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.20%, as shares sank -3.33% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +10.51% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, CTLT rose by +0.42%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +63.78% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $86.40. In addition, Catalent, Inc. saw 49.61% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at CTLT starting from Grippo Michael J, who sold 2,250 shares at the price of $89.50 back on Sep 02. After this action, Grippo Michael J now owns 18,882 shares of Catalent, Inc., valued at $201,378 using the latest closing price.

LUCIER GREGORY T, the Director of Catalent, Inc., sold 24,000 shares at $90.09 during a trade that took place back on Jul 30, which means that LUCIER GREGORY T is holding 16,921 shares at $2,162,160 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for CTLT

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +13.20 for the present operating margin
  • +33.76 for the gross margin

The net margin for Catalent, Inc. stands at +5.59. The total capital return value is set at 6.88, while invested capital returns managed to touch 2.95. Equity return is now at value 8.20, with 2.50 for asset returns.

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Based on Catalent, Inc. (CTLT), the company’s capital structure generated 89.03 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 47.10. Total debt to assets is 40.13, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 3.24. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 104.64.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 4.50, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.22. The receivables turnover for the company is 3.75 and the total asset turnover is 0.44. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 2.57.


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