A Lesson to Learn: Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (IRWD)

Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:IRWD) went down by -0.90% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $14.10. The company’s stock price has collected 3.23% of gains in the last five trading sessions.

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Is It Worth Investing in Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ :IRWD) Right Now?

Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:IRWD) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 16.09 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for IRWD is at 1.45. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 2 analysts out of 6 who provided ratings for Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 4 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

The average price from analysts is $12.33, which is $2.29 above the current price. IRWD currently public float of 155.30M and currently shorts hold a 13.73% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of IRWD was 1.76M shares.

IRWD’s Market Performance

IRWD stocks went up by 3.23% for the week, with a monthly drop of -7.73% and a quarterly performance of -0.70%, while its annual performance rate touched 3.01%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 2.83% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 3.36% for Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -1.57% for IRWD stocks with a simple moving average of -9.32% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of IRWD

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for IRWD stocks, with Northland Capital repeating the rating for IRWD by listing it as a “Outperform.” The predicted price for IRWD in the upcoming period, according to Northland Capital is $14 based on the research report published on June 17th of the current year 2020.

Credit Suisse, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see IRWD reach a price target of $14. The rating they have provided for IRWD stocks is “Neutral” according to the report published on July 10th, 2019.

Morgan Stanley gave a rating of “ Equal-Weight” to IRWD, setting the target price at $14 in the report published on March 27th of the previous year.

IRWD Trading at -0.83% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought IRWD to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -29.72% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 3.36%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.83%, as shares sank -5.53% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -0.80% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, IRWD rose by +3.23%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -16.51% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $10.04. In addition, Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. saw -25.54% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at IRWD starting from McHugh Julie, who sold 7,950 shares at the price of $9.77 back on Sep 08. After this action, McHugh Julie now owns 123,107 shares of Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc., valued at $77,672 using the latest closing price.

MacDonald Kelly, the Chief Accounting Officer of Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc., sold 575 shares at $10.14 during a trade that took place back on Aug 17, which means that MacDonald Kelly is holding 118,552 shares at $5,831 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for IRWD

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +27.32 for the present operating margin
  • +93.12 for the gross margin

The net margin for Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. stands at +13.76. The total capital return value is set at 42.14, while invested capital returns managed to touch 23.26. Equity return is now at value -109.40, with 24.50 for asset returns.

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When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 5.44, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.19. The receivables turnover for the company is 4.32 and the total asset turnover is 1.17. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 7.50.

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