Is There a Dimmer Outlook Ahead for Natera Inc.?


Natera Inc. (NASDAQ:NTRA) went up by 4.09% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $66.93. The company’s stock price has collected 6.47% of gains in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported 8 hours ago that Medicare Issues Draft Local Coverage Determination for Signatera(TM) in Immunotherapy Response Monitoring

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Is It Worth Investing in Natera Inc. (NASDAQ :NTRA) Right Now?

Plus, the 36-month beta value for NTRA is at 1.28. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 6 analysts out of 7 who provided ratings for Natera Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 1 rated the stock as “overweight,” 0 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

The average price from analysts is $71.43, which is $2.41 above the current price. NTRA currently public float of 76.32M and currently shorts hold a 7.16% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of NTRA was 777.08K shares.

NTRA’s Market Performance

NTRA stocks went up by 6.47% for the week, with a monthly drop of -0.89% and a quarterly performance of 36.50%, while its annual performance rate touched 90.32%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 5.59% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 4.44% for Natera Inc.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 3.35% for NTRA stocks with a simple moving average of 53.38% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of NTRA

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for NTRA stocks, with SVB Leerink repeating the rating for NTRA by listing it as a “Outperform.” The predicted price for NTRA in the upcoming period, according to SVB Leerink is $75 based on the research report published on September 17th of the current year 2020.

Piper Sandler, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see NTRA reach a price target of $63, previously predicting the price at $56. The rating they have provided for NTRA stocks is “Overweight” according to the report published on June 10th, 2020.

JP Morgan gave a rating of “Overweight” to NTRA, setting the target price at $45 in the report published on May 07th of the current year.

NTRA Trading at 13.42% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought NTRA to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -3.07% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 4.44%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 5.59%, as shares surge +0.08% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +33.14% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, NTRA rose by +6.47%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +78.34% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $62.78. In addition, Natera Inc. saw 92.58% 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 NTRA starting from Brophy Michael Burkes, who sale 1,100 shares at the price of $63.31 back on Sep 23. After this action, Brophy Michael Burkes now owns 56,877 shares of Natera Inc., valued at $69,641 using the latest closing price.

Rabinowitz Matthew, the Executive Chairman of Natera Inc., sale 141 shares at $63.31 during a trade that took place back on Sep 23, which means that Rabinowitz Matthew is holding 572,375 shares at $8,926 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for NTRA

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • -42.70 for the present operating margin
  • +41.96 for the gross margin

The net margin for Natera Inc. stands at -41.29. The total capital return value is set at -43.75, while invested capital returns managed to touch -51.56. Equity return is now at value -66.20, with -27.30 for asset returns.

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Based on Natera Inc. (NTRA), the company’s capital structure generated 55.91 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 35.86. Total debt to assets is 26.42, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 35.86. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 23.00.

When we switch over and look at the enterrpise to sales, we see a ratio of 6.81, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.08. The receivables turnover for the company is 5.23 and the total asset turnover is 0.70. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 2.91.


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