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Royalty Pharma plc (RPRX) Shares Up Despite Recent Market Volatility

Royalty Pharma plc (NASDAQ: RPRX)’s stock price has increased by 3.88 compared to its previous closing price of 33.21. however, the company has experienced a 0.41% increase in its stock price over the last five trading days. The Wall Street Journal reported on 11/23/21 that Zoom, Urban Outfitters, Royalty Pharma: What to Watch in the Stock Market Today

Is It Worth Investing in Royalty Pharma plc (NASDAQ: RPRX) Right Now?

The price-to-earnings ratio for Royalty Pharma plc (NASDAQ: RPRX) is 313.64x, which is above its average ratio. Analysts have varying opinions on the stock, with 8 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 0 as “overweight,” 0 as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The average price recommended by analysts for Royalty Pharma plc (RPRX) is $52.88, which is $18.48 above the current market price. The public float for RPRX is 167.01M and currently, short sellers hold a 4.41% of that float. On March 16, 2023, RPRX’s average trading volume was 1.69M shares.

RPRX’s Market Performance

RPRX’s stock has seen a 0.41% increase for the week, with a -9.21% drop in the past month and a -18.21% fall in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 2.82%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 2.13% for Royalty Pharma plc The simple moving average for the last 20 days is -3.33% for RPRX stock, with a simple moving average of -15.59% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of RPRX

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for RPRX stocks, with UBS repeating the rating for RPRX by listing it as a “Buy.” The predicted price for RPRX in the upcoming period, according to UBS is $47 based on the research report published on June 14th of the previous year 2022.

Scotiabank, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see RPRX reach a price target of $53. The rating they have provided for RPRX stocks is “Sector Outperform” according to the report published on May 13th, 2022.

Goldman gave a rating of “Buy” to RPRX, setting the target price at $56 in the report published on April 27th of the previous year.

RPRX Trading at -8.02% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought RPRX to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -22.91% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.13%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.82%, as shares sank -9.21% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -12.70% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, RPRX rose by +0.41%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -13.77% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $35.51. In addition, Royalty Pharma plc saw -12.70% 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 RPRX starting from Lloyd George W., who sale 25,000 shares at the price of $37.27 back on Feb 23. After this action, Lloyd George W. now owns 325,000 shares of Royalty Pharma plc, valued at $931,658 using the latest closing price.

Urist Marshall, the EVP, Research & Investments of Royalty Pharma plc, sale 23,333 shares at $37.30 during a trade that took place back on Feb 22, which means that Urist Marshall is holding 46,667 shares at $870,239 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for RPRX

Equity return is now at value 0.70, with 0.20 for asset returns.


To wrap up, the performance of Royalty Pharma plc (RPRX) has been bad in recent times. The stock has received a bullish of “buy” and “hold” ratings from analysts. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.