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Trading Update: eFFECTOR Therapeutics Inc. (EFTR) Stock Endures 13.56% Monthly Volatility

The stock of eFFECTOR Therapeutics Inc. (EFTR) has seen a 12.49% increase in the past week, with a 72.64% gain in the past month, and a 36.11% flourish in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 11.88%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 13.56% for EFTR. The simple moving average for the past 20 days is 24.74% for EFTR’s stock, with a 31.23% simple moving average for the past 200 days.

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Analysts have varying views on the stock, with 3 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 0 rating it as “overweight,” 1 as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The average price suggested by analysts for EFTR is $5.95, which is $5.27 above the current market price. The public float for EFTR is 38.54M, and currently, shorts hold a 0.23% of that float. The average trading volume for EFTR on May 24, 2023 was 197.23K shares.

EFTR) stock’s latest price update

The stock of eFFECTOR Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: EFTR) has decreased by -11.09 when compared to last closing price of 0.77.Despite this, the company has seen a gain of 12.49% in its stock price over the last five trading days.

EFTR Trading at 53.31% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought EFTR to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -77.08% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 13.56%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 11.88%, as shares surge +79.94% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +70.00% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, EFTR rose by +12.49%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -17.10% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $0.5608. In addition, eFFECTOR Therapeutics Inc. saw 59.19% 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 EFTR starting from Ehrlich Christopher B, who purchase 346 shares at the price of $0.57 back on Oct 04. After this action, Ehrlich Christopher B now owns 35,213 shares of eFFECTOR Therapeutics Inc., valued at $197 using the latest closing price.

Ehrlich Christopher B, the Director of eFFECTOR Therapeutics Inc., purchase 18,867 shares at $0.55 during a trade that took place back on Sep 26, which means that Ehrlich Christopher B is holding 34,867 shares at $10,377 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for EFTR

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • -911.99 for the present operating margin
  • +98.51 for the gross margin

The net margin for eFFECTOR Therapeutics Inc. stands at -637.91. The total capital return value is set at -109.30, while invested capital returns managed to touch -112.97. Equity return is now at value -472.50, with -109.00 for asset returns.

Based on eFFECTOR Therapeutics Inc. (EFTR), the company’s capital structure generated 492.33 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 83.12. Total debt to assets is 65.97, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 1.54. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 0.26.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 7.13, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 1.83. The receivables turnover for the company is 55.95 and the total asset turnover is 0.09. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.12.


In conclusion, eFFECTOR Therapeutics Inc. (EFTR) has had a better performance lately. Opinion on the stock among analysts is bullish, with some giving it a “buy” rating and others a “hold”. 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.