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Catalent Inc. (CTLT) Shares Decline Despite Market Challenges

The stock of Catalent Inc. (NYSE: CTLT) has decreased by -1.81 when compared to last closing price of 38.13.Despite this, the company has seen a gain of 16.56% in its stock price over the last five trading days. Barrons Online reported on 05/19/23 that Catalent Leads S&P 500 As Investors Shrug Off Disappointing News

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

Catalent Inc. (NYSE: CTLT) has a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.57x that is above its average ratio. Additionally, the 36-month beta value for CTLT is 1.22. There are mixed opinions on the stock, with 8 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 0 rating it as “overweight,” 7 rating it as “hold,” and 0 rating it as “sell.”

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The average price predicted by analysts for CTLT is $42.82, which is $15.48 above the current price. The public float for CTLT is 179.31M and currently, short sellers hold a 3.37% ratio of that float. The average trading volume of CTLT on May 25, 2023 was 4.19M shares.

CTLT’s Market Performance

CTLT’s stock has seen a 16.56% increase for the week, with a -11.61% drop in the past month and a -44.66% fall in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 6.13%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 6.05% for Catalent Inc. The simple moving average for the last 20 days is -6.25% for CTLT’s stock, with a simple moving average of -40.49% for the last 200 days.

CTLT Trading at -27.97% 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 -67.54% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 6.05%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 6.13%, as shares sank -14.38% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -46.75% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, CTLT rose by +16.56%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -65.98% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $39.62. In addition, Catalent Inc. saw -16.82% 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 CTLT starting from Boerman Manja, who sale 1,446 shares at the price of $49.86 back on May 01. After this action, Boerman Manja now owns 14,414 shares of Catalent Inc., valued at $72,098 using the latest closing price.

Gargiulo Mario, the SVP, Ops, Biologics Europe of Catalent Inc., sale 678 shares at $49.86 during a trade that took place back on May 01, which means that Gargiulo Mario is holding 5,676 shares at $33,805 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for CTLT

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +16.49 for the present operating margin
  • +33.97 for the gross margin

The net margin for Catalent Inc. stands at +10.42. The total capital return value is set at 9.53, while invested capital returns managed to touch 6.07. Equity return is now at value 8.60, with 3.90 for asset returns.

Based on Catalent Inc. (CTLT), the company’s capital structure generated 89.70 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 47.28. Total debt to assets is 40.93, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 88.76. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 46.79.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 2.23, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.19. The receivables turnover for the company is 3.52 and the total asset turnover is 0.49. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 2.72.


In conclusion, Catalent Inc. (CTLT) has seen bad performance in recent times. Analysts have a bullish opinion on the stock, with some rating it as a “buy” and others rating it as 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.