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PTC Therapeutics Inc. (PTCT) Shares Down Despite Recent Market Volatility

PTC Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: PTCT)’s stock price has gone decline by -19.62 in comparison to its previous close of 58.41, however, the company has experienced a -19.45% decrease in its stock price over the last five trading days.

Is It Worth Investing in PTC Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: PTCT) Right Now?

Moreover, the 36-month beta value for PTCT is 0.41. Analysts have varying opinions on the stock, with 6 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 1 as “overweight,” 7 as “hold,” and 1 as “sell.”

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The average price recommended by analysts for PTC Therapeutics Inc. (PTCT) is $54.53, which is $8.55 above the current market price. The public float for PTCT is 70.11M and currently, short sellers hold a 7.44% of that float. On May 25, 2023, PTCT’s average trading volume was 774.04K shares.

PTCT’s Market Performance

PTCT stock saw a decrease of -19.45% in the past week, with a monthly decline of -8.30% and a quarterly a decrease of 7.88%. The volatility ratio for the week is 5.39%, and the volatility levels for the last 30 days are 4.04% for PTC Therapeutics Inc. (PTCT). The simple moving average for the last 20 days is -15.93% for PTCT’s stock, with a simple moving average of -0.03% for the last 200 days.

PTCT Trading at -9.10% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought PTCT to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -21.54% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 4.04%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 5.39%, as shares sank -10.13% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -0.02% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, PTCT fell by -19.45%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -12.10% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $55.58. In addition, PTC Therapeutics Inc. saw 23.00% 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 PTCT starting from Reeve Emma, who sale 2,652 shares at the price of $59.53 back on May 23. After this action, Reeve Emma now owns 7,200 shares of PTC Therapeutics Inc., valued at $157,885 using the latest closing price.

Reeve Emma, the Director of PTC Therapeutics Inc., sale 7,116 shares at $59.53 during a trade that took place back on May 22, which means that Reeve Emma is holding 7,200 shares at $423,630 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for PTCT

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • -62.95 for the present operating margin
  • +76.93 for the gross margin

The net margin for PTC Therapeutics Inc. stands at -80.00. The total capital return value is set at -98.49, while invested capital returns managed to touch -155.03. Equity return is now at value 188.30, with -34.10 for asset returns.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 6.00, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.23. The receivables turnover for the company is 5.25 and the total asset turnover is 0.38. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.71.


To wrap up, the performance of PTC Therapeutics Inc. (PTCT) has been mixed in recent times. The stock has received a mixed 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.