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

Royalty Pharma plc (NASDAQ: RPRX)’s stock price has gone rise by 0.06 in comparison to its previous close of 32.22, however, the company has experienced a -4.13% decrease 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 42.70x, which is above its average ratio. Analysts have varying opinions on the stock, with 9 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 $50.64, which is $19.29 above the current market price. The public float for RPRX is 172.08M and currently, short sellers hold a 4.17% of that float. On May 26, 2023, RPRX’s average trading volume was 1.92M shares.

RPRX’s Market Performance

RPRX stock saw a decrease of -4.13% in the past week, with a monthly decline of -8.12% and a quarterly a decrease of -11.38%. The volatility ratio for the week is 2.18%, and the volatility levels for the last 30 days are 2.10% for Royalty Pharma plc (RPRX). The simple moving average for the last 20 days is -5.89% for RPRX’s stock, with a simple moving average of -17.77% for the last 200 days.

RPRX Trading at -8.48% 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 -27.81% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.10%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.18%, as shares sank -8.77% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -6.55% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, RPRX fell by -4.13%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -26.17% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $34.10. In addition, Royalty Pharma plc saw -18.42% 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 Legorreta Pablo G., who purchase 150,000 shares at the price of $32.25 back on May 24. After this action, Legorreta Pablo G. now owns 380,000 shares of Royalty Pharma plc, valued at $4,837,440 using the latest closing price.

RIGGS RORY B, the Director of Royalty Pharma plc, sale 1,750,000 shares at $32.82 during a trade that took place back on May 22, which means that RIGGS RORY B is holding 6,762 shares at $57,435,000 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for RPRX

Equity return is now at value 5.60, with 1.90 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.