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Mirati Therapeutics Inc. (MRTX) Shares Plummet Below 1-Year High

Mirati Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: MRTX)’s stock price has gone decline by -2.97 in comparison to its previous close of 34.05, however, the company has experienced a -7.27% decrease in its stock price over the last five trading days. PRNewsWire reported 2023-08-21 that SAN DIEGO, Aug. 21, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Mirati Therapeutics, Inc. ® (NASDAQ: MRTX), a commercial stage biotechnology company, today announced a presentation of two-year follow-up from a pooled analysis of the Phase 1/1b Cohort and Phase 2 Cohort A for the KRYSTAL-1 study evaluating adagrasib in in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) harboring a KRASG12C mutation. Findings will be presented at the 2023 World Conference on Lung Cancer during the press conference on September 10 th 10:35 a.m.

Is It Worth Investing in Mirati Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: MRTX) Right Now?

while the 36-month beta value is 0.91.Analysts have differing opinions on the stock, with 13 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 1 as “overweight,” 5 as “hold,” and 1 as “sell.”

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The average price point forecasted by analysts for Mirati Therapeutics Inc. (MRTX) is $54.53, which is $21.2 above the current market price. The public float for MRTX is 65.90M, and currently, short sellers hold a 14.36% ratio of that floaft. The average trading volume of MRTX on September 15, 2023 was 1.18M shares.

MRTX’s Market Performance

The stock of Mirati Therapeutics Inc. (MRTX) has seen a -7.27% decrease in the past week, with a -16.84% drop in the past month, and a -10.29% fall in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 3.92%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 4.04% for MRTX. The simple moving average for the past 20 days is -10.11% for MRTX’s stock, with a -23.14% simple moving average for the past 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of MRTX

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for MRTX stocks, with Citigroup repeating the rating for MRTX by listing it as a “Buy.” The predicted price for MRTX in the upcoming period, according to Citigroup is $48 based on the research report published on August 10, 2023 of the current year 2023.

MRTX Trading at -6.08% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought MRTX to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -67.38% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 4.04%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 3.92%, as shares sank -16.82% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -16.94% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, MRTX fell by -7.27%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -66.50% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $36.42. In addition, Mirati Therapeutics Inc. saw -27.08% 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 MRTX starting from Christensen Jamie, who sale 2,388 shares at the price of $35.63 back on Sep 08. After this action, Christensen Jamie now owns 144,032 shares of Mirati Therapeutics Inc., valued at $85,084 using the latest closing price.

Boxer Capital, LLC, the of Mirati Therapeutics Inc., purchase 1,201,440 shares at $27.80 during a trade that took place back on Aug 11, which means that Boxer Capital, LLC is holding 3,201,440 shares at $33,400,032 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for MRTX

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • -6107.98 for the present operating margin
  • +71.62 for the gross margin

The net margin for Mirati Therapeutics Inc. stands at -5957.44. The total capital return value is set at -60.99, while invested capital returns managed to touch -59.67. Equity return is now at value -79.40, with -66.20 for asset returns.

Based on Mirati Therapeutics Inc. (MRTX), the company’s capital structure generated 5.17 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 4.91. Total debt to assets is 4.28, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 4.38. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 4.17.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 49.50, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.03. The receivables turnover for the company is 3.98 and the total asset turnover is 0.01. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 6.96.


In a nutshell, Mirati Therapeutics Inc. (MRTX) has experienced a bad performance in recent times. The stock has received mixed “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.

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