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Royalty Pharma plc (RPRX) Shares Plummet Below 1-Year High

Royalty Pharma plc (NASDAQ: RPRX) has seen a decline in its stock price by -0.53 in relation to its previous close of 28.13. However, the company has experienced a -3.58% decline in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. Seeking Alpha reported 2023-09-05 that Q2 2023 earnings showcasted robust performance and raised forecast for 2023 non-GAAP adjusted cash receipts. Royalty Pharma enters strategic partnership with Ferring Pharmaceuticals, investing $300 million upfront for royalties on bladder cancer drug. Debate over VX-121 royalties is overstated, with limited impact on Royalty Pharma’s valuation.

Is It Worth Investing in Royalty Pharma plc (NASDAQ: RPRX) Right Now?

Royalty Pharma plc (NASDAQ: RPRX) has a price-to-earnings ratio of 49.79x that is above its average ratio. Additionally, the 36-month beta value for RPRX is 0.40. There are mixed opinions on the stock, with 7 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 0 rating it as “overweight,” 0 rating it as “hold,” and 0 rating it as “sell.”

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The average price predicted by analysts for RPRX is $48.43, which is $20.35 above the current price. The public float for RPRX is 426.87M and currently, short sellers hold a 2.00% ratio of that float. The average trading volume of RPRX on September 19, 2023 was 2.23M shares.

RPRX’s Market Performance

The stock of Royalty Pharma plc (RPRX) has seen a -3.58% decrease in the past week, with a -4.41% drop in the past month, and a -12.29% fall in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 2.18%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 2.13% for RPRX. The simple moving average for the last 20 days is -5.17% for RPRX stock, with a simple moving average of -19.46% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of RPRX

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for RPRX stocks, with UBS repeating the rating for RPRX by listing it as a “Buy.” The predicted price for RPRX in the upcoming period, according to UBS is $47 based on the research report published on June 14, 2022 of the previous year 2022.

RPRX Trading at -7.36% 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 -37.08% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.13%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.18%, as shares sank -4.64% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -6.76% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, RPRX fell by -3.58%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -35.04% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $29.44. In addition, Royalty Pharma plc saw -29.20% 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 Coyne Terrance P., who sale 37,500 shares at the price of $30.75 back on Aug 10. After this action, Coyne Terrance P. now owns 790,000 shares of Royalty Pharma plc, valued at $1,153,091 using the latest closing price.

Coyne Terrance P., the EVP & CFO of Royalty Pharma plc, sale 37,500 shares at $30.72 during a trade that took place back on Aug 09, which means that Coyne Terrance P. is holding 827,500 shares at $1,151,936 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for RPRX

Equity return is now at value 4.20, with 1.50 for asset returns.


In conclusion, Royalty Pharma plc (RPRX) 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.