The stock of Atreca Inc (NASDAQ: BCEL) has decreased by -23.01 when compared to last closing price of 0.26.Despite this, the company has seen a loss of -24.43% in its stock price over the last five trading days. Zacks Investment Research reported 2023-08-14 that Atreca (BCEL) suspends the development of only pipeline candidate, ATRC-101, in clinical evaluation, as part of its business restructuring efforts and cuts headcount by 40%. The stock falls 37%.
Is It Worth Investing in Atreca Inc (NASDAQ: BCEL) Right Now?
, and the 36-month beta value for BCEL is at 1.35. Analysts have varying views on the stock, with 3 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 0 rating it as “overweight,” 4 as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”
The average price suggested by analysts for BCEL is $3.25, which is $3.05 above the current market price. The public float for BCEL is 28.97M, and currently, shorts hold a 14.34% of that float. The average trading volume for BCEL on November 16, 2023 was 1.87M shares.
BCEL’s Market Performance
The stock of Atreca Inc (BCEL) has seen a -24.43% decrease in the past week, with a -24.38% drop in the past month, and a -50.01% fall in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 19.86%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 19.54% for BCEL.. The simple moving average for the past 20 days is -18.64% for BCEL’s stock, with a -77.00% simple moving average for the past 200 days.
Analysts’ Opinion of BCEL
Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for BCEL stocks, with Robert W. Baird repeating the rating for BCEL by listing it as a “Outperform.” The predicted price for BCEL in the upcoming period, according to Robert W. Baird is $27 based on the research report published on June 04, 2021 of the previous year 2021.
BCEL Trading at -27.76% from the 50-Day Moving Average
After a stumble in the market that brought BCEL to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -90.22% of loss for the given period.
Volatility was left at 19.54%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 19.86%, as shares sank -26.20% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -43.73% lower at present.
During the last 5 trading sessions, BCEL fell by -24.59%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -88.10% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $0.2428. In addition, Atreca Inc saw -74.97% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.
Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at BCEL starting from BAKER BROS. ADVISORS LP, who sale 274,739 shares at the price of $0.40 back on Oct 19. After this action, BAKER BROS. ADVISORS LP now owns 286,893 shares of Atreca Inc, valued at $110,582 using the latest closing price.
Serafini Tito, the Chief Strategy Officer of Atreca Inc, sale 5,487 shares at $0.95 during a trade that took place back on Aug 02, which means that Serafini Tito is holding 72,817 shares at $5,225 based on the most recent closing price.
Stock Fundamentals for BCEL
Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:
- -12665.58 for the present operating margin
- -819.61 for the gross margin
The net margin for Atreca Inc stands at -12617.79. The total capital return value is set at -65.63, while invested capital returns managed to touch -66.17. Equity return is now at value -182.70, with -98.54 for asset returns.
Based on Atreca Inc (BCEL), the company’s capital structure generated 81.47 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 44.89. Total debt to assets is 41.20, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 76.95. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 42.40.
When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 19.72, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 2.63. The receivables turnover for the company is 0.39 and the total asset turnover is 0.00. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 4.79.
In conclusion, Atreca Inc (BCEL) has had a bad performance lately. Opinion on the stock among analysts is mixed, with some giving it a “buy” rating and others 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.