Eagle Pharmaceuticals Inc (EGRX) Shares Rise Despite Market Challenges

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Is It Worth Investing in Eagle Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: EGRX) Right Now?

The price-to-earnings ratio for Eagle Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: EGRX) is above average at 5.34x. The 36-month beta value for EGRX is also noteworthy at 0.42. There are mixed opinions on the stock, with 2 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 1 rating it as “overweight,” 0 rating it as “hold,” and 1 rating it as “sell.”

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The public float for EGRX is 11.43M, and at present, short sellers hold a 10.17% of that float. The average trading volume of EGRX on April 04, 2024 was 229.30K shares.

EGRX’s Market Performance

EGRX’s stock has seen a -3.57% decrease for the week, with a -22.73% drop in the past month and a -14.13% fall in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 9.18%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 7.59% for Eagle Pharmaceuticals Inc The simple moving average for the past 20 days is -12.97% for EGRX’s stock, with a -58.01% simple moving average for the past 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of EGRX

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for EGRX stocks, with Piper Sandler repeating the rating for EGRX by listing it as a “Underweight.” The predicted price for EGRX in the upcoming period, according to Piper Sandler is $17 based on the research report published on August 10, 2023 of the previous year 2023.

Piper Sandler, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see EGRX reach a price target of $17, previously predicting the price at $26. The rating they have provided for EGRX stocks is “Underweight” according to the report published on August 09th, 2023.

RBC Capital Mkts gave a rating of “Outperform” to EGRX, setting the target price at $52 in the report published on April 07th of the previous year.

EGRX Trading at -13.71% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought EGRX to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -85.02% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 7.59%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 9.18%, as shares sank -25.35% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +9.95% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, EGRX fell by -3.57%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -74.37% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $5.50. In addition, Eagle Pharmaceuticals Inc saw -7.07% 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 EGRX starting from Tarriff Scott, who sale 10,694 shares at the price of $13.87 back on Nov 02 ’23. After this action, Tarriff Scott now owns 545,447 shares of Eagle Pharmaceuticals Inc, valued at $148,326 using the latest closing price.

Tarriff Scott, the CEO of Eagle Pharmaceuticals Inc, sale 10,925 shares at $13.82 during a trade that took place back on Nov 01 ’23, which means that Tarriff Scott is holding 556,141 shares at $150,984 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for EGRX

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • 0.14 for the present operating margin
  • 0.72 for the gross margin

The net margin for Eagle Pharmaceuticals Inc stands at 0.1. The total capital return value is set at 0.08. Equity return is now at value 4.88, with 3.04 for asset returns.

Based on Eagle Pharmaceuticals Inc (EGRX), the company’s capital structure generated 0.22 points at debt to capital in total, while cash flow to debt ratio is standing at 0.06. The debt to equity ratio resting at 0.28. The interest coverage ratio of the stock is 5.25.

Currently, EBITDA for the company is 65.48 million with net debt to EBITDA at 1.45. When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 0.62. The receivables turnover for the company is 1.66for trailing twelve months and the total asset turnover is 0.47. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 2.16.


In summary, Eagle Pharmaceuticals Inc (EGRX) has had a bad performance as of late. Analysts have bullish opinions on the stock, with some viewing it as a “buy” and others 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.

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