Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. (SRPT) Stock Looks Attractive Ahead Of A Turning Point

Most analysts believe that Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc., (SRPT) has the potential to rise by 154.31% or more. For Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. to record further gain analysts believe that the company has to hit $270 price target. The high price target for SRPT for next 12 months currently stands at $270. This means that the highest 12 months price target is 154.31% above its last closing price. For most investors, the 0.4% change in the share price could have prompted them to buy the stock, but doing that would be a mistake as it would be taking into consideration only the short-term performance of the stock. The stock closed December 10, 2019 trading at $106.17 which saw uptrend of -2.71% since the beginning of 2019. The price of the stock has risen by 71.59% from average 12-month price target of $182.18 expected by the analysts. The median price target for the stock over the next 12 months is $181.5, which means that it could rise by 70.95% from its current position. Despite that, some analysts believe that it won’t perform excellent, setting a lower price target of $130 for the stock which means it could rise by 22.45%.

A look at the SRPT stock today shows that it has lost -13.54% of its value over the past one year, which has led to some investors becoming concerned about the short-term performance of Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRPT). If we turn to the stock analysts in general, they revealed that most of them are still bullish about the chances of the shares. The consensus rating from analysts for Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. (SRPT) is 1.7 which is a buy rating. Over the past week, the stock has been rated as a Buy 15 times while it has been rated as a Hold 1 times. The 52-week high price for SRPT is $158.8 which is attained on July 15 while its 52-week low currently stands at $72.05 and was reached on September 26. At the moment, the stock is trading $-10.42 below its YTD moving average set at $116.59.

Moving on, Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. (SRPT) last released its earnings for the September 2019 quarter of the fiscal year. The company performed decently over the past three months, with its earnings up 48% year-over-year at $-1.7. The company brought a surprise of 27 as analysts were predicting $-1.34 per share. The revenue generated by Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. in the September 2019 quarter surged by 26% to reach $99.04 million. This is high compared to the $78.49 million it recorded in the same quarter last year. To see what traders should watch in its December 2019 financial results, analysts have consensus earnings per share of $-1.82 which is higher than the $-2.05 recorded in the same quarter a year ago. Over the next 12 months, the earnings per share are expected to move by 20.3%. If it achieves that, then the company firmly believes that its long-term annual earnings growth rate target set at -0.2 % could be achieved. The company has also recorded a revenue of $365.1 million over the past 12 months.

In order to determine if the stock is worthy of your patience, you should know that Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRPT) is now trading at 0X the earnings per share recorded over the past 12 months. This is a downtrend compared to the readings of the sector which is 33.29X while the industry average stands at 25.99X. The most popular way to value a stock is to look at its historic Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio with the help of its earnings report over the past 12 months. Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. was able to achieve an EPS of $-8.56 during the last four quarters. The P/E ratio is widely known due to the fact that it is widely used, simple, effective, and, tautologically.

On Tuesday, December 10 of 2019, the 14-day Absolute ATR (Average True Range) for SRPT moved by $3.72. Over the past seven days, the stock’s average daily volatility stood at 2.81%. A stock with a low volatility is usually a good one as it means that investors are very confident in the stock. Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc.’s trading volume has recently moved to 1.07 million, which is compared with the average daily volume of 1.33 million shares.

The daily chart for SRPT, points out that the company has recorded -11.52% losses over the past six months. However, it is still 47.36% higher than its most recent low trading price. The performance of the stock over the past five days shows that it is down -4.62% though it is 1.3% above its three-week moving average. It is worthy to know that price action is not always clear. There are times when a stock will undergo some negatives, trade erratically within some range or even act very unpredictable. When that happens, then making use of moving averages makes the pattern clearer for traders. Comparing to 50-day SMA, the price of the stock has surged by 13.93% while it is down -7.49% against the 200-day SMA. This is usually seen as the last support line for a stock, as a move downward could signal a bearish trend or market. The daily chart of SRPT reveals that it has gained some grounds as it ended Tuesday with a 10.27% rise over the past 30 days.