Why Zentalis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ZNTL) Stock fell -56.99% in Last Six Months?

Wedbush lowered the price target for the Zentalis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ZNTL) stock from “an Outperform” to “a Neutral”. The rating was released on November 08, 2023, according to finviz.

Historical Earnings Surprises and Revenue Forecasts

Profit is the most critical financial performance measure. Every investor in a business is looking forward to the earnings report as stock price to increase when earnings exceed market expectations and progressively decrease when earnings do not meet expectations. The firm reported an earnings per share (EPS) of -$0.79 during the last quarter as opposed to a consensus estimate of -$0.91, which indicates the company beat its estimate by $0.12, which implies that the company surprised the market by 13.20%. It appears that the average earnings per share estimate for the current quarter (ending in Dec 2023) is -$0.92. This is an average of 11 analysts’ earnings, where the high earnings per share estimate is -$0.61 and the low earnings per share estimate is -$1.54.

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The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture

The firm’s stock price fluctuated -0.78% within the last five trades and -28.04% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price decreased -56.99% in the last 6 months and 15.00% was added to its value over the previous 3 months. ZNTL stock is trading at a margin of -9.20%, -14.29% and -43.73% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.

As of the close of trading, ZNTL deals in the Healthcare domain. The stock is trading -63.45 percent below its 52-week high and 20.29 percent above its 52-week low. For example, looking both at the price and the high and low measurements of 52 weeks will give you a clearer picture of the direction the price is heading. The firm’s Weighted Alpha is -27.02. A positive weighted alpha indicates the firm has done well over the course of the year, whereas one below 0 indicates that the firm has done poorly.

What Does Zentalis Pharmaceuticals Inc’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?

With regard to the profitability of the company, the operating margin is currently at 0.00 percent. The profit margin, also known as the revenue ratio or gross profit ratio, is an efficiency figure used to estimate the business’s profitability by comparing net income and sales. The higher the number, the more profits are generated for the company and vice versa.

The stock’s market cap achieved a total value of $813.85 million as of the last trading session. Market capitalization is the total value of all outstanding shares of a corporation and it is used to measure a company’s market value. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 1.69, which equates the market value of a stock with its book value.

Is Insider Trading a Real Thing?

Almost all investors and traders prefer to invest in shares controlled by the management of a corporation as a management company will be more likely to run the business itself and to never conduct things against the management’s desires and will always try to do what is best for their shareholders. Currently, 10.23 percent of Zentalis Pharmaceuticals Inc shares are owned by insiders, and 118.45 percent are held by financial institutions. Gallagher Cam, the President at Zentalis Pharmaceuticals Inc (ZNTL) has sold 11,552 shares of firm on Feb 02 at a price of $11.54 against the total amount of $0.13 million. In another inside trade, Epperly Melissa B, Chief Financial Officer of Zentalis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ZNTL) sold 8,669 shares of the firm on Feb 02 for a total worth of $0.1 million at a price of $11.54. An inside trade which took place on Feb 02, Chief Legal Officer of Zentalis Pharmaceuticals Inc Paul Andrea sold 3,310 shares of firm against total price of $38197.0 at the cost of $11.54 per share.

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