The Price Target For Natera Inc. (NTRA)?

Natera Inc. (NASDAQ:NTRA) finished Friday with an addition of $2.61 to close at $114.93, an upside of 2.32 percent. An average of 355,780 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a gain of $4.16 in the past week, and it reached a new high 21 times over the past 12 months. The last 20 days have seen an average of 493,655 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 543,274.

NTRA stock has decreased by -6.97% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $105.01 on 10/04/21. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 09/23/21, shares of the company touched a low of $65.61 and a high of $129.09 in 52 weeks. It has reached a new high 11 times so far this year and achieved 15.48% or $15.41 in price. In spite of this, the price is down -10.97% from the 52-week high.


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Insider Transactions

9 days have passed since Natera Inc. (NTRA) last reported insider trading activity. Rabinowitz Matthew, who is EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN, most recently acquired $122 shares at $112.19 per share on Oct 14. In this transaction, the insider spent $13,687. CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, Schueren Robert Alan, disposed of 1,986 shares at a price of $117.08 on Oct 08. The insider now owns more than $232,521 worth of shares. Prior to that, CEO AND PRESIDENT Chapman Steven Leonard went on to Sale 1,608 shares at $110.91 each on Oct 05. An amount of $178,343 was transacted.

Valuation Metrics

Natera Inc. (NTRA) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 26.50 for the broader industry and 33.43 for the sector. The stock’s beta is 1.20. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 21.85, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 33.80.

The quick ratio of Natera Inc. for the three months ended June 29 was 3.60, and the current ratio was 3.70, indicating that the company is able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 0.94 and a total debt to equity ratio of 1.10 for the quarter ending June 29. Natera Inc.’s EBITDA margin for the year ending June 29 is -53.11%, while its operating margin for the same period stands at -61.00%. Its gross profit as reported stood at $187.38 million compared to revenue of $391.0 million.

For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, Natera Inc.’s return on assets was -34.50%. For the broader industry, ROE averaged -2.89 over the past year.

Earnings Surprise

For the three-month period that ended June 29, Natera Inc. had $517.43 million in cash and short-term investments compared to $279.78 million in total debt. In the quarter under review, the net income was down than the previous quarter. The company posted a net income of -$116.03 million in the quarter, while revenues of -$63.85 million were grew 48.6%. The analyst consensus anticipated Natera Inc.’s latest quarter earnings to come in at -$1.12 per share, but it turned out to be -$1.32, a -17.90% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to -$110.58 million. Shareholders own equity worth $93.78 million.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at Natera Inc. (NTRA) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 22 October was 55.49%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with historical volatility in this time frame at 28.95%.

As of today, NTRA’s price is $112.95 +3.76% or $4.16 from its 5-day moving average. NTRA is currently trading -2.70% lower than its 20-day SMA and +22.99% higher than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is +12.58% above the SMA50 and +5.65% above the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 63.24% and 62.03%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 4.29. With the 14-day stochastic at 71.30% and the average true range at 4.47, the RSI (14) stands at 52.20%. The stock has reached 1.16 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at 0.87.

Analyst Ratings

The consensus rating for Natera Inc. (NTRA) among analysts is Buy. According to current brokerage recommendations, 0 brokerage firms advise that investors sell NTRA, while 1 suggest investors hold. There are 0 analysts who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 1 analysts, while 8 others rate it as a “buy”.

What is NTRA’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts predict a range of price targets between $135.00 and $160.00, with a median target of $150.00. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for Natera Inc. (NTRA) stock is $150.11.

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