Are You Interested In Investing In Natera Inc. (NTRA)? Check This Out First

As of Thursday close, Natera Inc.’s (NASDAQ:NTRA) stock was up $0.78, moving up 2.77 percent to $28.91. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 2,562,140 shares. 1 time new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$5.19 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 1,833,660, while in the previous 50 days, it was 3,186,242.

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Since last month, NTRA stock retreated -27.76%. Shares of the company fell to $27.35 on 05/12/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $129.09 was reached on 01/04/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $26.10. Since the beginning of this year, NTRA’s stock price has dropped by -69.04% or -$64.48, and marked a new high 2 times. However, the stock has declined by -77.60% since its 52-week high.

Natera Inc. (NTRA) last reported insider trading activity 21 days ago on Apr 22. Brophy Michael Burkes, the CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER of the company, disposed of 458 shares for $36.14 on Apr 22. It resulted in a $16,553 divestment by the insider. Chapman Steven Leonard sold 894 shares at an average price of $36.14 on Apr 22. The insider now owns 63,122 shares following the transaction. On Apr 22, SEC. AND CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER RABINOWITZ DANIEL sold 325 shares at $36.14 apiece. The transaction was valued at $11,746.

Valuation Metrics

The stock’s beta is 1.24. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 4.20, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 3.60.

Financial Health

In the three months ended September 29, Natera Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 4.10, while its current ratio was 4.20, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending September 29 was 0.52, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.61. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 49.10% percent. Based on annual data, NTRA earned $307.07 million in gross profit and brought in $625.49 million in revenue.

In Natera Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $280.71 million against cash and short-term investments of $593.66 million. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. NTRA’s revenue rose 21.54% to $173.03 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $194.13 million. While analysts expected Natera Inc. to report -$1.27 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was -$1.63 per share, beating the consensus estimate by -28.30%. During the quarter, the company generated -$131.88 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Natera Inc. were 602.33 million at the end of its most recent quarter ended September 29, and its total debt was $385.44 million. The value of shareholders’ equity is $96.31 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Natera Inc.’s (NTRA) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 121.11%, the RSI 9-day stood at 31.36% on 12 May.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Natera Inc. price is down by -15.22% percent or -$5.19. At present, NTRA shares trade -30.59% below its 20-day simple moving average and -69.77% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -54.21% below its SMA50 and -73.95% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 10.04% and Stochastic coefficient D was 12.27%, while ATR was 3.42. Given the Stochastic reading of 11.95% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 33.84%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -4.02, while the 14-day reading stands at -5.42.

Analyst Ratings

Stephens launched its rating on Natera Inc. (NASDAQ: NTRA) to an Overweight in a note to investors on April 25, 2022. Natera Inc. (NTRA) has been rated Buy by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, NTRA is a sell, and 1 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 1 analyst rate Natera Inc. stock as buy, with 10 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $80.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $54.00 – $150.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Natera Inc. (NTRA) will achieve an average price target of $86.09.


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