How Should Investors View Exicure Inc. (XCUR) Insider Trading?

As of Thursday close, Exicure Inc.’s (NASDAQ:XCUR) stock was up $0.01, moving up 0.88 percent to $0.12. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 22,800,279 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$0.0199 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 9,445,600, while in the previous 50 days, it was 11,652,664.

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Since last month, XCUR stock retreated -36.78%. Shares of the company fell to $0.0950 on 05/12/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $1.98 was reached on 03/22/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $0.10. Since the beginning of this year, XCUR’s stock price has dropped by -43.10% or -$0.0871, and marked a new high 5 times. However, the stock has declined by -94.19% since its 52-week high.

Exicure Inc. (XCUR) last reported insider trading activity 143 days ago on Dec 21. Gates Frontier, LLC, the 10% Owner of the company, disposed of 1,268,619 shares for $0.24 on Dec 21. It resulted in a $303,200 divestment by the insider. Papadimas Elias D. added 10,000 shares at an average price of $1.38 on Aug 27. The insider now owns 10,000 shares following the transaction.

Financial Health

In the three months ended September 29, Exicure Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 1.30, while its current ratio was 1.30, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. Based on annual data, XCUR earned $62.07 million in gross profit and brought in -$0.48 million in revenue.

According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. XCUR’s revenue rose 1076.0% to -$3.68 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to -$0.25 million. While analysts expected Exicure Inc. to report -$0.09 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was -$0.27 per share. During the quarter, the company generated -$12.92 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Exicure Inc. were 53.64 million at the end of its most recent quarter ended September 29, and its total debt was $24.79 million. The value of shareholders’ equity is $122.79 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Exicure Inc.’s (XCUR) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 157.88%, the RSI 9-day stood at 35.08% on 12 May.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Exicure Inc. price is down by -14.75% percent or -$0.0199. At present, XCUR shares trade -37.84% below its 20-day simple moving average and -54.22% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -56.42% below its SMA50 and -91.73% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 17.24% and Stochastic coefficient D was 12.99%, while ATR was 0.0208. Given the Stochastic reading of 26.67% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 36.06%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.0117, while the 14-day reading stands at -0.0211.

Analyst Ratings

Exicure Inc. downgraded its rating on Exicure Inc. (NASDAQ: XCUR) to a Neutral in a note to investors on December 13, 2021. The analysts firm previously had a Buy rating on the stock.


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