Veru Inc. (VERU) Insider Trading: What Insights Can Be Gained?

As of Friday close, Veru Inc.’s (NASDAQ:VERU) stock was up $0.24, moving up 1.94 percent to $12.61. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 4,812,660 shares. 4 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $0.51 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 7,730,060, while in the previous 50 days, it was 7,971,856.

Since last month, VERU stock retreated -6.32%. Shares of the company fell to $11.52 on 07/06/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $18.40 was reached on 07/20/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $4.34. Since the beginning of this year, VERU’s stock price has risen by 114.09% or $6.72, and marked a new high 7 times. However, the stock has declined by -31.47% since its 52-week high.

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Veru Inc. (VERU) last reported insider trading activity 354 days ago on Aug 17. Lu Lucy, the Director of the company, purchased of 4,800 shares for $6.78 on Aug 17. It resulted in a $32,542 investment by the insider.

Valuation Metrics

The stock’s beta is -0.40. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 17.38, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 7.42.

The latest dividend of $0.07 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.07.

Financial Health

In the three months ended March 30, Veru Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 6.30, while its current ratio was 6.60, 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 March 30 was 0.08, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.11. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 81.40% percent. In the year ended March 30, operating margins totaled -35.60%. Based on annual data, VERU earned $47.93 million in gross profit and brought in $61.26 million in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 9.80%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was -18.60%.

According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. VERU’s revenue fell -2.38% to $14.14 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $13.03 million. While analysts expected Veru Inc. to report -$0.15 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was -$0.18 per share. During the quarter, the company generated -$11.72 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Veru Inc. were 36.83 million at the end of its most recent quarter ended March 30, and its total debt was $20.24 million. The value of shareholders’ equity is $80.07 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Veru Inc.’s (VERU) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 47.59%, the RSI 9-day stood at 42.83% on 05 August.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Veru Inc. price is up by +4.21% percent or $0.51. At present, VERU shares trade -5.33% below its 20-day simple moving average and +161.62% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +3.28% above its SMA50 and +49.23% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 10.50% and Stochastic coefficient D was 7.93%, while ATR was 1.07. Given the Stochastic reading of 13.20% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 45.09%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 0.15, while the 14-day reading stands at -0.92.

Analyst Ratings

Jefferies launched its rating on Veru Inc. (NASDAQ: VERU) to a Buy in a note to investors on April 13, 2021. Veru Inc. (VERU) has been rated Buy by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, VERU is a sell, and 0 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 0 analysts rate Veru Inc. stock as buy, with 5 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $31.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $24.00 – $55.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Veru Inc. (VERU) will achieve an average price target of $34.00.


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