How Much Dividend Does Verastem Inc. (VSTM) Pay?


Verastem Inc. (NASDAQ:VSTM) traded with a subtraction of -$0.06 to $1.00 on Thursday, a downside of -5.66 percent. An average of 790,031 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a fall of -$0.2100 in the past week, and it reached a new high 4 times over the past 12 months. The last 20 days have seen an average of 616,888 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 1,207,955.

VSTM stock has decreased by -10.92% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $1.0000 on 09/22/22. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 04/14/22, shares of the company touched a low of $1.00 and a high of $3.30 in 52 weeks. It has reached a new high 3 times so far this year and lost -48.29% or -$1.0500 in price. In spite of this, the price is down -69.70% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

3 days have passed since Verastem Inc. (VSTM) last reported insider trading activity. Paterson Dan, who is President and COO, most recently acquired $2,786 shares at $1.13 per share on Sep 19. In this transaction, the insider spent $3,148. Chief Executive Officer, Stuglik Brian M, disposed of 3,355 shares at a price of $1.13 on Sep 19. The insider now owns more than $3,791 worth of shares. Prior to that, Chief Financial Officer Gagnon Robert E. went on to Sale 1,348 shares at $1.13 each on Sep 19. An amount of $1,523 was transacted.

Valuation Metrics

Verastem Inc. (VSTM) stock’s beta is 0.71. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 65.84, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 3.66.

Financial Health

The quick ratio of Verastem Inc. for the three months ended June 29 was 4.90, and the current ratio was 4.90, indicating that the company is able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 0.45 and a total debt to equity ratio of 0.00 for the quarter ending June 29. Its gross profit as reported stood at $2.05 million compared to revenue of $2.05 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, Verastem Inc.’s return on assets was -71.50%.

Earnings Surprise

For the three-month period that ended June 29, Verastem Inc. had $30.36 million in cash and short-term investments compared to $24.28 million in total debt. The company posted a net income of -$21.95 million in the quarter, while revenues of -$16.96 million were grew 23.01%. The analyst consensus anticipated Verastem Inc.’s latest quarter earnings to come in at -$0.11 per share, but it turned out to be -$0.12, a -9.10% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to -$21.31 million. Shareholders own equity worth $187.81 million.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at Verastem Inc. (VSTM) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 21 September was 28.47%, suggesting the stock is oversold, with historical volatility in this time frame at 47.55%.

As of today, VSTM’s price is $1.0980 -17.36% or -$0.2100 from its 5-day moving average. VSTM is currently trading -25.93% lower than its 20-day SMA and -29.58% lower than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is -13.79% below the SMA50 and -57.98% below the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 9.89% and 12.54%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 0.0763. With the 14-day stochastic at 0.00% and the average true range at 0.0798, the RSI (14) stands at 35.50%. The stock has reached -0.0956 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at -0.1200.


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