Windtree Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: WINT) stock jumped 2.46% on Wednesday to $0.32 against a previous-day closing price of $0.31. With 2.93 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained heavier than its average volume of 1.41 million shares. During the session, the Biotechnology company that operates in wider Healthcare sector, reached to the highest price of $0.3306 whereas the lowest price it dropped to was $0.3100. The 52-week range on WINT shows that it touched its highest point at $2.37 and its lowest point at $0.28 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $3.00. Beta for the stock currently stands at 0.36.
Price Performance and Earnings:
Stock performance is one of the indicators that investors use to determine whether they will profit from a stock. The price performance of WINT was up-trending over the past week, with a rise of 3.09%, but this was down by -21.32% over a month. Three-month performance dropped to -23.15% while six-month performance fell -70.88%. The stock lost -82.69% in the past year, while it has lost -80.04% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for WINT yields -1.65 with Next year EPS estimates of -0.94. For the next quarter, that number is -0.26. This implies an EPS growth rate of -31.30% for this year and 3.10% for next year.
Float and Shares Shorts:
At present, 29.20 million WINT shares are outstanding with a float of 21.68 million shares on hand for trading. On Jul 14, 2022, short shares totaled 0.95 million, which was 3.23% higher than short shares on Jun 14, 2022. In addition to Mr. Craig E. Fraser as the firm’s Pres, CEO & Director, Mr. John P. Hamill CPA serves as its Sr. VP, CFO, Treasurer & Corp. Sec.
Through their ownership of 5.20% of WINT’s outstanding shares, institutional investors have minority control over the company. Other institutions hold 2.89% of WINT, in contrast to 2.23% held by mutual funds. Shares owned by individuals account for 10.64%. As the largest shareholder in WINT with 1.89% of the stake, The Vanguard Group, Inc. holds 577,946 shares worth 577,946. A second-largest stockholder of WINT, Renaissance Technologies LLC, holds 361,395 shares, controlling over 1.18% of the firm’s shares. Geode Capital Management LLC is the third largest shareholder in WINT, holding 158,747 shares or 0.52% stake. With a 1.12% stake in WINT, the Vanguard Total Stock Market Index is the largest stakeholder. A total of 343,802 shares are owned by the mutual fund manager. The Vanguard Extended Market Index Fu, which owns about 0.54% of WINT stock, is the second-largest Mutual Fund holder. It holds 166,133 shares valued at 65456.0. Fidelity Extended Market Index Fu holds 0.43% of the stake in WINT, owning 130,308 shares worth 51341.0.
Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for WINT since 2 analysts follow the stock currently. There are 2 analysts who recommend BUY ratings, while 0 suggest SELL ratings. Of the remaining analysts, 0 believe that the stock is worth HOLDING, 0 give it an OVERWEIGHT rating, and 0 thinks that it’s UNDERWEIGHT. In the same way, a target price assigned to a stock can also reveal much about its potential. With WINT analysts setting a high price target of $3.00 and a low target of $3.00, the average target price over the next 12 months is $3.00. Based on these targets, WINT could surge 837.5% to reach the target high and rise by 837.5% to reach the target low. Reaching the average price target will result in a growth of 837.5% from current levels.
EPS: Estimates vs Actual
It is also common to use earnings estimates to evaluate a firm’s growth potential and to determine trading strategy. WINT will report FY 2022 earnings on 03/30/2023. Analysts have provided yearly estimates in a range of -$0.97 being high and -$1.29 being low. For WINT, this leads to a yearly average estimate of -$1.13. The earnings surprise of a firm occurs when the actual results change from the consensus earnings estimate. Windtree Therapeutics Inc. surprised analysts by -$0.41 when it reported -$0.59 EPS against a consensus estimate of -$0.18. The surprise factor in the prior quarter was $0.01. Based on analyst estimates, the high estimate for the next quarter is -$0.22 and the low estimate is -$0.30. The average estimate for the next quarter is thus -$0.26.
Summary of Insider Activity:
Insiders traded WINT stock several times over the past three months with 5 Buys and 0 Sells. In these transactions, 19,500 shares were bought while 0 shares were sold. The number of buy transactions has increased to 23 while that of sell transactions has risen to 1 over the past year. The total number of shares bought during that period was 1,778,548 while 1,239,088 shares were sold.