Terns Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: TERN) stock jumped 1.64% on Friday to $3.71 against a previous-day closing price of $3.65. With 0.52 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained heavier than its average volume of 0.48 million shares. During the session, the Biotechnology company that operates in wider Healthcare sector, reached to the highest price of $3.7883 whereas the lowest price it dropped to was $3.6000. The 52-week range on TERN shows that it touched its highest point at $14.04 and its lowest point at $3.26 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $15.29. Beta for the stock currently stands at -1.14.

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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 TERN was up-trending over the past week, with a rise of 5.40%, but this was down by -30.91% over a month. Three-month performance dropped to -32.42% while six-month performance fell -63.23%. The stock lost -24.59% in the past year, while it has lost -63.56% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for TERN yields -1.26 with Next year EPS estimates of -1.45. For the next quarter, that number is -0.32. This implies an EPS growth rate of 20.50% for this year and -9.35% for next year.

Float and Shares Shorts:

At present, 53.72 million TERN shares are outstanding with a float of 39.34 million shares on hand for trading. On Oct 30, 2023, short shares totaled 5.23 million, which was 8.57% higher than short shares on Sep 28, 2023. In addition to Dr. Erin Quirk M.D. as the firm’s President & Head of Research & Development, Mr. Seokho Yoon Esq. serves as its COO, General Counsel & Secretary.

Institutional Ownership:

Through their ownership of 102.43% of TERN’s outstanding shares, institutional investors have majority control over the company. Other institutions hold 45.18% of TERN, in contrast to 25.25% held by mutual funds. Shares owned by individuals account for 10.33%. As the largest shareholder in TERN with 9.89% of the stake, Suvretta Capital Management LLC holds 6,041,910 shares worth 6,041,910. A second-largest stockholder of TERN, Deep Track Capital LP, holds 6,000,000 shares, controlling over 9.82% of the firm’s shares. Fidelity Management & Research Co is the third largest shareholder in TERN, holding 5,116,708 shares or 8.38% stake. With a 3.25% stake in TERN, the Fidelity Small Cap Growth Fund is the largest stakeholder. A total of 1,983,129 shares are owned by the mutual fund manager. The FTIF SICAV – Biotechnology Discov, which owns about 2.40% of TERN stock, is the second-largest Mutual Fund holder. It holds 1,465,806 shares valued at 7.71 million. Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF holds 1.99% of the stake in TERN, owning 1,218,066 shares worth 6.41 million.

Analysts Ratings:

Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for TERN since 0 analysts follow the stock currently. In the same way, a target price assigned to a stock can also reveal much about its potential. With TERN analysts setting a high price target of $19.00 and a low target of $8.00, the average target price over the next 12 months is $15.29. Based on these targets, TERN could surge 412.13% to reach the target high and rise by 115.63% to reach the target low. Reaching the average price target will result in a growth of 312.13% from current levels.

Summary of Insider Activity:

Insiders traded TERN stock several times over the past three months with 0 Buys and 0 Sells. In these transactions, 0 shares were bought while 0 shares were sold. The number of buy transactions has increased to 10 while that of sell transactions has risen to 3 over the past year. The total number of shares bought during that period was 1,815,216 while 1,500,000 shares were sold.

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