Axsome Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: AXSM) stock jumped 0.27% on Monday to $60.04 against a previous-day closing price of $59.88. With 0.52 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained lighter than its average volume of 0.67 million shares. During the session, the Biotechnology company that operates in wider Healthcare sector, reached to the highest price of $60.36 whereas the lowest price it dropped to was $59.02. The 52-week range on AXSM shows that it touched its highest point at $91.29 and its lowest point at $49.60 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $114.73. Beta for the stock currently stands at 1.91.
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 AXSM was up-trending over the past week, with a rise of 1.23%, but this was down by -6.55% over a month. Three-month performance dropped to -21.06% while six-month performance fell -19.54%. The stock gained 12.73% in the past year, while it has lost -22.16% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for AXSM yields -4.53 with Next year EPS estimates of -3.02. For the next quarter, that number is -1.19. This implies an EPS growth rate of 7.13% for this year and 29.19% for next year.
Float and Shares Shorts:
At present, 43.50 million AXSM shares are outstanding with a float of 38.60 million shares on hand for trading. On Oct 30, 2023, short shares totaled 7.35 million, which was 15.52% higher than short shares on Sep 28, 2023. In addition to AXSM as the firm’s Axsome Therapeutics, Inc., ASM serves as its Avino Silver & Gold Mines Ltd..
Through their ownership of 70.65% of AXSM’s outstanding shares, institutional investors have majority control over the company.
Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for AXSM 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 AXSM analysts setting a high price target of $180.00 and a low target of $80.00, the average target price over the next 12 months is $114.73. Based on these targets, AXSM could surge 199.8% to reach the target high and rise by 33.24% to reach the target low. Reaching the average price target will result in a growth of 91.09% from current levels.
Summary of Insider Activity:
Insiders traded AXSM stock several times over the past three months with 1 Buys and 2 Sells. In these transactions, 11,016 shares were bought while 29,588 shares were sold. The number of buy transactions has increased to 2 while that of sell transactions has risen to 2 over the past year. The total number of shares bought during that period was 28,517 while 29,588 shares were sold.