Stocks To Watch This Week: Crinetics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (CRNX), Nxt-ID, Inc. (NXTD)

Crinetics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRNX) shares ended at $23.51 with 0.22 mln shares exchanging hands. That puts the market capitalization …

Crinetics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRNX) shares ended at $23.51 with 0.22 mln shares exchanging hands. That puts the market capitalization at $561.18 mln. It opened the session with a $22.31 price tag, later ranging from $21.76 to $24.6783, the range at which the stock has traded at throughout the day. The stock stands nearly -44.02% off versus the 52-week high and 22.26% away from the 52-week low. The number of shares currently owned by investors are 23.87 mln.

Sell-side analyst recommendations point to a short term price target of $39 on the shares of Crinetics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (CRNX). The consensus rating is 2, indicating analysts in general look favorably on the company’s future prospects.

The current price is staying below the SMA lines which signify weakens and is generally unhealthy/negative and may provide the momentum for driving the share price lower. Current price places the company’s stock -15.03% away from its 200-day simple moving average, -6.38%, away from the 50-day average and also -2.95% away from 20-day average.

For this year, Crinetics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRNX) is performing -21.61%. Over the past five trading sessions it is -3.41%; -3.01% for the month; -29.38% for the last quarter; -35.82% for the past six-months; and 0% for the last 12 months. The last close places the company’s stock about $18.49 off its 52 week high of $42 and $4.28 above the 52 week low of $19.23.

Nxt-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ:NXTD) closed down -0.12 points or -11.5% at $0.91 with 0.3 mln shares exchanging hands. Current price level places the company’s stock about -67.73% from the 52-week high and 71.7% away from the 52-week low. Sell-side analyst recommendations point to a short term price target of $2 on the company shares. The consensus rating is 0, indicating analysts in general look favorably on the company’s future prospects.

Nxt-ID, Inc. (NXTD) opened the session with a $1.01 price tag, later ranging from $0.9056 to $1.0241, the range at which the stock has traded at throughout the day. The stock stands nearly $1.81 off versus the 52-week high of $2.82 and $0.48 above the 52-week low of $0.53. The number of shares currently owned by investors are 25.78 mln. The current price change puts the market capitalization at $23.46 mln.

In an overview of the current analyst recommendations, Buy count is 2 and Overweight is 0 while the number of analysts recommending Sell and Underweight are 0 and 0, respectively. Also, the Hold rating count is 0 as of 3/12/2019. The analyst recommendations from a month ago are 2 Buy, 0 Overweight, 0 Sell, 0 Hold and 0 Underweight. Investors might also notice that three month ago the Buy recommendations (2) outnumbered Sell recommendations (0). The count of Hold ratings in that period was 0.

Over the past five trading sessions shares of Nxt-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ:NXTD) are -13.33%; -22.22% for the month; -6.67% for the last quarter; -41.29% for the past six-months; and -62.86% for the last 12 months.The current price is staying below the SMA lines which signify weakens and is generally unhealthy/negative and may provide the momentum for driving the share price lower. Current price places the company’s stock -30.74% away from its 200-day simple moving average, -15.27%, away from the 50-day average and also -19.5% away from 20-day average. The stock is performing 33.82% year to date.

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16305 Shares in 3D Systems Co. (NYSE:DDD) Purchased by Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset …

Ltd. acquired a new stake in shares of 3D Systems Co. (NYSE:DDD) in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing …

3D Systems logoMitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. acquired a new stake in shares of 3D Systems Co. (NYSE:DDD) in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 16,305 shares of the 3D printing company’s stock, valued at approximately $162,000.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the business. Piedmont Investment Advisors Inc. increased its stake in 3D Systems by 3.4% during the fourth quarter. Piedmont Investment Advisors Inc. now owns 27,083 shares of the 3D printing company’s stock valued at $275,000 after acquiring an additional 898 shares during the period. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. boosted its holdings in 3D Systems by 42.1% during the fourth quarter. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. now owns 3,177 shares of the 3D printing company’s stock valued at $32,000 after purchasing an additional 942 shares in the last quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in 3D Systems by 1.1% during the third quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 209,336 shares of the 3D printing company’s stock valued at $3,956,000 after purchasing an additional 2,209 shares in the last quarter. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB boosted its holdings in 3D Systems by 18.4% during the fourth quarter. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB now owns 21,869 shares of the 3D printing company’s stock valued at $222,000 after purchasing an additional 3,400 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Migdal Insurance & Financial Holdings Ltd. boosted its holdings in shares of 3D Systems by 4.8% in the 3rd quarter. Migdal Insurance & Financial Holdings Ltd. now owns 112,361 shares of the 3D printing company’s stock worth $2,124,000 after acquiring an additional 5,096 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 70.22% of the company’s stock.

Shares of 3D Systems stock opened at $11.28 on Wednesday. The firm has a market cap of $1.29 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -30.49 and a beta of 1.91. 3D Systems Co. has a 52 week low of $9.00 and a 52 week high of $21.78. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.01, a current ratio of 2.29 and a quick ratio of 1.50.

DDD has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Piper Jaffray Companies raised 3D Systems from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $17.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, January 29th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reduced their target price on 3D Systems to $8.00 and set an “average” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, March 1st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $13.78.

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3D Systems Profile

3D Systems Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides three-dimensional (3D) printing products and services worldwide. The company offers 3D printers, such as stereolithography, selective laser sintering, direct metal printing, multi jet printing, and color jet printers that transform data input generated by 3D design software, CAD software, or other 3D design tools into printed parts under the Accura, DuraForm, LaserForm, CastForm, and VisiJet brand names.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD)

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Christian Cerda Sells 14177 Shares of iRobot Co. (IRBT) Stock

(NASDAQ:IRBT) COO Christian Cerda sold 14,177 shares of iRobot stock in a … iRobot Corporation designs, builds, and sells robots for the consumer …

iRobot logoiRobot Co. (NASDAQ:IRBT) COO Christian Cerda sold 14,177 shares of iRobot stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, March 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $122.88, for a total value of $1,742,069.76. Following the transaction, the chief operating officer now owns 63,336 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $7,782,727.68. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

Christian Cerda also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Monday, January 7th, Christian Cerda sold 12,442 shares of iRobot stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $85.00, for a total value of $1,057,570.00.

Shares of IRBT opened at $123.98 on Wednesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $3.41 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.44, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.89 and a beta of 1.69. iRobot Co. has a fifty-two week low of $56.61 and a fifty-two week high of $132.88.

iRobot (NASDAQ:IRBT) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 6th. The industrial products company reported $0.84 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.51 by $0.33. The company had revenue of $384.67 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $381.87 million. iRobot had a return on equity of 17.14% and a net margin of 8.05%. iRobot’s revenue was up 17.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.16 EPS. Equities research analysts anticipate that iRobot Co. will post 3.1 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

IRBT has been the subject of several research reports. Dougherty & Co downgraded iRobot to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 20th. ValuEngine upgraded iRobot from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 30th. Piper Jaffray Companies lifted their price objective on iRobot from $82.00 to $96.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 7th. Sidoti downgraded iRobot from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $118.00 price objective for the company. in a research report on Thursday, February 21st. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded iRobot from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 14th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $96.33.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its holdings in iRobot by 1.0% in the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 2,639,442 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $290,128,000 after acquiring an additional 25,570 shares during the last quarter. Symmetry Peak Management LLC acquired a new position in iRobot in the 3rd quarter valued at $2,473,000. Morgan Stanley raised its holdings in iRobot by 120.7% in the 3rd quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 824,043 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $90,579,000 after acquiring an additional 450,642 shares during the last quarter. MML Investors Services LLC acquired a new stake in shares of iRobot during the 3rd quarter worth $891,000. Finally, First Mercantile Trust Co. acquired a new stake in shares of iRobot during the 3rd quarter worth $220,000. Institutional investors own 98.50% of the company’s stock.

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About iRobot

iRobot Corporation designs, builds, and sells robots for the consumer market worldwide. It offers Roomba floor vacuuming robots; Braava family of automatic floor mopping robots; and Mirra Pool Cleaning Robot to clean residential pools and removes debris as small as two microns from pool floors, walls, and stairs.

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These Two Stocks Trigger Mixed Signals: Noble Corporation plc (NE), Nxt-ID, Inc. (NXTD)

The recently concluded session had traders exchanging Noble Corporation plc (NYSE:NE) high level. Roughly 7296355 shares changed hands …

The recently concluded session had traders exchanging Noble Corporation plc (NYSE:NE) high level. Roughly 7296355 shares changed hands compared to the one-week volume average 6205000 shares. The first trade took place at $2.69 and the stock went up 6.37% to attain the closing price of $2.84.

Noble Corporation plc (NE) Analyst Opinion

Noble Corporation plc is currently rated as hold by 32 stock analysts, with the company still having around 17.93% shares outstanding that can be sold short legally. The value of their shares went down by -8.97% last month. Over the course of a year, the stock has grown by 8.4%. Financial analysts are becoming more bullish than ever, with the 12 analysts who cover the activities of NE advising investors to buy. Experts on Wall Street have set a price target of $4.69 for the stock. The decision was arrived after looking at their 65.14% gain from current levels. At the moment, Noble Corporation plc (NE) trading price is around -61.83% below its 52-week high.

Noble Corporation plc Earnings Surprise

Noble Corporation plc (NE) was successful in overcoming the expected -$0.39 as the stock recorded an earnings of -$0.36 a piece during their last financial report presentation. Revenue, meanwhile, had a distance of 3.82% from the previous quarter, with the company recording $290.09 million in revenue.

Noble Corporation plc (NYSE:NE) Intraday View

The shares of Noble Corporation plc (NYSE:NE) have struggled and recovered 20.85% ever since it recorded its 52 week low. During the course of 5 days, the stock price volatility has remained at 5.96%, increasing the time frame to a month, the volatility recorded was 5.65%. The price of their shares still hasn’t been successful in staying above its 20 day-moving average, staying at a distance of -5.73% and while its 50-day moving average is around -9.47%. In a look at the previous five trading session NE stock has returned -7.19% and sank -42.23% when compared to its 200-day moving average that is $4.4765. Noble Corporation plc (NE) will look to overcome its -33.49% fall that it witnessed in the past year.

As the normal trading session ended, the stock of Nxt-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ:NXTD), fetched in a $-0.12 retreat to $0.91. The session began with the stock price at $1.01, hitting a high of $1.0241 before down again. For the week, analysts seem to be okay with their bullish with the consensus call staying at 0. Nxt-ID, Inc. gets 0 buy analyst recommendations while 0 recommend a hold and 0 rated it as a sell. The shares of the company tumbled -67.73% from its high $2.82, with their overall market value now roughly $23.46 million.

Nxt-ID, Inc. (NXTD) Consensus Price Target

The mean recommendation of NXTD on Reuter’s scale remained unchanged from 2 to 2 within 30 days. This figure implies that the majority of analysts rate it as a buy. The price target for Nxt-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ:NXTD) is now around $2 a share, implying the stock has what it takes to grow by 119.78%. The recent trading session also indicated the stock needs to add 119.78% more meet analysts’ high consensus price target.

Nxt-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ:NXTD) Intraday Trading

The current trading volume of the company was 299671 shares during the last session. That compares with the recent average volume of 122500 shares. By the end of the regular trading session, the price volatility over a 1-week span was 6.19 % while over a month it stood at 7.29%. The stock price of NXTD dropped to $0.9056 during the day and at a certain time in 12 months it traded as low as $0.53. It has made a 71.7% recovery since its 52-week low point and has returned 33.82% year-to-date. [T3]

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Analyzing Blucora (BCOR) and Mogo Finance Technology (MOGO)

Blucora (NASDAQ:BCOR) and Mogo Finance Technology (NASDAQ:MOGO) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better …

Blucora (NASDAQ:BCOR) and Mogo Finance Technology (NASDAQ:MOGO) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, dividends and earnings.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

97.1% of Blucora shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 5.5% of Mogo Finance Technology shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.9% of Blucora shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Blucora and Mogo Finance Technology’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Blucora $560.46 million 2.42 $50.63 million $1.52 18.47
Mogo Finance Technology $37.54 million 1.57 -$15.21 million ($0.68) -3.75

Blucora has higher revenue and earnings than Mogo Finance Technology. Mogo Finance Technology is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Blucora, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Blucora and Mogo Finance Technology, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Blucora 0 1 5 0 2.83
Mogo Finance Technology 0 0 3 0 3.00

Blucora presently has a consensus price target of $38.05, indicating a potential upside of 35.49%. Mogo Finance Technology has a consensus price target of $7.00, indicating a potential upside of 174.51%. Given Mogo Finance Technology’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Mogo Finance Technology is more favorable than Blucora.

Profitability

This table compares Blucora and Mogo Finance Technology’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Blucora 8.98% 13.95% 8.57%
Mogo Finance Technology -39.52% -1,609.72% -15.25%

Summary

Blucora beats Mogo Finance Technology on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Blucora Company Profile

Blucora logoBlucora, Inc. provides technology-enabled financial solutions to consumers, small business owners, and tax professionals in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Wealth Management and Tax Preparation. The Wealth Management segment offers an integrated platform of brokerage, investment advisory, and insurance services to financial advisors. The Tax Preparation segment provides digital do-it-yourself tax preparation solutions for consumers and small business owners through TaxAct.com; and ancillary services, including refund payment transfer, audit defense, stored value cards, retirement investment accounts, tax preparation support services, data archive services, and e-filing services. This segment also offers professional tax preparer software. The company was formerly known as InfoSpace, Inc. and changed its name to Blucora, Inc. in June 2012. Blucora, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

Mogo Finance Technology Company Profile

Mogo Finance Technology logoMogo Finance Technology Inc. operates as a financial technology company in Canada. The company offers its products to help consumers enhance their financial health. It offers digital access to free monthly credit score monitoring; MogoCard, a Mogo Platinum Prepaid Visa card; MogoMoney personal loans; MogoProtect to identity fraud protection; and MogoMortgage, a digital mortgage brokerage solution. Mogo Finance Technology Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

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