Selling Buzz: Sema4 Holdings Corp. [SMFR] Former Interim CFO Miao Richard sells 3,473 shares of the company

The buying and selling of stock by a company’s insider give investors a sense that the stock will rise or fall in the future. Sema4 Holdings Corp. shares valued at $4,168 were sold by Miao Richard on Aug 25. At $1.20 per share, Miao Richard sold 3,473 shares. The insider’s holdings dropped to 24,867 shares worth approximately $22628.97 following the completion of this transaction.


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Also, Ro Isaac sold 20,245 shares, netting a total of over 40,217 in proceeds. Following the sale of shares at $1.99 each, the insider now holds 244,041 shares.

Before that, White Karen Ann had sold 2,069 shares from its account. In a trade valued at $3,041, the Chief People Officer traded Sema4 Holdings Corp. shares for $1.47 each. Upon closing the transaction, the insider’s holdings decreased to 2,069 shares, worth approximately $10865.4.

As published in a research note from Jefferies on August 16, 2022, Sema4 Holdings Corp. [SMFR] has been rated down from a Buy to a Hold and the price target has been revised to $2 from $4. This represents a 54.5% premium over Thursday’s closing price. As of November 19, 2021, Goldman has initiated its “Buy” rating for SMFR. Earlier on October 08, 2021, BTIG Research initiated its rating. Their recommendation was “a Buy” for SMFR stock.

Analyzing SMFR’s Price Performance

On Thursday, Sema4 Holdings Corp. [NASDAQ: SMFR] plunged -1.56% to $0.91. The stock’s lowest price that day was $0.86, but it reached a high of $0.9202 in the same session. During the last five days, there has been a drop of approximately -9.04%. Over the course of the year, Sema4 Holdings Corp. shares have dropped approximately -79.61%. Shares of the company reached a 52-week high of $4.6700 on 01/10/22 and a 52-week low of $0.8600 on 09/22/22. A 50-day SMA is recorded $1.4219, while a 200-day SMA reached $2.5368. Nevertheless, trading volume fell to 1.02 million shares from 0.74 million shares the previous day.

Support And Resistance Levels for Sema4 Holdings Corp. (SMFR)

According to the 24-hour chart, there is a support level at 0.8730, which, if violated, would cause prices to drop to 0.8364. In the upper region, resistance lies at 0.9332. The next price resistance is at 0.9568. RSI (Relative Strength Index) is 33.73 on the 14-day chart, showing neutral technical sentiment. Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) is at -0.0714, which suggests the price will decrease in the coming days. Percent R is at 81.63%, indicating bearish price movement. Stochastics %K at holding indicates that the stock is to be held.

Is Sema4 Holdings Corp. subject to short interest?

Stocks of Sema4 Holdings Corp. saw a sharp rise in short interest on Jul 14, 2022 jumping by 3.15 million shares to 13.63 million. Data from Yahoo Finance shows that the short interest on Jun 14, 2022 was 10.48 million shares. A jump of 23.11% in short interest reflects a positive sentiment towards the stock. Despite the fact that short shares comprise just 4.25 of the overall float, the days-to-cover ratio (short ratio) jumped to 4.25.

Which companies own the most shares of Sema4 Holdings Corp. (SMFR)?

According to Deerfield Management Co. LP filings, the company currently owns 18,848,488 shares, which is about 4.95% of the total SMFR shares outstanding. With the completion of the buy transaction, Casdin Capital LLC’s stake is now worth $16,766,250. Corvex Management LP acquire a 254.17% interest valued at $16.26 million while BlackRock Fund Advisors purchased a 9,310,457 stake. A total of 3,609,826 shares of Sema4 Holdings Corp. were bought by The Vanguard Group, Inc. during the quarter, and -1,571,085 were sold by SB Management Ltd.. In its current portfolio, Oracle Investment Management, Inc holds 6,585,354 shares valued at $6.72 million.

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