PDS Biotechnology Corporation (NASDAQ: PDSB) How Worried Should Investors Be About


PDS Biotechnology Corporation (NASDAQ:PDSB) does about 682.76K shares in volume on a normal day but saw 403595 shares change hands in Friday trading. The company now has a market cap of 248.44M USD. Its current market price is $8.81, marking an increase of 2.09% compared to the previous close of $8.63. The 52 week high reached by this stock is $13.65 whilst the lowest price level in 52 weeks is $2.89. The script in recent trading has seen the stock touch a high of $8.85 and a low of $8.5386.

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PDS Biotechnology Corporation (PDSB) has a 20-day trading average at $8.72 and the current price is -35.46% off the 52-week high compared with 204.84% distance from its 52-week low. The 50-day simple moving average of the closing price is $9.57 and its 200-day simple moving average is $5.98. If we look at the stock’s price movements over the week, volatility stands at 5.60%, which increases to 6.00% over 1 month. It is also key to look at other market indicators of price movement for the stock, where we see that the relative strength index (RSI) is at 48.16 to suggest the stock is neutral.

7 analysts observing the PDS Biotechnology Corporation (PDSB) stock have set the 12-month price targets for the company’s shares at between $12.00 and $25.00. The consensus objective for the share price is $19.00, suggesting that the stock has a potential upside of 53.63% over the period. The median price target is 53.63% away from the current levels at $19.00.

FactSet Research has provided data showing that 7 brokerages have issued ratings for the stock. 0 analysts have rated it as a sell, while 0 advise that it is a overweight. 7 analysts have rated it as a buy and 0 have advised that investors hold their positions. The consensus recommendation rating is Buy and Wall Street’s advice is for investors to Strong Buy the stock.

The company shares received a number of brokerage firm price updates over the past month, with the latest being on November 01, 2022 when B. Riley Securities initiated the stock to “Buy” and issued a price target of $10. H.C. Wainwright upgraded its price target at $6.

The current price level is 0.75%, -7.97%, and 47.63% away from its SMA20, SMA50, and SMA200 respectively, with the PDSB price moving above the 50-day SMA on February 17. PDS Biotechnology Corporation (PDSB) stock is up 5.01% over the week and -2.97% over the past month. Its price is -33.26% year-to-date and 21.52% over the past year.

The stock last released its quarterly earnings report for quarter ended 9/29/2022, with the company’s earnings per share (EPS) of -$0.26 above consensus estimates by $0.02. The company’s next earnings report is expected on 05/17/2023, with forecasts estimating quarterly EPS at -$0.28 and -$1.07 for whole year. PDSB’s earnings per share are forecast to shrink by -62.10% this year and -9.30% over next year.

Its 12-month price target is $19.00. To reach the target analysts have set, the stock logically needs to grow 53.63 percent from here. Of course, the average price target is just what the average analysts believe a stock will be worth in the next 52 weeks, and is only one metric. There are analysts with lower targets than the average, including one bearish Wall Street research firm advocating investors to wait for the price to pull back to $12.00, given the recent momentum. And then, on the bullish side of things, one analyst is expecting the stock to peak at $25.00.

Outstanding shares total 28.46M with insiders holding 14.20% of the shares and institutional holders owning 18.15% of the company’s common stock. The company has a return on equity of -51.50%. The beta has a value of 2.31. Price to book ratio is 5.34.

According to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing, Vanguard Total Stock Market Index has added its position in PDS Biotechnology Corporation (PDSB) to 796,071 shares, mirroring a recent increase by 5.48%. Vanguard Total Stock Market Index added 41376.0 shares of PDS Biotechnology Corporation common stock bringing its total worth to about $6.63 million at the end of recent close, SEC documents show. Vanguard Total Stock Market Index isn’t the only investment manager who changed stakes and is followed by Vanguard Extended Market Index Fu, which added 40.0 shares to end up with 361,466 shares worth $3.01 million. Fidelity Extended Market Index Fu cut their holdings by -0.41% in the company over the course of the most recent quarter. It now holds a 0.49% position in PDS Biotechnology Corporation thanks to 0.14 million shares amounting to $1.16 million.


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