ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ACAD) average volume reaches $1.46M: Is Wall Street expecting a rally?


November 22, 2022, ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ACAD) trading session started at the price of $14.90, that was 1.76% jump from the session before. During the day, the shares moved up to $15.12 and dropped to $14.62 before settling in for the closing price of $14.78. A 52-week range for ACAD has been $12.24 – $28.06.

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During the last 5-year period, the sales growth of Healthcare Sector giant was 94.60%. When this article was written, the company’s average yearly earnings per share was at 41.60%. With a float of $161.71 million, this company’s outstanding shares have now reached $161.85 million.

Let’s determine the extent of company efficiency that accounts for 510 employees. In terms of profitability, gross margin is +97.53, operating margin of -35.20, and the pretax margin is -34.60.

ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ACAD) Insider Activity

Also, it is sometimes useful to examine the sentiment of large-scale investors toward ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. stocks. The insider ownership of ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. is 0.10%, while institutional ownership is 94.90%. The most recent insider transaction that took place on Nov 21, was worth 27,834. In this transaction President of this company sold 1,847 shares at a rate of $15.07, taking the stock ownership to the 61,234 shares. Before that another transaction happened on Oct 15, when Company’s President sold 1,326 for $15.81, making the entire transaction worth $20,964. This insider now owns 56,831 shares in total.

ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ACAD) Earnings and Forecasts

Going through the last 3-months fiscal report unveiled on the 6/29/2022, it has been observed that the corporation posted -$0.21 earnings per share (EPS) during the time that was better than consensus figure (set at -$0.25) by $0.04. This company achieved a net margin of -34.67 while generating a return on equity of -28.75. Wall Street market experts anticipate that the next fiscal year will bring earnings of -0.19 per share during the current fiscal year.

According to the Wall Street analysts, stocks earnings will be around 41.60% per share during the next fiscal year. For the long-term projections, market analysts anticipate that the company’s EPS will surge by 25.00% during the next five years compared to 14.90% growth over the previous five years of trading.

ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ACAD) Trading Performance Indicators

You can see what ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ACAD) is doing with its current performance indicators. In the most recent quarter, the stock posted a quick ratio of 4.40. In addition, a publicly-traded company’s price to sales ratio for the trailing twelve months stands at 4.71.

For the trailing twelve months, Company’s Diluted EPS (Earnings per Share) is -1.34, a number that is poised to hit -0.25 in the next quarter and is forecasted to reach -0.78 in one year’s time.

Technical Analysis of ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ACAD)

Looking closely at ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ACAD), its last 5-days average volume was 0.79 million, which is a drop from its year-to-date volume of 1.84 million. As of the previous 9 days, the stock’s Stochastic %D was 19.76%. Additionally, its Average True Range was 0.69.

During the past 100 days, ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s (ACAD) raw stochastic average was set at 25.94%, which indicates a significant decrease from 45.80% during the past two weeks. Based on volatility metrics of the stock, it showed a historical volatility of 61.01% in the past 14 days, which was higher than the 51.05% volatility it showed in the past 100 days.

At the time of writing, stock’s 50-day Moving Average is $16.21, while its 200-day Moving Average is $18.60. However, in the short run, ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s stock first resistance to watch stands at $15.23. Second resistance stands at $15.43. The third major resistance level sits at $15.73. If the price goes on to break the first support level at $14.73, it is likely to go to the next support level at $14.43. Should the price break the second support level, the third support level stands at $14.23.

ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ACAD) Key Stats

There are 161,931K outstanding shares of the company, which has a market capitalization of 2.41 billion. As of now, sales total 484,150 K while income totals -167,870 K. Its latest quarter income was 130,710 K while its last quarter net income were -27,180 K.


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