Most Volatile Market Movers: ARIAD Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ARIA), ZIOPHARM Oncology (NASDAQ:ZIOP)

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARIA) [Trend Analysis] luring active investment momentum, shares an increase 3.52% to $12.65. The total volume of 3.85 Million shares held in the session was surprisingly higher than its average volume of 6838.15 shares. EPS estimates indicating constrictive facts, the current year from sell-side analysts, Price to current year EPS stands at -40.80%, and looking further price to next year’s EPS is -1050.00%. While take a short look on price to sales ratio, that was 12.82.

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ARIA) reported that clinical data on brigatinib, its investigational anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) inhibitor, from the pivotal ALTA trial in ALK-positive (ALK+) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients who had experienced disease progression on crizotinib therapy. As of May 31, 2016, the data show that of patients on the 180-mg regimen with a median follow-up of 11 months, 55 percent achieved confirmed objective response as assessed by the investigator.

The co is presenting price to cash flow as 7.33, the low single digit may indicate stock is undervalued and vice versa. On other hand, keeping in mind stable cash flows but few growth prospects make traders to value lower.  The firm has price volatility of 3.18% for a week and 3.95% for a month. Its beta stands at 2.00 times. Narrow down four to firm performance, its weekly performance was -1.85% and monthly performance was -11.39%.

ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZIOP) runs in leading trade, it felling -5.09% to traded at $5.59. ZIOP attains analyst recommendation of 2.60 on scale of 1-5 with week’s performance of -7.97%. ZIOP is presenting price to cash flow of 8.04.

ZIOP-US‘s return on assets currently and over the past five years has trailed the peer median and suggests the company might be operationally challenged relative to its peers. ZIOP-US‘s earnings and EBITDA are both negative which suggest that P/E or Price/EBITDA are not meaningful for an analysis between historical growth (using annualized three-year revenue growth) and investor growth expectations. The company’s capital investment program and to-date returns suggest that the company is likely making big bets on the future.

EPS estimates indicating constrictive facts, the current year from sell-side analysts, Price to current year EPS stands at -204.70%, and looking further price to next year’s EPS is 66.90%. While take a short look on price to sales ratio, that was 105.75.

 

About Richard Avery

He is a capital projects manager and process design engineer at a large-cap company. He has renowned MBA degree. Before joining SWR, he was a freelance writer for renounce tech websites. He is currently studying for CFP exam. Interests: Tech stocks, Economic Markets, Blue-chips.

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