The Forecast Just Changed on Seattle Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ:SGEN)

The Forecast Just Changed on Seattle Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ:SGEN)


The Seattle Genetics Inc. (SGEN) shares are trading at lower $165.59 and the avg recommendation for the stock is Moderate Buy. The current analyst price target stands at $158.12.

To add more color to this target, the company’s high over the last year is $175.64 and the low is $63.02. Over the last 52 weeks, SGEN is down -5.72% while the S&P 500 is down -2.38%. The catalyst for this interesting swing was the company’s recent earnings report.

A Notable Earnings Report

In the last quarter, SGEN reported a profit of $205.09 million. Seattle Genetics Inc. also saw revenues increase to $234.51 million. In addition, SGEN has free cash flow of -$94.31 million as of 03-2020 The company’s EBITDA came in at -$104.37 million which compares well with its peers.

SGEN booked profit margins of -32.80%, its Return on Equity (ROE) is -18.70%, and its Return on Assets is -15.80%. All told, it is clear that, SGEN needs to be on your watchlist.

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Of course, we must look beyond the financials and question how well those numbers represent the sustainable earnings power of the business. Investors need to know how sustainable this current run. SGEN has a short ratio of 3.56 and outstanding shares of 172.35M.

Company Outlook

SGEN has seen increased volume after this news and investors are putting their support behind the value proposition. Furthermore, 10-day volume stands at 1.24 million and more growth is possible in the weeks ahead. Traders will also note the company’s earnings per share came in at -1.86. Seattle Genetics Inc. SGEN also noted assets of $2.09 billion at the end of the last quarter. Investors should also keep an eye on sector updates as SGEN has historically followed its peers on positive news.

All told, Seattle Genetics Inc. SGEN has strung together solid data and demonstrated underlying fundamentals. At its current valuation, SGEN represents an interesting risk/reward case. Traders should stay tuned to see if this recent report will push the stock to test recent resistance levels.

Seattle Genetics Inc. SGEN is now commanding a market cap of 29.06B and a float of 171.83M. SGEN is increasing its credibility in this sector and that could lead to more upside down the line. Sign-up for continuing coverage on shares of SGEN stock, as well as other hot stock picks, get our free newsletter today and get our next breakout pick!

Disclosure: we hold no position in SGEN, either long or short, and we have not been compensated for this article.