Akero Therapeutics Inc. (AKRO) shares are trading at higher $36.02 and the avg recommendation for the stock is Strong Buy. while the current analyst price target stands at $58.29.
To add more color to this target, the company’s high over the last year is $41.16 and the low is $10.78. Over the last 52 weeks, AKRO is down -12.49% while the S&P 500 is up 0.22%. The catalyst for this interesting swing was the company’s recent earnings report.
A Notable Earnings Report
In the last quarter, AKRO reported a profit of $0.25 million. Akero Therapeutics Inc. also saw revenues increase to $16.45 million. In addition, AKRO has free cash flow of -$33.9 million as of 06-2020. The company’s EBITDA came in at -$16.41 million which compares well with its peers.
AKRO Return on Equity (ROE) is -31.90%, and its Return on Assets is -30.30%. All told, it is clear that, AKRO 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. AKRO has a short ratio of 2.20 and outstanding shares of 28.50M.
AKRO has seen increased volume after this news and investors are putting their support behind the value proposition. Furthermore, 10-day volume stands at 0.22 million and more growth is possible in the weeks ahead. Traders will also note the company’s earnings per share came in at -1.79. Akero Therapeutics Inc. AKRO also noted assets of $114.06 million at the end of the last quarter. Investors should also keep an eye on sector updates as AKRO has historically followed its peers on positive news.
All told, Akero Therapeutics Inc. AKRO has strung together solid data and demonstrated underlying fundamentals. At its current valuation, AKRO 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.
Akero Therapeutics Inc. AKRO is now commanding a market cap of 1.27B and a float of 27.97M. AKRO 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 AKRO stock, as well as other hot stock picks, get our free newsletter today and get our next breakout pick!
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