Atara Biotherapeutics Inc. (ATRA) shares are trading at higher $14.96 and the avg recommendation for the stock is Moderate Buy.
To add more color to this target, the company’s high over the last year is $19.36 and the low is $4.52. Over the last 52 weeks, ATRA is down -3.98% while the S&P 500 is up 10.88%. The catalyst for this interesting swing was the company’s recent earnings report.
A Notable Earnings Report
In the last quarter, ATRA reported a profit of $0.5 million. Atara Biotherapeutics Inc. also saw revenues increase to $77.95 million. In addition, ATRA has free cash flow of -$127.09 million as of 06-2020. The company’s EBITDA came in at -$75.77 million which compares well with its peers.
ATRA Return on Equity (ROE) is -97.00%, and its Return on Assets is -84.00%. All told, it is clear that, ATRA 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. ATRA has a short ratio of 14.25 and outstanding shares of 67.98M.
ATRA has seen increased volume after this news and investors are putting their support behind the value proposition. Traders will also note the company’s earnings per share came in at -5.01. Atara Biotherapeutics Inc. ATRA also noted assets of $428.11 million at the end of the last quarter. Investors should also keep an eye on sector updates as ATRA has historically followed its peers on positive news.
All told, Atara Biotherapeutics Inc. ATRA has strung together solid data and demonstrated underlying fundamentals. At its current valuation, ATRA 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.
Atara Biotherapeutics Inc. ATRA is now commanding a market cap of 1.06B and a float of 44.55M. ATRA 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 ATRA stock, as well as other hot stock picks, get our free newsletter today and get our next breakout pick!
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