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Chimerix Inc. (NASDAQ:CMRX) Stock is Soaring, Here is Why

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Chimerix Inc. (CMRX) shares are trading at higher $3.02 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 $3.88 and the low is $1.19. Over the last 52 weeks, CMRX is up 78.70% while the S&P 500 is up 18.10%. The catalyst for this interesting swing was the company’s recent earnings report.

A Notable Earnings Report

In the last quarter, CMRX reported a profit of $11.69 million. Chimerix Inc. also saw revenues increase to $1.4 million. In addition, CMRX has free cash flow of -$18.7 million as of 06-2020. The company’s EBITDA came in at -$10.27 million which compares well with its peers.

CMRX Return on Equity (ROE) is -93.90%, and its Return on Assets is -85.60%. All told, it is clear that, CMRX 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. CMRX has a short ratio of 1.83 and outstanding shares of 62.04M.

Company Outlook

CMRX 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 -1.65. Chimerix Inc. CMRX also noted assets of $101.67 million at the end of the last quarter. Investors should also keep an eye on sector updates as CMRX has historically followed its peers on positive news.

All told, Chimerix Inc. CMRX has strung together solid data and demonstrated underlying fundamentals. At its current valuation, CMRX 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.

Chimerix Inc. CMRX is now commanding a market cap of 196.36M and a float of 50.70M. CMRX 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 CMRX 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 CMRX, either long or short, and we have not been compensated for this article.

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