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Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:IONS) Recent Earnings Shows Major Promise

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Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc. (IONS) shares are trading at higher $48.29 and the avg recommendation for the stock is Moderate Buy, while the current analyst price target stands at $67.95.

To add more color to this target, the company’s high over the last year is $66.22 and the low is $39.32. Over the last 52 weeks, IONS is down -16.19% while the S&P 500 is up 16.45%. The catalyst for this interesting swing was the company’s recent earnings report.

A Notable Earnings Report

In the last quarter, IONS reported a profit of $142.53 million. Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc. also saw revenues increase to $145.54 million. In addition, IONS has free cash flow of -$69.91 million as of 06-2020. The company’s EBITDA came in at -$35.33 million which compares well with its peers.

IONS booked profit margins of 13.90%, its Return on Equity (ROE) is 9.40%, and its Return on Assets is 4.20%. All told, it is clear that, IONS 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. IONS has a short ratio of 9.29 and outstanding shares of 139.35M.

Company Outlook

IONS has seen increased volume after this news and investors are putting their support behind the value proposition. Furthermore, 10-day volume stands at 1.18 million and more growth is possible in the weeks ahead. Traders will also note the company’s earnings per share came in at 0.90. Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc. IONS also noted assets of $3.08 billion at the end of the last quarter. Investors should also keep an eye on sector updates as IONS has historically followed its peers on positive news.

All told, Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc. IONS has strung together solid data and demonstrated underlying fundamentals. At its current valuation, IONS 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.

Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc. IONS is now commanding a market cap of 5.01B and a float of 56.58M. IONS 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 IONS 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 IONS, either long or short, and we have not been compensated for this article.

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