Mirati Therapeutics Inc. (MRTX) shares are trading at higher $196.68 and the avg recommendation for the stock is Moderate Buy, while the current analyst price target stands at $159.93.
To add more color to this target, the company’s high over the last year is $203.77 and the low is $66.01. Over the last 52 weeks, MRTX is up 143.30% while the S&P 500 is up 12.53%. The catalyst for this interesting swing was the company’s recent earnings report.
A Notable Earnings Report
MRTX Return on Equity (ROE) is -57.00%, and its Return on Assets is -52.00%. All told, it is clear that, MRTX 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. MRTX has a short ratio of 10.81 and outstanding shares of 43.83M.
MRTX has seen increased volume after this news and investors are putting their support behind the value proposition. Furthermore, 10-day volume stands at 0.43 million and more growth is possible in the weeks ahead. Traders will also note the company’s earnings per share came in at -7.13. Mirati Therapeutics Inc. MRTX also noted assets of $663.95 million at the end of the last quarter. Investors should also keep an eye on sector updates as MRTX has historically followed its peers on positive news.
All told, Mirati Therapeutics Inc. MRTX has strung together solid data and demonstrated underlying fundamentals. At its current valuation, MRTX 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.
Mirati Therapeutics Inc. MRTX is now commanding a market cap of 8.76B and a float of 40.85M. MRTX 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 MRTX 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 MRTX, either long or short, and we have not been compensated for this article.