Check out this: Orchard Therapeutics plc (ORTX) is on the verge of a huge rally

Orchard Therapeutics plc (NASDAQ: ORTX) is 50.46% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $3.76 and a high of $15.93 in the current 52-week trading range. The ORTX stock was last observed hovering at around $6.50 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 0.36% off its average median price target of $15.00 for the next 12 months. It is also 65.7% off the consensus price target high of $20.00 offered by 9 analysts, but current levels are 23.78% higher than the price target low of $9.00 for the same period.


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Currently trading at $6.86, the stock is 48.29% and 49.96% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 4.49 million and changing 5.62% at the moment leaves the stock 9.53% off its SMA200. ORTX registered -51.09% loss for a year compared to 6-month loss of 25.00%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $4.64 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $4.90.

The stock witnessed a 42.23% gain in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 64.56%, and is 46.07% up over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 13.64% over the week and 9.96% over the month.

Orchard Therapeutics plc (ORTX) has around 252 employees, a market worth around $652.99M and $3.20M in sales. Distance from 52-week low is 82.58% and -56.91% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (-52.70%).

Orchard Therapeutics plc (ORTX) Analyst Forecasts

Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for Orchard Therapeutics plc (ORTX) is a “Buy”. 9 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 1.60, where 0 rate it as a Hold and 0 think it is a “Overweight”. 9 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 0 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.

Orchard Therapeutics plc is expected to release its quarterly report on 06/01/2021 and quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at -$0.33.The EPS is expected to grow by 34.70% this year, but quarterly earnings will post 17.40% year-over-year.

Orchard Therapeutics plc (ORTX) Top Institutional Holders

99 institutions hold shares in Orchard Therapeutics plc (ORTX), with 221.89k shares held by insiders accounting for 0.23% while institutional investors hold 67.54% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 99.67M, and float is at 81.88M with Short Float at 3.47%. Institutions hold 67.38% of the Float.

The top institutional shareholder in the company is RA Capital Management, L.P. with over 12.32 million shares valued at $50.62 million. The investor’s holdings represent 12.66% of the ORTX Shares outstanding. As of Sep 29, 2020, the second largest holder is FMR, LLC with 12.24 million shares valued at $50.33 million to account for 12.59% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are Deerfield Management Company, L.P. (Series C) which holds 6.95 million shares representing 7.14% and valued at over $28.56 million, while Artisan Partners Limited Partnership holds 3.75% of the shares totaling 3.65 million with a market value of $15.01 million.

Orchard Therapeutics plc (ORTX) Insider Activity

The most recent transaction is an insider purchase by RA CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, L.P., the company’s 10% Owner. SEC filings show that RA CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, L.P. bought 473,327 shares of the company’s common stock on Sep 24 at a price of $4.61 per share for a total of $2.18 million. Following the purchase, the insider now owns 9.88 million shares.

Orchard Therapeutics plc disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Aug 21 that RA CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, L.P. (10% Owner) bought a total of 64,642 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Aug 21 and was made at $4.62 per share for $0.3 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 9.41 million shares of the ORTX stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Aug 20, RA CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, L.P. (10% Owner) acquired 62,631 shares at an average price of $4.61 for $0.29 million. The insider now directly holds 9,342,896 shares of Orchard Therapeutics plc (ORTX).

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