Selecta Biosciences Inc. (SELB) Is Up 4.29% in 2021 With Lots of Room to Run

Selecta Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ: SELB) is 4.29% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $1.42 and a high of $4.83 in the current 52-week trading range. The SELB stock was last observed hovering at around $2.92 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 0.24% off its average median price target of $4.75 for the next 12 months. It is also 75.69% off the consensus price target high of $13.00 offered by 7 analysts, but current levels are -58.0% lower than the price target low of $2.00 for the same period.

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Currently trading at $3.16, the stock is 0.80% and -0.03% below its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 4.01 million and changing 8.22% at the moment leaves the stock 12.90% off its SMA200. SELB registered 12.06% gain for a year compared to 6-month gain of 16.18%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $3.1874 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $2.7374.

The stock witnessed a -1.56% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 92.68%, and is 3.27% 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 7.46% over the week and 7.01% over the month.

Selecta Biosciences Inc. (SELB) has around 27 employees, a market worth around $341.34M and $11.30M in sales. Distance from 52-week low is 122.54% and -34.58% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (-192.10%).

Selecta Biosciences Inc. (SELB) Analyst Forecasts

Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for Selecta Biosciences Inc. (SELB) is a “Overweight”. 7 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 2.30, where 3 rate it as a Hold and 0 think it is a “Overweight”. 4 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 0 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.

Selecta Biosciences Inc. is expected to release its quarterly report on 05/13/2021 and quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at -$0.12 with sales reaching $6.37M over the same period.The EPS is expected to grow by 58.40% this year, but quarterly earnings will post 68.20% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to shrink -4.30% in year-over-year returns.

Selecta Biosciences Inc. (SELB) Top Institutional Holders

108 institutions hold shares in Selecta Biosciences Inc. (SELB), with 28.13M shares held by insiders accounting for 26.03% while institutional investors hold 87.08% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 105.33M, and float is at 79.91M with Short Float at 10.36%. Institutions hold 64.41% of the Float.

The top institutional shareholder in the company is BVF Inc. with over 8.46 million shares valued at $20.98 million. The investor’s holdings represent 7.83% of the SELB Shares outstanding. As of Sep 29, 2020, the second largest holder is Mangrove Partners with 5.79 million shares valued at $14.35 million to account for 5.36% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) which holds 4.67 million shares representing 4.33% and valued at over $11.59 million, while Artal Group S.A. holds 4.17% of the shares totaling 4.5 million with a market value of $11.16 million.

Selecta Biosciences Inc. (SELB) Insider Activity

A total of 15 insider transactions have happened at Selecta Biosciences Inc. (SELB) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 2 and purchases happening 13 times. The most recent transaction is an insider purchase by TRABER PETER G, the company’s Chief Medical Officer. SEC filings show that TRABER PETER G bought 40,000 shares of the company’s common stock on Dec 14 at a price of $3.24 per share for a total of $0.13 million. Following the purchase, the insider now owns 40000.0 shares.

Selecta Biosciences Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Dec 02 that Brunn Carsten (President and CEO) sold a total of 3,323 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Dec 02 and was made at $3.35 per share for $11134.0. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 0.1 million shares of the SELB stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Oct 23, SPRINGER TIMOTHY A (Director) acquired 994,488 shares at an average price of $2.71 for $2.7 million. The insider now directly holds 14,480,948 shares of Selecta Biosciences Inc. (SELB).

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Selecta Biosciences Inc. (SELB): Who are the competitors?

The company’s main competitors (and peers) include Pieris Pharmaceuticals Inc. (PIRS) that is trading -19.23% down over the past 12 months. Short interest in the company’s stock has fallen -16.91% from the last report on Nov 12, 2020 to stand at a total of 9.68 million short shares sold with a short interest ratio of 5.41.

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