Dissecting Esperion Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR) top performing stock: Get the Stats

Esperion Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR) is 16.46% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $23.90 and a high of $76.98 in the current 52-week trading range. The ESPR stock was last observed hovering at around $30.28 in the last trading session, with the day’s loss setting it -3.21% off its average median price target of $45.00 for the next 12 months. It is also 85.83% off the consensus price target high of $191.00 offered by 11 analysts, but current levels are 15.41% higher than the price target low of $32.00 for the same period.

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Currently trading at $27.07, the stock is -6.19% and -5.12% below its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 0.94 million and changing -10.62% at the moment leaves the stock -26.48% off its SMA200. ESPR registered -47.00% loss for a year compared to 6-month loss of -36.15%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $28.80 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $34.74.

The stock witnessed a 4.16% gain in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a -7.15%, and is 5.34% 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 6.50% over the week and 6.98% over the month.

Esperion Therapeutics Inc. (ESPR) has around 193 employees, a market worth around $839.06M and $218.90M in sales. Profit margin for the company is -46.20%. Distance from 52-week low is 13.24% and -64.84% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (-467.80%).

Esperion Therapeutics Inc. (ESPR) Analyst Forecasts

Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for Esperion Therapeutics Inc. (ESPR) is a “Overweight”. 11 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 1.90, where 3 rate it as a Hold and 0 think it is a “Overweight”. 7 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 1 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.

Esperion Therapeutics Inc. is expected to release its quarterly report on 05/12/2021 and quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at -$2.76 with sales reaching $41.73M over the same period.The EPS is expected to grow by 52.50% this year, but quarterly earnings will post 75.00% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to grow 4,149.50% in year-over-year returns.

Esperion Therapeutics Inc. (ESPR) Top Institutional Holders

237 institutions hold shares in Esperion Therapeutics Inc. (ESPR), with 236.95k shares held by insiders accounting for 0.85% while institutional investors hold 123.19% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 27.83M, and float is at 27.59M with Short Float at 36.66%. Institutions hold 122.14% of the Float.

The top institutional shareholder in the company is Bellevue Group AG with over 5.47 million shares valued at $203.16 million. The investor’s holdings represent 19.61% of the ESPR Shares outstanding. As of Dec 30, 2020, the second largest holder is Meditor Group Ltd with 2.68 million shares valued at $69.68 million to account for 9.61% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are Wasatch Advisors Inc which holds 2.41 million shares representing 8.64% and valued at over $89.57 million, while Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) holds 8.27% of the shares totaling 2.3 million with a market value of $85.65 million.

Esperion Therapeutics Inc. (ESPR) Insider Activity

A total of 2 insider transactions have happened at Esperion Therapeutics Inc. (ESPR) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 0 and purchases happening 2 times. The most recent transaction is an insider purchase by BIOTECH TARGET N V, the company’s 10% Owner. SEC filings show that BIOTECH TARGET N V bought 200,000 shares of the company’s common stock on Nov 03 at a price of $25.31 per share for a total of $5.06 million. Following the purchase, the insider now owns 3.95 million shares.

Esperion Therapeutics Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Mar 11 that MAYLEBEN TIMOTHY M (President & CEO) bought a total of 2,500 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Mar 11 and was made at $43.00 per share for $0.11 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 0.11 million shares of the ESPR stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Feb 28, MAYLEBEN TIMOTHY M (President & CEO) acquired 5,000 shares at an average price of $49.00 for $0.24 million. The insider now directly holds 109,498 shares of Esperion Therapeutics Inc. (ESPR).

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Esperion Therapeutics Inc. (ESPR): Who are the competitors?

The company’s main competitors (and peers) include Amicus Therapeutics Inc. (FOLD) that is trading 155.80% up over the past 12 months. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. (REGN) is 33.47% up on the 1-year trading charts. Short interest in the company’s stock has risen 9.28% from the last report on Nov 29, 2020 to stand at a total of 9.78 million short shares sold with a short interest ratio of 18.27.

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