Evoke Pharma Inc. (EVOK) turns bullish with gain of 0.21 points

Evoke Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ: EVOK) is 5.81% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $0.79 and a high of $6.06 in the current 52-week trading range. The EVOK stock was last observed hovering at around $2.73 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 0.21% off its average median price target of $9.50 for the next 12 months. It is also 70.6% off the consensus price target high of $10.00 offered by 2 analysts, but current levels are 67.33% higher than the price target low of $9.00 for the same period.

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Currently trading at $2.94, the stock is 7.14% and -3.46% below its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 1.33 million and changing 7.69% at the moment leaves the stock -10.48% off its SMA200. EVOK registered 85.71% gain for a year compared to 6-month loss of -23.31%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $2.8579 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $3.9201.

The stock witnessed a -5.86% gain in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a -44.06%, and is 1.11% 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 12.43% over the week and 8.99% over the month.

Fwd P/E is 109.20. Distance from 52-week low is 272.15% and -51.51% from its 52-week high.

Evoke Pharma Inc. (EVOK) Analyst Forecasts

Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for Evoke Pharma Inc. (EVOK) is a “Buy”. 2 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 2.00, where 0 rate it as a Hold and 0 think it is a “Overweight”. 2 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 0 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.

Evoke Pharma Inc. is expected to release its quarterly report on 05/17/2021 and quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at -$0.13 with sales reaching $840k over the same period.The EPS is expected to grow by 29.90% this year.

Evoke Pharma Inc. (EVOK) Top Institutional Holders

31 institutions hold shares in Evoke Pharma Inc. (EVOK), with 1.03M shares held by insiders accounting for 3.92% while institutional investors hold 15.58% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 26.15M, and float is at 25.36M with Short Float at 1.85%. Institutions hold 14.97% of the Float.

The top institutional shareholder in the company is Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) with over 1.03 million shares valued at $4.85 million. The investor’s holdings represent 3.92% of the EVOK Shares outstanding. As of Sep 29, 2020, the second largest holder is Geode Capital Management, LLC with 0.15 million shares valued at $0.72 million to account for 0.58% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are Blackrock Inc. which holds 0.13 million shares representing 0.49% and valued at over $0.6 million, while Creative Planning holds 0.38% of the shares totaling 100000.0 with a market value of $0.47 million.

Evoke Pharma Inc. (EVOK) Insider Activity

A total of 9 insider transactions have happened at Evoke Pharma Inc. (EVOK) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 4 and purchases happening 5 times. The most recent transaction is an insider sale by Gonyer David A, the company’s President and CEO. SEC filings show that Gonyer David A sold 23,954 shares of the company’s common stock on Dec 14 at a price of $2.94 per share for a total of $70425.0. Following the sale, the insider now owns 0.34 million shares.

Evoke Pharma Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Dec 11 that Gonyer David A (President and CEO) sold a total of 48,046 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Dec 11 and was made at $2.90 per share for $0.14 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 0.36 million shares of the EVOK stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Dec 11, D’Onofrio Matthew J (Exec VP, Chief Bus. Officer) disposed off 40,357 shares at an average price of $2.91 for $0.12 million. The insider now directly holds 283,997 shares of Evoke Pharma Inc. (EVOK).

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Evoke Pharma Inc. (EVOK): Who are the competitors?

The company’s main competitors (and peers) include Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Inc. (IRWD) that is trading -12.97% down over the past 12 months. ANI Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ANIP) is -45.12% down on the 1-year trading charts. Short interest in the company’s stock has risen 38.59% from the last report on Nov 29, 2020 to stand at a total of 0.34 million short shares sold with a short interest ratio of 2.08.

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