A peek at Aclaris Therapeutics Inc. (ACRS): Who has invested in It?

69 institutions hold shares in Aclaris Therapeutics Inc. (ACRS), with 4.14M shares held by insiders accounting for 9.64% while institutional investors hold 73.18% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 42.80M, and float is at 42.28M with Short Float at 2.25%. Institutions hold 66.13% of the Float.


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The top institutional shareholder in the company is Renaissance Technologies, LLC with over 3.27 million shares valued at $21.15 million. The investor’s holdings represent 7.61% of the ACRS Shares outstanding. As of Dec 30, 2020, the second largest holder is Rock Springs Capital Management, LP with 2.68 million shares valued at $17.31 million to account for 6.24% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are Adage Capital Partners GP L.L.C. which holds 2.25 million shares representing 5.24% and valued at over $14.56 million, while VR Adviser, LLC holds 4.55% of the shares totaling 1.95 million with a market value of $12.65 million.

Aclaris Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: ACRS) is 255.95% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $0.70 and a high of $25.48 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will continue to grow shareholders’ wealth in the market. Here’s what analysts think will happen to its price in the coming time. The ACRS stock was last observed hovering at around $21.20 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 1.83% off its average median price target of $24.00 for the next 12 months. It is also 23.23% off the consensus price target high of $30.00 offered by 4 analysts, but current levels are -9.67% lower than the price target low of $21.00 for the same period.

Currently trading at $23.03, the stock is 9.04% and 81.69% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 3.13 million and changing 8.63% at the moment leaves the stock 356.61% off its SMA200. ACRS registered 1488.28% gain for a year compared to 6-month gain of 749.82%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $16.35 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $6.66.

The stock witnessed a 27.66% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 619.69%, and is -4.87% down 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 11.56% over the week and 10.56% over the month.

Aclaris Therapeutics Inc. (ACRS) has around 77 employees, a market worth around $1.19B and $6.00M in sales. Distance from 52-week low is 3190.00% and -9.62% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (-158.70%).

Aclaris Therapeutics Inc. (ACRS) Analyst Forecasts

Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for Aclaris Therapeutics Inc. (ACRS) is a “Buy”. 4 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 1.20, where 0 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.

Aclaris 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 -$0.27 with sales reaching $1.39M over the same period.The EPS is expected to shrink by -10.10% this year, but quarterly earnings will post 48.80% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to grow 26.90% in year-over-year returns.

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Aclaris Therapeutics Inc. (ACRS): Who are the competitors?

Omeros Corporation (OMER) is 61.81% up on the 1-year trading charts. Short interest in the company’s stock has risen 27.53% from the last report on Dec 30, 2020 to stand at a total of 0.69 million short shares sold with a short interest ratio of 0.14.

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