A peek at Compugen Ltd. (CGEN): Who has invested in It?

149 institutions hold shares in Compugen Ltd. (CGEN), with 314.38k shares held by insiders accounting for 0.38% while institutional investors hold 53.36% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 83.17M, and float is at 82.41M with Short Float at 4.74%. Institutions hold 53.16% of the Float.

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The top institutional shareholder in the company is ARK Investment Management, LLC with over 17.08 million shares valued at $206.88 million. The investor’s holdings represent 20.66% of the CGEN Shares outstanding. As of Dec 30, 2020, the second largest holder is Nikko Asset Management Americas, Inc. with 7.03 million shares valued at $85.11 million to account for 8.50% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are Blackrock Inc. which holds 2.34 million shares representing 2.83% and valued at over $28.36 million, while Morgan Stanley holds 1.43% of the shares totaling 1.19 million with a market value of $14.37 million.

Compugen Ltd. (NASDAQ: CGEN) is -13.21% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $5.94 and a high of $19.90 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will make a comeback and enjoy potential growth. Why not look at analysts view on what the future holds for the stock. The CGEN stock was last observed hovering at around $11.82 in the last trading session, with the day’s loss setting it -1.31% off its average median price target of $19.00 for the next 12 months. It is also 62.46% off the consensus price target high of $28.00 offered by 7 analysts, but current levels are 41.61% higher than the price target low of $18.00 for the same period.

Currently trading at $10.51, the stock is -17.73% and -18.21% below its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 3.04 million and changing -11.08% at the moment leaves the stock -27.97% off its SMA200. CGEN registered 15.24% gain for a year compared to 6-month loss of -44.48%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $12.86 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $14.46.

The stock witnessed a -16.19% gain in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a -18.59%, and is -19.65% 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 10.39% over the week and 7.09% over the month.

Distance from 52-week low is 76.94% and -47.19% from its 52-week high.

Compugen Ltd. (CGEN) Analyst Forecasts

Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for Compugen Ltd. (CGEN) is a “Buy”. 7 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 1.40, where 0 rate it as a Hold and 1 think it is a “Overweight”. 6 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 0 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.

Compugen Ltd. is expected to release its quarterly report on 05/11/2021 and quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at -$0.1.The EPS is expected to shrink by -5.10% this year.

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Compugen Ltd. (CGEN): Who are the competitors?

The company’s main competitors (and peers) include Apollo Endosurgery Inc. (APEN) that is trading 71.85% up over the past 12 months. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (TEVA) is -16.46% down on the 1-year trading charts. Short interest in the company’s stock has fallen -12.53% from the last report on Dec 30, 2020 to stand at a total of 4.4 million short shares sold with a short interest ratio of 3.4.

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