Aptinyx Inc. (APTX) – Don’t Be So Quick to Call it Dead

106 institutions hold shares in Aptinyx Inc. (APTX), with 2.13M shares held by insiders accounting for 3.18% while institutional investors hold 69.03% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 58.95M, and float is at 55.83M with Short Float at 3.57%. Institutions hold 66.83% of the Float.

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The top institutional shareholder in the company is Bain Capital Life Sciences Investors, LLC with over 8.89 million shares valued at $30.77 million. The investor’s holdings represent 13.29% of the APTX Shares outstanding. As of Dec 30, 2020, the second largest holder is Adams Street Partners, LLC with 5.31 million shares valued at $18.36 million to account for 7.93% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are New Leaf Venture Partners, L.l.c. which holds 3.29 million shares representing 4.92% and valued at over $11.38 million, while Frazier Management LLC holds 4.77% of the shares totaling 3.19 million with a market value of $11.04 million.

Aptinyx Inc. (NASDAQ: APTX) is -13.58% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $1.99 and a high of $6.47 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 APTX stock was last observed hovering at around $3.22 in the last trading session, with the day’s loss setting it -0.23% off its average median price target of $12.00 for the next 12 months. It is also 75.08% off the consensus price target high of $12.00 offered by 9 analysts, but current levels are 62.63% higher than the price target low of $8.00 for the same period.

Currently trading at $2.99, the stock is -4.91% and -15.30% below its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 0.91 million and changing -7.14% at the moment leaves the stock -18.16% off its SMA200. APTX registered 50.25% gain for a year compared to 6-month loss of -10.48%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $3.3927 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $3.5167.

The stock witnessed a -6.56% gain in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a -13.08%, and is 3.10% 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 8.43% over the week and 6.65% over the month.

Aptinyx Inc. (APTX) has around 34 employees, a market worth around $200.03M and $1.60M in sales. Distance from 52-week low is 50.26% and -53.79% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (-34.80%).

Aptinyx Inc. (APTX) Analyst Forecasts

Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for Aptinyx Inc. (APTX) is a “Buy”. 9 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 1.90, where 0 rate it as a Hold and 0 think it is a “Overweight”. 8 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 1 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.

Aptinyx Inc. is expected to release its quarterly report on 08/18/2021 and quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at -$0.22.The EPS is expected to grow by 40.10% this year

Aptinyx Inc. (APTX) Insider Activity

A total of 0 insider transactions have happened at Aptinyx Inc. (APTX) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 0 and purchases happening 0 times. The most recent transaction is an insider purchase by Bain Capital Life Sciences Inv, the company’s 10% Owner. SEC filings show that Bain Capital Life Sciences Inv bought 3,333,333 shares of the company’s common stock on Oct 26 at a price of $3.00 per share for a total of $10.0 million. Following the purchase, the insider now owns 8.89 million shares.

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