Galapagos NV (NASDAQ: GLPG) is -12.84% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $36.20 and a high of $72.11 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 GLPG stock was last observed hovering at around $38.81 in the last trading session, with the day’s loss setting it -0.13% off its average median price target of $43.50 for the next 12 months. It is also 46.17% off the consensus price target high of $71.85 offered by 12 analysts, but current levels are -3.56% lower than the price target low of $37.35 for the same period.
Currently trading at $38.68, the stock is 1.04% and -7.88% below its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 0.45 million and changing -0.33% at the moment leaves the stock -16.96% off its SMA200. GLPG registered -36.53% loss for a year compared to 6-month loss of -21.37%.
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The stock witnessed a -5.47% gain in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 0.70%, and is 4.31% 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 2.43% over the week and 2.27% over the month.
Galapagos NV (GLPG) has around 1357 employees, a market worth around $2.53B and $584.20M in sales. Profit margin for the company is -14.60%. Distance from 52-week low is 6.85% and -46.36% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (-6.30%).
Galapagos NV (GLPG) Analyst Forecasts
Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for Galapagos NV (GLPG) is a “Hold”. 12 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 2.90, where 10 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.
Galapagos NV is expected to release its quarterly report on 05/04/2023.The EPS is expected to grow by 59.90% this year
Galapagos NV (GLPG) Top Institutional Holders
The shares outstanding are 65.31M, and float is at 39.55M with Short Float at 3.33%.
Galapagos NV (GLPG): Who are the competitors?
The company’s main competitors (and peers) include AstraZeneca PLC (AZN) that is trading 6.94% up over the past 12 months and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) that is -10.10% lower over the same period. Sanofi (SNY) is -4.98% down on the 1-year trading charts.