If you’re on the hunt for stocks to watch today, Krystal Biotech, Inc. (NASDAQ:KRYS) is a stock to give close attention to. The company shares are trading 19.03% or 5.83 points down from last closing price of $30.63, reaching $24.8 at last check. The KRYS share price has dropped in 3 of the last 5 days and is up 54.23% over the past week. It will be exciting to see whether the stock manages to continue decreasing or take a minor break for the next few days. The move came on solid volume too with far more shares changing hands than in a normal session. Trading activity as of this writing strengthened by 226,316 shares, and in total 286016 shares valued at $7.093 million were seen changing hands compared with 59700 shares valued at $1.829 million recorded at the previous session. You should take into consideration that a greater volume on lower prices causes the situation where nobody wants to continue with their long position and wants to exit from the KRYS stock.
Krystal Biotech, Inc. (KRYS) shares have notched a 3-month gain of about 54.23%, but has still advanced 47.4% year to date. By comparison, the stock added 121.48% over the past 12 months, while it slipped -15.53% over the 1 month. The company’s market cap is around $441.38M, with its short interest ratio standing at 5.18%.
In the current trading session for KRYS, the stock witnessed two major price actions, it rose to a high of $31.26 and was down as much as $22.02 at one point. The high recorded is very low when compared to their 52-week high which is $13.6. The 52-week high is now at -39 distance from current price. Their recent low of $38.95 represents a 74.71% recovery. This data is quite important for investors who look to benefit from the recent rise of the company’s stock. The price target currently for KRYS is $43.38, this is above the recent high that the stock attained. Taking a look at the overall sentimental views of financial analysts, the trading pattern of this stock recently is very clear.
The company recorded an interesting insider purchase transaction by the Insider on Oct 18, 2018. A Securities and Exchanges Commission filings show that Krish S Krishnan bought a total of 25,000 KRYS shares that day for a sum of around $500,000. Krystal Biotech, Inc. (KRYS) insiders have acquired no shares in the stock within the past three months. In total, individual insiders traded no shares in the business, which makes up 0% of 50,000 shares that were traded over a year. In the past 12 months, insiders have purchased 50,000 shares while the seller parted with shares.
KRYS‘s last price was down -2.27% as compared to the average trading price of 50 days recorded at $25.38 while enlarging the period to 200 trading days, the average closing price was $33.9. At present, there are 14.41 million in the total number of common shares owned by the public and among those 8.56 million shares have been available to trade. The percentage of shares being held by the company management was 32.99% while institutions stake was 46%. The company has generated negative returns on equity over the last 12 months (-16%). It managed to keep its gross profit margin at 0% over the past 12 months.
When assessing the full upside of the KRYS stock, there is another set of technicals that should be looked into and considered. Its -25.71% decline from moving average of $33.38 has brought about a negative sentiment when calculated over the last 20 days. The market has allocated a beta of 0 to the stock. With the beta been less than one, this implies that the company shares are theoretically less volatile than the market, something that the traders definitely are keeping an eye on.
Most of the analysts surveyed by Thomson/First Call think quite highly of Krystal Biotech, Inc. — 7 analysts rate the stock as a buy with another 0 rating it strong buy. There are 0 analysts who maintain a hold rating for the stock, with 0 giving it a sell rating. Analysts arrived at a 12-month price target of $39.814 on shares of Krystal Biotech, Inc. (NASDAQ:KRYS), which corresponds to 46.38% upside potential than its current market price of $24.8 and implies potential despite the recent drop in the price. However, their current target price has fallen from $40.375 a month ago and is down handily from the consensus target of $40.375 a quarter ago.
Let’s briefly check the hedge fund interest towards KRYS stock. Redmile Group LLC trimmed position in the company after it dumped -0.2% or 325,150 shares of its common stock. The hedge fund now owns 324,500 shares worth $8,047,600, SEC documents show. BlueCrest Capital Management Ltd shored up assets in the stock as 6186.67 shares have been purchased, increasing its stake by 50% to 9,280 shares which are currently valued at $230,144. In addition, Morgan Stanley recently reported that it now owns 1,915 shares making a total of $47,492 based on the recent price. This refelects a change of 1226.5% in their ownership.