Why Vermillion, Inc. (VRML) Jumped 10.1% in Thursday’s Stock Market

Vermillion, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRML) is trending higher in the market today as the company shares are trading 10.1% or 0.09 points up from last closing price of $0.89, reaching $0.9799 at last check. Any clue why there is so much of action in the VRML stock? The share price has risen in 3 of the last 5 days and is down -23.93% over the past week. It will be exciting to see whether the stock manages to continue increasing or take a minor break for the next few days. The move came on weak volume too with far less shares changing hands than in a normal session. Trading activity as of this writing weakened by -47,509 shares, and in total 428591 shares valued at $419976 were seen changing hands compared with 476100 shares valued at $423729 recorded at the previous session. You should take into consideration that a falling volume on higher prices causes divergence and may be an early warning about possible changes in VRML stock for the next couple of days.

Vermillion, Inc. (VRML) shares have notched a 3-month decline of about -23.93%, but has still advanced 196.67% year to date. By comparison, the stock added 13.38% over the past 12 months, while it slipped -26.45% over the 1 month. The company’s market cap is around $66.7M, with its short interest ratio standing at 15.45%.

In the current trading session for VRML, the stock witnessed two major price actions, it rose to a high of $0.9799 and was down as much as $0.86 at one point. The high recorded is very low when compared to their 52-week high which is $0.27. The 52-week high is now at -40.13 distance from current price. Their recent low of $1.57 represents a 247.98% 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 VRML is $1, this is below 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 stock of Vermillion, Inc. earned $-0.17 per share in the trailing 12 months and has a P/E ratio of -5.76. You can compare it with that of similar companies in its industry to get a sense of whether the stock you’re looking to purchase is overvalued or undervalued. Its current price to earnings ratio is lower than the ones recorded by the industry which is 97.97 and lower compared to the sector’s average of 34.38. When the P/E ratio is low let’s say below 1.0, then the stock price is considered a good value. VRML also has P/S multiple of 22.95. This is smaller versus the 12 month P/S ratios of other companies in the same indutry. The peer average price to sales ratio is 42.3x.

The company recorded an interesting insider purchase transaction by the Major Shareholder on Jun 28, 2019. A Securities and Exchanges Commission filings show that Jack W Schuler bought a total of 5,000,000 VRML shares that day for a sum of around $4,000,000. Vermillion, Inc. (VRML) insiders have acquired 9,792,500 shares in the stock within the past three months. In total, individual insiders traded 9,802,500 shares in the business, which makes up 85.755% of 11,430,848 shares that were traded over a year. In the past 12 months, insiders have purchased 10,327,380 shares while the seller parted with 1,103,468 shares.

VRML‘s last price was up 12.79% as compared to the average trading price of 50 days recorded at $0.87 while enlarging the period to 200 trading days, the average closing price was $1.14. At present, there are 74.94 million in the total number of common shares owned by the public and among those 42.12 million shares have been available to trade. The percentage of shares being held by the company management was 1.8% while institutions stake was 25%. The company has generated negative returns on equity over the last 12 months (-150.3%). It managed to keep its gross profit margin at 5.4% over the past 12 months.

When assessing the full upside of the VRML stock, there is another set of technicals that should be looked into and considered. Its 0.77% gain from moving average of $0.97 has brought about a positive sentiment when calculated over the last 20 days. The market has allocated a beta of 3.31 to the stock. With the beta been greater than one, this implies that the company shares are theoretically more volatile than the market, something that the traders definitely are keeping an eye on.

In the last five years, the EPS of the company has been roughly 17.4%. Though the percentage looks encouraging, extra headwinds are emerging as looking out over a next 5-year period, with analysts estimating that their earnings will decrease annually by 0%. The revenue of the company has risen at an average annualized rate of about 3.5 over the last five years. The company recently recorded an increase of 33.3%, but this figure is rather attractive.