iRhythm Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:IRTC) could be one of the best stocks that investors may want to consider for their portfolio today as the company shares are trading 0.31% or 0.24 points up from last closing price of $77.41, reaching $77.65 at last check. Any clue why there is so much of action in the IRTC stock? The share price has risen in 3 of the last 5 days and is up 15.39% 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 -137,209 shares, and in total 60591 shares valued at $4.705 million were seen changing hands compared with 197800 shares valued at $15.312 million 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 IRTC stock for the next couple of days.
iRhythm Technologies, Inc. (IRTC) shares have notched a 3-month gain of about 15.39%, but has still advanced 16.31% year to date. By comparison, the stock sank -3.67% over the past 12 months, while it jumped 0.56% over the 1 month. The company’s market cap is around $2.01B, with its short interest ratio standing at 15.42%.
In the current trading session for IRTC, the stock witnessed two major price actions, it rose to a high of $79.53 and was down as much as $76.79 at one point. The high recorded is very low when compared to their 52-week high which is $58.99. The 52-week high is now at -21.22 distance from current price. Their recent low of $98.37 represents a 31.38% 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 IRTC is $101.63, 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 stock of iRhythm Technologies, Inc. earned $-1.82 per share in the trailing 12 months and has a P/E ratio of -42.66. 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 192.03 and lower compared to the sector’s average of 32.67. When the P/E ratio is low let’s say below 1.0, then the stock price is considered a good value. IRTC also has P/S multiple of 10.63. 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 13.14x.
The company recorded an interesting insider sale transaction by the Director on Jun 13, 2019. A Securities and Exchanges Commission filings show that Merz Cathleen Noel Bairey sold a total of 1,209 IRTC shares that day for a sum of around $92,368. The filings show that the insider now retains 3,844 shares, currently worth $298,487. iRhythm Technologies, Inc. (IRTC) insiders have acquired 10,584 shares in the stock within the past three months. The total insider sales reported to the SEC in that time frame amounted to 61,209 shares. In total, individual insiders traded 71,793 shares in the business, which makes up 20.453% of 351,011 shares that were traded over a year. In the past 12 months, insiders have purchased 54,078 shares while the seller parted with 296,933 shares.
IRTC‘s last price was down -0.13% as compared to the average trading price of 50 days recorded at $77.75 while enlarging the period to 200 trading days, the average closing price was $78.53. At present, there are 24.89 million in the total number of common shares owned by the public and among those 24.67 million shares have been available to trade. The percentage of shares being held by the company management was 1.4% while institutions stake was 0%. The company has generated negative returns on equity over the last 12 months (-82%). It managed to keep its gross profit margin at 75.2% over the past 12 months.
When assessing the full upside of the IRTC stock, there is another set of technicals that should be looked into and considered. Its -2.67% decline from moving average of $79.78 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 iRhythm Technologies, Inc. — 6 analysts rate the stock as a buy with another 0 rating it strong buy. There are 2 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 $101.625 on shares of iRhythm Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:IRTC), which corresponds to 30.93% upside potential than its current market price of $77.65 and implies potential despite the recent advance in the price. However, their current target price has climbed from $99.75 a month ago and is up handily from the consensus target of $99.75 a quarter ago.
In the last five years, the EPS of the company has been roughly -24.6%. Though the percentage looks disappointing, 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 57.1 over the last five years. The company recently recorded an increase of 50.1%, but this figure is rather attractive.