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BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:BCRX) traded at $14.78 at close of the session on Monday, 01/10/22, made an upward move of 27.85% on its previous day’s price.

Looking at the stock we see that its previous close was $11.56 and the beta (5Y monthly) reads 2.48 with the day’s price range being $12.25 – $14.825. In terms of its 52-week price range, BCRX has a high of $18.48 and a low of $7.45. The company’s stock has gained about 25.47% over that past 30 days.

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BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc. has a market cap of $2.86 billion and is expected to release its quarterly earnings report on Feb 23, 2022 – Feb 28, 2022. Estimates by analysts give the company expected earnings per share (EPS) of -$0.31, with the EPS growth for the year raised at -$1.22 for 2021 and -$1 for next year. These figures represent -11.90% and 18.00% growth in EPS for the two years respectively.

Analysts tracking the company’s growth have also given it a consensus growth in revenue estimated at $47.96 million, with a low of $40.5 million and a high of $56.54 million. The median projection represents growth squeezing down to 1,094.20% compared to sales growth for the corresponding quarter a year ago. According to analyst consensus estimates figures, the company’s yearly revenue forecast for 2021 is expected to hit $157.61 million, or 784.90% up from figures reported last year.

There have been no upward and no downward revisions for the stock’s EPS in last 7 days, something that reflects the nature of company’s price movement in short term. On the other hand, looking at the outlook for the BCRX stock, short term indicators assign the stock an average of Hold, while medium term indicators assign it an average of 50% Sell. Long term indicators on average place the stock in the category of 50% Buy.

Based on estimates by 13 analysts, where scores have ranged from 1.00 for a strong buy to 5.00 for a strong sell, 3 have rated the BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc. (BCRX) stock as a Hold, while 10 rate it as a Buy. 0 analyst(s) rate it as overweight while 0 of them rated it as underweight, whereas 0 suggest the stock as a Sell. The stock has an overall rating of Buy and investors could take advantage and scoop up stock of the company.

Looking further, we note the current price level is 14.06% off its SMA20 and 16.45% from its 50-day simple moving average. The RSI (14) is pointing at 61.87 while the volatility over the past week is 9.98% and jumps to 6.11% over the past one month. The beta value is 2.50, while the average true range (ATR) is currently pointing at 0.89. The average price target for the stock over the next 12 months is $20.00, with the estimates having a low of $13.00 and a high of $30.00. These price ends are 12.04% and -102.98% off the current price level respectively, although investors could be excited at the prospect of a -35.32% if the BCRX share price touches on the median price of $20.00.

Let’s briefly compare BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc. (BCRX) stock to its peers. We find that current price change of 27.85% and 96.80% over the past 12 months for BCRX competes that of CEL-SCI Corporation (CVM), which has seen its stock price rise 2.75% in the last trading session and was -52.22% over the last one year. Another of its peers Emergent BioSolutions Inc. (EBS) has gained 2.91% previous session, and was -49.24% down over the past year, while Sarepta Therapeutics Inc. (SRPT) was also down -10.94% in the last session, while its price remained in the red at -15.16% over the same period. In contrast to these companies, both the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial were at -0.14% and -0.45%, respectively, at close of the trading.

Coming back to BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:BCRX), we note that the average 3-month trading volume was 2.78 million, while that of the preceding 10-day period stands at 2.33 million. Current shares outstanding are 179.11 million.

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The insiders hold 1.30% of the company’s shares while institutions hold 59.30%. The data shows that short shares as of Dec 14, 2021, stood at 24.54 million at a short ratio of 9.34. This represents a 13.64% short interest in shares outstanding on Dec 14, 2021. Shares short rose in December from the previous month at 22.55 million. Investors should be excited about this stock as its upside potential is great, with current price pushing the stock 6.71% up in year-to-date price movement.