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What You Missed This Week About Relay Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: RLAY) Stock

Relay Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:RLAY) price closed higher on Friday, February 09, jumping 9.09% below its previous close.

A look at the daily price movement shows that the last close reads $22.51. The company’s 5Y monthly beta was ticking 1.65. Taking into account the 52-week price action we note that the stock hit a 52-week high of $20.77 and 52-week low of $5.95. The stock subtracted -21.77% on its value in the past month.

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Relay Therapeutics Inc, which has a market valuation of $1.16 billion, is expected to release its quarterly earnings report Feb 21, 2024 – Feb 26, 2024. Analysts tracking RLAY have forecast the quarterly EPS to shrink by -0.73 per share this quarter, while the same analysts predict the annual EPS to hit -$2.88 for the year 2024 and up to -$3.06 for 2024. In this case, analysts estimate an annual EPS growth of -11.20% for the year and -6.30% for the next year.

The average estimate suggests sales growth for the quarter will likely fall by -48.60% when compared to those recorded in the same quarter in the last financial year. Staying with the analyst view, there is a consensus estimate of $25.74 million for the company’s annual revenue in 2023. Per this projection, the revenue is forecast to grow 1,763.90% above that which the company brought in 2023.

Revisions to the company’s EPS highlights a short term direction of a stock’s price movement, which in the last 7 days came up with no upward and no downward reviews. On the technical perspective front, indicators give RLAY a short term outlook of 50% Sell on average. Looking at the stock’s medium term indicators we note that it is averaging as a Hold, while an average of long term indicators are currently assigning the stock as 50% Sell.

The overview shows that RLAY’s price is at present 34.55% off the SMA20 and 7226.16% from the SMA50. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) metric on the 14-day timeframe is pointing at 40.06, with weekly volatility standing at 5.18%. The indicator jumps to 5.40% when calculated based on the past 30 days. Relay Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:RLAY)’s beta value is holding at 1.64, while the average true range (ATR) indicator is currently reading 0.53.

Turning out attention to how the Relay Therapeutics Inc stock has performed in comparison to its peers in the industry, here’s what we find: RLAY’s stock is 9.09% on the day and -55.38% in the past 12 months, while AbbVie Inc. (ABBV) traded -0.41%% in the last session and was positioned 14.49% up on its price 12 months ago. Turning out attention to how the Relay Therapeutics Inc stock has performed in comparison to its peers in the industry, here’s what we find: RLAY’s stock is 9.09% on the day and -55.38% in the past 12 months, while AbbVie Inc. (ABBV) traded -0.41%% in the last session and was positioned 14.49% up on its price 12 months ago. Another comparison is with Pfizer Inc. (PFE) whose stock price was down -0.04%% in the last trading session, and has flourished -37.19% over the past year.

An analysis of the Relay Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:RLAY) stock in terms of its daily trading volume indicates that the 3-month average is 1.85. However, this figure increases on the past 10-day timeline to an average of 0.9 million.

Current records show that the company has 121.11M in outstanding shares. The insiders’ percentage holdings are 32.33% of outstanding shares while the percentage share held by institutions stands at 77.22%. The stats also highlight that short interest as of Jan 31, 2024, stood at 9.45 million shares, which puts the short ratio at the time at 10.44. From this we can glean that short interest is 7.41% of company’s current outstanding shares. Notably, we see that shares short in January fall slightly given the previous month’s figure stood at 12.01 million. But the -17.44% downside, the stock’s price has registered year-to-date as of last trading, will likely reignite investor interest given the prospect of it rallying even higher.