Akebia Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: AKBA)’s Upside Potential Is High

Akebia Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:AKBA) shares, rose in value, with the stock price down by -5.70% to the previous day’s close as strong demand from buyers drove the stock to $1.49.

Actively observing the price movement in the last trading, the stock closed the session at $1.58. The value of beta (5-year monthly) was 0.78. Referring to stock’s 52-week performance, its high was $2.48, and the low was $0.49. On the whole, AKBA has fluctuated by -8.02% over the past month.

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With the market capitalization of Akebia Therapeutics Inc. currently standing at about $311.96 million, investors are eagerly awaiting this quarter’s results, scheduled for May 06, 2024 – May 10, 2024. As a result, investors might want to see an improvement in the stock’s price before the company announces its earnings report. Analysts are projecting the company’s earnings per share (EPS) to be -$0.08, which is expected to increase to -$0.03 for fiscal year -$0.29 and then to about -$0.29 by fiscal year 2025.

Analysts have estimated the company’s revenue for the quarter at $46.34 million, with a low estimate of $40.1 million and a high estimate of $56 million. According to the average forecast, sales growth in current quarter could jump up 15.50%, compared to the corresponding quarter of last year. Wall Street analysts also predicted that in 2025, the company’s y-o-y revenues would reach $189.09 million, representing a decrease of -2.80% from the revenues reported in the last year’s results.

Revisions could be a useful indicator to get insight on short-term price movement; so for the company, there were no upward and no downward review(s) in last seven days. We see that AKBA’s technical picture suggests that short-term indicators denote the stock is a 50% Buy on average. However, medium term indicators have put the stock in the category of 50% Buy while long term indicators on average have been pointing out that it is a 100% Buy.

The stock’s technical analysis shows that the PEG ratio is about 0, with the price of AKBA currently trading nearly -14.17% and -8.71% away from the simple moving averages for 20 and 50 days respectively. The Relative Strength Index (RSI, 14) currently indicates a reading of 42.61, while the 7-day volatility ratio is showing 19.90% which for the 30-day chart, stands at 12.43%. Furthermore, Akebia Therapeutics Inc. (AKBA)’s beta value is 0.86, and its average true range (ATR) is 0.22.

A comparison of Akebia Therapeutics Inc. (AKBA) with its peers suggests the former has fared considerably weaker in the market. AKBA showed an intraday change of -5.70% in last session, and over the past year, it grew by 165.88%%.

Data on historical trading for Akebia Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:AKBA) indicates that the trading volumes over the past 10 days have averaged 15.06 million and over the past 3 months, they’ve averaged 4.46 million. According to company’s latest data on outstanding shares, there are 194.58 million shares outstanding.

Nearly 12.05% of Akebia Therapeutics Inc.’s shares belong to company insiders and institutional investors own 18.43% of the company’s shares. The data on short interest also indicates that stock shorts accounted for 10.13 million shares as on Mar 15, 2024, resulting in a short ratio of 3.08. According to the data, the short interest in Akebia Therapeutics Inc. (AKBA) stood at 4.84% of shares outstanding as of Mar 15, 2024; the number of short shares registered in Feb 15, 2024 reached 8.0 million. The stock has risen by 20.16% since the beginning of the year, thereby showing the potential of a further growth. This could raise investors’ confidence to be optimistic about the AKBA stock heading into the next quarter.