Exicure Inc. (XCUR): Interesting things to know About XCUR


Exicure Inc. (NASDAQ:XCUR) changes shares on Monday trading session, with a change of 3.27% or $0.09 shares. The trading starts at $2.95 and closed at $2.75 throughout the day. The trading session low price was $2.80 and day high was $3.10 on Monday, June 15. After the session, the Healthcare sector daily volume shifted to 0.6 million while its average volume is 250.33K. In other hand, the XCUR market cap reached to $233.08M. While, its current target price is $2.84 according to WSJ.

Checking out the performance report which defines the increase or decrease of prices for a specific period. For the last 5 trading sessions, its performance is down -8.39% and up 20.85% for month. Its quarterly performance was 149.12% above, while its half year performance is down -22.19%. XCUR yearly performance stood at positive 2.16% and fall -0.70% for year-to-date. Current recommendation for Exicure Inc. is 1.50.

Earnings per share or EPS is an important financial measure, which defines the profitability of a company. XCUR EPS (TTM) for 12-month is -0.32. EPS for this year is 16.20%, while for the next year its value is -0.40. Its EPS Q/Q reached 110.90%.

Let’s take a look on the analyst recommendations on XCUR for the current month and previous month. For the current month, 4 of 4 analysts recommend stock as Buy while 0 as Sell, 0 as overweight, 0 as underweight and 0 as Hold. As compared with the previous month ratings, 0 analysts participate in stock recommendation. Out of 0, 0 rated it sell, 0 rated it as Buy and 0 as Hold Ratings. On the other hand, target price ranges from $5.00-$18.00. Average target price for XCUR was reached at $10.00.

Tybourne Capital Management (HK) Limited, Abingworth, LLP and AWM Investment Company, Inc. are the top three holders in Exicure Inc. (XCUR) stock. On Mar 30, 2020, Tybourne Capital Management (HK) Limited has 7.34 million shares which valued 10.86 million. On Mar 30, 2020, Abingworth, LLP owned 6.98 million shares which valued at 10.33 million. On Mar 30, 2020, AWM Investment Company, Inc. has a total of 4.04 million shares which valued at 5.98 million. In the end, AWM Investment Company, Inc. have 9.11% shares outstanding of Exicure Inc. (XCUR) on Mar 30, 2020. The insider ownership moved to 2.50% and institutional holding shifted to 45.80%.

The company posted an EPS (TTM) of -0.32. According to the most recent quarter report on (Jun 2020), 4 analysts estimated an average EPS of -0.08, while -0.12 EPS posted a year ago period. Analyst Estimated EPS for XCUR published in the report was -0.1–0.05 during the same period. Comparing with last year, the average estimated EPS was -0.12 which is lower than 0.01 which was posted for recent quarter EPS.

A brief look on simple moving average (SMA) that determines the market price can impact a market. The SMA for XCUR rise 17.57% for period of 200 days. SMA for 50 days was 20.54% which is showing green signal, while SMA-20 was 2.60%. The moving average value for Exicure Inc. (XCUR) is 2.3459 and 2.5889 for 200 and 50 days respectively.