Verastem Inc. (VSTM): Facts to know about VSTM?

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Verastem Inc. (NASDAQ:VSTM) changes shares on Thursday trading session, with a change of 3.45% or $0.06 shares. The trading starts at $1.73 and closed at $1.74 throughout the day. The trading session low price was $1.72 and day high was $1.82 on Thursday, June 18. After the session, the Healthcare sector daily volume shifted to 5.24 million while its average volume is 6.82M. In other hand, the VSTM market cap reached to $280.94M.

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 up 6.51% and down -1.64% for month. Its quarterly performance was -3.23% below, while its half year performance is up 41.73%. VSTM yearly performance stood at negative -5.26% and rise 34.33% for year-to-date. Current recommendation for Verastem Inc. is 2.20.

Earnings per share or EPS is an important financial measure, which defines the profitability of a company. VSTM EPS (TTM) for 12-month is -1.84. EPS for this year is -79.40%, while for the next year its value is -0.49. Its EPS Q/Q reached 31.90%. It has an EPS of 0.70% up for past five years and for the next five years will be up 1.74%.

Let’s take a look on the analyst recommendations on VSTM for the current month and previous month. For the current month, 2 of 4 analysts recommend stock as Buy while 0 as Sell, 0 as overweight, 0 as underweight and 2 as Hold. As compared with the previous month ratings, 4 analysts participate in stock recommendation. Out of 4, 0 rated it sell, 3 rated it as Buy and 1 as Hold Ratings.

RA Capital Management, L.P., Vivo Capital, LLC and BVF Inc. are the top three holders in Verastem Inc. (VSTM) stock. On Mar 30, 2020, RA Capital Management, L.P. has 18.6 million shares which valued 49.12 million. On Mar 30, 2020, Vivo Capital, LLC owned 8.14 million shares which valued at 21.49 million. On Mar 30, 2020, BVF Inc. has a total of 6.33 million shares which valued at 16.71 million. In the end, BVF Inc. have 3.89% shares outstanding of Verastem Inc. (VSTM) on Mar 30, 2020. The insider ownership moved to 0.40% and institutional holding shifted to 50.70%.

The company posted an EPS (TTM) of -1.84. According to the most recent quarter report on (Jun 2020), 3 analysts estimated an average EPS of -0.15, while -0.57 EPS posted a year ago period. Analyst Estimated EPS for VSTM published in the report was -0.18–0.11 during the same period. Comparing with last year, the average estimated EPS was -0.57 which is lower than -0.35 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 VSTM rise 1.54% for period of 200 days. SMA for 50 days was -19.95% which is showing red signal, while SMA-20 was -1.67%. The moving average value for Verastem Inc. (VSTM) is 2.0480 and 1.8317 for 200 and 50 days respectively.

Let’s take a look on the insider transactions, in which multiple shareholders are showing interest in VSTM stock. On Apr 27, RA CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, L.P., 10% Owner, sold 1,301,300 trading shares at the cost of $2.31, which valued at 3.0 million.