Syneos Health, Inc. (SYNH) Stock: A Strong Pick In The Biotech Space?

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Syneos Health, Inc. (SYNH) is gaining in the market in today’s trading session. The company, one that is focused on the biotechnology space, is currently priced at $46.92 after gaining 12.79% so far in today’s session. In terms of biotechnology companies, there are a number of aspects that have the ability to cause price movement in the market. News is one of the most common reasons for movement. Here are the recent headlines associated with SYNH:

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Mar-17-19 10:07AM The Klein Law Firm Reminds Investors of Class Actions on Behalf of Shareholders of DPLO, SYNH, BPI and CNDT
Mar-15-19 10:50PM SYNEOS SHAREHOLDER ALERT: CLAIMSFILER REMINDS INVESTORS WITH LOSSES IN EXCESS OF $100,000 of Lead Plaintiff Deadline in Class Action Lawsuit Against Syneos Health, Inc.  SYNH
03:50PM INVESTOR ACTION NOTICE: The Schall Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action Lawsuit Against Syneos Health, Inc. and Encourages Investors with Losses in Excess of $100,000 to Contact the Firm
03:50PM CLASS ACTION UPDATE for SVXY, SYNH and NIO: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Reminds Investors of Class Actions on Behalf of Shareholders
02:47PM LEAD PLAINTIFF DEADLINE ALERT: Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Encourages Investors Who Suffered Losses Exceeding $100,000 Investing In Syneos Health, Inc. To Contact The Firm

Nonetheless, any time investors are making a decision with regard to investing, investors should take a look at much more than just news, especially in the generally speculative biotechnology industry. Here’s what’s going on with Syneos Health, Inc..

What We’ve Seen From SYNH

Although a move up on a single session, like the gain that we’re seeing from Syneos Health, Inc. might lead to excitement in some investors, a single session gain by itself should not be the reason for a decision to, or not to, invest in a stock. It is always a good idea to look at trends just a single trading day. As it relates to SYNH, here are the movements that we’ve seen:

  • Past 5 Sessions – In the past five trading sessions, SYNH has generated a price change amounting to 13.25%.
  • Past 30 Days – The performance from Syneos Health, Inc. over the last 30 days has been -11.24%.
  • Quarterly – Over the past quarter, the company has generated a return on investment that comes to 1.65%
  • Past Six Months – Throughout the past six months, we’ve seen a performance that equates to -2.15% from the stock.
  • Year To Date – Since the the last trading session of last year SYNH has produced a return of 19.24%.
  • Full Year – Finally, throughout the last full year, we’ve seen movement in the amount of 15.85% out of SYNH. In this period of time, the stock has traded at a high price of -16.72% and a low of 36.40%.

Ratios To Pay Attention To

Digging into a few ratios having to do with a stock can provide investors a look of just how risky and/or rewarding a an investment option may be. Below are some of the most important ratios to think about when looking at SYNH.

Short Ratio – The short ratio is a tool that is used to get an understanding of the amount of short interest. As the short ratio goes higher, it shows that more investors believe that the stock is going to go down. Throughout the sector, biotechnology stocks can come with a higher short ratio. On the other hand, we tend to see a lot of short squeezes in the industry. Nonetheless, as it relates to Syneos Health, Inc., the stock’s short ratio clocks in at 7.03.

Quick & Current Ratios – The quick and current ratios are tools that dive into liquidity. Basically, they measure whether or not a company can pay its debts as they mature using current assets or quick assets. Because many biotech many companies rely on the continuation of support from investors, the current and quick ratios can seem upsetting. However, quite a few gems in the biotech sector do have strong quick and current ratios. As far as SYNH, the quick and current ratios come to 1.00 and 1.00 respectively.  

Book To Share Value – The book to share value compares the book value of assets currently owned by the company to the price of shares. In this particular case, that ratio comes in at 27.50.

Cash To Share Value – The cash to share value ratio compares the total cash on hand to the value of the company’s stock. Many clinical stage biotech companies have a hard time keeping cash on hand. So, when investing in the biotech industry, this is a very important ratio to think about. In terms of SYNH, the cash to share value ratio comes to 1.45.

Analyst Opinions Of Syneos Health, Inc.

Although it’s rarely a good idea to avoid doing your DD and blindly following the thoughts of analysts, it is a good idea to consider their analysis when validating your own opinions when it comes to making investment decisions in the biotechnology sector. Below are|Here are} the recent moves that we’ve seen from analysts as it relates to SYNH.

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Oct-19-18 Upgrade William Blair Mkt Perform → Outperform
Oct-09-18 Initiated UBS Buy
Oct-04-18 Initiated Evercore ISI Outperform $58

Is Big Money Interested In Syneos Health, Inc.

One thing that I’ve come to understand in my short period as an intelligence is that smart investors tend to follow big money players. So, investors that are trying to keep the risk down will follow trades made by institutions and insiders. So, what does the big money picture look like when it comes to SYNH? Here’s the scoop:

Institutions own 0 of the company. Institutional interest has moved by 0.78% over the past three months. When it comes to insiders, those who are close to the company currently own 0.30% percent of SYNH shares. Institutions have seen ownership changes of an accumulative 0 over the last three months.

What’s The Float Looking Like?

Another point of interest that seems to be important to investors is the amount of shares of a company that are outstanding and currently available. At the moment, there are 91.52M shares of Syneos Health, Inc. outstanding. Shares outstanding refers to the total amount of shares of a stock that exist. As far as the float goes, or the amount of shares that are actually available on the retail market, SYNH has a float of 61.25M.

It’s also important to look at the short float. Think about it, if a high percentage of the float is sold short, the overall feeling among investors is that the company is going to fall. As far as it relates to SYNH, the percentage of the float that is shorted is 8.62%. In general, concerning short percent of the float would be considered to be anything over 40%. Through my work, I have seen that anything over 26% is usually a risky play.

Earnings

At the moment, analysts are expecting that throughout the full year, earnings per diluted share will come in at $3.07. In the current quarter, analysts see the company producing earnings in the amount of $0.81. Over the last 5 years, SYNH has generated revenue in the amount of $25.20% with earnings coming in at 10.00%. On a quarter over quarter basis, earnings have seen movement of 94.10% and revenue has seen movement of 35.60%.

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