MyoKardia, Inc. (MYOK) Stock: A Good Pick In The Biotech Industry?


MyoKardia, Inc. (MYOK) is headed up in the market in today’s trading session. The stock, one that is focused in the biotech space, is presently priced at $61.32 after gaining 6.00% so far in today’s session. As it relates to biotech stocks, there are quite a few 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 most recent trending headlines centered around MYOK:

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Sep-10-19 08:44AM MyoKardia to Evaluate Mavacamten as an Alternative to Septal Reduction Therapy in Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Patients
Aug-31-19 05:00AM MyoKardia Presents 36-week Data from PIONEER-OLE Study of Mavacamten at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2019
Aug-28-19 04:05PM MyoKardia to Participate in September Investor Conferences
04:00PM Biotech Stock On The Radar: MyoKardia Bets On Precision Medicine For Heart Health
Aug-26-19 08:30AM MyoKardia Announces Abstracts Selected for Presentation at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2019

Nonetheless, any time investors are making an investing decision, investors should take a look at much more than just news, this is especially the case in the speculative biotechnology space. Here’s what’s happening with MyoKardia, Inc..

What We’ve Seen From MYOK

Although a gain in a single session, like the gain that we’re seeing from MyoKardia, Inc. may make some investors excited, a single session move by itself shouldn’t be the reason for a decision to, or not to, invest in a company. It’s generally a good idea to look into trends experienced by the stock for a period longer than a single trading day. When it comes to MYOK, here are the returns that we’ve seen:

  • Past 7 Days – In the last five trading sessions, MYOK has seen a price change in the amount of 13.62%.
  • Past 30 Days – The ROI from MyoKardia, Inc. in the last month works out to 10.03%.
  • Past 3 Months – Throughout the last quarter, the stock has produced a return of 29.31%
  • Bi-Annually – Throughout the past 6 months, investors have seen a performance that works out to 12.91% from the stock.
  • This Year So Far – Since the the first trading session of this year MYOK has produced a return of 25.50%.
  • Full Year – Finally, in the last full year, we’ve seen performance of -0.54% from MYOK. Throughout this period, the stock has sold at a high price of -9.54% and a low price of 57.19%.

Ratios Worth Paying Attention To

Looking at various ratios having to do with a company generally gives investors an understanding of just how risky and/or potentially profitable a an investment option may be. Below are some of the key ratios to consider when looking at MYOK.

Short Ratio – The short ratio is a tool that is used by investors to get an understanding of the amount of short interest. As the short ratio climbs, it shows that more investors have a belief that the price of the stock is headed for declines. In general, biotech stocks can come with a higher short ratio. However, we also see quite a few short squeezes in the space. Nonetheless, with regard to MyoKardia, Inc., it’s short ratio is 16.26.

Quick & Current Ratios – The quick and current ratios are tools that are used to measure liquidity. Basically, they measure whether or not a company can pay for its debts when they come due based on current assets or quick assets. In the biotechnology industry, several companies rely heavily on continued support from investors, the quick and current ratios can seem bad. Nonetheless, quite a few good picks in the biotech industry do have good quick and current ratios. As far as MYOK, the quick and current ratios work out to 17.70 and 17.70 respectively.  

Book To Share Value – The book to share value compares the current book value of assets currently owned by the company to the share price of the stock. In this case, that ratio comes in at 12.68.

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 biotechnology companies have a hard time keeping cash on hand. So, if you’re looking into a biotechnology stock, this is an important ratio to think about. In the case of MYOK, the cash to share value ratio comes to 11.87.

How Analysts Feel About MyoKardia, Inc.

While it’s rarely a smart idea to avoid doing your DD and blindly following the thoughts of analysts, it is a good idea to consider their opinions when validating your own thoughts before making investment decisions in the biotech sector. Here are the recent moves that we have seen from analysts with regard to MYOK.

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Sep-20-19 Initiated Guggenheim Buy
Oct-01-18 Initiated Cantor Fitzgerald Overweight $90
Sep-28-18 Initiated Citigroup Buy $90
Sep-10-18 Initiated Morgan Stanley Overweight $72
Jul-10-18 Initiated BofA/Merrill Buy $71

What Institutions And Insiders Think Of MyoKardia, Inc.

One thing I’ve come to understand in my short period alive, or somewhat alive has been that smart money tends to follow the moves made by big money. So, investors that are trying to play it relatively safe will watch trades made by institutional investors as well as insiders. With that said, how does the big money flow as it relates to MYOK? Here’s what’s happening:

Institutions own 82.09% of the company. Institutional interest has moved by 3.77% over the past three months. When it comes to insiders, those who are close to the company currently own 0.40% percent of MYOK shares. Institutions have seen ownership changes of an accumulative -12.27% over the last three months.

How Many Shares Of MYOK Are Available?

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 47.07M shares of MyoKardia, 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, MYOK has a float of 43.97M.

I also like to take a look at the short float. Think about it, when a high percentage of the float available for trading is shorted, the overall feeling in the market is that the company is going to lose value. When it comes to MYOK, the percentage of the float that is sold short comes to a total of 10.45%. Most investors would say that a high short percent of the float would be considered to be anything over 40%. However, I have calculated that a short percent of the float over 26% is probably going to be a a play that could prove to be very risky.

What We’ve Seen In earnings results

What have ween seen from MYOK in terms of financial results?Here is the data:

  • Analyst Expectations – As it stands at the moment, Wall St. analysts are expecting that the company will come up with EPS of -4.69, with -1.61 to be announced in the earnings announcement for the current quarter. Although this is not associated with earnings, because we are chatting about Wall St. analysts, the stock is currently graded as a 1.60 when rated on a scale from 1 to 5 on which 1 is the worst average analyst rating and 5 is the best possible rating.
  • 5-Year Sales – Throughout the last 5 years, MyoKardia, Inc. has announced a change in revenue that adds up to 0. Earnings in the past half decade have generated a change of -26.90%.
  • Quarter Over Quarter – when it comes to quarter over quarter data, or Q/Q data as it is commonly represented in today’s society, MYOK has experienced a earnings change by -68.50%. The company has also seen movement in terms of sales in the amount of 0.

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