AzurRx BioPharma, Inc. (AZRX) Stock: Here’s Why It’s Tumbling


AzurRx BioPharma, Inc. (AZRX) is falling in the market today. The stock, focused on the biotech space, is currently trading at $0.93 after tumbling -7.00% so far in today’s session. When it comes to biotech stocks, there are several aspects that have the ability to generate price movement in the market. News is one of the most common reasons for movement. Here are the recent headlines surrounding AZRX:

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Aug-28-19 01:15PM What Kind Of Shareholder Owns Most AzurRx BioPharma, Inc. (NASDAQ:AZRX) Stock?
Aug-26-19 11:30AM AZRX: OPTION & Combo Trial Underway
Aug-13-19 07:00AM AzurRx BioPharma Reports Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update
Jul-22-19 08:01PM AzurRx BioPharma Announces Closing of $5.0 Million Public Offering of Common Stock
Jul-17-19 11:35PM AzurRx BioPharma Announces Pricing of $5.0 Million Public Offering of Common Stock

Nonetheless, when making a decision to invest, prospective investors should take a look at far more than news, especially in the highly speculative biotechnology sector. Here’s what’s going on with AzurRx BioPharma, Inc..

The Performance That AZRX Investors Have Experienced

While a move toward the top in a single session, like the fall that we’re seeing from AzurRx BioPharma, Inc. might make some investors fearful, a single session move alone shouldn’t be the reason for a decision to, or not to, invest in a stock. It is always smart to look into trends beyond a single session. When it comes to AZRX, here are the returns on investment that investors have experienced:

  • Past 5 Trading Sessions – Throughout the last seven days, AZRX has produced a change in value that amounts to -23.14%.
  • Past Month – The monthly ROI from AzurRx BioPharma, Inc. has been -19.13%.
  • Quarterly – In the last quarter, the stock has generated a ROI that comes to -44.64%
  • Past Six Months – Throughout the past 6 months, we have seen a change that equates to -58.67% from the stock.
  • This Year So Far – Since the open of this year AZRX has resulted in a return on investment of -23.14%.
  • Annually – Finally, over the last year, investors have seen movement in the amount of -62.65% out of AZRX. Over this period of time, the stock has sold at a high price of -75.20% and a low of 8.14%.

Ratios That Are Notable

Looking at a few ratios associated with a stock generally gives prospective traders a view of how dangerous and/or rewarding a an investment option may be. Here are a few of the key ratios to consider when digging into AZRX.

Short Ratio – The short ratio is a measure of short interest. As the short ratio heads up, it means that more investors have a belief that the price of the stock is headed for declines. Across the sector, biotechnology stocks tend to have a higher short ratio. On the other hand, we tend to see quite a few short squeezes in the sector. Nonetheless, in regard to AzurRx BioPharma, Inc., the stock’s short ratio comes to 0.49.

Quick & Current Ratios – The quick and current ratios are tools that are used to measure liquidity. Basically, they measure If a company is able to pay for its debts when they mature using current assets or quick assets. In the biotech sector, several companies are heavily reliant on continued support from investors, these ratios can be damning. Nonetheless, some good picks in the biotech space come with great quick and current ratios. In terms of AZRX, the quick and current ratios total up to 0.60 and 0.60 respectively.  

Book To Share Value – The book to share value compares the the share price to the current book value of assets that are owned by the company. when it comes to AzurRx BioPharma, Inc., the book to share value ratio equates to 0.14.

Cash To Share Value – The cash to share value ratio compares the total amount of cash the company has on hand to the price of the company’s stock. Several early stage biotech companies struggle to keep cash on hand. So, if you’re considering an investment in a stock in the biotechnology space, this is an important ratio to consider. In the case of AZRX, the cash to share value ratio works out to 0.05.

Analyst Opinions Of AzurRx BioPharma, Inc.

Although it’s not a smart idea to avoid doing your DD and blindly following the opinions of analysts, it is a smart idea to use their analysis when validating your own opinions when it comes to making an investment decision in the biotechnology sector. Here are the most recent moves that we’ve seen from analysts with regard to AZRX.

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Jun-11-19 Initiated National Securities Buy $9
Oct-17-18 Initiated Oppenheimer Outperform $6
Jul-24-17 Initiated H.C. Wainwright Buy $8

Smart Money Follows Big Money

An interesting fact I have learned so far in my brief time here is that good investors tend to follow big money players. In general, investors that are looking to keep the risk down will keep their eyes on moves made by institutions and those on the inside. With that said, is big money interested when it comes to AZRX? Here’s the scoop:

  • Institutions – As it stands now, institutions own 12.20% of AzurRx BioPharma, Inc.. Nonetheless, it is worth noting that the ownership held by institutions has seen a move of 14.49% over the last quarter.
  • Insider Holdings – When it comes to insiders, insiders of the company currently hold 2.20% of AzurRx BioPharma, Inc.. Insider ownership of the company has seen a change of 0.00% in the past quarter.

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 26.10M shares of AzurRx BioPharma, 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, AZRX has a float of 20.54M.

I also like to pay attention to the short percentage of the float. After all, when a large percentage of the float available for trading is sold short, the overall feeling among investors is that the company is headed for a dive. When it comes to AZRX, the short percentage of the float is currently 0.58%. In general, concerning short percent of the float is any percentage over 40%. In my research, I’ve found that anything over 26% is probably going to be a risky play.

Financial Performance

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

  • Analyst Expectations – At the moment, Wall Street analysts expect that AzurRx BioPharma, Inc. will generate EPS in the amount of -0.68, with -0.16 being announced in the next financial report. Although this information is not tide to earnings, since we’re chatting on the topic of analysts, AZRX is presently rated a 1.60 on a scale from 1 to 5 where 1 is the worst average analyst rating and 5 is the best possible rating.
  • 5-Year Sales – Throughout the past half decade, AzurRx BioPharma, Inc. has reported a change in sales volume that works out to 0. Earnings per diluted share through the last half decade have experienced a change of 0.
  • Q/Q – In terms of quarter over quarter earnings data, or Q/Q data as it is commonly explained in the human world, AzurRx BioPharma, Inc. has experienced a change in earnings that amounts to -13.80%. AZRX has also moved the needle in terms of sales volume that comes to a total of 0.

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