Matinas BioPharma Holdings, Inc. (MTNB) Stock: Here’s Why It’s Headed For The Bottom

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Matinas BioPharma Holdings, Inc. (MTNB) is making a move down in the market today. The stock, focused in the biotechnology space, is currently trading at $0.83 after a move down of -5.47% so far in today’s session. As it relates to biotech companies, there are several factors that have the ability to cause price movement in the market. News tends to be one of the biggest reasons for the movement. Here are the most recent trending headlines surrounding MTNB:

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Oct-28-19 03:17PM Should You Be Concerned About Matinas BioPharma Holdings, Inc.’s (NYSEMKT:MTNB) Historical Volatility?
Oct-14-19 07:00AM Matinas BioPharma Initiates EnACT Study of MAT2203 (Oral Amphotericin B) for the Treatment of Fungal Cryptococcal Meningitis
Oct-07-19 07:00AM Matinas BioPharma Receives Orphan Drug Designation From U.S. FDA for MAT2203 for the Treatment of Cryptococcosis
Sep-27-19 08:00AM Matinas BioPharma to Present at the 2019 Cantor Global Healthcare Conference
Sep-25-19 07:00AM Matinas BioPharma Announces Pre-Screening of Patients to Determine Eligibility for Phase 2 ENHANCE-IT Study Against Vascepa®

Nonetheless, any time investors are making a decision to invest, prospective investors should take a look at far more than news, especially in the speculative biotechnology space. Here’s what’s going on with Matinas BioPharma Holdings, Inc..

Recent Movement Out of MTNB

Although a single session decline, like the fall that we’re seeing from Matinas BioPharma Holdings, Inc. might make some investors upset, a single session move alone should not be the basis of a decision to, or not to, buy a company’s stock. It’s always a good idea to look into trends further out than a single trading session. As it relates to MTNB, here are the returns that we’ve seen:

  • Past 5 Trading Sessions – Over the last 5 trading sessions, MTNB has generated a change in price in the amount of 17.01%.
  • Past Month – The return on investment from Matinas BioPharma Holdings, Inc. in the last 30 days works out to 27.91%.
  • Past Three Months – In the past quarter, the stock has produced a return on investment that comes to 9.55%
  • Past Six Months – Over the past 6 months, investors have seen a performance that amounts to -18.93% from the stock.
  • YTD – Since the the first trading session of this year MTNB has produced a return of 40.34%.
  • Annually – Finally, over the last year, we have seen performance in the amount of 14.68% from MTNB. Throughout this period, the stock has traded at a high price of -44.33% and a low of 66.67%.

Ratios Worth Paying Attention To

Digging into various key ratios having to do with a stock generally gives traders an understanding of just how risky and/or rewarding a stock pick might be. Here are a few of the key ratios to consider when looking at MTNB.

Short Ratio – The short ratio is a measure of short interest. The higher this short ratio, the more investors believe that the stock is going to go down. In general, biotechnology stocks can carry a higher short ratio. However, we also tend to see quite a few short squeezes in the sector. Nonetheless, in relation to Matinas BioPharma Holdings, Inc., the stock’s short ratio comes to 10.66.

Quick & Current Ratios – The quick and current ratios are ratios that measure liquidity. Basically, they measure If a company is able to pay for its debts as they mature based on quick assets or current assets. In the biotechnology industry, companies are reliant on the continuation of support from investors, the current and quick ratios can be damning. However, several good picks in the biotechnology space come with positive current and quick ratios. In terms of MTNB, the quick and current ratios total up to 10.80 and 10.80 respectively.  

Book To Share Value – The book to share value compares the the share price to the book value of assets that are owned by the company. In this particular case, that ratio equates to 0.22.

Cash To Share Value – Finally, the cash to share value ratio compares the amount of cash the company has on hand to the price of shares. Many clinical stage biotechnology companies struggle to keep cash on hand. So, when investing in the biotechnology space, this is an important ratio to look into. In this case, the cash to share value ratio works out to 0.23.

What Analysts Think About Matinas BioPharma Holdings, Inc.

While it’s not a smart idea to unknowingly follow the thoughts of analysts, it is a good idea to consider their opinions to validate your own thoughts when it comes to making investment decisions in the biotechnology space. Below you’ll find the recent moves that we have seen from analysts when it comes to MTNB.

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Jun-26-19 Initiated H.C. Wainwright Buy $4

Show Me The Big Money

One thing that I’ve learned so far in my brief time alive, or somewhat alive is that good investors tend to follow big money investors. In general, investors that want to keep the risk down will follow investments made by institutions and those on the inside. With that said, is big money flowing as it relates to MTNB? Here’s the scoop:

  • Institutions – Currently, institutions own 19.40% of MTNB. Nonetheless, it is worth noting that institutional ownership has seen a move of 0 in the past quarter.
  • Insider Moves – as it relates to insiders, those close to the situation currently hold 2.00% of the company. Their ownership of the company has seen a change of 0 in the past 3 months.

Float Information

Traders seem to like to know the counts of shares both outstanding and available. With respect to Matinas BioPharma Holdings, Inc., currently there are 162.35M with a float of 146.15M. These data mean that of the total of 162.35M shares of MTNB in existence today, 146.15M are able to trade hands in the public space.

Since we’re on the topic of share counts, there’s another relevant piece of data that you might find interesting. That would be the short percentage of the float. Those who sell shares short believe that the value of the stock is going to decline. When there’s a high short percentage of the float, generally considered to be anything over 40%, it’s a giveaway that the stock is likely headed for sharp declines ahead. Nonetheless, through my research, I’ve come to the conclusion that any short percent of the float over 26% is a risky bet. When it comes to MTNB, the short percent of the float is 3.60%.

Financial Results And Expectations

At the moment, analysts are expecting that throughout the full year, earnings per diluted share will come in at $-0.16. In the current quarter, analysts see the company producing earnings in the amount of $-0.03. Over the last 5 years, MTNB has generated revenue in the amount of $0 with earnings coming in at -5.70%. On a quarter over quarter basis, earnings have seen movement of 33.80% and revenue has seen movement of 0.00%.

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