AC Immune SA (NASDAQ:ACIU) marked $2.57 per share on Wednesday, down from a previous closing price of $2.70. While AC Immune SA has underperformed by -4.81%, investors are advised to look at stock chart patterns for technical insight. Within its last year performance, ACIU fell by -51.69%, with highs and lows ranging from $5.41 to $2.06, whereas the simple moving average fell by -23.56% in the last 200 days.
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On February 01, 2019, UBS Downgraded AC Immune SA (NASDAQ: ACIU) to Neutral. A report published by UBS on January 04, 2019, Initiated its previous ‘Buy’ rating for ACIU. H.C. Wainwright also rated ACIU shares as ‘Buy’, setting a target price of $18 on the company’s shares in an initiating report dated April 05, 2018. Leerink Partners initiated its ‘Outperform’ rating for ACIU, as published in its report on October 18, 2016. Jefferies’s report from October 18, 2016 suggests a price prediction of $25 for ACIU shares, giving the stock a ‘Buy’ rating. Credit Suisse also rated the stock as ‘Outperform’.
Analysis of AC Immune SA (ACIU)
In order to gain a clear picture of AC Immune SA’s future performance, a variety of well-rounded analysis and research techniques can be applied, with equity being the most critical. The goal here is to ensure that your current return on equity of -36.30% is sufficient for you to turn a profit off your investment. Taking into account the quick ratio of the company, currently set at 13.30, you can see that the company can cover any debts it may have, which can easily be seen in the annual report of the company.
An average volume of 68.52K can be a very valuable indicator of volatility for ACIU stock. On a monthly basis, the volatility of the stock is set at 9.51%, whereas on a weekly basis, it is put at 12.89%, with a gain of 0.39% over the past seven days. Furthermore, long-term investors anticipate a median target price of $10.33, showing growth from the present price of $2.57, which can serve as yet another indication of whether ACIU is worth investing in or should be passed over.
How Do You Analyze AC Immune SA Shares?
In addition to the fundamentals, you should also consider how many employees own shares in the company. This is because the values should be in line with investors’ expectations. As such, the current holdings of company stock inside the company are set at 47.74%. This can enable you to see the extent to which executives own the company’s stock. As opposed to executive stock, institutional ownership accounts for 18.40% of the company’s shares, contributing to an indication of company value, since large shareholders may signify strength within the organization.
Are institutional investors increasing their holdings in ACIU shares?
The recent increase in stakes in ACIU appears to be a result of several institutional investors and hedge funds increasing their positions. Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC made another increased to its shares in ACIU during the first quarter, upping its stake by 0.33%.
At the end of the first quarter, Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC increased its ACIU holdings by 24.21% and now holds 0.65 million ACIU shares valued at $1.78 million with the added 0.13 million shares during the period. ACIU shares are owned by institutional investors to the tune of 18.40% at present.