As of Tuesday, Sientra Inc.’s (NASDAQ:SIEN) stock closed at $0.23, down from $0.24 the previous day. While Sientra Inc. has underperformed by -3.48%, investors are advised to look at stock chart patterns for technical insight. Within its last year performance, SIEN fell by -92.65%, with highs and lows ranging from $3.47 to $0.16, whereas the simple moving average fell by -73.54% in the last 200 days.
On April 14, 2022, Lake Street started tracking Sientra Inc. (NASDAQ: SIEN) recommending Buy. A report published by Maxim Group on March 12, 2020, Reiterated its previous ‘Buy’ rating for SIEN. Maxim Group Reiterated the rating as Buy on August 09, 2019, but set its price target from $16 to $12. Wells Fargo June 05, 2019d its ‘Market Perform’ rating to ‘Outperform’ for SIEN, as published in its report on June 05, 2019. Dougherty & Company also rated the stock as ‘Buy’.
Analysis of Sientra Inc. (SIEN)
Further, the quarter-over-quarter increase in sales is 15.30%, showing a positive trend in the upcoming months.
One of the most important indicators of Sientra Inc.’s future performance is equity, which can be evaluated using several well-rounded types of analysis and research techniques. The goal here is to ensure that your current return on equity of -383.60% is sufficient for you to turn a profit off your investment. Taking into account the quick ratio of the company, currently set at 0.70, 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.
For any stock, average volume can also provide valuable insight into volatility, and SIEN is recording 2.22M average volume. On a monthly basis, the volatility of the stock is set at 11.82%, whereas on a weekly basis, it is put at 11.35%, with a gain of 5.91% over the past seven days. Furthermore, long-term investors anticipate a median target price of $1.68, showing growth from the present price of $0.23, which can serve as yet another indication of whether SIEN is worth investing in or should be passed over.
How Do You Analyze Sientra Inc. Shares?
Along with the fundamentals, it is also important to consider how many employees own shares of 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 0.90%. 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 27.80% 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 SIEN shares?
The recent increase in stakes in SIEN appears to be a result of several institutional investors and hedge funds increasing their positions. The Vanguard Group, Inc.’s position in SIEN has increased by 5.18% in the first quarter. The company now owns 2,796,845 shares of the stock, with a value of $0.78 million, following the purchase of 137,670 additional shares during the last quarter. During the last quarter, the company picked up 0 additional shares for a total stake of worth $0.72 million, bringing number of shares owned by the company to 2,578,364.
During the first quarter, Needham Investment Management LLC added a 201,650 position in SIEN. Stifel Nicolaus & Co., Inc. purchased an additional 0.48 million shares in the last quarter, increasing its holdings by 62.00%, now holding 1.25 million shares worth $0.35 million. At the end of the first quarter, Millennium Management LLC decreased its SIEN holdings by -39.82% and now holds 1.2 million SIEN shares valued at $0.34 million with the lessened -0.79 million shares during the period. SIEN shares are owned by institutional investors to the tune of 27.80% at present.