Meitav Mutual Funds Ltd. has recently announced that it has increased stake in Protalix BioTherapeutics Inc. (AMEX:PLX) by 0.06%. After grabbing 0.24 million shares, the institutional investor is now in possession of 150.0 shares of the Healthcare Company. The new investment brought the stake of investor firm to 0.43% having worth around $0.47 million. Moreover, Renaissance Technologies LLC increased its share by 0.11 million to have a control over 0.22 million shares. And Citadel Securities LLC raised its holdings to 65750.0 shares by acquiring 0.12 million shares or 0.22% of the stake.
Protalix BioTherapeutics Inc. (PLX) concluded trading on 03/16/23 at a closing price of $2.06, with 0.96 million shares of worth about $1.97 million changed hands on the day. Half year performance of the stock remained positive as price took a surge of 89.86% during that period and on Thursday the price saw a gain of about 1.48%. Currently the company’s common shares owned by public are about 57.38M shares, out of which, 48.36M shares are available for trading.
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According to filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), insiders took part in trade of the company’s stock for 2 times over the past 12 months. They bought 178,000 shares in 2 of the transactions. In 0 selling transactions, insiders dumped 0 shares.
FCP Medical – BioHealth, APO Medical Opportunities, and RIM Global – Bioscience are the top 3 mutual funds which are holding stakes in Protalix BioTherapeutics Inc. FCP Medical – BioHealth is currently holding 0.97 million shares of worth totaling $1.89 million. The company recently came buying 0.0 shares which brought its stake up to 1.70% of the company’s outstanding shares. RIM Global – Bioscience, after buying 0.16 million shares, have now control over 0.28% of the stake in the company. It holds 0.0 shares of worth $0.31 million.
Protalix BioTherapeutics Inc. (AMEX: PLX) started trading at $2.08, above $0.05 from concluding price of the previous day. However, the stock later moved at a day high price of 2.1100, or with a gain of 1.48%. Stock saw a price change of -0.48% in past 5 days and over the past one month there was a price change of 33.77%. Year-to-date (YTD), PLX shares are showing a performance of 50.36% which increased to 136.78% when we look at its performance for past 12 months. Over the period of past 52 weeks, stock dropped to lowest price of $0.85 but also hit the highest price of $2.21 during that period. The average intraday trading volume for Protalix BioTherapeutics Inc. shares is 956.87K. The stock is currently trading 9.87% above its 20-day simple moving average (SMA20), while that difference is up 21.92% for SMA50 and it goes to 64.66% higher than SMA200.
Meitav Mutual Funds Ltd. acquired 0.24 million shares of Protalix BioTherapeutics Inc. having value of about $0.47 million. Data submitted at the U.S SEC by Meitav Mutual Funds Ltd. revealed that the firm now holds 150.0 shares in the company valued at close to $309.0, or have control over 0.06% stake in the company. Protalix BioTherapeutics Inc. (AMEX: PLX) currently have 57.38M outstanding shares and institutions hold larger chunk of about 8.64% of that. Holding of mutual funds in the company is about 5.32% while other institutional holders and individual stake holders have control over 9.74% and 3.62% of the stake respectively.
The stock has a current market capitalization of $118.20M. It has posted earnings per share of -$0.27 in the same period. Volatility of a stock is a metric used to know how much the price of that stock is under influence and for PLX, volatility over the week remained 8.62% while standing at 7.22% over the month.
Analysts are in expectations that Protalix BioTherapeutics Inc. (PLX) stock would likely to be making an EPS of -$0.15 in the current quarter, while forecast for next quarter EPS is $0 and it is $0 for next year. For the current quarter EPS, analysts have given the company a lowest target -$0.15 which is -$0.15 at the higher side of the target for the same. When we compare those targets with actual EPS, we find that company posted an EPS of -$0.09 in the same quarter a year ago. Stock’s fiscal year EPS is expected to rise by 145.20% while it is estimated to increase by 357.10% in next year.
Analysts at 1 brokerage firms have issued recommendations for the Protalix BioTherapeutics Inc. (PLX)’s stock and average of those rates the stock at a “Moderate Buy” and assign it a score of 2.00. Out of those 1 Wall Street analysts, 1 recommended a “Buy” rating, while 0 were in favor recommending the stock as a “Hold” and 0 analyst recommended the stock as “Sell”.
Digging deeper we find that several firms have released their research notes about the support levels of the stock. Most recent of them is a note released by H.C. Wainwright on June 08, 2020 offering a Buy rating for the stock and assigned a target price range of between $3 and $11 to it. Coverage by Rodman & Renshaw stated Protalix BioTherapeutics Inc. (PLX) stock as a Buy in their note to investors on April 17, 2017, suggesting a price target of $5 for the stock. On April 04, 2016, Rodman & Renshaw Initiated their recommendations, while on April 23, 2015, Jefferies Upgrade their ratings for the stock with a price target of $2.60. Stock get a Buy rating from R. F. Lafferty on November 12, 2014.
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