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There Is A Quest For Clarity Surrounding Verona Pharma plc (NASDAQ: VRNA) Volatility

After Hours

There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. After-hours trades for Verona Pharma plc (VRNA) shows that investor sentiment remained intact, with the stock’s consolidated last price rising by $0.48, or 2.01%, to $24.40. The Verona Pharma plc has recorded 11,284 volume in the after hours trading session. The stock was recently discussed on Yahoo Finance as it revealed that Verona Pharma Announces Ensifentrine Meets Primary and Key Secondary Endpoints in Phase 3 ENHANCE-1 Trial for COPD.


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This NASDAQ-listed company operates within the Biotechnology industry segment, falling under the Healthcare sector. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $23.92 and fluctuated between $24.80 as its day high and $23.78 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Verona Pharma plc is $1.80B. A total of 0.53 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 862.99K shares.

In the most recent transaction, ORBIMED ADVISORS LLC sold 2,170,368 shares of VRNA for 22.84 per share on Dec 23. After the transaction, the Director now owns 34,085,528 company shares. In a previous transaction on Dec 23, Gupta Rishi sold 2,170,368 shares at 22.84 per share. VRNA shares that Director owns now total 34,085,528.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Poll Claire disposed of 240,000 shares on Dec 22 at a per-share price of $2.69. This resulted in the General Counsel holding 774,256 shares of VRNA after the transaction. In another insider transaction, ORBIMED ADVISORS LLC sold 3,969,496 shares at $21.77 per share on Dec 22. Company shares held by the Director now total 36,255,896.

Even though price targets are rarely accurate, they do tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often considered important by markets. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for VRNA in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $29.57 with high estimates of $33.00 and low estimates of $26.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, VRNA has a high of $26.44 and a low of $3.41.

As of this writing, VRNA has an earnings estimate of -$0.16 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 5 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.09 per share and a lower estimate of -$0.33. The company reported an EPS of -$0.4 in the last quarter, which was 9.10% higher than expectations of -$0.44.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

In a balance sheet, you can see what assets and liabilities the company has, as well as how much equity investors have invested. These figures can be used to calculate a company’s financial ratios to give investors a better idea of its prospects.

Analysts Opinion

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Currently, 7 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for VRNA is Overweight with a score of 5.00. A total of 7 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 0 rated it as Overweight while 0 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 0 thought the stock was Underweight and 0 thought it should be Sold.

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