There may be slightly higher risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading than during regular market hours. Due to the fact that issuers often announce critical financial information outside of regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities. After-hours trades for Natera Inc. (NTRA) shows that investor sentiment remained intact, with the stock’s consolidated last price rising by $0.78, or 1.50%, to $52.95. The Natera Inc. has recorded 114,917 volume in the after hours trading session. Most recently, Yahoo Finance reported about the stock as it publicized that Jury Rules in Favor of Natera, Finding all Asserted Patents Valid and Infringed by ArcherDX/Invitae; Awards $19.35 Million in Past Damages for Royalties and Lost Profits.
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As a NASDAQ listed company, NTRA falls under the Healthcare sector while operating within the Diagnostics & Research industry segment. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $52.17 and fluctuated between $52.98 as its day high and $50.82 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Natera Inc. is $6.02B. A total of 1.05 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.34M shares.
Aside from predicting where a stock will go, investors also consider insider trades as an indicator of the stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, NTRA has seen 23 BUY and 27 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 95,192 and the disposition of 105,507 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 119 BUYs and 87 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 540,079 shares during that period but sold 349,257.
In the most recent transaction, Sheena Jonathan sold 5,000 shares of NTRA for 54.06 per share on May 10. After the transaction, the CO-FOUNDER now owns 519,746 company shares. In a previous transaction on Apr 24, Brophy Michael Burkes sold 949 shares at 54.98 per share. NTRA shares that CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER owns now total 67,197.
Among the insiders who sold shares, Chapman Steven Leonard disposed of 885 shares on Apr 24 at a per-share price of $54.98. This resulted in the CEO AND PRESIDENT holding 212,405 shares of NTRA after the transaction. In another insider transaction, RABINOWITZ DANIEL sold 342 shares at $54.98 per share on Apr 24. Company shares held by the SEC. AND CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER now total 177,143.
In spite of price targets being rarely accurate, it tends to exert some kind influence from time to time, and was often accepted by the market as having some value. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for NTRA in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $75.20 with high estimates of $117.00 and low estimates of $29.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, NTRA has a high of $59.75 and a low of $29.21.
As of this writing, NTRA has an earnings estimate of -$1.09 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 15 estimates, with a high estimate of -$1 per share and a lower estimate of -$1.22. The company reported an EPS of -$1.37 in the last quarter, which was 3.50% higher than expectations of -$1.42.
Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly
The balance sheet of a company shows what assets and liabilities a company has, as well as the amount, equity investors have invested. With the help of this information, a company’s financial ratios can be calculated to give investors an overview of the company’s prospects. NTRA’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $914.28M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $391.48M in debt and $218.96M in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $5.82, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $653.30M.
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, 0 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 NTRA is Buy with a score of 4.80.