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Investing In Atreca Inc. (NASDAQ: BCEL): Why Should You?

After Hours

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. After-hours trades for Atreca Inc. (BCEL) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$0.001, or -0.27%, to $0.3711. The Atreca Inc. has recorded 472 volume in the after hours trading session. Earlier, Yahoo Finance discussed this stock as it revealed Atreca Reports Second Quarter 2023 Financial Results and Announces Corporate Restructuring.

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Stocks Info

The company is listed on the NASDAQ and operates within the Biotechnology industry segment. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $0.37 and fluctuated between $0.4000 as its day high and $0.3700 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Atreca Inc. is $14.50M. A total of 96931.0 shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 195.87K shares.

Insider Activity

Furthermore, investors take into consideration insider trades when predicting a stock’s future trajectory. During the recent three months, BCEL has seen 0 BUY and 4 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 19,126 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 3 BUYs and 5 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 108,750 shares during that period but sold 62,876.

In the most recent transaction, Serafini Tito sold 5,487 shares of BCEL for 0.95 per share on Aug 02. After the transaction, the Chief Strategy Officer now owns 72,817 company shares. In a previous transaction on Aug 02, CROSS HERB sold 5,487 shares at 0.95 per share. BCEL shares that Chief Financial Officer owns now total 72,817.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Gould Stephen E disposed of 4,076 shares on Aug 02 at a per-share price of $0.95. This resulted in the Chief Scientific Officer holding 28,424 shares of BCEL after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Courtney Phillips sold 4,076 shares at $0.95 per share on Aug 02. Company shares held by the General Counsel & Secretary now total 57,492.



It has been observed that price targets are rarely accurate, but they can exert some influence from time to time, and are often accepted as valuable in the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for BCEL in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $7.60 with high estimates of $25.00 and low estimates of $1.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, BCEL has a high of $2.22 and a low of $0.33.

As of this writing, BCEL has an earnings estimate of -$0.4 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 7 estimates, with a high estimate of -$0.28 per share and a lower estimate of -$0.54. The company reported an EPS of -$0.54 in the last quarter, which was 3.60% higher than expectations of -$0.56.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An equity investor’s investment can be viewed on a balance sheet by looking at what assets and liabilities the company has. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. BCEL’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $117.03M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $0.00 in debt and $16.90M in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $1.14, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $154.93M.

Analysts Opinion

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. 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 BCEL is Buy with a score of 3.75.

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