Achillion stock: buy or sell?

ACHN stock price: $2.68 -1.47% At close on June 26th, 2019

Updated on:
June 26th, 2019

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Achillion Pharmaceuticals shares declined -1.47% to $2.68 today. Wednesday was the 5th red session in a row, sliding in full a -10.30%. On June 17th ACHN boosted a dazzling 6.38%.

Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, discovers, develops, and commercializes small molecule drug therapies for infectious diseases and immune system disorders in the United States and internationally.

Should I buy Achillion stock?

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Only 1 of our buy setups matches with Achillion stock now:

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MAYes

Is Achillion stock a buy?

Financial institutions and banks publish stock ratings everyday. At Stocks2.com, we found 1 rating published for ACHN stock in the last 30 days.

Is ACHN a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-5-3BarclaysEqual WeightUnderweight

Achillion stock analysis

Daily outlook

Achillion Pharmaceuticals ended today at $2.68 and declined a fateful -1.47%.

Shares of Achillion Pharmaceuticals closed today at $2.68 and declined a fateful -1.47%. Since price and SMA200d lines crossed down on Friday, ACHN fell $-0.20 per share (-6.94%). Since SMA100d and SMA200d crossed up on June 19th, ACHN price slid a -10.96%.

ACHN stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Achillion shares eased -3.94% this week, ending at $2.68. Late May ACHN plunged a spooky -7.75% in just one week.

Crossing through will mean looking for lower support lines and further price slices. In contrast, if ACHN finds a support at mark, it would be defining a double bottom pattern and a possible flat-base, something to be optimistic about. This week, Achillion stock crossed down the significant level of the 40-weeks moving average. Trading stocks that are under the 40-weeks (that is, 200-days) moving average mark is not recommended by many experts, as it indicates that the stock has not enough institutional support. Since SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up by mid June, ACHN price slid a -4.29%.

ACHN stock chart (weekly)

Achillion stock price history

Achillion stock went public on November 9th, 2006 with a price of $14.001. Since then, ACHN stock declined a -80.90%, with a yearly average of -6.70%.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

Achillion stock historical price chart

ACHN stock reached 52-week highs on October at $3.98, and all-time highs 2007-02-01 with a price of 20.

Achillion stock price target is $2.50

Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. You should not follow the analysts' ACHN stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. For the last 30 days we only found 1 price target for Achillion Pharmaceuticals stock:
ACHN stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-5-3BarclaysDowngrades$5.00$2.50-50%
(in average)$5.00$2.50-50.0%

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

Achillion let down analysts on March when it posted an Earnings per Share (EPS) of $-0.12 when the market consensus was $-0.15.
ACHN earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q1-n/a-0.15n/a
2017-Q2-n/a-0.16n/a
2017-Q32017-11-01-0.18-0.14n/a
2017-Q42018-02-22-0.15-0.17n/a
2018-Q12018-05-02-0.14-0.15n/a
2018-Q22018-08-08-0.13-0.12n/a
2018-Q32018-11-07-0.14-0.12n/a
2018-Q42019-03-07-0.15-0.12n/a
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

In 2016, Achillion Pharmaceuticals annual revenues plunged a bloodcurdling -77.31% to $15.00 M USD from $66.12 marked in 2015. When comparing 2016 vs 2015, aligned with this, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) plummed a -403.77% to -411.37%.

ACHN annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2015$66 M-$-5.03 M-7.6%-
2016$15 M-77.31%$-61.71 M-411.4%1,126.76%

Quarterly financial results

Reported quarter income marked $-16.60 million with a profit margin of . Profit margin remained steady a 0.00% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was inf%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, Achillion Pharmaceuticals sales marked a neutral movement and remained steady a nan%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Achillion posted 7 positive quarters in a row.
ACHN quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2

Achillion ownership

When you are planning to buy shares of a company, it's worth to check its ownership structure.

Achillion Pharmaceuticals shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 0.15% of all shares.

In case of Achillion Pharmaceuticals stock, 78.62% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for ACHN stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

For a better context understanding, the following table shows ownership data compared to other related companies:

ACHNABBVBMYENTAGILD
Market cap$371.8 M$100.6 B$73.7 B$1.6 B$84.7 B
Total shares138.7 M1,480.0 M1,640.0 M19.7 M1,270.0 M
Float shares124.7 M1,480.0 M1,630.0 M15.0 M1,270.0 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)78.6%71.9%75.0%87.4%82.6%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.1%0.1%0.1%24.9%0.7%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

Achillion summary

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019
Open$2.75
Close$2.68
Day range$2.68 - $2.78
Previous close$2.72
Session gain-1.47%
Average true range$0.12
50d mov avg$2.91
100d mov avg$2.85
200d mov avg$2.80
Daily patternlt06c
Weekly pattern lt01b

Achillion performance

To better understand Achillion Pharmaceuticals performance you must becnhmark its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry. We compared Achillion Pharmaceuticals against AbbVie, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Enanta Pharmaceuticals, Gilead Sciences, GlaxoSmithKline, , Merck, Neogen, NanoViricides and Vertex Pharmaceuticals in the following table:
Stock3m6m12m
ACHNAchillion Pharmac...-9.46%81.08%-5.30%
ABBVAbbVie-14.51%-23.46%-23.14%
BMYBristol-Myers Squ...-5.01%-10.34%-16.33%
ENTAEnanta Pharmaceut...-14.89%15.93%-29.85%
GILDGilead Sciences3.54%9.83%-2.50%
GSKGlaxoSmithKline-2.74%8.11%4.83%
JNJ3.89%14.87%22.05%
MRKMerck1.13%12.34%41.44%
NEOGNeogen3.87%6.66%-25.66%
NNVCNanoViricides-14.81%4.55%-47.73%
VRTXVertex Pharmaceut...-3.42%10.06%4.53%

Achillion competitors

We selected a few stocks to conform a list of Achillion competitors to watch if you are interested in investing in ACHN: