Arcturus stock: buy or sell?

ARCT stock price: $11.67 -2.34% At close on January 24th, 2020

Updated on:
January 24th, 2020

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Arcturus Therapeutics ended yesterday at $11.67 and slipped a fateful -2.34%. On Wednesday ARCT rocketed a super good 7.09%.

Arcturus Therapeutics Ltd. operates as an RNA medicines company. Its RNA therapeutics platforms could be applied in various types of RNA medicines, including small interfering RNA, messenger RNA, replicon RNA, antisense RNA, microRNA, and gene editing therapeutics.

Should I buy Arcturus stock?

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Currently, Arcturus stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This doesn't mean ARCT will fall in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

Is Arcturus stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are posted by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. At Stocks2.com, we collected 5 ratings published for ARCT stock in the last 30 days.

The general sentiment of these ratings is bullish for ARCT stock, with 5 positive ratings.
Is ARCT a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-8-7HC Wainwrightn/aBuy
2019-6-20Chardan Capitaln/aBuy
2019-4-5HC Wainwrightn/aBuy
2019-3-19Chardan Capitaln/aBuy
2019-2-19Laidlawn/aBuy

Arcturus stock analysis

Daily outlook

Shares of Arcturus slipped a fateful -2.34% and closed at $11.67.

Shares of Arcturus slipped a fateful -2.34% and closed at $11.67. From a daily perspective, ARCT is in a short term uptrend after plotting its last bottom ($11.39, on Tuesday) higher than the previous bottom, and its last top ($12.59, on January/23) also over the previous top. Now trading in between its last bottom and last top ARCT might consolidate in a plain range, waiting to break out over $12.59 or down under $11.39. Since price and SMA100d lines crossed up on Jan/10, ARCT climbed $0.96 (8.96%).

ARCT stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

After boosting an amazing 6.15% in a week last week, Arcturus Therapeutics closed this week at $11.67 and depreciated a lame -1.68%. Late December 2019 ARCT collapsed a hair-raising -15.29% in just one week.

ARCT marked an uptrend of rising tops and rising bottoms. Since its last top late December 2019 at $12.49, price slid and bounced up back from $9.70. Breaking down under $9.70 would cancel the current uptrend and it might test lower supports. Note that $12.49 might act as a resistance line. Since SMA20d and SMA40w crossed up by mid June 2019, ARCT price climbed $5.32 per share (83.78%). Since late May 2019 when ARCT stock price broke up the SMA40w line, it gained $5.44 (87.32%).

ARCT stock chart (weekly)

Arcturus stock price history

Arcturus stock went public on March 1st, 2012 with a price of $6.001. Since then, ARCT stock grew a 94.50%, with an average of 13.50% per year. If you had invested right after ARCT's IPO a $1,000 in Arcturus stock in 2012, it would worth $945.00 today.

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

Arcturus stock historical price chart

ARCT stock reached 52-week highs on July at $15.50, and all-time highs 2013-10-04 with a price of 188.72.

Arcturus stock price target is $17.30

How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. The accuracy of these stock price predictions is not very high, and you should not blindly believe and make decisions only based on what this ratings or price target predictions say. We have 4 price predictions for ARCT stock posted in the last 30 days:
ARCT stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-8-7HC WainwrightRaises Target$16.00$18.0012.5%
2019-6-20Chardan CapitalSet Price Targetn/a$18.00-
2019-4-5HC WainwrightInitiatesn/a$15.00-
2019-3-19Chardan CapitalReiteratesn/a$18.00-
(in average)$16.00$17.308.0%
The price prediction for Arcturus Therapeutics stock is $17.30, moving in a range between $18.00 and $15.00. In average, analysts' outlook on ARCT price forecast is positive, upgrading the forecast by a 8.00% from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

On March, Arcturus didn't meet the forecasts of the analysts and reported a dreadful EPS of $-0.10 per share when experts were expecting $-0.62.
ARCT earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q1-n/a-0.89n/a
2017-Q2-n/a-0.94n/a
2017-Q3-n/an/an/a
2017-Q42018-04-04n/an/an/a
2018-Q12018-07-03n/an/an/a
2018-Q22018-10-01n/a-0.5n/a
2018-Q32018-11-07-0.35-0.42n/a
2018-Q42019-03-18-0.62-0.1n/a
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

In 2018, Arcturus annual revenues climbed a super good 21.20% to $15.75 M dollars from $13.00 marked in 2017. Instead, its profit margin (compared to revenues) collapsed to -138.29%, that is $-21.79 million.

ARCT annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2016$20 M-$-24.60 M-120.7%-
2017$13 M-36.23%$-10.90 M-83.9%-55.69%
2018$16 M21.20%$-21.79 M-138.3%99.83%

Quarterly financial results

Arcturus reported $7.58 M in revenues for 2018-Q4, a 121.36% improvement compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $-1.01 million with a profit margin of -13.34%. Profit margin boosted a 110.90% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was -124.25%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, Arcturus Therapeutics sales marked an outstanding gain and rocketed a 275.10%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Arcturus posted 3 positive quarters in a row.
ARCT quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q2$4 M-$-1.10 M-29.2%-
2017-Q3$3 M-12.36%$-3.18 M-96.4%189.08%
2017-Q4$2 M-38.71%$-5.28 M-261.4%66.19%
2018-Q2$2 M18.12%$-9.95 M-417.0%88.45%
2018-Q3$3 M43.46%$-4.25 M-124.2%-57.26%
2018-Q4$8 M121.36%$-1.01 M-13.3%-76.23%

Arcturus ownership

When you are planning to invest in shares of a stock, it's worth to check its ownership structure.

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

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Arcturus Therapeutics:

ARCT
Market cap$0.0 M
Total shares0.0 M
Float shares0.0 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)0.0%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.0%
Shares in short selling0.0%

Arcturus summary

Friday, January 24th, 2020
Open$11.94
Close$11.67
Day range$11.35 - $12.21
Previous close$11.95
Session gain-2.34%
Average true range$0.77
50d mov avg$10.78
100d mov avg$10.81
200d mov avg$9.75
Daily patternlt06a
Weekly pattern lb03a

Arcturus performance

To measure stock performance is always good to benchmark with competitors or related stocks. We compared Arcturus against in the following table:
Stock3m6m12m
ARCTArcturus Therapeu...14.08%0.95%130.63%

Arcturus competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Arcturus Therapeutics competitor. This doesn't mean Arcturus Therapeutics does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.