Krystal stock: buy or sell?

KRYS stock price: $62.21 -3.33% At close on February 18th, 2020

Updated on:
February 18th, 2020

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After climbing to all-time highs several times in past weeks, Krystal dropped -3.33% to $62.21. With Tuesday it's been 3 sliding days in a row, loosing $-3.43 (-5.41%). On February/11 KRYS rocketed a super good 6.18%.

Krystal Biotech, Inc., a gene therapy company, develops and commercializes pharmaceutical products for patients suffering from dermatological diseases.

Should I buy Krystal stock?

Trading stocks requires experience and discipline, and your buying and selling decisions must come following a methodology. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to choose and when is the best moment to buy them. At Stocks2.com, we use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.

None of our preferred buy setups matches with Krystal stock situation right now, hence this is not a suitable entry point.

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 KRYS will slide in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

Is Krystal Biotech stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. Unfortunately, we couldn't detect any rating for KRYS stock for the last 30 days.

Krystal stock analysis

Daily outlook

After climbing to all-time highs several times in past weeks, Krystal dropped -3.33% to $62.21.

After topping to all time highs on Thursday, Krystal Biotech dropped -3.33% to $62.21. On Thursday, KRYS hit a new all time high, pushing higher than on December tops. Check different trading setups that use ATHs as triggers. From a daily perspective, KRYS is in a short term uptrend after plotting its last bottom ($57.31, on February/7) higher than the previous bottom, and its last top ($66.85, on Thursday) also over the previous top. Now trading in between its last bottom and last top KRYS might consolidate in a plain range, waiting to break out over $66.85 or down under $57.31. Since last October when KRYS stock price broke up the SMA200d line, it gained $29.04 (87.55%). Since SMA50d and SMA100d crossed up on December, KRYS price slid a -0.69%.

KRYS stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

After boosting a dazzling 8.95% in a week last week, Krystal closed this week at $62.21 and eased a rough -3.33%. Late January KRYS collapsed a frightening -7.19% in just one week.

Not so far away is the last all-time high Krystal Biotech marked last week. Since SMA10d and SMA20w crossed up early December, KRYS price climbed $5.70 per share (10.09%). Since price and SMA20w lines crossed up by mid November 2019, KRYS climbed $19.65 (46.17%).

KRYS stock chart (weekly)

Krystal stock price history

Krystal stock went public on September 20th, 2017 with a price of $10.501. Since then, KRYS stock grew a 492.50%, with an average of 246.30% per year. If you had invested $1,000 in Krystal stock in 2017, it would worth $4,925.00 today.

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

Krystal stock historical price chart

KRYS stock reached all-time highs on Thursday with a price of $66.85.

Krystal stock price target

Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. You should not follow the analysts' KRYS 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 have not detected any price target for Krystal stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

Krystal reported pretty good results for 2018-Q4 on March. Krystal Biotech soared Earnings per Share (EPS) by 16.70%, beating experts of $-0.24. Krystal Biotech posted $-0.28.
KRYS earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q1-n/a-0.06n/a
2017-Q2-n/a-0.09n/a
2017-Q3-n/a-0.52n/a
2017-Q42018-03-19n/an/an/a
2018-Q12018-05-07n/a-0.21n/a
2018-Q22018-08-06-0.26-0.22n/a
2018-Q32018-11-05-0.25-0.26n/a
2018-Q42019-03-12-0.24-0.28n/a
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

Compared to , last anual turnover report draw of to M USD. When comparing vs , , profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) a to .

KRYS annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY

Quarterly financial results

Reported quarter earnings marked $-3.71 M with a profit margin of . Profit margin remained stable a 0.00% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was inf%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, Krystal sales marked a tight move and remained constant a nan%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Krystal posted 7 negative quarters in a row.
KRYS quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2

Krystal ownership

When you are planning to buy shares of a stock, it's always worth to review its ownership structure.

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For Krystal Biotech, 33.37% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

In case of Krystal stock, 65.14% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for KRYS stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Krystal Biotech:

KRYS
Market cap$1.1 B
Total shares17.3 M
Float shares10.0 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)65.1%
  - Insider holdings (%)33.4%
Shares in short selling0.0%

Krystal summary

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020
Open$64.04
Close$62.21
Day range$61.88 - $64.31
Previous close$64.35
Session gain-3.33%
Average true range$3.24
50d mov avg$57.89
100d mov avg$50.92
200d mov avg$45.57
Daily patternlt06a
Weekly pattern

Krystal performance

To better understand Krystal performance you must becnhmark its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry. In the following table, we compare Krystal to :
Stock3m6m12m
KRYSKrystal Biotech14.29%53.49%175.63%

Krystal competitors

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