Krystal stock: buy or sell?

KRYS stock price: $62.64 4.54% At close on December 6th, 2019

Updated on:
December 6th, 2019


After several days of continuous hikes in past weeks, Krystal Biotech skyrocketed 4.54% to $62.64. On Monday KRYS climbed an outstanding 8.17%.

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

Should I buy Krystal stock?

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Currently, 2 buy setups are elegible for Krystal Biotech stock now:

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

Is Krystal stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. At, we collected 11 ratings published for KRYS stock in the last 30 days.

The general sentiment of these ratings is bullish for KRYS stock, with 10 positive ratings.
Is KRYS a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-9-24Goldman Sachs Groupn/aNeutral
2019-8-6HC WainwrightBuyBuy
2019-8-6HC WainwrightBuyBuy
2019-6-24William Blairn/aBuy
2019-6-24HC WainwrightBuyBuy
2019-6-24Chardan Capitaln/aBuy
2019-3-29HC Wainwrightn/aBuy
2019-3-29Chardan Capitaln/aBuy
2019-3-12Chardan Capitaln/aBuy

Krystal stock analysis

Daily outlook

After reaching all time highs on Dec 4th, Krystal skyrocketed 4.54% today to $62.64.

After topping to all time highs on December/4, Krystal skyrocketed 4.54% to $62.64. Since price and SMA200d lines crossed up on October, KRYS climbed $29.47 (88.85%). From a daily perspective, KRYS is in a short term uptrend after plotting its last bottom ($38.77, on Oct 31st) higher than the previous bottom, and its last top ($65.90, on December/4) 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 $65.90 or down under $38.77. On Dec/4, KRYS hit a new all time high, pushing higher than on Monday tops. Check different trading setups that use ATHs as triggers.

KRYS stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Krystal ended this week at $62.64 after topping to a new all time high ($65.90) and boosted an extraordinary 10.85%. With this, it's been 5 climbing weeks in a row, soaring a 53.22%.

This week, SMA10w and SMA20w crossed up triggering a rise of 10.85%. Since price and SMA20w lines crossed up by mid November, KRYS climbed $20.08 (47.18%).

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 496.60%, with an average of 248.30% per year. If you had invested $1,000 in Krystal stock in 2017, it would worth $4,966.00 today.

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

Krystal stock historical price chart

KRYS stock reached all-time highs on Dec/4 with a price of $65.90.

Krystal stock price target is $58.80

How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable 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. We detected 9 price targets for Krystal stock released in the last month:
KRYS stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-9-24Goldman Sachs GroupInitiatesn/a$60.00-
2019-8-6HC WainwrightReiterates$56.00$59.005.4%
2019-8-6HC WainwrightRaises Target$56.00$59.005.4%
2019-6-25GuggenheimRaises Target$48.00$73.0052.1%
2019-6-24HC WainwrightRaises Target$38.00$56.0047.4%
2019-6-24Chardan CapitalRaises Target$57.50$75.0030.4%
2019-3-29HC WainwrightReiteratesn/a$32.00-
2019-3-29Chardan CapitalReiteratesn/a$57.50-
2019-3-12Chardan CapitalRaises Target$50.00$57.5015%
(in average)$50.90$58.8016.0%
The price forecast for Krystal stock is $58.80, moving in a range between $75.00 and $32.00. In average, analysts' outlook on KRYS price target is positive, improving the forecast by a 16.00% from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

On March, Krystal presented its financial report, posting an excellent gain for the Earnings per Share (EPS). Analyst were expecting $-0.24 per share, but Krystal Biotech posted $-0.28.
KRYS earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

In , Krystal annual revenues to million USD from marked in . When comparing vs , , profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) a to .

KRYS annual Sales and Income evolution

Quarterly financial results

Reported quarter earnings marked $-3.71 million with a profit margin of . Profit margin stayed constant a 0.00% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was inf%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, Krystal sales marked a neutral move and remained constant a nan%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Krystal Biotech posted 7 positive quarters in a row.
KRYS quarterly Sales and Income evolution

Krystal ownership

When you are planning to invest in a stock, it's worth to have a look its ownership structure.

Krystal Biotech shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 32.99% of all shares.

In case of Krystal Biotech stock, 43.14% 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:

Market cap$1.1 B
Total shares17.3 M
Float shares10.0 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)43.1%
  - Insider holdings (%)33.0%
Shares in short selling0.0%

Krystal summary

Friday, December 6th, 2019
Day range$59.08 - $62.86
Previous close$59.92
Session gain4.54%
Average true range$4.41
50d mov avg$44.74
100d mov avg$44.84
200d mov avg$38.39
Daily patternlt06a
Weekly pattern

Krystal performance

Stocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. For Krystal, the benchmark is made against .
KRYSKrystal Biotech46.63%98.73%166.67%

Krystal competitors

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