Aptinyx Inc. [NASDAQ: APTX] shares went higher by 25.46% from its previous closing of $3.60, now trading at the price of $4.52, also adding 0.92 points. Is APTX stock a buy or should you stay away?

The stock had a rather active trading session with the latest closing, by far recording 1.48 million contracts. Compared to the average trading volume of APTX shares, the company saw a far better performance. Moreover, the stock has a 27.00M float and a +40.90% run over in the last seven days. APTX share price has been hovering between $6.24 and $2.61 lately, and is definitely worthy of attention.

Aptinyx Inc. [NASDAQ:APTX]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Its stock price has been found in the range of 2.61 to 6.24. This is compared to its latest closing price of $3.60.

Stay on the lookout for the next quarterly financial report – the company is expected to release the following results on Thu 19 Mar (In 62 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of Aptinyx Inc. [APTX]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Aptinyx Inc. [APTX] sitting at -834.93.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is -45.37, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached -36.80%. Its Return on Equity is -44.04, and its Return on Assets is -42.13. These metrics suggest that this Aptinyx Inc. does a poor job of managing its assets, and likely won’t be able to provide successful business outcomes for its investors in the near term.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 0.51. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now -7.29. Aptinyx Inc. [APTX] has a Price to Book Ratio of 3.69.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, Aptinyx Inc. [APTX] earns $104,349 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 8.68 and its Total Asset Turnover is 0.05. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 26.04 and its Current Ratio is 26.04. This company, considering these metrics, has a healthy ratio between its short-term liquid assets and its short-term liabilities, making it a less risky investment.

Aptinyx Inc. [APTX] has 37.70M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $135.72M. Its stock price has been found in the range of 2.61 to 6.24. At its current price, it has moved down by -27.62% from its 52-week high, and it has moved up 73.05% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 69.46. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is Aptinyx Inc. [APTX] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of Aptinyx Inc. [APTX], on the whole, present investors with both positive and negative signals. Wall Street analysts have mixed reviews when it comes to the 12-month price outlook, and this company’s financials show a combination of strengths and weaknesses. Based on the price performance, this investment is somewhat risky while presenting reasonable potential for ROI.