Ratios in Focus: Analyzing Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc (IONS)’s Price-to-Cash and Price-to-Free Cash Flow

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In the latest session, Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IONS) closed at $47.24 up 2.50% from its previous closing price of $46.09. In other words, the price has increased by $2.50 from its previous closing price. On the day, 1.07 million shares were traded. IONS stock price reached its highest trading level at $47.35 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $45.425.


For a deeper understanding of Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc’s stock, let’s take a closer look at its various ratios. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 7.28 and its Current Ratio is at 7.37. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 6.64 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 6.49.

On April 10, 2024, Wolfe Research Upgraded its rating to Outperform which previously was Peer Perform but kept the price unchanged to $58.

BofA Securities Upgraded its Neutral to Buy on January 02, 2024, whereas the target price for the stock was revised from $52 to $62.

Insider Transactions:

Additionally, insider trades can be beneficial to investors who want to learn what the management thinks about stock prices in the future. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on Jun 17 ’24 when BERTHELSEN SPENCER R sold 16,000 shares for $40.29 per share. The transaction valued at 644,640 led to the insider holds 147,257 shares of the business.

KLEIN JOSEPH III sold 6,000 shares of IONS for $256,277 on May 03 ’24. The Director now owns 0 shares after completing the transaction at $42.71 per share. On Apr 16 ’24, another insider, Baroldi Joseph, who serves as the EVP, Chief Business Officer of the company, sold 4,006 shares for $41.60 each. As a result, the insider received 166,641 and left with 19,631 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, IONS now has a Market Capitalization of 6895386624 and an Enterprise Value of 6659770368. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 8.87 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 23.24. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 8.575 whereas that against EBITDA is -18.781.

Stock Price History:

The Beta on a monthly basis for IONS is 0.40, which has changed by 0.12209022 over the last 52 weeks, in comparison to a change of 0.2553556 over the same period for the S&P500. Over the past 52 weeks, IONS has reached a high of $54.44, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $35.95. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 15.20%, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 3.92%.

Shares Statistics:

For the past three months, IONS has traded an average of 1.23M shares per day and 2146360 over the past ten days. A total of 144.34M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 134.19M. Insiders hold about 8.07% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 96.75% stake in the company. Shares short for IONS as of 1718323200 were 8653199 with a Short Ratio of 7.06, compared to 1715731200 on 8625854. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 8653199 and a Short% of Float of 7.0199996.

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