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Cara Therapeutics, Inc is a biotechnology business based in the US. Cara Therapeutics shares (CARA.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $13.93 – an increase of 1.53% over the previous week. Cara Therapeutics employs 76 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $27.5 million.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Cara Therapeutics's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was $13.93, which is 19.15% down on its pre-crash value of $17.23 and 56.87% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $8.88.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Cara Therapeutics shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $678.09 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $854.05.
|Latest market close||$13.93|
|52-week range||$8.88 - $18.32|
|50-day moving average||$14.4234|
|200-day moving average||$15.5581|
|Wall St. target price||$32.63|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$-2.166|
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|1 week (2020-11-27)||-6.82%|
|1 month (2020-11-05)||0.29%|
|3 months (2020-09-04)||-8.60%|
|6 months (2020-06-05)||-9.37%|
|1 year (2019-12-05)||-13.64%|
|2 years (2018-12-04)||-21.57%|
|3 years (2017-12-05)||11.62%|
|5 years (2015-12-04)||-2.66%|
|Revenue TTM||USD$27.5 million|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$-93,934,000|
|Return on assets TTM||-31.29%|
|Return on equity TTM||-58.34%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$732 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 3.8 million Cara Therapeutics shares held short by investors – that's known as Cara Therapeutics's "short interest". This figure is 0.1% up from 3.8 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Cara Therapeutics shares can be evaluated.
Cara Therapeutics's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Cara Therapeutics shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Cara Therapeutics shares traded daily (recently around 443268.75). Cara Therapeutics's SIR currently stands at 8.64. In other words for every 100,000 Cara Therapeutics shares traded daily on the market, roughly 8640 shares are currently held short.
However Cara Therapeutics's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Cara Therapeutics shares, or, against the total number of tradable Cara Therapeutics shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Cara Therapeutics's short interest could be expressed as 0.08% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Cara Therapeutics shares in existence, roughly 80 shares are currently held short) or 0.0871% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Cara Therapeutics shares, roughly 87 shares are currently held short).
A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Cara Therapeutics.
Find out more about how you can short Cara Therapeutics stock.
We're not expecting Cara Therapeutics to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.
Cara Therapeutics's shares were split on a 1:2 basis on 16 January 2014. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Cara Therapeutics shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 100% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Cara Therapeutics shares which in turn could have impacted Cara Therapeutics's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Cara Therapeutics's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.88 up to $18.32. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Cara Therapeutics's is 1.7717. This would suggest that Cara Therapeutics's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Cara Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on developing and commercializing chemical entities with a primary focus on pruritus and pain by selectively targeting kappa opioid receptors in the United States. The company is developing product candidates that target the body's peripheral nervous system and immune cells. Its lead product candidate includes KORSUVA (CR845/ difelikefalin) injection, which is in Phase III clinical trial for the treatment of patients with moderate-to-severe chronic kidney disease-associated pruritus (CKD-aP) undergoing hemodialysis. The company is also developing Oral KORSUVA (CR845/difelikefalin), which has completed Phase II clinical trial for the treatment of pruritus in stage III-V CKD patients; in Phase II clinical trial for treating pruritus chronic liver disease; and in Phase II clinical trial for the treatment of pruritus associated with atopic dermatitis. In addition, it is developing CR845/difelikefalin Injection, which has completed Phase II/III clinical trial for the treatment of acute post-operative pain. The company has license agreements with Maruishi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd to develop, manufacture, and commercialize drug products containing CR845/difelikefalin for acute pain and uremic pruritus in Japan; and Chong Kun Dang Pharmaceutical Corporation to develop, manufacture, and commercialize drug products containing CR845/difelikefalin in South Korea. Cara Therapeutics, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.
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