Hemispherx Biopharma, Inc. (HEB): Can It Get Better?

The stock is currently hovering around the first support level of $0.14. Below this, the next support is placed in the zone of $0.13. Till the time, the HEB stock trades above this level, bulls have nothing to fear. On momentum oscillators front, ‘RSI’ has touched 25.07 on daily chart, which may remain a cause for comfort. If the price breaks below $0.13 level on closing basis, then we may see more profit booking and the stock may show further weakness. On the flipside, hitting the $0.17 mark may result into a pull-back move towards $0.18 level.

On 8th of March, Hemispherx Biopharma, Inc. (NYSE:HEB) shares ended lower after a volatile session. The shares dropped -0.03 points or -15.25 percent at $0.15 with a light trade volume of 1.254 million shares. After opening the session at $0.17, the shares went as high as $0.18 and as low as $0.15, the range within which the stock’s price traded throughout the day. The firm is left with a market cap of $8.7 million and now has 58 million shares outstanding. Hemispherx Biopharma, Inc. (HEB) stock has lost -43.11 percent of market value in 21 trading days.

HEB stock has a trailing 3-year beta of 0.29, offering the possibility of a lower rate of return, but also posing less risk. The portion of a company’s profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock was -$0.26 a share in the trailing twelve months. The stock’s value has fallen -17.13 percent year to date (YTD) against a decline of -68.09 percent in 12 month’s time. The company’s shares still trade -71.7 percent away from its 1-year high of $0.53 and -1.38 percent down from 52-week low of $0.15. The average consensus rating on the company is 0, on a scale where 5 equates to a unanimous sell rating. In short, the mean analyst recommendations are calling this stock a buy.

Shares of Hemispherx Biopharma, Inc. (HEB) are trading at a P/E ratio of 0 times earnings reported for the past 12 months. The industry HEB operates in has an average P/E of 85.92. Its P/E ratio went as low as 0X and as high as 0 over the 5-year span. Further, it is sporting a 43.5 on the Price-to-Sales ratio. Compare this with the industry average P/S of 44.01. 0 percent is the gross profit margin for Hemispherx Biopharma, Inc. and operating margin sits at 0 percent. Along with this, the net profit margin is 0 percent.

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