Matinas BioPharma Holdings, Inc. (MTNB) Insiders Trading on the Rise?

On December 03, 2019, Matinas BioPharma Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:MTNB) shares gained 6.25% or 0.08 points to close at $1.36 with a heavy trading volume of 4.168 million shares. It opened the trading session at $1.25, the shares rose to $1.4 and dropped to $1.25, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The company now has a market cap of $212 million and currently has 156.1 million outstanding shares. Matinas BioPharma Holdings, Inc. (MTNB) stock has accumulated 49.12 percent of market value in 21 trading days.

MTNB stock’s trailing 3-year beta is 2.2, meaning there will be a greater rate of return, although posing a higher risk. The part of a firm’s profit given to each outstanding share of regular stock was -$0.13 share in the trailing 52 weeks. The stock’s value surged 128.57 percent year to date (YTD) compared to a rise of 61.14 percent in 52 week’s period. The firm’s shares are still trading -9.33 percent below its 1-year high of $1.50 and 171.46 percent up from 52-week low of $0.50. The average consensus ranking on the company is 1.7, on a ranging where 5 is equal to a consensus sell rating. In other words, the mean analyst recommendations are ranking this stock as a buy.

Matinas BioPharma Holdings, Inc. (MTNB) is most likely going to rise 194.12 percent in the coming 12 months, as per price target approximations compiled by finviz. Nevertheless, they have set the price target at a $5-month high price target. This represents a whopping 267.65 percent increase from the current trading of shares. The 52-week median price target given by the analysts is $4, which means a return possibility of 194.12 percent in comparison with the closing price of the stock of $1.36 on December 03. The lowest price set for the stock is $3 — just above 120.59 percent from MTNB share price now.

Past records have indicated that shares in Matinas BioPharma Holdings, Inc. rose on 6 different earnings reaction days and we have yet to see whether this trend will play out and remain in place when the company reports upcoming earnings.

Let’s take a glimpse at some insider activity at Matinas BioPharma Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:MTNB) and observe the pattern. The earliest insider trade happened on 11/25/2019. Kucinski Keith A gathered a total of 94.5 thousand shares of the firm at average share price of $1.22. The total amount for the purchase was set at $115.29 thousand. On completing this exchange, the CFO account balance was 94.5 thousand shares. The stock grew 11.48 percent from that insider purchase. On 11/15/2019, LEPORE PATRICK G, Director, did a purchase of 100 thousand shares at a price of $1.06 per share. This increased 106 thousand shares to the insider’s fortune and the stock experienced a 28.3 percent rally in price since the news became public. This exchange saw 300 thousand shares get into the Director account.

On 08/20/2019, Director Ende Eric J recorded a purchase transaction valued at $13.2 thousand. The purchase at $0.66 a share has added 20 thousand shares into the insider’s portfolio position. Meanwhile, shares price witnessed 106.06 percent increase since the transaction reporting date. The company insider is left with 109.29 thousand shares remaining in the account. Jabbour Jerome D, who works as President and CEO at the company, performed a purchase of 14.65 thousand shares in a transaction worth $9.96 thousand. The acquisition recorded on 08/19/2019 was priced at $0.68 per share. The stock price soared 100 percent since the transaction. Jabbour Jerome D currently holds a stake of 786.51 thousand in MTNB stock which is worth $1.07 million after the insider buying.

The stock is lingering around the initial support level of $1.27. After this, the following support is at the zone of $1.19. Up until the time the MTNB stock hit levels beyond the current one, bulls should have no alarm. In terms of its momentum, the stock’s RSI hit 77.06 on the daily chart, and this may be a cause for concern. In case the price goes below $1.19 level on closing basis, there may be more profit booking with the stock growing weaker. Still, getting to the $1.42 level may cause a pull-back move approaching $1.49 mark.