Yield10 Bioscience Stock Price: A Pure Speculation?

3:37 pm ET, 11 Dec 2017

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Yield10 Bioscience (NASDAQ: YTEN) shares were more than 200% up today after the Company was granted a research license to Monsanto (NYSE: MON) to evaluate its soybean yield traits.

Under the license, Monsanto plans to research certain traits within its soybean pipeline as a strategy to improve plant yields.

What's attractive to Monsanto about Yield10 is the Company's metabolic engineering and advanced carbon flux modeling technology that Monsanto is planning to leverage to research C3003 and C3004 traits of soybeans.  Monsanto as a company is focused on enhancing farmers' productivity, while positively affecting modern agriculture's carbon footprint and sustainability.  

While euphoria around the non-exclusive deal between Yield10 Bioscience and Monsanto is apparent, here are some things we'd like to point out about YTEN to potential investors:

  • The Company's Cash Flow over the last 4 quarters looked pretty weak.  
  • Its Return On Equity (ROE) is low.  ROE measures the rate of return on the ownership interest of the common stockholders. Return on equity reveals how much profit a company generates with the money shareholders have invested.

On the bright side, long-term earnings growth looks promising for YTEN.  

For investors, the most critical question is, "How much is the Monsanto deal worth to YTEN?"  Without financial details of the deal, much of today's stock price action is a mere speculation.    

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Yield10 Bioscience, Inc. (YTEN) Stock Guide

Updated at: 9:14 pm ET, 12 Jul 2020

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In this YTEN stock guide, we'll address key questions about YTEN, above and beyond what you can find on Yahoo Finance, Zacks, MarketWatch or Morningstar.

Here is what you'll be able to find in this guide:

Earnings and Dividends: earnings, earnings date, dividend rate and dividend yield;
Analyst Predictions: stock forecast and analyst ratings;
Analysis: Finny Score and buy or sell analysis;
Key Stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio, industry, sector, and number of employees.

And here is the list of questions we'll answer:
1. What are YTEN earnings?
2. When is YTEN earnings date?
3. What is YTEN stock forecast (i.e., prediction)?
4. YTEN buy or sell? What is YTEN Finny Score?
5. What are the reasons to buy YTEN? Why should I buy YTEN stock?
6. What are the reasons to sell YTEN? Why should I sell YTEN stock?
7. What are YTEN key stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

So let's start. Scroll down to the question that interests you the most.

Earnings and Dividends

1. What are YTEN earnings?

YTEN trailing 12-month earnings per share (EPS) is -$35.50.

2. When is YTEN earnings date?

YTEN earnings date is May 14, 2020.

Analyst Predictions

3. What is YTEN stock forecast (i.e., prediction)?

Based on YTEN analyst price targets, YTEN stock forecast is $30.00 (for a year from now). That means the average analyst price target for YTEN stock is $30.00. The prediction is based on 2 analyst estimates.

The low price target for YTEN is $10.00, while the high price target is $80.00.

YTEN analyst rating is Buy.

Analysis

4. YTEN buy or sell? What is YTEN Finny Score?

#{finnyScore:67}Our quantitative analysis shows 4 reasons to buy and 2 reasons to sell YTEN, resulting in Finny Score of 67.

5. What are the reasons to buy YTEN? Why should I buy YTEN stock?

Here are the reasons to buy YTEN stock:

6. What are the reasons to sell YTEN? Why should I sell YTEN stock?

Let's look at the reasons to sell YTEN stock (i.e., the bear case):

  • YTEN profitability is declining. The YoY profit margin change was -490.42 percentage points. See YTEN profitability chart.
  • YTEN short share of float is 10.56%. The stock is much more frequently shorted than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See YTEN short share of float chart.

Key Stats

7. What are YTEN key stats : revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

Let's look at the key statistics for YTEN:

Metrics YTEN
Price $6.11
Average Price Target / Upside $30.00 / 391.00%
Average Analyst Rating Buy
Forward Dividend Yield 0.00%
Industry Specialty Chemicals
Sector Basic Materials
Number of Employees 20
Market Cap $9.31M
Forward P/E Ratio -1.10
Price/Book Ratio 11.55
Revenue (TTM) $806K
YoY Quarterly Revenue Growth 3.70%
Profit Margin 0.00%

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