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NASDAQ:VRCA

Verrica Pharmaceuticals - VRCA Stock Forecast, Price & News

$3.63
+0.18 (+5.22%)
(As of 08/11/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$3.45
$3.69
50-Day Range
$1.92
$3.63
52-Week Range
$1.77
$14.79
Volume
146,389 shs
Average Volume
278,128 shs
Market Capitalization
$99.89 million
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
N/A
Price Target
$14.80

Verrica Pharmaceuticals MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.67 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
307.7% Upside
$14.80 Price Target
Short Interest
Bearish
6.97% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
N/A
Sustainability
-0.67
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.30mentions of Verrica Pharmaceuticals in the last 14 days
Based on 4 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Acquiring Shares
$3.59 M Bought Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
Decreasing
From ($1.13) to ($1.20) Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.24 out of 5 stars

Medical Sector

508th out of 1,112 stocks

Pharmaceutical Preparations Industry

247th out of 544 stocks

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About Verrica Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VRCA) Stock

Verrica Pharmaceuticals Inc., a dermatology therapeutics company, develops and commercializes treatments for people with skin diseases in the United States. The company's lead product candidate includes VP-102 for the treatment of molluscum contagiosum; that has completed Phase II clinical trial for the treatment of external genital warts; and which is in Phase II clinical trial for treating common warts. It is also developing cantharidin-based product candidate, VP-103 for treating plantar warts. The company has a license and collaboration agreement with Torii Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. for the development and commercialization of its product candidates for the treatment of molluscum contagiosum and common warts in Japan, including VP-102; and a license agreement with Lytix Biopharma AS to develop and commercialize LTX-315 for dermatological oncology indications. Verrica Pharmaceuticals Inc. was incorporated in 2013 and is headquartered in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades

VRCA has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. HC Wainwright reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $12.00 price objective on shares of Verrica Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Wednesday, June 29th. Royal Bank of Canada lowered shares of Verrica Pharmaceuticals from an "outperform" rating to a "sector perform" rating and reduced their price objective for the company from $16.00 to $4.00 in a research note on Wednesday, May 25th. Finally, Needham & Company LLC lowered shares of Verrica Pharmaceuticals from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 25th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company's stock. According to data from MarketBeat.com, the company has an average rating of "Moderate Buy" and an average price target of $14.80.

Verrica Pharmaceuticals Stock Performance

Shares of NASDAQ:VRCA traded up $0.18 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $3.63. The company had a trading volume of 146,389 shares, compared to its average volume of 278,128. The stock has a fifty day moving average of $2.76 and a two-hundred day moving average of $5.67. The company has a market capitalization of $99.89 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -2.33 and a beta of 2.16. Verrica Pharmaceuticals has a 12-month low of $1.77 and a 12-month high of $14.79.

Verrica Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VRCA - Get Rating) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, May 9th. The company reported ($0.30) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of ($0.59) by $0.29. The company had revenue of $0.43 million during the quarter. Sell-side analysts forecast that Verrica Pharmaceuticals will post -1.13 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Insider Transactions at Verrica Pharmaceuticals

In related news, CEO Ted White purchased 23,809 shares of Verrica Pharmaceuticals stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, July 5th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $2.10 per share, with a total value of $49,998.90. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 29,466 shares of the company's stock, valued at $61,878.60. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. In other news, CEO Ted White acquired 23,809 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, July 5th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $2.10 per share, for a total transaction of $49,998.90. Following the completion of the acquisition, the chief executive officer now owns 29,466 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $61,878.60. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, major shareholder Perceptive Advisors Llc acquired 1,428,571 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, July 5th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $2.10 per share, for a total transaction of $2,999,999.10. Following the acquisition, the insider now directly owns 5,038,983 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $10,581,864.30. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders purchased 1,703,689 shares of company stock valued at $3,587,497 over the last three months. 43.50% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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VRCA Company Calendar

Last Earnings
11/12/2021
Today
8/11/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Pharmaceutical preparations
Sub-Industry
N/A
Sector
Medical
Current Symbol
NASDAQ:VRCA
Fax
N/A
Employees
38
Year Founded
N/A

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$14.80
High Stock Price Forecast
$20.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$4.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+307.7%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.67
Research Coverage
6 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$-35,080,000.00
Pretax Margin
-9,887.24%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$12 million
Book Value
$1.18 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
15,548,000
Market Cap
$99.89 million
Optionable
Not Optionable
Beta
2.16














VRCA Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Verrica Pharmaceuticals stock right now?

6 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Verrica Pharmaceuticals in the last twelve months. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 4 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" VRCA shares.
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What is Verrica Pharmaceuticals' stock price forecast for 2022?

6 analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Verrica Pharmaceuticals' shares. Their VRCA share price forecasts range from $4.00 to $20.00. On average, they expect the company's share price to reach $14.80 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 314.6% from the stock's current price.
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How have VRCA shares performed in 2022?

Verrica Pharmaceuticals' stock was trading at $9.16 on January 1st, 2022. Since then, VRCA shares have decreased by 61.0% and is now trading at $3.57.
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Are investors shorting Verrica Pharmaceuticals?

Verrica Pharmaceuticals saw a decline in short interest in the month of July. As of July 15th, there was short interest totaling 1,000,000 shares, a decline of 16.7% from the June 30th total of 1,200,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 558,800 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.8 days. Currently, 6.6% of the shares of the company are sold short.
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How were Verrica Pharmaceuticals' earnings last quarter?

Verrica Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:VRCA) posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, November, 12th. The company reported ($0.47) earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of ($0.51) by $0.04.

What other stocks do shareholders of Verrica Pharmaceuticals own?

When did Verrica Pharmaceuticals IPO?

(VRCA) raised $75 million in an initial public offering on Friday, June 15th 2018. The company issued 5,000,000 shares at $14.00-$16.00 per share. BofA Merrill Lynch, Jefferies and Cowen served as the underwriters for the IPO.

What is Verrica Pharmaceuticals' stock symbol?

Verrica Pharmaceuticals trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "VRCA."

Who are Verrica Pharmaceuticals' major shareholders?

Verrica Pharmaceuticals' stock is owned by many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Kornitzer Capital Management Inc. KS (0.47%) and Miracle Mile Advisors LLC (0.45%). Insiders that own company stock include A Brian Davis, Christopher G Hayes, Craig Ballaron, John A Stalfort III, Matt Davidson, Paul B Manning, Paul B Manning, Perceptive Advisors Llc and Ted White.
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How do I buy shares of Verrica Pharmaceuticals?

Shares of VRCA stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Verrica Pharmaceuticals' stock price today?

One share of VRCA stock can currently be purchased for approximately $3.57.

How much money does Verrica Pharmaceuticals make?

Verrica Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VRCA) has a market capitalization of $98.25 million and generates $12 million in revenue each year. The company earns $-35,080,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or ($1.56) on an earnings per share basis.

How can I contact Verrica Pharmaceuticals?

Verrica Pharmaceuticals' mailing address is 10 NORTH HIGH STREET SUITE 200, WEST CHESTER PA, 19380. The official website for the company is www.verrica.com. The company can be reached via phone at (434) 453-3300 or via email at info@verrica.com.

This page (NASDAQ:VRCA) was last updated on 8/12/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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