Berkeley Stock Buy Hold or Sell Recommendation


USD 5.46  0.49  9.86%   

Considering the 90-day investment horizon and your above-average risk tolerance, our recommendation regarding Berkeley Lights is 'Strong Buy'. Macroaxis provides Berkeley Lights buy-hold-or-sell recommendation only in the context of selected investment horizon and investor attitude towards risk assumed by holding BLI positions. The advice algorithm takes into account all of Berkeley Lights' available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators you will find on this site.
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For the selected time horizon Berkeley Lights has a Risk Adjusted Performance of (0.034866), Jensen Alpha of 0.2745, Total Risk Alpha of 0.7819 and Treynor Ratio of (0.09)
We provide trade advice to complement the prevailing expert consensus on Berkeley Lights. Our dynamic recommendation engine uses a multidimensional algorithm to analyze the company's potential to grow using all technical and fundamental data available at the time. To make sure Berkeley Lights is not overpriced, please confirm all Berkeley Lights fundamentals, including its price to sales, debt to equity, z score, as well as the relationship between the net income and short ratio . Given that Berkeley Lights has a shares owned by insiders of 14.84 %, we suggest you to validate Berkeley Lights market performance and probability of bankruptcy to ensure the company can sustain itself in the current economic cycle given your prevailing risk tolerance and investing horizon.

Berkeley Lights Trading Alerts and Improvement Suggestions

Berkeley Lights generated a negative expected return over the last 90 days
Berkeley Lights has high historical volatility and very poor performance
The company reported the last year's revenue of 85.39 M. Reported Net Loss for the year was (71.72 M) with profit before taxes, overhead, and interest of 56.55 M.
Berkeley Lights has about 178.1 M in cash with (53.13 M) of positive cash flow from operations. This results in cash-per-share (CPS) ratio of 2.63.
Berkeley Lights has a poor financial position based on the latest SEC disclosures
Over 77.0% of the company shares are held by institutions such as insurance companies
Latest headline from Berkeley Lights to Participate at the 27th European Society for Animal Cell Technology Meeting - Benzing - Benzinga

Berkeley Lights current analysts advice

We track the performance of the top 100 financial experts across various large and mid-size financial boutiques. Berkeley analyst recommendations are determined by taking all analyst recommendations and averaging them as Strong Buy, Buy, Hold, Strong Sell or Sell. There is no one specific way to measure analysis performance other than comparing it to the past results via a very sophisticated attribution analysis. Berkeley analyst consensus and target price projections should be used in combination with other traditional techniques such as stock price forecasting, technical analysis, earnings estimate, and various momentum models.
Target Mean Price13.25
Target Median Price10.00
Target High Price23.00
Recommendation Mean2.50
Number Of Analyst Opinions4
Target Low Price10.00
Average Consensus Buy
The consensus estimates and target price estimation comprises individual analyst assessments, and may or may not mutch the Macroaxis buy or sell advice. It is determined by taking an average of all analyst recommendations and classifying them as Strong Buy, Buy, Hold, or Sell.

Berkeley Lights Returns Distribution Density

The distribution of Berkeley Lights' historical returns is an attempt to chart the future uncertainty of Berkeley Lights' future price movements. The chart of the probability distribution of Berkeley Lights stock daily returns describes the distribution of returns around its average expected value. We use Berkeley Lights price's Value At Risk and its Upside Potential as a relative measure of the distribution. The graph of the distribution of Berkeley Lights returns is essential to provide solid investment advice for Berkeley Lights stock.
Mean Return-0.23Value At Risk-10.68
Potential Upside11.43Standard Deviation7.56
 Return Density 
Investment risk management requires an estimate of the probability of extreme price changes. Therefore, the correct representation of the distribution of Berkeley Lights historical returns presented in an easy-to-digest graphical form helps investors and money managers understand the risk-reward trade-off of different investement strategies.

Berkeley Stock Institutional Investors

Have you ever been surprised when a price of an equity instrument such as Berkeley Lights is soaring high without any particular reason? This is usually happening because many institutional investors are aggressively trading Berkeley Lights backward and forwards among themselves. Berkeley Lights' institutional investor refers to the entity that pools money to purchase Berkeley Lights' securities or originate loans. Institutional investors include commercial and private banks, credit unions, insurance companies, pension funds, hedge funds, endowments, and mutual funds. Operating companies that invest excess capital in these types of assets may also be included in the term and may influence corporate governance by exercising voting rights in their investments.
Security TypeSharesValue
Ark Investment Management LlcCommon Shares8.3 M59 M
Blackrock IncCommon Shares4.6 M32.4 M
Mackenzie Financial CorpCommon Shares4.2 M29.9 M
Baillie Gifford CoCommon Shares3.5 M25.2 M
Vanguard Group IncCommon Shares3.3 M23.2 M
Morgan StanleyCommon Shares2.6 M18.8 M
Federated Hermes IncCommon SharesM14.5 M
Note, although Berkeley Lights' institutional investors appear to be way more sophisticated than retail investors, it remains unclear if professional active investment managers can reliably enhance risk-adjusted returns by an amount that exceeds fees and expenses.

Berkeley Lights Greeks

Most traded equities are subject to two types of risk - systematic (i.e., market) and unsystematic (i.e., nonmarket or company-specific) risk. Unsystematic risk is the risk that events specific to Berkeley Lights or Healthcare sector will adversely affect the stock's price. This type of risk can be diversified away by owning several different stocks in different industries whose stock prices have shown a small correlation to each other. On the other hand, systematic risk is the risk that Berkeley Lights stock's price will be affected by overall stock market movements and cannot be diversified away. So, no matter how many positions you have, you cannot eliminate market risk. However, you can measure a Berkeley stock's historical response to market movements and buy it if you are comfortable with its volatility direction. Beta and standard deviation are two commonly used measures to help you make the right decision.
Alpha over DOW
Beta against DOW2.68
Overall volatility
Information ratio -0.0063

Berkeley Lights Volatility Alert

Berkeley Lights is displaying above-average volatility over the selected time horizon. Investors should scrutinize Berkeley Lights independently to ensure intended market timing strategies are aligned with expectations about Berkeley Lights volatility. Understanding different market volatility trends often help investors to time the market. Properly using volatility indicators enable traders to measure Berkeley Lights' stock risk against market volatility during both bullying and bearish trends. The higher level of volatility that comes with bear markets can directly impact Berkeley Lights' stock price while adding stress to investors as they watch their shares' value plummet. This usually forces investors to rebalance their portfolios by buying different stocks as prices fall.

Berkeley Lights Implied Volatility

Berkeley Lights' implied volatility exposes the market's sentiment of Berkeley Lights stock's possible movements over time. However, it does not forecast the overall direction of its price. In a nutshell, if Berkeley Lights' implied volatility is high, the market thinks the stock has potential for high price swings in either direction. On the other hand, the low implied volatility suggests that Berkeley Lights stock will not fluctuate a lot when Berkeley Lights' options are near their expiration.

Berkeley Lights Fundamentals Vs Peers

Comparing Berkeley Lights' fundamentals to the average values of its peers is one of the most widely used and accepted methods of equity analyses. It helps to analyze Berkeley Lights' direct or indirect competition across all of the common fundamentals between Berkeley Lights and the related equities. This way, we can detect undervalued stocks with similar characteristics as Berkeley Lights or determine the stocks which would be an excellent addition to an existing portfolio. Peer analysis of Berkeley Lights' fundamental indicators could also be used in its relative valuation, which is a method of valuing Berkeley Lights by comparing valuation metrics with those of similar companies.
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FundamentalsBerkeley LightsPeer Average
Return On Equity(31.67) %(0.31) %
Return On Asset(15.08) %(0.14) %
Profit Margin(84.00) %(1.27) %
Operating Margin(82.90) %(5.51) %
Current Valuation205.51 M16.62 B
Shares Outstanding67.47 M571.82 M
Shares Owned by Insiders14.84 %10.09 %
Shares Owned by Institutions77.28 %39.21 %
Number of Shares Shorted4.76 M4.71 M
Price to Book1.52 X9.51 X
Price to Sales3.93 X11.42 X
Revenue85.39 M9.43 B
Gross Profit56.55 M27.38 B
EBITDA(65.19 M)3.9 B
Net Income(71.72 M)570.98 M
Cash and Equivalents178.1 M2.7 B
Cash per Share2.63 X5.01 X
Total Debt47.04 M5.32 B
Debt to Equity0.23 %48.70 %
Current Ratio7.04 X2.16 X
Book Value Per Share3.26 X1.93 K
Cash Flow from Operations(53.13 M)971.22 M
Short Ratio5.80 X4.00 X
Earnings Per Share(1.00) X3.12 X
Number of Employees29318.84 K
Market Capitalization335.35 M19.03 B
Z Score4.28.72
   Payment of 31531 shares by Kadia Siddhartha of Berkeley Lights subject to Rule 16b-3 [view details]

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 2019 2020 2021 2022 (projected)
Current Assets105.35 M265.57 M230.57 M225.63 M
Total Assets131.01 M299.66 M287.25 M274.46 M

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Is Berkeley Lights' industry expected to grow? Or is there an opportunity to expand the business' product line in the future? Factors like these will boost the valuation of Berkeley Lights. If investors know Berkeley will grow in the future, the company's valuation will be higher. The financial industry is built on trying to define current growth potential and future valuation accurately. All the valuation information about Berkeley Lights listed above have to be considered, but the key to understanding future value is determining which factors weigh more heavily than others.
Market Capitalization
370.3 M
Quarterly Revenue Growth YOY
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The market value of Berkeley Lights is measured differently than its book value, which is the value of Berkeley that is recorded on the company's balance sheet. Investors also form their own opinion of Berkeley Lights' value that differs from its market value or its book value, called intrinsic value, which is Berkeley Lights' true underlying value. Investors use various methods to calculate intrinsic value and buy a stock when its market value falls below its intrinsic value. Because Berkeley Lights' market value can be influenced by many factors that don't directly affect Berkeley Lights' underlying business (such as a pandemic or basic market pessimism), market value can vary widely from intrinsic value.
Please note, there is a significant difference between Berkeley Lights' value and its price as these two are different measures arrived at by different means. Investors typically determine Berkeley Lights value by looking at such factors as earnings, sales, fundamental and technical indicators, competition as well as analyst projections. However, Berkeley Lights' price is the amount at which it trades on the open market and represents the number that a seller and buyer find agreeable to each party.