Introducing Verastem (NASDAQ:VSTM), The Stock That Zoomed 112% In The Last Three Years

It hasn’t been the best quarter for Verastem, Inc. (NASDAQ:VSTM) shareholders, since the share price has fallen 17% in that time. But in three years the returns have been great. The share price marched upwards over that time, and is now 112% higher than it was. So the recent fall in the share price should be viewed in that context. If the business can perform well for years to come, then the recent drop could be an opportunity.

See our latest analysis for Verastem

Verastem isn’t currently profitable, so most analysts would look to revenue growth to get an idea of how fast the underlying business is growing. Shareholders of unprofitable companies usually expect strong revenue growth. Some companies are willing to postpone profitability to grow revenue faster, but in that case one does expect good top-line growth.

The chart below shows how revenue and earnings have changed with time, (if you click on the chart you can see the actual values).

NasdaqGM:VSTM Income Statement, April 5th 2019
NasdaqGM:VSTM Income Statement, April 5th 2019

It’s good to see that there was some significant insider buying in the last three months. That’s a positive. That said, we think earnings and revenue growth trends are even more important factors to consider. So we recommend checking out this free report showing consensus forecasts

A Different Perspective

Verastem shareholders are up 5.4% for the year. But that return falls short of the market. On the bright side, that’s still a gain, and it is certainly better than the yearly loss of about 20% endured over half a decade. So this might be a sign the business has turned its fortunes around. If you want to research this stock further, the data on insider buying is an obvious place to start. You can click here to see who has been buying shares – and the price they paid.

If you like to buy stocks alongside management, then you might just love this free list of companies. (Hint: insiders have been buying them).

Please note, the market returns quoted in this article reflect the market weighted average returns of stocks that currently trade on US exchanges.

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