Pliant Therapeutics Inc. (PLRX): Price and Financial Metrics

Pliant Therapeutics Inc. (PLRX): $19.83

-0.70 (-3.41%)

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  • PLRX scores best on the Growth dimension, with a Growth rank ahead of 72.75% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for PLRX is in Quality, which has been heading down over the past 178 days.
  • PLRX ranks lowest in Stability; there it ranks in the 8th percentile.

PLRX Stock Summary

  • With a price/sales ratio of 118.06, PLIANT THERAPEUTICS INC has a higher such ratio than 97.8% of stocks in our set.
  • As for revenue growth, note that PLRX's revenue has grown -25.64% over the past 12 months; that beats the revenue growth of merely 6.88% of US companies in our set.
  • The volatility of PLIANT THERAPEUTICS INC's share price is greater than that of 93.82% US stocks with at least 200 days of trading history.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to PLRX, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are SQZ, EIGR, IKNA, BPMC, and RXDX.
  • Visit PLRX's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

PLRX Valuation Summary

  • PLRX's price/earnings ratio is -9.9; this is 144.39% lower than that of the median Healthcare stock.
  • PLRX's price/sales ratio has moved up 97.1 over the prior 28 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for PLRX.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
PLRX 2022-09-09 109.9 7.3 -9.9 -9.8
PLRX 2022-09-08 100.7 6.7 -9.1 -9.0
PLRX 2022-09-07 99.3 6.6 -8.9 -8.9
PLRX 2022-09-06 97.8 6.5 -8.8 -8.7
PLRX 2022-09-02 101.8 6.8 -9.2 -9.1
PLRX 2022-09-01 100.4 6.7 -9.0 -9.0

PLRX's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • PLRX has a Quality Grade of D, ranking ahead of 14.66% of graded US stocks.
  • PLRX's asset turnover comes in at 0.047 -- ranking 325th of 681 Pharmaceutical Products stocks.
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The table below shows PLRX's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-06-30 0.047 1 -0.360
2021-03-31 0.050 1 -0.363
2020-12-31 0.149 1 -0.245

PLRX Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of PLRX, see our PLRX price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $51.33 Average Broker Recommendation 1.38 (Strong Buy)

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PLRX Price/Volume Stats

Current price $19.83 52-week high $24.81
Prev. close $20.53 52-week low $3.96
Day low $19.03 Volume 610,100
Day high $20.25 Avg. volume 844,940
50-day MA $19.95 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $12.01 Market Cap 965.36M

Pliant Therapeutics Inc. (PLRX) Company Bio

Pliant Therapeutics, Inc. engages in the business of developing and commercializing novel therapies for fibrotic diseases. It offers product discovery engine. The company is pursuing drug development programs for a range of fibrotic diseases, focusing on tissue-specific integrin modulation and TGF-ß1 signaling inhibition. Pliant Therapeutics was founded by Bradley Backes, Bill De Grado, Hal Chapman, and Dean Sheppard in June 2015 and is headquartered in South San Francisco, CA.

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PLRX Price Returns

1-mo 4.31%
3-mo 126.63%
6-mo 157.53%
1-year 12.16%
3-year N/A
5-year N/A
YTD 46.89%
2021 -40.58%
2020 N/A
2019 N/A
2018 N/A
2017 N/A

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