Iridium Communications Inc. (IRDM) Stock: A Study of the Market Performance

The stock of Iridium Communications Inc. (IRDM) has seen a 6.66% increase in the past week, with a 4.10% gain in the past month, and a 7.55% flourish in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 1.78%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 1.92% for IRDM. The simple moving average for the past 20 days is 5.03% for IRDM’s stock, with a 22.77% simple moving average for the past 200 days.

Is It Worth Investing in Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: IRDM) Right Now?

Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: IRDM) has a higher price-to-earnings ratio of 875.22x compared to its average ratio. compared to its average ratio and a 36-month beta value of 1.10. Analysts have mixed views on the stock, with 3 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 1 as “overweight,” 1 as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

The average price point forecasted by analysts for Iridium Communications Inc. (IRDM) is $64.25, which is $0.83 above the current market price. The public float for IRDM is 112.74M, and currently, short sellers hold a 3.40% ratio of that float. The average trading volume of IRDM on April 20, 2023 was 672.31K shares.

IRDM) stock’s latest price update

Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: IRDM) has seen a rise in its stock price by 8.15 in relation to its previous close of 58.64. However, the company has experienced a 6.66% gain in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. Barron’s reported on 01/05/23 that Qualcomm Unveils Deal With Iridium to Add Satellite Text Services on Android Phones

Analysts’ Opinion of IRDM

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for IRDM stocks, with Barclays repeating the rating for IRDM by listing it as a “Equal Weight.” The predicted price for IRDM in the upcoming period, according to Barclays is $45 based on the research report published on October 19th of the previous year 2022.

Barclays, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see IRDM reach a price target of $47. The rating they have provided for IRDM stocks is “Overweight” according to the report published on February 22nd, 2022.

Raymond James gave a rating of “Strong Buy” to IRDM, setting the target price at $51 in the report published on February 18th of the previous year.

IRDM Trading at 5.11% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought IRDM to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -3.04% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 1.92%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.78%, as shares surge +5.78% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +6.07% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, IRDM rose by +5.66%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +66.82% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $60.56. In addition, Iridium Communications Inc. saw 23.39% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at IRDM starting from McBride Suzanne E., who sale 7,512 shares at the price of $60.73 back on Mar 16. After this action, McBride Suzanne E. now owns 127,739 shares of Iridium Communications Inc., valued at $456,204 using the latest closing price.

WEST BARRY, the Director of Iridium Communications Inc., sale 4,564 shares at $60.50 during a trade that took place back on Mar 14, which means that WEST BARRY is holding 52,455 shares at $276,122 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for IRDM

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +10.63 for the present operating margin
  • +30.01 for the gross margin

The net margin for Iridium Communications Inc. stands at +1.21. The total capital return value is set at 2.77, while invested capital returns managed to touch 0.32. Equity return is now at value 0.80, with 0.30 for asset returns.

Based on Iridium Communications Inc. (IRDM), the company’s capital structure generated 133.51 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 57.18. Total debt to assets is 51.01, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 131.72. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 56.41.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 12.13, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.19. The receivables turnover for the company is 9.90 and the total asset turnover is 0.24. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 2.16.


To put it simply, Iridium Communications Inc. (IRDM) has had a better performance in recent times. Analysts have a bullish opinion on the stock, with some rating it as a “buy” and others as a “hold”. It is worth mentioning that the stock is currently trading in close proximity to its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.