In-Depth Technical Analysis: Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AGIO), Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (ESPR)

Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AGIO) traded at an unexpectedly high level on 11/10/2017 when the stock experienced a -1.12% loss to a closing price of $70.43. The company saw 0.51 million shares trade hands over the course of the day. Given that its average daily volume over the 30 days has been 0.45 million shares a day, this signifies a pretty significant change over the norm.

Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AGIO) Analyst Gushes

Analysts are speculating a 27.79% move, based on the high target price ($90) for the shares that is set to reach in the next 12 months. The analysts, on average, are forecasting a $76.22 price target, but the stock is already up 79.48% from its recent lows. However, the stock is trading at -2.11% versus recent highs ($71.95). Analysts believe that we could see stock price minimum in the $61 range (lowest target price), allowing for another -13.39% drop from its current position. Leading up to this report, we have seen a 6.53% rise in the stock price over the last 30 days and a 22.74% increase over the past 3 months. Overall, the share price is up 68.78% so far this year. Additionally, AGIO had a day price range of $70.11 to $71.59.

Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AGIO) Price Potential

Heading into the stock price potential, Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. needs to grow just 10.75% to cross its median price target of $78. In order to determine directional movement, the 50-day and 200-day moving averages for Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AGIO) are $64.81 and $56.39. Given that liquidity is king in short-term, AGIO is a stock with 48 million shares outstanding that normally trades 15.95% of its float. The stock price recently experienced a 5-day gain of 0.26% with 1.91 average true range (ATR). AGIO has a beta of 1.94 and RSI is 65.81.

Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESPR)’s Lead Over its Technicals

On the other hand, Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. by far traveled 504.57% versus a 1-year low price of $43.78. The share price was last seen 2.14% higher, reaching at $56.83 on Nov. 10, 2017. At recent session, the prices were hovering between $0 and $0. This company shares are 7.07% off its target price of $60.85 and the current market capitalization stands at $1.45B. The recent change has given its price a 14.84% lead over SMA 50 and -0.99% deficit over its 52-week high. The stock witnessed 10.5% gains, 19.77% gains and 50.62% gains for the 1-month, 3-month and 6-month period, respectively. To measure price-variation, we found ESPR’s volatility during a week at 2.91% and during a month it has been found around 3.76%.

Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESPR) Intraday Metrics

Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (ESPR) exchanged hands at an unexpectedly low level of 0.38 million shares over the course of the day. Noting its average daily volume at 0.64 million shares each day over the month, this signifies a pretty significant change over the norm.

Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. Target Levels

The market experts are predicting a 49.57% rally, based on the high target price ($85) for Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. shares that is likely to be hit in the 52 weeks. Analysts anticipate that traders could see stock price minimum in the $50 range (lowest target price). If faced, it would be a -12.02% drop from its current position. Overall, the share price is up 353.91% year to date.

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