Analyst Views And Outlook On Two Stocks: Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (MTU), Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (ESPR)

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:MTU) recorded a trading volume of 1.48 million shares, below its 90-day volume average of 1.65 million shares. The stock kicked off the session at $6.57 and later approached $6.6 with a change of 0.46%.

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (MTU) Analyst Opinion

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. has a consensus buy rating from 1 Wall Street analysts, and the number of shares currently sold short amount to at least 0.02% of shares outstanding. The stock spiked 1.85% last month and is up 7.14 this year. Wall Street is only getting more bullish on the stock, with 1 of analysts who cover MTU having a buy-equivalent rating. Analysts have placed a $8.12 price target on Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc., suggesting a 23.03% gain from recent close. It’s currently trading about -5.85% below its 52-week high.

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:MTU) Intraday View

This stock (MTU) is ahead of its 52-week low with 13.21%. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 1.28% which for the week stands at 1.13%. The share price has moved backward from its 20 days moving average, trading at a distance of -1.21% and stays 1.55% away from its 50 days moving average. Over the last five days, shares have managed 0.92% gains and now is up 2.4% since hitting its 200-day moving average of $6.42. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (MTU) has made its way to a 12-month gain of 6.8%.

Turning to Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESPR), its shares were trading at $49.19 a retreat of $-0.3, on the trading floor. The stock, after opening at $49.28, touched a high of $49.54 before paring much of its gains. So far, analysts are sticking with their bullish recommendations with the consensus call at 1.9. Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. has 6 buy ratings, 2 holds and 0 sells even after the stock tumbled -14.3% from its high of $57.40 to a $1.26 billion market value through last close.

Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (ESPR) Consensus Price Target

The company’s consensus rating on Reuter’s scale slipped from 1.75 to 1.64 during a month. Analysts set a 12-month price target of $63.42 a share. The target implies a 28.93% spike from where the shares are currently trading. Also, the current price highlights a discount of 72.8% to analysts’ high consensus price target.

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

The counter witnessed a trading volume of 0.28 million shares versus an average volume of 0.54 million shares during last trading session. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 5.36% which for the week approaches 5.24%. The lowest price the stock reached in the last trading day was $48.5 and compares with the $10.30 52-week low. The stock recovered 377.57% since its low point and has performed 292.89% year-to-date.

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