A Look at 2 Trending Stocks: Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (ESPR), Hibbett Sports, Inc. (HIBB)

Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESPR) recently saw its volume around 0.93 million shares and on average it trades 0.53 million shares a day. The opening price of $53.66, led it to gain 4.55% to reach $55.58 upon the closing bell.

Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (ESPR) Analyst Opinion

Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. has a consensus outperform rating from 11 Wall Street analysts, and the number of shares currently sold short amount to at least 18.52% of shares outstanding. The stock spiked 22.15% last month and is up 343.93 this year. Wall Street is only getting more bullish on the stock, with 9 of analysts who cover ESPR having a buy-equivalent rating. Analysts have placed a $63.42 price target on Esperion Therapeutics, Inc., suggesting a 14.11% gain from recent close. It’s currently trading about -3.17% below its 52-week high.

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

This stock (ESPR) is ahead of its 52-week low with 439.61%. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 5.89% which for the week stands at 5.68%. The share price has moved forward from its 20 days moving average, trading at a distance of 17.88% and stays 11.56% away from its 50 days moving average. Over the last five days, shares have managed 20.1% gains and now is up 34.62% since hitting its 200-day moving average of $45.26. Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (ESPR) has made its way to a 12-month gain of 379.14%.

Turning to Hibbett Sports, Inc. (NASDAQ:HIBB), its shares were trading at $18.6 a retreat of $-0.85, on the trading floor. The stock, after opening at $18.5, touched a high of $18.95 before paring much of its gains. So far, analysts are sticking with their bearish recommendations with the consensus call at 3.1. Hibbett Sports, Inc. has 0 buy ratings, 11 holds and 0 sells even after the stock tumbled -57.14% from its high of $43.40 to a $386.53 million market value through last close.

Hibbett Sports, Inc. (HIBB) Consensus Price Target

The company’s consensus rating on Reuter’s scale slipped from 3.12 to 3.07 during a month. Analysts set a 12-month price target of $11.38 a share. The target implies a -38.82% decrease from where the shares are currently trading. Also, the current price highlights a discount of -8.6% to analysts’ high consensus price target.

Hibbett Sports, Inc. (NASDAQ:HIBB) Intraday Trading

The counter witnessed a trading volume of 1.91 million shares versus an average volume of 0.77 million shares during last trading session. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 9.74% which for the week approaches 5.84%. The lowest price the stock reached in the last trading day was $17.5 and compares with the $9.40 52-week low. The stock recovered 97.87% since its low point and has performed -50.13% year-to-date.

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