Running Out Of Momentum? – Vericel Corporation (VCEL), Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AGIO)

Vericel Corporation (NASDAQ:VCEL) recent rally took place on significantly more volume which surged nearly 0.67 million contracts on 29-Dec-17 versus its daily average of 0.66 million. The first sale was made at $5.25 but later the stock became weaker, and closed with a gain of 4.81%. It was last traded at $5.45 apiece.

Vericel Corporation (VCEL): Buy Candidate With 16.33% Upside Potential

Vericel Corporation is maintained at an average buy rating by 4 stock analysts, and there are at least 3.83% of shares outstanding that are currently legally short sold. The shares went up by 34.57% in value last month. Year-to-date it jumped 81.67%. Analysts are turning out to be more optimistic than before, with 4 of analysts who cover Vericel Corporation (NASDAQ:VCEL) advice adding it to buy candidate list. Wall Street experts also assign a $6.34 price target on Vericel Corporation, pointing towards a 16.33% rally from current levels. The stock is trading for about -13.49% less than its 52-week high.

Vericel Corporation Reports -18.11% Sales Growth

Vericel Corporation (VCEL) revenue scored -18.11% growth from the previous quarter, coming up with $13.88 million.

VCEL Adds 11.22% In A Week

This company shares (VCEL) so far managed to recover 142.22% since collapsing to its 52-week low. Over a month, it has seen its stock price volatility to stay at 6.26% while shortening the period to a week, volatility was 7.7%. The share price has already crossed its 20 days moving average, floating at a distance of 11.42% and sits 21.71% higher versus its 50 days moving average. When looking at the past five sessions, the stock returned 11.22% gains and is up by 48.64% compared with its 200-day moving average of $4.11. Also, Vericel Corporation (VCEL) needs to expand a 75.81% increase it experienced over the past twelve months.

Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AGIO) Consensus Call At 1.8

As regular trading ended, Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AGIO) stock brought in a -$3.45 drop to $57.17. The day started at a price of $60.73 but then traded as high as $60.73 before giving part of the gains back. As for this week, analysts appear content to stick with their bright outlook with the consensus call at 1.8. Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is given 3 buy-equivalent recommendations, 0 sells and 1 holds. The company shares sank -21.39% from their peak of $72.73 and now has a $2.6 billion market value of equity.

Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Could Grow 34.88% More

AGIO’s mean recommendation on Reuter’s scale presents no change from 1.8 thirty days ago to 1.8 now, which indicates a buy consensus from the analyst community. They see Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AGIO) price hitting a mean target of $77.11 a share, meaning the stock still has potential that could lift the price another 34.88% Also, the recent close suggests the stock is underpriced by 57.43% compared to the most bullish target.

Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AGIO) Returns 37% This Year

The company had seen its current volume reaching at 0.32 million shares in the last trade. That compares with the recent volume average of 0.37 million. At the close of regular trading, its last week’s stock price volatility was 4.76% which for the month reaches 4.83%. Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. dipped to as low as $57.0486 throughout the day and has returned 37% in this year. At one point in the past year, the shares traded as low as $39.24 but has recovered 45.69% since then.

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