Stocks Getting Far Too Much Hype: Aptose Biosciences Inc. (APTO), Five9, Inc. (FIVN)

Aptose Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ:APTO) recent gain occurred on low volume with 0.41 million contracts changing hands on 15-Jan-18. That’s greater from its daily average of 0.49 million contracts. The first sale was made at $2.37 but later the stock became weaker, and closed with a gain of 5.98%. It was last traded at $2.48 apiece.

Aptose Biosciences Inc. (APTO): Outperform Candidate With 93.55% Upside Potential

Aptose Biosciences Inc. is maintained at an average outperform rating by 1 stock analysts, and there are at least 2.05% of shares outstanding that are currently legally short sold. The shares went up by 37.78% in value last month. Year-to-date it jumped 10.71%. Analysts are turning out to be more optimistic than before, with 1 of analysts who cover Aptose Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ:APTO) advice adding it to buy candidate list. Wall Street experts also assign a $4.8 price target on Aptose Biosciences Inc., pointing towards a 93.55% rally from current levels. The stock is trading for about -3.88% less than its 52-week high.

APTO Adds 11.71% In A Week

This company shares (APTO) so far managed to recover 217.95% since collapsing to its 52-week low. Over a month, it has seen its stock price volatility to stay at 5.09% while shortening the period to a week, volatility was 7.73%. The share price has already crossed its 20 days moving average, floating at a distance of 20.83% and sits 28.23% higher versus its 50 days moving average. When looking at the past five sessions, the stock returned 11.71% gains and is up by 70.52% compared with its 200-day moving average of $1.64. Also, Aptose Biosciences Inc. (APTO) needs to expand a 98.4% increase it experienced over the past twelve months.

Five9, Inc. (NASDAQ:FIVN) Consensus Call At 2.2

As regular trading ended, Five9, Inc. (FIVN) stock brought in a $0.82 rise to $24. The day started at a price of $23.21 but then traded as high as $24.03 before giving part of the gains back. As for this week, analysts appear content to stick with their neutral outlook with the consensus call at 2.2. Five9, Inc. is given 2 buy-equivalent recommendations, 0 sells and 2 holds. The company shares sank -13.7% from their peak of $27.81 and now has a $1.34 billion market value of equity.

Five9, Inc. Could Grow 15% More

FIVN’s mean recommendation on Reuter’s scale improved from 2.1 thirty days ago to 2.2 now, which indicates a hold consensus from the analyst community. They see Five9, Inc. (FIVN) price hitting a mean target of $27.6 a share, meaning the stock still has potential that could lift the price another 15% Also, the recent close suggests the stock is underpriced by 45.83% compared to the most bullish target.

Five9, Inc. (FIVN) Returns -3.54% This Year

The company had seen its current volume reaching at 0.38 million shares in the last trade. That compares with the recent volume average of 0.35 million. At the close of regular trading, its last week’s stock price volatility was 2.4% which for the month reaches 2.68%. Five9, Inc. dipped to as low as $23.145 throughout the day and has returned -3.54% in this year. At one point in the past year, the shares traded as low as $15.27 but has recovered 57.17% since then.

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