Analyst Commentary On ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc. (ZIOP), Retractable Technologies, Inc. (RVP)

ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZIOP) is struggling to gain traction with investors, as evidenced by its 1.77 million shares volume. The daily trading volume average remained 1.41 million shares over the course of 3 months. The stock had opened the regular trading at $4.57 and managed a 5.33% price change to reach $4.74 through the close.

ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc. (ZIOP) Analyst Opinion

ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc. has a consensus outperform rating from 6 Wall Street analysts, and the number of shares currently sold short amount to at least 25.32% of shares outstanding. The stock sank -17.57% last month and is down -11.4 this year. Wall Street is only getting more bullish on the stock, with 2 of analysts who cover ZIOP having a buy-equivalent rating. Analysts have placed a $12.5 price target on ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc., suggesting a 163.71% gain from recent close. It’s currently trading about -39.85% below its 52-week high.

ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc. Earnings Surprise

ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc. (ZIOP) surprised the stock market in its last reported earnings when it earned -$0.13 a piece versus the consensus-estimated -$0.14. Its revenue totaled $1.62 million up 1.25% from the previous quarter.

ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZIOP) Intraday View

This stock (ZIOP) is ahead of its 52-week low with 17.47%. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 11.47% which for the week stands at 7.33%. The share price has moved forward from its 20 days moving average, trading at a distance of 0.37% and stays -14.54% away from its 50 days moving average. Over the last five days, shares have managed 4.18% gains and now is down -22.42% since hitting its 200-day moving average of $5.91. ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc. (ZIOP) has made its way to a 12-month decline of -31%.

Turning to Retractable Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:RVP), its shares were trading at $0.65 a gain of $0.03, on the trading floor. The stock, after opening at $0.61, touched a high of $0.68 before paring much of its gains. So far, analysts are sticking with their bullish recommendations with the consensus call at 0. Retractable Technologies, Inc. tumbled -74.9% from its high of $2.59 to a $21.52 million market value through last close.

Retractable Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:RVP) Intraday Trading

The counter witnessed a trading volume of 0.3 million shares versus an average volume of 0.26 million shares during last trading session. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 8.62% which for the week approaches 8.52%. The lowest price the stock reached in the last trading day was $0.61 and compares with the $0.54 52-week low. The stock recovered 20.39% since its low point and has performed -30.1% year-to-date.

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