What Do Wall Street Analysts Think Of FibroGen, Inc. (FGEN), Veritex Holdings, Inc. (VBTX)?

FibroGen, Inc. (NASDAQ:FGEN) recently ticked higher on strong volume. About 708685 contracts were traded on 30-Jan-19 compared to daily average volume of 595580 shares. The first sale was made at $53.77 but later the stock became weaker, and closed with a gain of 5.22%. It was last traded at $56.46 apiece.

FibroGen, Inc. (FGEN): Buy Candidate With 25.75% Upside Potential

FibroGen, Inc. is maintained at an average buy rating by 6 stock analysts, and there are at least 4.18% of shares outstanding that are currently legally short sold. The shares went up by 25.94% in value last month. Year-to-date it jumped 22%. Analysts are turning out to be more optimistic than before, with 5 of analysts who cover FibroGen, Inc. (NASDAQ:FGEN) advice adding it to buy candidate list. Wall Street experts also assign a $71 price target on FibroGen, Inc., pointing towards a 25.75% rally from current levels. The stock is trading for about -17.64% less than its 52-week high.

FibroGen, Inc. Reports -17% Sales Growth

FibroGen, Inc. (FGEN) remained unsuccessful in beating the consensus-estimated -$0.35 as it actually earned -$0.5 per share in its last reported financial results. Revenue, on the other hand, scored -17% growth from the previous quarter, coming up with $36.48 million.

FGEN Adds 8.77% In A Week

This company shares (FGEN) so far managed to recover 51.49% since collapsing to its 52-week low. Over a week, it has seen its stock price volatility to stay at 3.67% while widening the period to a month, volatility was 4.39%. The share price has already crossed its 20 days moving average, floating at a distance of 14.28% and sits 27.42% higher versus its 50 days moving average. When looking at the past five sessions, the stock returned 8.77% gains and is up by 6.79% compared with its 200-day moving average of $51.93. Also, FibroGen, Inc. (FGEN) needs to overturn a -8.42% decrease it experienced over the past twelve months.

Veritex Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:VBTX) Consensus Call At 0

As regular trading ended, Veritex Holdings, Inc. (VBTX) stock brought in a $0.92 rise to $26.51. The day started at a price of $25.41 but then traded as high as $26.93 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 0. Veritex Holdings, Inc. is given 2 buy-equivalent recommendations, 0 sells and 0 holds. The company shares sank -19.86% from their peak of $33.08 and now has a $638.1 million market value of equity.

Veritex Holdings, Inc. Could Grow 20.41% More

VBTX’s mean recommendation on Reuter’s scale presents no change from 1.67 thirty days ago to 1.67 now, which indicates a buy consensus from the analyst community. They see Veritex Holdings, Inc. (VBTX) price hitting a mean target of $31.92 a share, meaning the stock still has potential that could lift the price another 20.41% . Also, the recent close suggests the stock is underpriced by 39.57% compared to the most bullish target.

Veritex Holdings, Inc. (VBTX) Returns 23.99% This Year

The company had seen its current volume reaching at 400825 shares in the last trade. That compares with the recent volume average of 350760. At the close of regular trading, its last week’s stock price volatility was 3.91% which for the month reaches 4.83%. Veritex Holdings, Inc. dipped to as low as $25.41 throughout the day and has returned 23.99% in this year. At one point in the past year, the shares traded as low as $20.34 but has recovered 30.33% since then.