Why G1 Therapeutics, Inc. (GTHX) Stock is Down Almost -4.99% Today

What just happened? G1 Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:GTHX) stock value has plummeted by nearly -4.99% or (-1.1 points) to $20.95 from its previous close of $22.05. Does this decline mean it the best stock to buy right now? The shares seem to have an active trading volume day with a reported 251324 contracts so far this session. GTHX shares had a relatively better volume day versus average trading capacity of 434.73 thousand shares, but with a 33.38 million float and a -4.38% run over a week, it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on. The one year price forecast for GTHX stock indicates that the average analyst price target is $65.57 per share. This means the stock has a potential increase of 212.98% from where the GTHX share price has been trading recently which is between $20.68 and $22.1. There are some brokerage firms that offer lower targets than the average, with one of them, even setting their price target at $45. Flipping the other side of the coin, an analyst who is fully bullish set a price target as high as $80.

During the recent trading session for G1 Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:GTHX), the company witnessed their stock drop by $-2.35 over a week and tumble down $-17.25 from the price 20 days ago. When compared to their established 52-week high of $48.43, the high they recorded in their recent session happens to be lower. Their established 52-week high was attained by the company on 10/19/18. The recent low of $13.87 stood for a -56.74% since 03/25/19, a data which is good for most investors who are looking to take advantage of the stock’s recent rise. A beta of 0 is also allocated to the stock. Since the beta is less than one, it implies that the stock is more volatile than the market, a data that traders are keeping close attention to. At the moment, the median target price for GTHX is set at $67, a figure which is above the recent 1-year high the stock witnessed.

Looking at the current readings for G1 Therapeutics, Inc., the two-week RSI stands at 24.6. This figure suggests that GTHX stock, for now, is overbought, meaning that the shares are not stable in terms of price movement. The stochastic readings, on the other hand, based on the current GTHX readings is similarly very revealing as it has a stochastic reading of 4.67% at this stage. This figure means that GTHX share price today is being overbought.

Technical chart claims that G1 Therapeutics, Inc. (GTHX) would settle between $22.54/share to $23.03/share level. However, if the stock price goes below the $21.12 mark, then the market for G1 Therapeutics, Inc. becomes much weaker. If that happens, the stock price might even plunge as low as $20.19 for its downside target. The stock is currently in the red zone of MACD, with the indicator reading -0.83. Traders are always alerted for the move of a stock above or below the zero line due to the fact that the reading is an indicator of the position of the short-term average relative to the long-term average. If the MACD is above the zero line, then the short-term average relative is above that of the long-term average, thus implying an upward momentum. Vice versa is the case if the MACD is below the zero line.

Analysts at JP Morgan raised their recommendation on shares of GTHX from Neutral to Overweight in their opinion released on August 08. B. Riley FBR, analysts launched coverage of G1 Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:GTHX) stock with a Buy recommendation, according to their flash note issued to investors on February 07. Analysts at JP Morgan lowered the stock to a Neutral call from its previous Overweight recommendation, in a research note that dated back to January 23.

GTHX equity has an average rating of 1.71, with the figure leaning towards a bullish end. 7 analysts who tracked the company were contacted by Reuters. Amongst them, 0 rated the stock as a hold while the remaining 7 were split even though not equally. Some analysts rate the stock as a buy or a strong buy while no rated it as a sell. 7 analysts rated G1 Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:GTHX) as a buy or a strong buy while not a single analyst advised that investors should desist from purchasing the stock or sell them if they already own the company’s stock.