Wave Life Sciences Ltd. (NASDAQ:WVE) is among the top gainers of the stock market today, skyrocketing 4.65% or (0.89 points) to $20.05 from its previous close of $19.16. Does this growth mean it the best stock to buy right now? The shares seem to have an active trading volume day with a reported 103089 contracts so far this session. WVE shares had a relatively better volume day versus average trading capacity of 228.17 thousand shares, but with a 27.81 million float and a 2.19% run over a week, it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on. The one year price forecast for WVE stock indicates that the average analyst price target is $43.67 per share. This means the stock has a potential increase of 117.81% from where the WVE share price has been trading recently which is between $18.09 and $19.9.
During the recent trading session for Wave Life Sciences Ltd. (NASDAQ:WVE), the company witnessed their stock rise $1.26 over a week and tumble down $-3.98 from the price 20 days ago. When compared to their established 52-week high of $51.68, 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 $17.59 stood for a -61.2% since 03/10/19, a data which is good for most investors who are looking to take advantage of the stock’s recent rise. A beta of 0.76 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.
Looking at the current readings for Wave Life Sciences Ltd., the two-week RSI stands at 46.66. This figure suggests that WVE stock, for now, is neutral, meaning that the shares are stable in terms of price movement. The stochastic readings, on the other hand, based on the current WVE readings is similarly very revealing as it has a stochastic reading of 20.43% at this stage. This figure means that WVE share price today is being overbought.
Technical chart claims that Wave Life Sciences Ltd. (WVE) would settle between $20.01/share to $20.86/share level. However, if the stock price goes below the $18.2 mark, then the market for Wave Life Sciences Ltd. becomes much weaker. If that happens, the stock price might even plunge as low as $17.24 for its downside target. The stock is currently in the green zone of MACD, with the indicator reading 0.36. 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 Cowen, assumed coverage of WVE assigning Market Perform rating, according to their opinion released on July 15. H.C. Wainwright analysts again handed out a Buy recommendation to Wave Life Sciences Ltd. (NASDAQ:WVE) stock but they lifted target price for the shares in a flash note issued to investors on April 17. The target price has been raised from $49 to $33. Analysts at Stifel, made their first call for the equity with a Buy recommendation, according to a research note that dated back to August 07.
WVE equity has an average rating of 1.86, with the figure leaning towards a bullish end. 6 analysts who tracked the company were contacted by Reuters. Amongst them, 1 rated the stock as a hold while the remaining 5 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. 5 analysts rated Wave Life Sciences Ltd. (NASDAQ:WVE) 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.
Wave Life Sciences Ltd. (WVE)’s current-quarter revenues are projected to climb by nearly 28.9% to hit $5.79 million, based on current consensus estimate. The firm’s full-year revenues are expected to expand by over 63% from $14.41 million to a noteworthy $23.5 million. At the other end of the current quarter income statement, Wave Life Sciences Ltd. is expected to see its adjusted earnings surge by roughly -4.7% to hit $-1.34 per share. For the fiscal year, WVE’s earnings are projected to climb by roughly -3.4% to hit $-5.23 per share.