Why Editas Medicine, Inc. (EDIT) Stock Soared 2.71% Today

Today’s big question for investors is, “what’s going on with Editas Medicine, Inc. (NASDAQ:EDIT) stock? Its price is jumping 0.82 points, trading at $31.11 levels, and is up 2.71% from its previous close of $30.29. The shares seem to have an active trading volume day with a reported 769166 contracts so far this session. EDIT shares had a relatively better volume day versus average trading capacity of 753.21 thousand shares, but with a 49.52 million float and a 11.44% run over a week, it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on. The one year price forecast for EDIT stock indicates that the average analyst price target is $46.71 per share. This means the stock has a potential increase of 50.14% from where the EDIT share price has been trading recently which is between $29.6 and $30.83. There are some brokerage firms that offer lower targets than the average, with one of them, even setting their price target at $26. Flipping the other side of the coin, an analyst who is fully bullish set a price target as high as $55.

Looking at the current readings for Editas Medicine, Inc., the two-week RSI stands at 81.09. This figure suggests that EDIT stock, for now, is oversold, meaning that the shares are not stable in terms of price movement. The stochastic readings, on the other hand, based on the current EDIT readings is similarly very revealing as it has a stochastic reading of 87.63% at this stage. This figure means that EDIT share price today is being oversold.

Technical chart claims that Editas Medicine, Inc. (EDIT) would settle between $30.88/share to $31.47/share level. However, if the stock price goes below the $29.65 mark, then the market for Editas Medicine, Inc. becomes much weaker. If that happens, the stock price might even plunge as low as $29.01 for its downside target. The stock is currently in the green zone of MACD, with the indicator reading 2.09. 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 Evercore ISI, assumed coverage of EDIT assigning Outperform rating, according to their opinion released on April 12. Guggenheim, analysts launched coverage of Editas Medicine, Inc. (NASDAQ:EDIT) stock with a Neutral recommendation, according to their flash note issued to investors on October 10. Analysts at Raymond James, made their first call for the equity with a Outperform recommendation, according to a research note that dated back to September 21.

EDIT equity has an average rating of 2.38, with the figure leaning towards a bullish end. 8 analysts who tracked the company were contacted by Reuters. Amongst them, 3 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 Editas Medicine, Inc. (NASDAQ:EDIT) 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.