Why GW Pharmaceuticals plc (GWPH) Stock Was Rallying Today

What just happened? GW Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ:GWPH) stock value has climbed by nearly 3.26% or (3.31 points) to $104.7 from its previous close of $101.39. 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 268627 contracts so far this session. GWPH shares had a relatively better volume day versus average trading capacity of 765.65 thousand shares, but with a 30.58 million float and a 3.46% run over a week, it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on. The one year price forecast for GWPH stock indicates that the average analyst price target is $206.93 per share. This means the stock has a potential increase of 97.64% from where the GWPH share price has been trading recently which is between $98.75 and $102.75. There are some brokerage firms that offer lower targets than the average, with one of them, even setting their price target at $160. Flipping the other side of the coin, an analyst who is fully bullish set a price target as high as $260.

During the recent trading session for GW Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ:GWPH), the company witnessed their stock rise $5.26 over a week and tumble down $-30.66 from the price 20 days ago. When compared to their established 52-week high of $196, the high they recorded in their recent session happens to be lower. Their established 52-week high was attained by the company on 07/05/19. The recent low of $90.14 stood for a -46.58% since 12/27/18, a data which is good for most investors who are looking to take advantage of the stock’s recent rise. A beta of 2.14 is also allocated to the stock. Since the beta is greater 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 GWPH is set at $200, a figure which is above the recent 1-year high the stock witnessed.

Looking at the current readings for GW Pharmaceuticals plc, the two-week RSI stands at 44.52. This figure suggests that GWPH 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 GWPH readings is similarly very revealing as it has a stochastic reading of 38.78% at this stage. This figure means that GWPH share price today is being neutral.

Technical chart claims that GW Pharmaceuticals plc (GWPH) would settle between $103.18/share to $104.96/share level. However, if the stock price goes below the $99.18 mark, then the market for GW Pharmaceuticals plc becomes much weaker. If that happens, the stock price might even plunge as low as $96.96 for its downside target. The stock is currently in the green zone of MACD, with the indicator reading 1.46. 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 H.C. Wainwright, assumed coverage of GWPH assigning Buy rating, according to their opinion released on October 30. Needham, analysts launched coverage of GW Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ:GWPH) stock with a Buy recommendation, according to their flash note issued to investors on October 21. Analysts at Oppenheimer released an upgrade from Perform to Outperform for the stock, in a research note that dated back to May 07.

GWPH equity has an average rating of 1.78, with the figure leaning towards a bullish end. 12 analysts who tracked the company were contacted by Reuters. Amongst them, 0 rated the stock as a hold while the remaining 12 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. 12 analysts rated GW Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ:GWPH) 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.

Moving on, GWPH stock price is currently trading at 0X forward 12-month Consensus EPS estimates, and its P/E ratio is 0 while for the average stock in the same group, the multiple is 23.8. GW Pharmaceuticals plc current P/B ratio of 4.4 means it is trading at a discount against its industry’s 4.9.

GW Pharmaceuticals plc (GWPH)’s current-quarter revenues are projected to climb by nearly 1406% to hit $100210, based on current consensus estimate. The firm’s full-year revenues are expected to expand by over 1802.1% from $15.88 million to a noteworthy $302090. At the other end of the current quarter income statement, GW Pharmaceuticals plc is expected to see its adjusted earnings surge by roughly 72.5% to hit $-0.66 per share. For the fiscal year, GWPH’s earnings are projected to climb by roughly 97.6% to hit $-0.23 per share.