Why Anavex Life Sciences Corp. (AVXL) Stock Soared 4.13% Today

Today’s big question for investors is, “what’s going on with Anavex Life Sciences Corp. (NASDAQ:AVXL) stock? Its price is jumping 0.13 points, trading at $3.28 levels, and is up 4.13% from its previous close of $3.15. The shares seem to have an active trading volume day with a reported 221222 contracts so far this session. AVXL shares had a relatively better volume day versus average trading capacity of 367.09 thousand shares, but with a 44.87 million float and a 1.29% run over a week, it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on. The one year price forecast for AVXL stock indicates that the average analyst price target is $10 per share. This means the stock has a potential increase of 204.88% from where the AVXL share price has been trading recently which is between $3 and $3.15. There are some brokerage firms that offer lower targets than the average, with one of them, even setting their price target at $10.

The shorts are climbing into Anavex Life Sciences Corp. (AVXL) stock. The latest set of short interest data was released on 30 April 2019, and the numbers show a rise in short interest in AVXL shares. While short interest still represents only 10.95% of AVXL’s float, the number of shares shorted have risen by 12690. The number of shares shorted advanced to 4925533 shares, up from 4912843 shares during the preceding fortnight. With average daily trading volumes at 328341 shares, days to cover increased to about 14.86196 days. The most recent news story about the stock that appeared in Yahoo Finance‘s news section was titled “Edited Transcript of AVXL earnings conference call or presentation 8-May-19 8:30pm GMT” and dated May 09, 2019.

During the recent trading session for Anavex Life Sciences Corp. (NASDAQ:AVXL), the company witnessed their stock rise $0.18 over a week and surge $0.39 from the price 20 days ago. When compared to their established 52-week high of $4.35, the high they recorded in their recent session happens to be lower. Their established 52-week high was attained by the company on 06/20/18. The recent low of $1.25 stood for a -24.6% 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 2.47 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.

Looking at the current readings for Anavex Life Sciences Corp., the two-week RSI stands at 62.34. This figure suggests that AVXL 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 AVXL readings is similarly very revealing as it has a stochastic reading of 77.07% at this stage. This figure means that AVXL share price today is being oversold.

Technical chart claims that Anavex Life Sciences Corp. (AVXL) would settle between $3.2/share to $3.25/share level. However, if the stock price goes below the $3.05 mark, then the market for Anavex Life Sciences Corp. becomes much weaker. If that happens, the stock price might even plunge as low as $2.95 for its downside target. The stock is currently in the green zone of MACD, with the indicator reading 0.03. 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 Maxim Group, assumed coverage of AVXL assigning Buy rating, according to their opinion released on May 16. ROTH Capital, analysts launched coverage of Anavex Life Sciences Corp. (NASDAQ:AVXL) stock with a Buy recommendation, according to their flash note issued to investors on March 08. Analysts at Maxim Group are sticking to their Buy stance. However, on February 13, they lifted price target for these shares to $5 from $14.

AVXL equity has an average rating of 2, with the figure leaning towards a bullish end. 1 analysts who tracked the company were contacted by Reuters. Amongst them, 0 rated the stock as a hold while the remaining 1 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. 1 analysts rated Anavex Life Sciences Corp. (NASDAQ:AVXL) 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.