Why Rhythm Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (RYTM) Stock Soared 5.5% Today

Today’s big question for investors is, “what’s going on with Rhythm Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:RYTM) stock? Its price is jumping 1.03 points, trading at $19.84 levels, and is up 5.5% from its previous close of $18.81. The shares seem to have an active trading volume day with a reported 105110 contracts so far this session. RYTM shares had a relatively better volume day versus average trading capacity of 236.39 thousand shares, but with a 30.6 million float and a 1.02% run over a week, it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on. The one year price forecast for RYTM stock indicates that the average analyst price target is $38.14 per share. This means the stock has a potential increase of 92.24% from where the RYTM share price has been trading recently which is between $18.65 and $21.41. There are some brokerage firms that offer lower targets than the average, with one of them, even setting their price target at $34.

The shorts are running away from Rhythm Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (RYTM) stock. The latest set of short interest data was released on 31 July 2019, and the numbers show a drop in short interest in RYTM shares. While short interest still represents only 5.56% of RYTM’s float, the number of shares shorted have fallen by -244811. The number of shares shorted fell to 1458096 shares, down from 1702907 shares during the preceding fortnight. With average daily trading volumes at 168257 shares, days to cover increased to about 7.246104 days. The most recent news story about the stock that appeared in Yahoo Finance‘s news section was titled “Boston biotech Rhythm’s stock jumps on success of drug for rare form of obesity” and dated August 07, 2019.

During the recent trading session for Rhythm Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:RYTM), the company witnessed their stock rise $0.76 over a week and tumble down $-1.43 from the price 20 days ago. When compared to their established 52-week high of $34.63, the high they recorded in their recent session happens to be lower. Their established 52-week high was attained by the company on 08/29/18. The recent low of $18 stood for a -42.69% since 07/30/19, 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.

Looking at the current readings for Rhythm Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the two-week RSI stands at 46.42. This figure suggests that RYTM 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 RYTM readings is similarly very revealing as it has a stochastic reading of 30.26% at this stage. This figure means that RYTM share price today is being neutral.

Technical chart claims that Rhythm Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (RYTM) would settle between $20.6/share to $22.38/share level. However, if the stock price goes below the $17.84 mark, then the market for Rhythm Pharmaceuticals, Inc. becomes much weaker. If that happens, the stock price might even plunge as low as $16.86 for its downside target. The stock is currently in the red zone of MACD, with the indicator reading -0.04. 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 Stifel raised their recommendation on shares of RYTM from Hold to Buy in their opinion released on July 12. Canaccord Genuity, analysts launched coverage of Rhythm Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:RYTM) stock with a Buy recommendation, according to their flash note issued to investors on July 08. Analysts at Ladenburg Thalmann, made their first call for the equity with a Buy recommendation, according to a research note that dated back to March 13.

RYTM equity has an average rating of 1.43, 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 Rhythm Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:RYTM) 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.