La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company (LJPC) Surges 1.79%: Reasons Investors Are Buying The Shares Today

La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company (NASDAQ:LJPC) is 0.15 points higher today and the only thing that matters is where they go from here. You simply have to look deeper than the share price and explore the fundamentals and future growth potential. The stock value has climbed by nearly 1.79% to $8.54 from its previous close of $8.39. 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 368827 contracts so far this session. LJPC shares had a relatively better volume day versus average trading capacity of 1.41 million shares, but with a 25.53 million float and a -1.06% run over a week, it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on. The one year price forecast for LJPC stock indicates that the average analyst price target is $13.75 per share. This means the stock has a potential increase of 61.01% from where the LJPC share price has been trading recently.

During the recent trading session for La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company (NASDAQ:LJPC), the company witnessed their stock rise $0.47 over a week and surge $0.68 from the price 20 days ago. When compared to their established 52-week high of $13.9, the high they recorded in their recent session happens to be higher. Their established 52-week high was attained by the company on 07/06/19. The recent low of $2.3 stood for a -38.56% since 11/26/19, a data which is good for most investors who are looking to take advantage of the stock’s recent rise. A beta of 2.26 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 La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company, the two-week RSI stands at 66.56. This figure suggests that LJPC 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 LJPC readings is similarly very revealing as it has a stochastic reading of 77.37% at this stage. This figure means that LJPC share price today is being oversold.

Technical chart claims that La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company (LJPC) would settle between $9.11/share to $9.84/share level. However, if the stock price goes below the $7.93 mark, then the market for La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company becomes much weaker. If that happens, the stock price might even plunge as low as $7.48 for its downside target. The stock is currently in the green zone of MACD, with the indicator reading 0.37. 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 lowered their recommendation on shares of LJPC from Buy to Neutral in their opinion released on November 26. SunTrust analysts have lowered their rating of La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company (NASDAQ:LJPC) stock from Buy to Hold in a separate flash note issued to investors on November 25. Analysts at JP Morgan released an upgrade from Underweight to Neutral for the stock, in a research note that dated back to January 23.

LJPC equity has an average rating of 2.4, with the figure leaning towards a bullish end. 4 analysts who tracked the company were contacted by Reuters. Amongst them, 2 rated the stock as a hold while the remaining 2 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. 2 analysts rated La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company (NASDAQ:LJPC) 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.

La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company (LJPC)’s current-quarter revenues are projected to climb by nearly 66.8% to hit $6.98 million, based on current consensus estimate. The firm’s full-year revenues are expected to expand by over 126.6% from $10.06 million to a noteworthy $22.79 million. At the other end of the current quarter income statement, La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company is expected to see its adjusted earnings surge by roughly 43.4% to hit $-0.98 per share. For the fiscal year, LJPC’s earnings are projected to climb by roughly 44.7% to hit $-4.34 per share.