Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXEL) is among the top gainers of the stock market today, skyrocketing 3.58% or (0.73 points) to $20.98 from its previous close of $20.25. 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 1373484 contracts so far this session. EXEL shares had a relatively better volume day versus average trading capacity of 3.18 million shares, but with a 0.29 billion float and a 8.7% run over a week, it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on. The one year price forecast for EXEL stock indicates that the average analyst price target is $24.5 per share. This means the stock has a potential increase of 16.78% from where the EXEL share price has been trading recently.
During the recent trading session for Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXEL), the company witnessed their stock rise $1.84 over a week and surge $0.42 from the price 20 days ago. When compared to their established 52-week high of $25.31, the high they recorded in their recent session happens to be higher. Their established 52-week high was attained by the company on 03/18/19. The recent low of $15.02 stood for a -17.13% since 06/11/19, a data which is good for most investors who are looking to take advantage of the stock’s recent rise. A beta of 1.61 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 Exelixis, Inc., the two-week RSI stands at 70.87. This figure suggests that EXEL 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 EXEL readings is similarly very revealing as it has a stochastic reading of 93.65% at this stage. This figure means that EXEL share price today is being oversold.
Technical chart claims that Exelixis, Inc. (EXEL) would settle between $20.59/share to $20.93/share level. However, if the stock price goes below the $19.86 mark, then the market for Exelixis, Inc. becomes much weaker. If that happens, the stock price might even plunge as low as $19.47 for its downside target. The stock is currently in the green zone of MACD, with the indicator reading 1.13. 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 SunTrust, assumed coverage of EXEL assigning Buy rating, according to their opinion released on January 13. BofA/Merrill, analysts launched coverage of Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXEL) stock with a Buy recommendation, according to their flash note issued to investors on November 13. Analysts at Morgan Stanley released an upgrade from Underweight to Equal-Weight for the stock, in a research note that dated back to March 18.
EXEL equity has an average rating of 2, with the figure leaning towards a bullish end. 13 analysts who tracked the company were contacted by Reuters. Amongst them, 4 rated the stock as a hold while the remaining 9 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. 9 analysts rated Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXEL) 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.
Exelixis, Inc. (EXEL)’s current-quarter revenues are projected to climb by nearly 5.2% to hit $240520, based on current consensus estimate. The firm’s full-year revenues are expected to expand by over 13.3% from $853830 to a noteworthy $967480. At the other end of the current quarter income statement, Exelixis, Inc. is expected to see its adjusted earnings surge by roughly -86.1% to hit $0.16 per share. For the fiscal year, EXEL’s earnings are projected to climb by roughly -56.1% to hit $0.97 per share.