With the current price of $2.52,the stock of Rigel Pharmaceuticals,Inc. (NASDAQ:RIGL) concluded the trading session seeing its price rise by 0.12 points or at a gain of 5% compared to its previous day’s closing price of $2.4. About 4.012 million shares of the stock changed hands on the day. The trading volume of RIGL’s shares during the past session compares with the stock’s average daily trading volume of 7.801 million shares. On the other hand,a float of 168 million shares and a weekly performance of 0.8% make the stock worth to keep an eye on. Analysts are in agreement on an annual target price of $0 for RIGL’s share which suggests that the stock,price of which is currently buoying between $2.38 and $2.585,is prone to a loss of -100%. But still,there are some analysts recommending a price below the agreed average price and one of them has given a target price of $5 to the stock.
The latest data released on July 31,2020 shows that the short float in the Rigel Pharmaceuticals,Inc.’s stock is trending downward as short interest in RIGL shares turned down leaving more number of shares available to public for trading. Number of shares shorted in the RIGL is currently comprised of 5.09% of the float as the volume of shorted shares declined by -6752780 shares. Over the past two weeks,stock’s short interests improved as number of shorted shares reduced to 8.572 million shares from the previous figure of 15.324 million shares. Stock’s average intraday volume is now standing at 5.8 million shares which indicate that the days to cover the shorts are nearly 1.477846.
After concluding the day’s trading,price of Rigel Pharmaceuticals,Inc. (NASDAQ:RIGL) is up $0.04 over the week and it is -$0.19 below20-day average price. The highest price touched by the stock on the day was lower than 52-week high price of $5.24 that was attained on 07/14/20.
The stock has traded as low as $1.23 in past 52-week,and its current price is 104.88% above from that 52-week low price mark recorded on 03/19/20,which is an indicator that could increase the investors’ motivation level in taking advantage of price surge the stock has currently been going through. Stock currently has its beta at 1.42. A beta value of more than 1 represents higher volatility of a stock than that of the market and for the reason investors closely watch the behavior of such stock.
Current indicators are pointing at 51.71 as 14-days RSI of Rigel Pharmaceuticals,Inc. This means that the RIGL is currently in a neutral territory and its share’s price movement is likely to be steady for a while. Similarly,the stochastic oscillator is indicating a momentum of 35.51%,implying stock’s share price is buoying in a neutral state.
Technical chart is showing 1st resistance point of $2.62 for the RIGL’s share while placing it at a 2nd resistance point of $2.7 to be settled at. But if the stock takes a plunge lower than the 1st support price of $2.42 then its market would become weakened. And that would likely sliding the stock price down to 2nd support price level of $2.3.
MACD oscillator is showing a reading of -0.03 for the stock which means that it is currently in the red zone. Any movement above or below the zero level of the indicator has always being noticed by the investors as it makes them compare the stock’s average measure in short-term with that in the long-term. An MACD evaluation of more than zero means that stock has a stronger short-term average than long-term average,which implies that stock’s price is likely to climb up. But an MACD below zero indicates weaker short-term average compare to the long-term average.
Cantor Fitzgerald resumed coverage of the RIGL stock on November 15,recommending Overweight rating for it while assigning the price target of $7 to $5. The stock gets a Overweight recommendation from analysts at JP Morgan who resumed covering the stock with a target price of $7 in their September 26 note to investors.Cantor Fitzgerald analysts reiterated their recommendation of Overweight rating for the stock on March 01 while suggesting a price target of $7 which previously was $9.
The average rating of 1.71 for RIGL is placing the stock in bullish category at the moment. In a poll by Reuters including 7 analysts in it who kept tracking the Rigel Pharmaceuticals,Inc.,0 rated the stock as hold. Others were in different opinions for the RIGL. Out of remaining 7 analysts,7 rated the stock as a buy or strong buy. 0 were in favor of a sell rating for the stock while advising investors to shun the stock if they already have any or otherwise not to buy it.
Projection by Zacks Consensus Estimates suggests that Rigel Pharmaceuticals,Inc. (NASDAQ:RIGL) will see its current-quarter revenues drop by nearly -99.89% to be decreased to about $17.24 million. Full-year revenue of the company is however forecasted to be increased by nearly 82.86% to bring $108 million in revenues against last year revenue of $59.29 million. Earnings,after adjustments,are likely to surge by 71.43% to post an EPS of -$0.12,while estimate for company’s full year earnings is -$0.23 per share with a growth rate of -42.5%.