The stock of 22nd Century Group, Inc. (NYSE:XXII) is now priced at $0.59 and the shares are -0.04 points down or -7.1% lower compared to its previous closing price of $0.63. The stock had 2.277 million contracts set over the past session. XXII shares’ daily volume is compared to its average trading volume at 1.319 million shares. However, it has a float of 136 million and although its performance was -6.99% over the week, it’s one to watch. It means the stock’s downside potential is -100% with the XXII share price recently placing at $0.58 to $0.64. However, some brokerage firms have priced the stock below the average, including one that has called $4.

The shorts are running away from the 22nd Century Group, Inc. stock, with the latest data on short interest released on July 31, 2020, showing that short interest numbers in the XXII shares have declined. Short interest in the stock represents just 7.06% of its float, but the volume has dropped by 0.

In the last trading session, 22nd Century Group, Inc. (NYSE:XXII) dropped by -$0.0443 over the week and lost -$0.1802 on its 20-day. The stock’s high in the recent session is lower when compared to its 52-week high of $2.46. The stock recorded its established 52-week high on 09/27/19.

Since 08/31/20, the stock has traded to a low of $0.5822 at -1.68%, an encouraging piece of data likely to interest most investors out to exploit the stock’s recent surge. The stock has a beta allocation of 1.18. Being above 1 means that the stock’s volatility is higher than the market and traders are keenly watching it.

Looking at current readings, 22nd Century Group, Inc.’s two-week RSI is 28.73. This suggests that the stock is overbought at the moment and that XXII shares’ price movement remains not stable. The stochastic readings are equally revealing at 10.75% meaning the XXII share price is currently in overbought territory.

The technical chart shows that the XXII stock will likely settle at between $0.6258 and $0.6617 per share. However, if the stock dips below $0.5681, then its market would become much weaker. Any downside could see the stock price sliding to levels as low as $0.5463.

Currently, the stock is trading in the red of MACD, with a reading of -0.0201. Investors always pay attention to any move above or below the zero-line, mainly because the indicator points to the position of the stock’s short-term average relative to its long-term measure. A MACD -a reading above the zero line means that the short-term is above the long-term average. This scenario implies that there is an upward momentum. The opposite is true when the MACD falls below the zero-line.

Analysts at Chardan Capital Markets though dropped target price of XXII stock from $3.50 to $11.50 but maintained Buy recommendation in their October 16 review. Chardan Capital Markets analysts see the stock as a Buy, but they also dropped the share’s target price from $4.50 to $3.50 in a flash note released to investors on August 11.

The average rating for the XXII equity is 2 and is currently gathering a bullish momentum. Of 1 analysts tracking 22nd Century Group, Inc. polled by Reuters, 0 rated XXII as a hold. The remaining 1 analysts were split evenly. However, the split wasn’t equal as a majority (1) rated it as a buy or strong buy. 0 analyst advised investors against buying the stock or to sell if they own any of the stock.