The stock of Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARWR) is now priced at $39 and the shares are -3.24 points down or -7.67% lower compared to its previous closing price of $42.24. The stock had 1.46 million contracts set over the past session. ARWR shares’ daily volume is compared to its average trading volume at 1.01 million shares. However, it has a float of 99.56 million and although its performance was -9.99% over the week, it’s one to watch. Analysts have given the ARWR stock a yearly average price target of $64.27 per share. It means the stock’s upside potential is 64.79% with the ARWR share price recently placing at $38.89 to $42.74. However, some brokerage firms have priced the stock below the average, including one that has called $29.
The shorts are running away from the Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. stock, with the latest data on short interest released on August 14, 2020, showing that short interest numbers in the ARWR shares have declined. Short interest in the stock represents just 9.55% of its float, but the volume has dropped by -324749. The volume of shorted shares dropped to 9.509 million from 9.834 million shares over the last two weeks. The average intraday trading volume has been 799842 shares, which means that days to cover moved to roughly 11.889202.
In the last trading session, Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARWR) dropped by -$4.33 over the week and lost -$5.12 on its 20-day. The stock’s high in the recent session is lower when compared to its 52-week high of $73.72. The stock recorded its established 52-week high on 11/29/19.
Since 03/18/20, the stock has traded to a low of $19.51 at 99.9%, 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 1.66. Being above 1 means that the stock’s volatility is higher than the market and traders are keenly watching it.
Looking at current readings, Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc.’s two-week RSI is 36.73. This suggests that the stock is neutral at the moment and that ARWR shares’ price movement remains stable. The stochastic readings are equally revealing at 20% meaning the ARWR share price is currently in overbought territory.
The technical chart shows that the ARWR stock will likely settle at between $41.53 and $44.06 per share. However, if the stock dips below $37.68, then its market would become much weaker. Any downside could see the stock price sliding to levels as low as $36.36.
Currently, the stock is trading in the red of MACD, with a reading of -1.06. 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 Maxim Group assigned ARWR a rating of Outperform in their intiating review released on May 13. Oppenheimer analysts upgraded their recommendation of the stock from Perform to Outperform while keeping its target price at $58 in a flash note released to investors on May 08. Cantor Fitzgerald seeing the improvements upgraded the stock from Neutral to Overweight on April 15, placing it at $55 to $60.
The average rating for the ARWR equity is 2 and is currently gathering a bullish momentum. Of 10 analysts tracking Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. polled by Reuters, 2 rated ARWR as a hold. The remaining 8 analysts were split evenly. However, the split wasn’t equal as a majority (8) 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.
Zacks Consensus Estimate forecasts that the current-quarter revenues for Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARWR) will decrease by about -99.92%, which will see them reach $22.72 million. The company’s full-year revenues are, however, expected to diminish by about -38.98%, down from $169 million to $103 million. ARWR’s expected adjusted earnings should drop almost -209.09% to end up at -$0.12 per share, while for the fiscal year, analysts project the company’s earnings to drop by about -169.57% to record -$0.48/share.