What’s happening at Galapagos NV (NasdaqGS:GLPG)? What made the stock one of the top performing stock today? The company is indeed among the top gainers of the stock market, skyrocketing 8.64% (or 19.95 points) to $250.74 from its previous close of $230.79. So is it the right moment to buy?
The shares had an increased trading volume of 473,107 contracts this session compared to the average daily volume of last 10 days of 124,116 contracts and they had an increased trading volume compared to the average daily volume of last 3 months of 134,750 contracts.
The indicator of a company’s profitability, the earnings per share ratio is -1.69. This value shows how much money a company makes for each share of its stock. A higher EPS indicates more value because investors will pay more for a company with higher profits. This is negative and tells you exactly how much money the company lost per share of its 64.7M outstanding stocks.
The closing market price for this trading session was 164.63% over 52 weeks minimum price of $94.75 and 0.34% under 52 weeks maximum price of $251.60. Also the price is 36.01% greater than 200 day average of $184.36 and 15.55% greater than 50 day average of $217.00.
At post-market close the stock price was $250.74, therefore remaining unchanged with respect to regular market close.
Looking at the trading signals for Galapagos NV over last 6 months of daily time series of prices, the two-week relative strength index (RSI), a momentum indicator that measures the size of recent changes of price to evaluate overbought or oversold conditions, stands at 73.11. According to standard usage, it’s value greater than 70 indicates that GLPG is becoming overbought or overvalued and may be preparing for a trend reversal or corrective pullback in price. The stochastic oscillator reading, another momentum indicator of overbought and oversold conditions, stands at 97.65. According to standard usage, it’s value greater than 80 is considered in the overbought range. But let’s keep in mind that even stochastic readings very close to thresholds are not indicative of imminent reversal. In fact very strong trends can maintain overbought or oversold conditions for an extended period, but changes in the stochastic oscillator might suggest future trend shifts.
Another important signal comes from the Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD), a trend-following momentum indicator. It helps investors understand whether the bullish or bearish movement in the price is strengthening or weakening. Traders keep constatly an eye on the move of the MACD above or below the zero line due to the fact that the reading is an indicator of the position of the 12-period Exponential Moving Average (EMA) relative to the 26-period EMA. It currently stands at 7.25. The MACD is above the zero line, which means that the short-term average value of GLPG is above that of the long-term average, thus implying an upward momentum. Besides, its signal, given by nine-day EMA of the MACD, stands at 6.43. According to standard usage, this is a bullish signal, which suggests that the price of GLPG asset is likely to experience upward momentum.
Latest news that might have contributed to the great perfomance of GLPG today are:
- Big Pharma Remains Accused of Keeping Prices High. That Won’t Change Soon., published on Thu, 16 Jan 2020 15:34:00 +0000
- The Daily Biotech Pulse: Osmotica Soars On Insider Buys, Ultragenyx’s Partnered Rare Disease Drug Moves Into Clinics, published on Thu, 16 Jan 2020 12:22:05 +0000
- The Daily Biotech Pulse: Nektar Withdraws Opioid Pain Drug NDA, Galapagos Takes Stake In Fibrocor, Integra Lifesciences Lowers Q4 Guidance, published on Wed, 15 Jan 2020 13:22:46 +0000