What’s happening at Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NasdaqGS:ICPT)? What made the stock one of the top performing stock today? The company is indeed among the top gainers of the stock market, skyrocketing 5.96% (or 5.05 points) to $89.73 from its previous close of $84.68. So is it the right moment to buy?
The shares had an increased trading volume of 617,517 contracts this session compared to the average daily volume of last 10 days of 500,642 contracts and they had a decreased trading volume compared to the average daily volume of last 3 months of 641,018 contracts.
The indicator of a company’s profitability, the earnings per share ratio is -10.89. 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 32.7M outstanding stocks.
The closing market price for this trading session was 58.09% over 52 weeks minimum price of $56.76 and 28.22% under 52 weeks maximum price of $125.00. Also the price is 3.66% greater than 200 day average of $86.56 and -9.50% less than 50 day average of $99.15.
At post-market close the stock price was $89.73, therefore remaining unchanged with respect to regular market close.
Looking at the trading signals for Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 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 39.51. According to standard usage, it’s value between 30 and 70 suggests that ICPT stock is currently neutral, and shares are stable in terms of price movement. The stochastic oscillator reading, another momentum indicator of overbought and oversold conditions, stands at 34.72. According to standard usage, it’s value between 20 and 80 suggests that shares are stable in terms of price movement. 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 -3.58. The MACD is below the zero line, which means that the short-term average value of ICPT is below that of the long-term average, thus implying a downward momentum. Besides, its signal, given by nine-day EMA of the MACD, stands at -3.29. According to standard usage, this is a bearish signal which indicates that it may be time to sell your ICPT stocks.
Latest news that might have contributed to the great perfomance of ICPT today are:
- Intercept (ICPT) Q4 Earnings Miss, Revenues Beat Estimates, published on Wed, 26 Feb 2020 15:14:03 +0000
- Intercept Pharmaceuticals (ICPT) Reports Q4 Loss, Tops Revenue Estimates, published on Tue, 25 Feb 2020 13:25:01 +0000
- Intercept Pharmaceuticals Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2019 Financial Results, Issues 2020 Operating Expense Guidance and Provides Business Update, published on Tue, 25 Feb 2020 12:00:10 +0000