Stocks Getting Their Groove Back: Pernix Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. (PTX), Glu Mobile Inc. (GLUU)

Pernix Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PTX) rose 106.84% this week, a trend that has led to both investors and traders taking note of the stock. Over the past one year, the equity price has embarked on a drop that has seen it decline -19.47% and is now up by 333.33% since start of this year. A look at its monthly performance shows that the stock has recorded a 356.14% gain over the past 30 days. Its equity price climbed by 164.88% over the past three months which led to its overall six-month increase to stand at 13.75%.

The shares of Pernix Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. (PTX) dropped by -44.85% or -$1.48 from its last recorded high of $3.3 which it attained on March 07 to close at $1.82 per share. Over the past 52 weeks, the shares of Pernix Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. has been trading as low as $0.27 before witnessing a massive surge by 574.07% or $1.55. This price movement has led to the PTX stock receiving more attention and has become one to watch out for. It jumped by 52.94% on Wednesday and this got the market excited. The stock’s beta now stands at 0.76 and when compared to its 200-day moving average and its 50-day moving average, PTX price stands 34.59% above and 285.01% above respectively. Its average daily volatility for this week is 36.37% which is more than the 21.84% recorded over the past month.

Experts from research firms are bullish about the near-term performance of Pernix Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. with most of them predicting a $30 price target on a short-term (12 months) basis. The average price target by the analysts will see a 1548.35% rise in the stock and would lead to PTX’s market cap to surge to $430.2M. The stock has been rated an average 3, which roughly stands towards the bearish end of the spectrum. Reuters looked into the 1 analysts that track Pernix Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PTX) and find out that 0 of them rated it as a Hold. 1 of the 1 analysts rated it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while 0 advised investors to desist from buying the stock or sell it if they already possess it.

A look at PTX technical analysis shows that its 14-day Relative Strength Index (RSI) is in a overbought zone after reaching 91.36 point. Its trading volume has added 13756420 shares compared to readings over the past three months as it recently exchanged 14446460 shares. This means there is improved activity from short-term traders as per session, its average trading volume is 690040 shares, and this is 20.94 times the normal volume.

The price of Glu Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ:GLUU) currently stands at $9.36 after it went down by $-0.16 or -1.68% and has found a strong support at $9.25 a share. If the GLUU price drops below that critical support, then it would lead to a bearish trend. In the short-term, a dip below the $9.13 mark would also be bad for the stock as it means that the stock would plunge by 2.46% from its current position. However, if the stock price is able to trade above the resistance point around $9.58, then it could likely surge higher to try and break the upward resistance which stands at $9.79 a share. Its average daily volatility over the past one month stands at 4.17%. The stock has plunged by 0.11% from its 52-weeks high of $9.35 which it reached on Feb. 04, 2019. In general, it is 61.75% above its 52-weeks lowest point which stands at $3.58 and this setback was observed on Apr. 04, 2018.

Analysts have predicted a price target for Glu Mobile Inc. (GLUU) for 1 year and it stands at an average $10.54/share. This means that it would likely increase by 12.61% from its current position. The current price of the stock has been moving between $9.35 and $9.68. Some brokerage firms have a lower target for the stock than the average, with one of them setting a price target as low as $8.5. On the other hand, one analyst is super bullish about the price, setting a target as high as $12.3.

The GLUU stock Stochastic Oscillator (%D) is at 44.97%, which means that it is currently neutral. The shares P/S ratio stands at 3.45 which compares to the 5.47 recorded by the industry or the 2.63 by the wider sector. The stock currently has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 18.91, which is higher than the 0 multiple of 12-month price-earnings (P/E). The company’s earnings have gone down, with a quarterly decrease rate of -25.1% over the past five years.

Analysts view Glu Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ:GLUU) as a Buy, with 2 consensus rating. Reuters surveyed 7 analysts that follow GLUU and found that 2 of those analysts rated the stock as a Hold. The remaining 5 were divided, with 5 analyst rating it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while 0 analysts advised investors to desist from buying Glu Mobile Inc. (GLUU) shares or sell it if they already own it.