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Axcella Health Inc. (NASDAQ: AXLA) Is On The Rise

Axcella Health Inc. (NASDAQ:AXLA) traded at $0.60 at close of the session on Tuesday, 01/24/23, made an upward move of 39.53% on its previous day’s price.

Looking at the stock we see that its previous close was $0.43 and the beta (5Y monthly) reads 1.23 with the day’s price range being $0.556 – $0.7521. In terms of its 52-week price range, AXLA has a high of $2.89 and a low of $0.16. The company’s stock has gained about 81.76% over that past 30 days.

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Axcella Health Inc. has a market cap of $45.86 million and is expected to release its quarterly earnings report on Mar 20, 2023 – Mar 24, 2023. Estimates by analysts give the company expected earnings per share (EPS) of -$0.38, with the EPS growth for the year raised at -$1.58 for 2022 and -$1.3 for next year. These figures represent 7.10% and 17.70% growth in EPS for the two years respectively.

There have been no upward and no downward revisions for the stock’s EPS in last 7 days, something that reflects the nature of company’s price movement in short term. On the other hand, looking at the outlook for the AXLA stock, short term indicators assign the stock an average of 50% Sell, while medium term indicators assign it an average of 100% Sell. Long term indicators on average place the stock in the category of 100% Sell.

Based on estimates by 4 analysts, where scores have ranged from 1.00 for a strong buy to 5.00 for a strong sell, 1 have rated the Axcella Health Inc. (AXLA) stock as a Hold, while 3 rate it as a Buy. 0 analyst(s) rate it as overweight while 0 of them rated it as underweight, whereas 0 suggest the stock as a Sell. The stock has an overall rating of Overweight and investors could take advantage and scoop up stock of the company.

Looking further, we note the current price level is 63.62% off its SMA20 and -5.02% from its 50-day simple moving average. The RSI (14) is pointing at 60.18 while the volatility over the past week is 15.99% and jumps to 14.55% over the past one month. The beta value is 1.23, while the average true range (ATR) is currently pointing at 0.09. The average price target for the stock over the next 12 months is $5.13, with the estimates having a low of $1.50 and a high of $8.00. These price ends are -150.0% and -1233.33% off the current price level respectively, although investors could be excited at the prospect of a -816.67% if the AXLA share price touches on the median price of $5.50.

Coming back to Axcella Health Inc. (NASDAQ:AXLA), we note that the average 3-month trading volume was 775.77K, while that of the preceding 10-day period stands at 0.46 million. Current shares outstanding are 73.55 million.

The insiders hold 0.20% of the company’s shares while institutions hold 46.60%. The data shows that short shares as of Oct 13, 2022, stood at 0.25 million at a short ratio of 0.86. This represents a 0.33% short interest in shares outstanding on Oct 13, 2022. Shares short rose in October from the previous month at 0.11 million. Investors should be excited about this stock as its upside potential is great, with current price pushing the stock 83.21% up in year-to-date price movement.

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