Sarepta Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: SRPT) Price Target Increased at Needham & Company LLC

Sarepta Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: SRPT) had its price target raised by equities researchers at Needham & Company LLC from $47.00 to $60.00.Needham & Company LLC currently has a rating of Buy on the shares. A number of other analysts have spoken on the company recently, and the company has earned a consensus one-year price target of $22.75, lower than the opening price of $29.65, a difference of 7.01 percent. Sarepta Therapeutics Inc. stock has a 52-week high of $41.97.

Stocks closed mostly in negative territory Wednesday in the wake of slumping crude-oil prices, erasing earlier gains for the major indices, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq bucked the losing trend.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.18% slid 31.98 points, or 0.2%, to close at 18,034.77

The S&P 500 index SPX, -0.06% fell 1.25 points to end at 2,125.77, weighed by a 1.2% drop in the energy sector.

The Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +0.36% advanced 18.52 points, or 0.4%, to close at 5,173.77.

Usually, after analysts publish an “initiating coverage” report on a stock, they will subsequently issue periodic updates.

Shares of Sarepta Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: SRPT) opened at $29.65 yesterday and traded in a range between, $29.60 and $32.91, and last traded at $32.45, which represents a change of $ 6.85 over the previous closing price.

Sarepta Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: SRPT) currently has a market cap of 1.55B

The stocks average daily volume is 2,543,430 shares out of a total float 40,580,000 and some 16,020,715 shares traded hands yesterday, 118 percent higher than normal. Significant increases in trading volume and price appreciation together could signal heavy volume accumulation by institutional investors.

While increased trading for one day will not mean much, however, a trend of heavy trading volume on the buy side over a period of days or weeks sends a positive signal to market traders that institutions may be moving in, so institutional sponsorship is very important.

Institutional sponsorship is defined by ownership of a stock by mutual funds, banks, pension funds and other large institutions.

Professional investors such as these retain substantial teams of analysts that research thousands of stocks. Thus, watching their interests is a good way to ensure you are buying the right stocks.

By identifying trends, moving averages allow traders to make those trends work in their favor and increase the number of winning trades.

With that in mind Sarepta Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: SRPT) now has a 50-day MA is $26.33 and 200-day MA is $20.55, and it has traded in a 52-week range between $8.00 – 41.97 and today’s last price is -22.68 percent off the 52 week high of $41.97.

Indeed, earnings growth is among the most important things to look in regards to stock investing and, accordingly, investors seek companies who have been successful at growing their earnings by at least 25 percent over a 3 year period.

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