Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: RARE) Rating Reiterated at Leerink Swann

Analysts at Leerink Swann reiterated an Outperform rating on shares of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: RARE) in a reserach note to investors, making it one of the more actively watched stocks on Wall Street. Leerink Swann currently has a rating of Outperform on the shares. As a means of comparison, a number of other analysts have commented on the company recently, and the company has earned a consensus one-year price target of $96.56, higher than the opening price of $77.62. Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. stock has a 52-week high of $117.12. Usually, after analysts publish a “reiterated rating” report on a stock, they will later issue other revisions, such as a price target change.

U.S. stocks closed higher Tuesday as investors anticipate the results of meetings from the Federal Reserve and the Bank of Japan.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.05% rose 9.79 points, or less than 0.1%, to close at 18,129.96.

The S&P 500 index SPX, +0.03% advanced 0.64 points to finish at 2,139.76, led by gains in the health-care and consumer-staples sectors.

The Nasdaq Composite index COMP, +0.12% gained 6.33 points, or 0.1%, to close at 5,241.35.

Shares of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: RARE) opened at $77.62 yesterday trading between $75.16 and $78.62, and last traded at $75.95, which is a dip of $0.63 compared to the previous closing price.

Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: RARE) currently has a market cap of 3.00B.

851,531 shares traded hands yesterday, 70 percent above the norm, out of a total float 32,016,000. Large gains in trading volume and price growth together could signal heavy volume accumulation by institutional investors.

As with all potential breakouts, investors look for volume to be at least 40%-50% higher than normal on the breakout to indicate that fund managers and other professional investors are jumping in.

Institutional sponsorship commonly refers to ownership of a stock by mutual funds, banks, pension funds and other large institutions.

Institutional investors such as these have teams of analysts that investigate thousands of stocks, so it is good confirmation to see them taking a postion in a stock you are considering.

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

With that in mind, Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: RARE) now has a 50-day MA of $67.59 and 200-day MA of $63.06. It has traded in a 52-week range between $46.52 – 117.12 and today’s last price is 0.35% lower than the 52 week high of $117.12.

Indeed, earnings growth is among the most important things to look at in regards to stock investing and, accordingly, investors identify companies that have been successful at growing their earnings at least 25% or more over a 3 year period.

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