Turbulence Hits These Shares as Volume Spikes: Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (:AKCA), TETRA Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:TTI)

Shares of Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (:AKCA) are showing high volatlity in today’s session as the stock has moved 0.59%, clocking in at $23.87 after a recent bid.

Volatility is the dispersion of returns for a given stock. It is quantified by short-term traders as the average difference between a stock’s daily high and daily low, then divided by the stock price. In other words, volatility refers to the amount of risk about the size of changes in a stock’s value. 

Analyst Views

Based on data provided from analysts polled by Thomson Reuters, Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. has a current consensus target price of 23.67. The current consensus analyst recommendation is sitting at 1.50 on company shares. Investors will likely be tracking any consensus estimate changes heading into the next earnings period.

Moving Averages and ATR

After a recent spot-check, Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (:AKCA)’s ATR is 1.86. The Average True Range (ATR) is a measure of stock volatility. The Average True Range is an exponential moving average (14-days) of the True Range. The range of a day’s trading is high-low, and True Range expands into yesterday’s close when it lands outside of today’s range.

Taking a closer look into the volatility on shares of Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (:AKCA), we notice that the stock is 20.14% off of the 20-Day Simple Moving Average. Zooming out to the 50-Day Simple Moving Average, we can see a difference of 44.82% from current stock levels.

Going out even further, the 200-Day Simple Moving Average is recorded 44.82% away from the current share price. Company shares were recently noted -6.87% off of the 50-day high and 194.69% away from the 50-day low. Let’s also take a quick peek at the 52 week highs/lows. At present, the stock is -6.87% separated from the 52 week high and 194.69% from the low.

TETRA Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:TTI) shares are displaying elevated levels of volatility in today’s session. After a recent check, shares have been spotted at $2.49 showing a change in the session of 0.81%.

Based on data provided from analysts polled by Thomson Reuters, TETRA Technologies, Inc. has a current consensus target price of 4.21. The current consensus analyst recommendation is sitting at 2.00 on company shares. Investors will likely be tracking any consensus estimate changes heading into the next earnings period.

After a recent spot-check, TETRA Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:TTI)’s ATR is 0.16. The Average True Range (ATR) is a measure of stock volatility. The Average True Range is an exponential moving average (14-days) of the True Range. The range of a day’s trading is high-low, and True Range expands into yesterday’s close when it lands outside of today’s range.

Taking a closer look into the volatility on shares of TETRA Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:TTI), we notice that the stock is 21.61% off of the 20-Day Simple Moving Average. Zooming out to the 50-Day Simple Moving Average, we can see a difference of 4.56% from current stock levels.

Going out even further, the 200-Day Simple Moving Average is recorded -31.79% away from the current share price. Company shares were recently noted -21.70% off of the 50-day high and 34.59% away from the 50-day low. Let’s also take a quick peek at the 52 week highs/lows. At present, the stock is -60.73% separated from the 52 week high and 34.59% from the low.

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