Sell-Side is Saying Buy These Stocks: AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AMC), Idera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDRA)

Sell-side analysts are offering a consensus “Buy” rating on shares of AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AMC).  Using the following ratings scale: 1.0 Strong Buy, 2.0 Buy, 3.0 Hold, 4.0 Sell and 5.0 Strong Sell, analysts have an average recommendation of 2.30.  Based on a recent trade, the shares are hovering around $16.95 which, according to analysts, yield significant upside potential to the $24.95 consensus target price.

Performance
At the time of writing, the stock was trading at $16.95. This represents a change from most recent open price of 5.28%. In terms of performance, year to date, the stock is -49.63%. The monthly stock performance comes in at 27.44%. For the quarter, shares are performing at -31.24%. Weekly performance analysis shows the equity at 26.97%.

Technicals
In taking a look at technical levels, shares are trading 1.62% away from the 50 day simple moving average and -36.26% away from the 200 day simple moving average. Based on a recent bid, the stock is trading -52.45% away from it’s 52- week high and 40.66% away from its 52 week low. After the recent moves, investors may also look to see if the stock has entered oversold or overbought territory and could be ripe for a bounce. As of writing, AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc.’s RSI stands at 65.28. In looking at volatility levels, the shares saw weekly volatility of 6.57% and 5.79% over the past month.

Idera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDRA) shares have been labeled a top pick by Beta Research as it meets the A+ criteria outlined by the firm.  The stock boasts a consensus analyst “Buy” rating with the consensus recommendation standing at 1.70.  This is according to all covering research brokerage firms taken into consideration by First Call.  The consensus price target of $5.75 also implies significant upside from the current price of $2.11.   

Idera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDRA) shares typically trade an average volume of 904.62 and institutions hold 31.60% of the total shares.  

MOVING AVERAGES

We see here that the stock is 11.32% away from the 20-Day Simple Moving Average.  Their 50-Day Simple Moving Average is a difference of 13.27% from current levels.  Further back, their 200-Day Simple Moving Average is 15.56% difference from today’s price.  Currently, the stock is -9.44% from its 50-Day High and 25.60% from the 50-day low. 

Idera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDRA)‘s stock has performed at 40.67%.  Breaking that down further, it has performed 8.21% for the week, 19.89% for the month, 32.70% over the last quarter, 2.43% for the past half-year and 5.50% for this last year. 

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