Sell-Side is Saying Buy These Stocks: Ocular Therapeutix, Inc. (NASDAQ:OCUL), Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO)

Equity Research firms currently have a positive stance on shares of Ocular Therapeutix, Inc. (NASDAQ:OCUL). The majority of analysts covering the equity have either a Buy or Strong Buy recommendation on the stock, yielding a consensus score of 2.30. This is based on the research brokerage reports taken into consideration by Thomson Reuters. Those same analysts are projecting that the stock will reach $21.67 on a short term basis.

Performance
At the time of writing, the stock was trading at $5.77. This represents a change from most recent open price of 7.45%. In terms of performance, year to date, the stock is -31.06%. The monthly stock performance comes in at -39.26%. For the quarter, shares are performing at -24.38%. Weekly performance analysis shows the equity at -8.41%.

Technicals
In taking a look at technical levels, shares are trading -35.20% away from the 50 day simple moving average and -32.14% away from the 200 day simple moving average. Based on a recent bid, the stock is trading -51.54% away from it’s 52- week high and 19.71% 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, Ocular Therapeutix, Inc.’s RSI stands at 33.91. In looking at volatility levels, the shares saw weekly volatility of 9.19% and 9.98% over the past month.

Sell-side analysts are offering a consensus “Buy” rating on shares of Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO).  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 1.70.  Based on a recent trade, the shares are hovering around $10.43 which, according to analysts, yield significant upside potential to the $12.50 consensus target price.

Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) shares typically trade an average volume of 211.74 and institutions hold 85.00% of the total shares.  

MOVING AVERAGES

We see here that the stock is 20.13% away from the 20-Day Simple Moving Average.  Their 50-Day Simple Moving Average is a difference of 22.19% from current levels.  Further back, their 200-Day Simple Moving Average is 51.73% difference from today’s price.  Currently, the stock is -0.48% from its 50-Day High and 39.07% from the 50-day low. 

Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO)‘s stock has performed at 76.18%.  Breaking that down further, it has performed 20.30% for the week, 25.06% for the month, 46.69% over the last quarter, 51.38% for the past half-year and 104.51% for this last year. 

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