Sell-side Perspectives on Aptose Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ:APTO) & YY Inc. (NASDAQ:YY)

Stock research firms currently have a positive stance on shares of Aptose Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ:APTO). Analysts are projecting that the stock will reach $4.80 on a short term (1 year) basis.

The majority of analysts covering the equity have either a Buy or Strong Buy recommendation on the stock, yielding a consensus score of 2.00. This is based on the research brokerage reports taken into consideration by Thomson Reuters. 

Performance
At the time of writing, the stock was trading at $2.48. This represents a change from most recent open price of 4.64%. In terms of performance, year to date, the stock is 10.71%. The monthly stock performance comes in at 37.78%. For the quarter, shares are performing at 75.97%. Weekly performance analysis shows the equity at 11.71%.

Technicals
In taking a look at technical levels, shares are trading 28.23% away from the 50 day simple moving average and 70.52% away from the 200 day simple moving average. Based on a recent bid, the stock is trading -3.88% away from it’s 52- week high and 217.95% 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, Aptose Biosciences Inc.’s RSI stands at 65.76. In looking at volatility levels, the shares saw weekly volatility of 5.09% and 7.73% over the past month.

Brokerage firms currently have a positive stance on shares of YY Inc. (NASDAQ:YY). The majority of analysts covering the equity have either a Buy or Strong Buy recommendation on the stock, yielding a consensus score of 1.70. Those same analysts are projecting that the stock will reach $113.85 on a short term basis.

YY Inc. (NASDAQ:YY) shares typically trade an average volume of 1386.87 and institutions hold 87.10% of the total shares.  

MOVING AVERAGES

We see here that the stock is 14.82% away from the 20-Day Simple Moving Average.  Their 50-Day Simple Moving Average is a difference of 24.89% from current levels.  Further back, their 200-Day Simple Moving Average is 75.82% difference from today’s price.  Currently, the stock is 2.45% from its 50-Day High and 56.59% from the 50-day low. 

YY Inc. (NASDAQ:YY)‘s stock has performed at 19.61%.  Breaking that down further, it has performed 5.57% for the week, 27.20% for the month, 48.47% over the last quarter, 111.99% for the past half-year and 217.67% for this last year. 

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