Time for Investors to Take the Plunge on Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc. (:SBOT) or Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNSS)?

Sell-side analysts are offering a consensus “Buy” rating on shares of Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc. (:SBOT).  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 2.00.  Based on a recent trade, the shares are hovering around $0.99 which, according to analysts, yield significant upside potential to the $2.00 consensus target price.

Performance
At the time of writing, the stock was trading at $0.99. This represents a change from most recent open price of -1.00%. In terms of performance, year to date, the stock is 22.21%. The monthly stock performance comes in at -2.94%. For the quarter, shares are performing at -12.39%. Weekly performance analysis shows the equity at 16.54%.

Technicals
In taking a look at technical levels, shares are trading -2.22% away from the 50 day simple moving average and -17.12% away from the 200 day simple moving average. Based on a recent bid, the stock is trading -55.40% away from it’s 52- week high and 31.91% 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, Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc.’s RSI stands at 58.22. In looking at volatility levels, the shares saw weekly volatility of 12.73% and 10.69% over the past month.

Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNSS) 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 2.00.  This is according to all covering research brokerage firms taken into consideration by First Call.  The consensus price target of $6.00 also implies significant upside from the current price of $4.25.   

Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNSS) shares typically trade an average volume of 217.47 and institutions hold 65.30% of the total shares.  

MOVING AVERAGES

We see here that the stock is 18.52% away from the 20-Day Simple Moving Average.  Their 50-Day Simple Moving Average is a difference of 37.10% from current levels.  Further back, their 200-Day Simple Moving Average is 50.29% difference from today’s price.  Currently, the stock is 4.17% from its 50-Day High and 99.53% from the 50-day low. 

Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNSS)‘s stock has performed at 15.18%.  Breaking that down further, it has performed 10.10% for the week, 27.63% for the month, 93.18% over the last quarter, 64.10% for the past half-year and 9.54% for this last year. 

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