What is the upside potential for Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (:SYN) and Yield10 Bioscience, Inc. (:YTEN)?

Equity Research firms currently have a positive stance on shares of Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (:SYN). The majority of analysts covering the equity have either a Buy or Strong Buy recommendation on the stock, yielding a consensus score of 1.00. This is based on the research brokerage reports taken into consideration by Thomson Reuters. Those same analysts are projecting that the stock will reach $3.25 on a short term basis.

Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (:SYN)’s shares may have a significant upside to the consensus target of 3.25, but how has it been performing relative to the market?  The stock’s price is 0.87 and their relative strength index (RSI) stands at 72.25.  RSI is a technical oscillator that shows price strength by comparing upward and downward movements.  It indicates oversold and overbought price levels for a stock.  

Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (:SYN) shares are moving 7.69% trading at $0.87 today.

Sell-side analysts are offering a consensus “Buy” rating on shares of Yield10 Bioscience, Inc. (:YTEN).  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 $3.13 which, according to analysts, yield significant upside potential to the $3.00 consensus target price.

Performance
At the time of writing, the stock was trading at $3.13. This represents a change from most recent open price of 3.99%. In terms of performance, year to date, the stock is -10.57%. The monthly stock performance comes in at 29.34%. For the quarter, shares are performing at -38.02%. Weekly performance analysis shows the equity at 7.19%.

Technicals
In taking a look at technical levels, shares are trading 12.02% away from the 50 day simple moving average and -17.46% away from the 200 day simple moving average. Based on a recent bid, the stock is trading -66.34% away from it’s 52- week high and 43.85% 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, Yield10 Bioscience, Inc.’s RSI stands at 61.51. In looking at volatility levels, the shares saw weekly volatility of 5.95% and 8.00% over the past month.

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