Pre-Bell Stock Alert on Vital Therapies, Inc. (NASDAQ:VTL) and Presbia PLC (NASDAQ:LENS)

Will shares of Vital Therapies, Inc. (NASDAQ:VTL) hold onto their early gains?  The stock is gapping up 1.18% before market open touching $4.50 on a recent bid.

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Analyst Outlook

The consensus analysts recommendation at this point stands at 2.70 for Vital Therapies, Inc..  This is based on a 1-5 scale where 1 indicates a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell. Further, analysts have a 12 month target price of $6.00 on company shares.  This is according to the analysts polled by Thomson Reuters which have recently published research reports on the firm. 

The equity stands -31.61% away from the 52-week high and 100.00% from the 52-week low.  The RSI (Relative Strength Index), an indicator that shows price strength by comparing upward and downward close-to-close movements is 86.99.

With the recent move, the stock now boasts a market cap of 173.48and a beta of 5.08.

Presbia PLC (NASDAQ:LENS) are gapping up 6.51% pre-market with a price of $3.09 on the stock.

At the time of writing, the stock was trading at $3.09. This represents a change from the opening price of -0.64%. In terms of performance, year to date, the stock is -11.71%. The monthly stock performance comes in at 25.60%. For the quarter, shares are performing at 3.69%. Weekly performance analysis shows the equity at 10.75%.

In taking a look at technical levels, shares are trading 25.09% away from the 50 day simple moving average and 1.58% away from the 200 day simple moving average. Based on a recent bid, the stock is trading -37.83% away from it’s 52- week high and 66.13% away from its 52 week low. 

As of writing, Presbia PLC’s RSI stands at 67.24. In looking at volatility levels, the shares saw weekly volatility of 7.47% and 10.97% over the past month.

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