A look at Stock Activity & Consensus Outlook on GW Pharmaceuticals Plc (NASDAQ:GWPH)

Shares of GW Pharmaceuticals Plc (NASDAQ:GWPH) ended the most recent trading session at $116.67, with a move of +1.54%. Shares of the company reached a high of  $120.13 and touched a low of $116.50. The stock is currently hovering +17.47% away from its 200-day moving average of $100.85. The stock price is -4.12% off of its 50-day moving average of $123.57. The average stock price over a certain period of time results in a moving average. Moving averages may help stock traders spot trends to help indicate the future movement of a stock price. The moving average may serve as a support or resistance level for the stock price. The moving average may serve as a resistance level if the stock is trading below the number. The moving average may serve as a support level if the stock is trading above that number.  

Taking a longer term look at where the stock has been and where it’s headed, we note that currently the stock has traded in the range of $35.83 – 137.88 over the past 52-weeks. The latest bid places it $-19.41 away from the 52-week high of $137.88, or -14.08%. On the other end, the latest bid puts the equity $82.64 away from the 52-week low of $35.83, or +230.64%. The 52-week metric is serves as an important parameter for investors as they gauge the current price level of a stock and where it might be headed in the future.

Another important metric used by institutional and retail investors alike, is the analyst price target on a stock. Wall Street brokerage firms on the sell-side hire analysts to conduct research on stocks they cover for their clients. Analysts issue reports which often include a future stock price projection for the stock. Thomson Reuters’ First Call, which many consider to be the benchmark for EPS and consensus data, currently have the price target listed as $146.00. This is the consensus of all analyst targets from the brokerage firms polled by First Call.

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