The chart of the day belongs to the biopharmaceutical company PTC Therapeutics (PTCT), states Jim Van Meerten of

I found the stock by using Barchart's powerful screening functions to find stocks with the highest technical buy signals, highest Weighted Alpha, superior current momentum, and a Trend Seeker buy signal. I then used the Flipchart feature to review the charts for consistent price appreciation. Since the Trend Seeker signaled a buy on 3/30 the stock gained 18.81%.

PTCT Price vs Daily Moving Averages

PTC Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of medicines for patients with rare disorders. Its portfolio pipeline includes commercial products and product candidates in various stages of development, including clinical, pre-clinical, and research and discovery stages, focusing on the development of treatments for multiple therapeutic areas, such as rare diseases.

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Barchart Technical Indicators:

  • 100% technical buy signals
  • 54.90+Weighted Alpha
  • 83.01% gain in the last year
  • Trend Seeker buy signal
  • Above its 20, 50, and 100-day moving averages
  • Ten new highs and up 12.82% in the last month
  • Relative Strength Index 66.90%
  • The technical support level at $53.29
  • Recently traded at $58.29 with a 50-day moving average of $50.66

Fundamental Factors:

  • Market Cap $4.02 billion
  • Revenue is expected to grow 37.40% this year 
  • Earnings are estimated to increase 36.60% this year, and an additional 20.40% next year 

Analysts and Investor Sentiment: I don't buy stocks because everyone else is buying but I do realize that if major firms and investors are dumping a stock it's hard to make money swimming against the tide:

  • Wall Street analysts issued three strong buy, two buy, seven hold, and one sell opinions on the stock
  • Analysts' price targets are between $35 and $71
  • The individual investors following the stock on Motley Fool are split voted 22 to 13 for the stock to beat the market with the more experienced investors voting 57 to six for a different result
  • Value Line gives it their average rating of two
  • CFRAs MarketScope gives it a hold rating
  • 7,510 investors monitor the stock on Seeking Alpha

Disclosure: I/we have no stock, option, or similar derivative position in any of the companies mentioned but may initiate a beneficial Long position through a purchase of the stock, or the purchase of call options or similar derivatives in the next 72 hours.

Additional disclosure: The Barchart Chart of the Day highlights stocks that are experiencing exceptional current price appreciation. They are not intended to buy recommendations as these stocks are extremely volatile and speculative. Should you decide to add one of these stocks to your investment portfolio it is highly suggested you follow a predetermined diversification and moving stop loss discipline that is consistent with your personal investment risk tolerance and reevaluate your stop losses at least on a weekly basis.

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