Stock Scrambling Higher Pre-bell with a Gap: AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACRX)

Will shares of AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACRX) hold onto their early gains?  The stock is gapping up 5.41% before market open touching $1.92 on a recent bid. Many investors may have noticed that when the stock market has been running bullishly hot for quite some time, market tops can be a very busy place. Trading interest may be noticeably higher when the good times are rolling. This can be tricky because often times, prices may become inflated and somewhat overvalued. Traders will need to pay much more attention to what is going on at the tops of these bull runs. When interest is heightened, traders who got in at much better prices may be looking to unload the winners for quick profits. Doing the proper research can help clear out some of the fog that comes with an oversaturated market. Chartists will most likely be paying attention to price moves and trying to spot the next series of trends that develop. Spotting a trend earlier than the crowd may help the trader sell before the big drop or buy before the big rise. Learning how opportunities unfold and present themselves in the stock market may take a lot of time and effort to master. Professional traders are typically a few moves ahead of the novice and relatively naive trader. Getting to that next level should be on the mind of any dedicated trader or investor. Learning from past mistakes can make a huge difference in the future of the trader’s profits and psyche.

Analyst Outlook

The consensus analysts recommendation at this point stands at 2.50 for AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, 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 $4.35 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 -66.52% away from the 52-week high and 24.19% 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 41.22.

With the recent move, the stock now boasts a market cap of 82.90and a beta of 2.92.

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