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Most Active Stocks Under Traders Observation: Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) , Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NYSEMKT:AST)

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Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) went higher by +1.02% to close at $ 89.52. The company exchanged total volume of 579.28 thousand shares throughout course of last trade however it holds an average trading capacity of 871.83 thousand shares. Shares of company began trading at $88.73 climbed to high of $89.65 touched the low of $88.73.

The company is trading below its 50-day moving averages of 94.30 and down from 200-day moving averages of 89.99. The firm has price to book ratio of 4.77 and its price to sale ratio was 2.58.

Brokerage Recommendations:

According to ZACKS data, different Brokerage Firms rated VAR stock about their BUY, SELL or HOLD recommendations. 1 Month Ago, shares have been suggested as BUY from 0 brokerage firms and recommended as Strong Buy by 3 brokerage firms.0 brokerage firms have issued Sell rating for the company and Strong Sell rating was issued by 0 brokerage firms.2 brokerage firms have rated the company as a Hold. The Corporation has average brokerage recommendation (ABR) of 1.8 based on consensus of the brokerage firms issuing ratings.

The average true range of Varian Medical Systems, Inc.’s (VAR) is recorded at 2.07 and the relative strength index of the stock stands 41.58. The stock price is going above to its 52 week low with 22.33% and lagging behind from its 52 week high with -16.10%. Analyst recommendation for this stock stands at 2.40. A look on the firm performance, its monthly performance is -7.64% and a quarterly performance of -5.32%. The stock price is trading upbeat from its 200 days moving average with 3.00% and down from 50 days moving average with -5.67%.

Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NYSEMKT:AST) surged +13.54% and closed the trade at $ 5.45. The company recorded a trading capacity of 505.71 thousand shares above its three months average daily volume of 271.91 thousand shares. During the last trade, shares reached to high price of $5.45 and touched the low price of $4.65. The stock’s 50-day moving average is noted at $3.78 and its 200-day moving average is stands at $3.37.

Additionally, the company has EPS of -0.61. The company has market capitalization of $247.53M.

Brokerage Recommendations:

AST stock has received ratings from many brokerage firms according to ZACKS. 1 Month Ago, shares have been rated as Buy from 1 brokerage firms and 4 brokerage firms say as Strong Buy. 0 brokerage firms have suggested Sell for the company. 0 brokerage firms have recommended as a Hold. Strong Sell rating was given by 0 brokerage firms. The Company has average brokerage recommendation (ABR) of 1.2 based on consensus of the ZACKS brokerage firms.

Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc.’s (AST) has price-to-cash ratio of 6.94 and price to sale ratio of 42.97. The company gross profit margin is 95.40%. A look on the firm performance, its monthly performance is 45.33% and a quarterly performance of 87.93%. The stock price is moving up from its 20 days moving average with 52.79% and isolated positively from 50 days moving average with 40.82%.

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