Etching Out Gains Pre-Bell, Shares Pick Up Momentum: Ocera Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:OCRX), Verso Corporation (NYSE:VRS)

Ocera Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:OCRX) shares are gapping higher 1.72% pre-market with a price of $1.17 on the stock.  Investors will be keeping a close eye on the stock during this session to see if the upward trend will remain throughout the day.

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Analyst Outlook

The consensus analysts recommendation at this point stands at 2.30 for Ocera Therapeutics, 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 $5.33 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 -60.34% away from the 52-week high and 125.00% 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 59.75.

With the recent move, the stock now boasts a market cap of 30.64and a beta of 2.36.

Will shares of Verso Corporation (NYSE:VRS) hold onto their early gains?  The stock is gapping up 1.36% before market open touching $5.98 on a recent bid.

At the time of writing, the stock was trading at $5.98. This represents a change from the opening price of 0.17%. In terms of performance, year to date, the stock is -17.04%. The monthly stock performance comes in at 13.05%. For the quarter, shares are performing at 19.72%. Weekly performance analysis shows the equity at 9.28%.

In taking a look at technical levels, shares are trading 22.28% away from the 50 day simple moving average and 6.85% away from the 200 day simple moving average. Based on a recent bid, the stock is trading -29.06% away from it’s 52- week high and 88.64% away from its 52 week low. 

As of writing, Verso Corporation’s RSI stands at 81.65. In looking at volatility levels, the shares saw weekly volatility of 4.50% and 4.23% over the past month.

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