Crispr Therapeutics AG (NASDAQ: CRSP) seems to be poised for a price surge as per its latest charts. CRSP is a Swiss–American biotechnology company that focuses on developing gene-based medicines for serious diseases using its proprietary Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR)/CRISPR-associated protein 9 (Cas9) platform.
#1 Channel Breakout: As you can see from the daily chart, the stock has been trading within a downtrend channel during the past few months. This is marked in the daily chart in pink color. The chart shows that the stock has currently broken out of a downtrend channel. This is a possible bullish indication.
#2 Price above MA: The price is currently above the short-term moving average of 50-day SMA, indicating that the bulls are gaining control. This is a positive indication.
#3 MACD Above Signal Line: In the daily chart, the MACD line (light blue color) is currently above the MACD signal line (orange color) which is typically considered bullish.
#4 Bullish ADX: The ADX indicator shows that the +DI line is currently above the –DI line and the ADX line has started to move up from below –DI and +DI lines. This indicates possible bullishness.
#5 Bullish Stoch: The %K line is above the %D line of the stochastic in the daily chart, indicating possible bullishness.
#6 Above Support Area: As you can see from the weekly chart, the stock has currently moved up from a support level. This level is marked as a pink dotted line. This looks like a good area for the stock to move higher.
#7 Bullish MACD: The MACD line is above the MACD signal line in the weekly chart as well, indicating bullishness.
#8 Bullish RSI: In the weekly chart, the RSI is currently nearing 50 and moving higher. This is a possible bullish sign.
#9 Bullish ADX: The weekly chart shows that the +DI line of the ADX indicator is currently above the –DI line and the ADX line has moved higher from below –DI and +DI lines. This indicates possible bullishness.
Recommended Trade (based on the charts)
Buy Levels: If you want to get in on this trade, you can purchase the shares of CRSP above the price of around $71.00.
TP: Our target prices are $76 and $83 in the next 3-6 months.
SL: To limit risk, place stop-loss at $68.00. Note that the stop-loss is on a closing basis.
Our target potential upside is 7% to 17% in the next 3 to 6 months.
For a risk of $3.00, our target rewards are $5.00 and $12.00. This is a nearly 1:2 and 1:4 risk-reward trade.
In other words, this trade offers nearly 2x to 4x more potential upside than downside.
Risks to Consider
The stock may reverse its overall trend if it breaks down from the trend channel with a high volume. The sell-off of the stock could also be triggered in case of any negative news, overall weakness in the market, or any regulatory changes in the sector.
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