Mirati Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: MRTX) seems to be poised for a price surge as per its latest charts. The clinical-stage oncology company develops product candidates to address the genetic and immunological promoters of cancer in the United States.
#1 Ascending Triangle Pattern Breakout: The daily chart shows that the stock has currently broken out of an ascending triangle pattern. An Ascending Triangle pattern is a bullish pattern. This is marked on the daily chart in pink color lines. A breakout from this pattern typically indicates bullishness. The base of the triangle generally acts as a good support level after the breakout.
#2 Price above MAs: The price is currently above the short-term moving average of 50-day SMA as well as the longer-term moving average of 200-day SMA, indicating that the bulls are still in 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 the –DI and +DI lines. This indicates possible bullishness.
#5 Bullish Aroon: The value of Aroon Up (orange line) is above 70 while Aroon Down (blue line) is below 30 in the daily chart. This indicates possible bullishness.
#6 Above Support Area: As you can see from the weekly chart, the stock has currently moved up from a resistance-turned-support level. This level is marked as a purple dotted line. This looks like a good area for the stock to move higher. The stock is also trading above its 50-week SMA, indicating that the bulls are in control.
#7 %K above %D: The %K (blue) line of stochastic has currently crossed above the %D (Orange) line in the weekly chart. This is a possible bullish indication.
#8 Bullish MACD: The MACD line is above the MACD signal line in the weekly chart as well, indicating bullishness.
Recommended Trade (based on the charts)
Buy Levels: If you want to get in on this trade, you can purchase the shares of MRTX above the price of around $96.00.
TP: Our target prices are $112 and $125 in the next 3-6 months.
SL: To limit risk, place stop-loss at $86.70. Note that the stop-loss is on a closing basis.
Our target potential upside is 17% to 30% in the next 3 to 6 months.
For a risk of $9.30, our target rewards are $16.00 and $29.00. This is a nearly 1:2 and 1:3 risk-reward trade.
In other words, this trade offers nearly 2x to 3x more potential upside than downside.
Risks to Consider
The stock may reverse its overall trend if it breaks down from the breakout level of the ascending triangle pattern 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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