Investors are watching Zafgen, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZFGN) ahead of the market open as shares are gapping down -1.36% with the stock currently sitting at $3.69.
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A gap is a space between prices that occurs when the price of a stock makes a move down or up when there is no trading happening in between.
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Recent Price History
Zafgen, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZFGN)’s performance this year to date is 16.04%. The stock has performed 3.36% over the last seven days, -2.64% over the last thirty, and -22.96% over the last three months. Over the last six months, Zafgen, Inc.’s stock has been -9.78% and -42.97% for the year.
The simple moving average is the most common method used to calculate the moving average of prices. Zafgen, Inc.’s 20-Day Simple Moving Average is 2.44%. Extending back, their 50-Day Simple Moving Average is -4.09%, looking even further back, their 200-Day Simple Moving Average stands at -5.33%.
Precision Drilling Corporation (NYSE:PDS) is moving lower ahead of the market open as the stock is gapping down -1.35%. A recent bid puts the equity at $2.99.
Precision Drilling Corporation (NYSE:PDS)’s performance this year to date is -45.69%. The stock has performed -3.90% over the last seven days, -14.20% over the last thirty, and -36.62% over the last three months. Over the last six months, Precision Drilling Corporation’s stock has been -46.95% and -40.68% for the year.
Precision Drilling Corporation’s 20-Day Simple Moving Average is -7.37%. Extending back, their 50-Day Simple Moving Average is -14.51%, looking even further back, their 200-Day Simple Moving Average stands at -34.95%.
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