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Akebia Therapeutics Inc. [AKBA] CEO and President makes an insider sale of 46,570 shares worth 73,581.

Investors can expect a company’s stock to rise or fall based on the buying and selling of stock by its insiders. Akebia Therapeutics Inc. shares valued at $73,581 were sold by Butler John P. on Feb 29 ’24. At $1.58 per share, Butler John P. sold 46,570 shares. The insider’s holdings dropped to 2,044,580 shares worth approximately $2.72 million following the completion of this transaction.

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Also, Dahan Michel sold 8,661 shares, netting a total of over 13,684 in proceeds. Following the sale of shares at $1.58 each, the insider now holds 706,932 shares.

Before that, Burke Steven Keith had sold 7,169 shares from its account. In a trade valued at $11,327, the SVP, Chief Medical Officer traded Akebia Therapeutics Inc. shares for $1.58 each. Upon closing the transaction, the insider’s holdings decreased to 7,169 shares, worth approximately $0.93 million.

Analysts at H.C. Wainwright upgraded the stock from ‘”a Neutral”‘ to ‘”a Buy”‘ outlook in a report released in late August. As of May 31, 2023, Piper Sandler has increased its “Neutral” rating to a “an Overweight” for AKBA. Earlier on March 31, 2022, Piper Sandler downgraded its rating. Their new recommendation was “a Neutral” for AKBA stock which previously was a “an Overweight”.

Analyzing AKBA Stock Performance

During the last five days, there has been a surge of approximately 2.31%. Over the course of the year, Akebia Therapeutics Inc. shares have jumped approximately 7.26%. Shares of the company reached a 52-week high of $2.4800 on 03/28/24 and a 52-week low of $1.0300 on 05/09/24. A 50-day SMA is recorded $1.5510, while a 200-day SMA reached $1.3287. Nevertheless, trading volume fell to 8.22 million shares from 2.85 million shares the previous day.

Support And Resistance Levels for Akebia Therapeutics Inc. (AKBA)

According to the 24-hour chart, there is a support level at 1.1300, which, if violated, would cause prices to drop to 0.9300. In the upper region, resistance lies at 1.4300. The next price resistance is at 1.5300. RSI (Relative Strength Index) is 43.08 on the 14-day chart, showing neutral technical sentiment. Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) is at 0.0281, which suggests the price will decrease in the coming days. Percent R is at 43.40%, indicating low price movement. Stochastics %K at holding indicates that the stock is to be held.

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