Monday’s Highlights at Noon: Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics (BCLI), Heron Therapeutics (HRTX), Plug Power (PLUG), Rite Aid (RAD), Ballard Power Systems (BLDP)

So far Monday, June 29, NASDAQ is up 3.38% and the S&P is up 2.09%. Let’s take a look at this morning’s most active stocks and their recent analyst insights; Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics (BCLIResearch Report), Heron Therapeutics (HRTXResearch Report), Plug Power (PLUGResearch Report), Rite Aid (RADResearch Report) and Ballard Power Systems (BLDPResearch Report).

Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics is down -16.07% in midday trading to $11.23. Shares opened today at $13.38. The company has a 52-week low of $3.43 and a 52-week high of $10.93. On the Street’s front, the average 12-month analyst price target for the stock is $9.00, marking a -32.74% potential downside from current levels. In a report issued on May 8, Maxim Group analyst Jason McCarthy assigned a Buy rating on BCLI, with a price target of $9.00, which implies a downside of 33% from current levels.

Heron Therapeutics is up 12.9% in midday trading to $14.70. Shares opened today at $13.02. The company has a 52-week low of $9.60 and a 52-week high of $26.81. On the Street’s front, the average 12-month analyst price target for the stock is $31.00, marking a 138.10% potential upside from current levels. In a report released today, Stifel Nicolaus analyst Derek Archila initiated coverage with a Buy rating on HRTX and a price target of $21.00, which represents a potential upside of 61% from where the stock is currently trading.

Plug Power is up 12.87% in midday trading to $7.98. Shares opened today at $7.07. The company has a 52-week low of $1.88 and a 52-week high of $7.81. On the Street’s front, the average 12-month analyst price target for the stock is $9.06, marking a 28.15% potential upside from current levels. In a report issued on June 24, B.Riley FBR analyst Christopher Van Horn maintained a Buy rating on PLUG, with a price target of $8.00, which implies an upside of 13% from current levels. Separately, on June 17, Morgan Stanley’s Stephen Byrd maintained a Hold rating on the stock and has a price target of $6.00. In the last 30 days, insiders purchased $6.24M worth of PLUG shares. Over the last 3 months, the insider sentiment on Plug Power has been positive based on 80 corporate insider transactions. This sentiment is slightly higher than the average sector sentiment of insiders.

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Rite Aid is up 11.28% in midday trading to $16.87. Shares opened today at $15.16. The company has a 52-week low of $5.04 and a 52-week high of $23.88. On the Street’s front, the average 12-month analyst price target for the stock is $17.50, marking a 15.44% potential upside from current levels. In a report issued on June 26, J.P. Morgan analyst Lisa Gill maintained a Hold rating on RAD, with a price target of $17.00, which implies an upside of 12% from current levels.

Ballard Power Systems is up 10.2% in midday trading to $15.45. Shares opened today at $14.02. The company has a 52-week low of $3.70 and a 52-week high of $14.64. On the Street’s front, the average 12-month analyst price target for the stock is $16.67, marking a 18.90% potential upside from current levels. In a report released today, Roth Capital analyst Craig Irwin upgraded BLDP to Buy, with a price target of $20.00, which represents a potential upside of 43% from where the stock is currently trading. Separately, on June 18, TD Securities’ Aaron Macneil initiated coverage with a Hold rating on the stock and has a price target of $14.00. In the last 30 days, insiders have sold $6.24M worth of BLDP shares. Over the last 3 months, the insider sentiment on Ballard Power Systems has been negative based on 80 corporate insider transactions. This sentiment is lower than the average sector sentiment of insiders.

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