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Recent 52-Week High Exceeded in Shares of ABIOMED (ABMD)

By David Diaz

ABIOMED (NASDAQ:ABMD) traded at a new 52-week high today of $118.98. This new high was reached on below average trading volume as 97,000 shares traded hands, while the average 30-day volume is approximately 811,000 shares.

Abiomed, Inc. provides medical devices in circulatory support and continuum of care in heart recovery to acute heart failure patients. Its products consist of Impella 2.5 catheter, a percutaneous micro heart pump with integrated motor and sensors for use in interventional cardiology; and Impella 5.0 catheter and Impella LD, which are percutaneous micro heart pumps with integrated motors and sensors for use primarily in the heart surgery suite. The company also manufactures and sells the AB5000 circulatory support system and the BVS 5000 biventricular support system for temporary support of acute heart failure patients in profound shock, including patients suffering from cardiogenic shock after a heart attack, post-cardiotomy cardiogenic shock, or myocarditis. It sells its products through direct sales and clinical support personnel in the United States, Canada, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, and internationally. The company was founded in 1981 and is based in Danvers, Massachusetts.

In the past 52 weeks, ABIOMED share prices have been bracketed by a low of $59.04 and a high of $118.98 and are now at $118.98, 102% above that low price. In the last five trading sessions, the 50-day moving average (MA) has climbed 1.3% while the 200-day MA has risen 0.6%.

ABIOMED (NASDAQ:ABMD) is currently priced 13.7% above its average consensus analyst price target of $102.70. The stock should find initial support at its 50-day moving average (MA) of $92.74 and further support at its 200-day MA of $88.63.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of ABIOMED on March 7th, 2016 as our proprietary SmarTrend analytics indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $84.30. Since that recommendation, shares of ABIOMED have risen 39.7%. We continue to monitor ABMD for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

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Ticker(s): ABMD