Can These Stocks Gain Any Traction: 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ:TWOU), Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AGIO)?

Moving 1.99% from the most recent open, shares of 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ:TWOU) have landed on investor watchlists as the latest bid puts the equity at $69.32.

After a recent check, shares of 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ:TWOU) have been seen trading 0.07% off of the 50-day high and 19.85% away from the 50-day low. In terms of the stock price in relation to its moving averages, company shares are 7.46% away from the 20-day moving average and 8.45% off of the 50-day average. If we take a wider approach, shares have been trading 32.27% away from the 200-day moving average.

Over the last year, 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ:TWOU)’s stock has performed 103.94%. For the last six months, the stock has performed 46.37%. From the start of the calendar year, shares have been 7.46%. Zooming in closer, company stock has been 14.20% for the quarter, 10.82% over the past month, and 8.82% over the past week.

Strategic investors have taken a closer look of late at shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AGIO).  Given the cheap price, many are wondering if there is now value and potential upside to the name.  During the most recent session, shares touched $75.11 after moving 3.89%.

Stock markets can move in a flash, requiring investors to stay on their toes at all times. Most sudden stock spikes or dips demand the attention of anyone who is keeping a watchful eye. What may go relatively undetected is the slow and steady rise or fall of a particular equity. Sometimes it can be tricky to decipher fact from fiction in the stock market. 

Why is a company that consistently produces strong results going down? Why are the underperforming company shares going higher? While there may be no clear cut answers to the questions, professional investors work tirelessly to understand equity market nuances.

After a recent check, shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AGIO) have been seen trading 1.16% off of the 50-day high and 45.51% away from the 50-day low. In terms of the stock price in relation to its moving averages, company shares are 27.82% away from the 20-day moving average and 24.21% off of the 50-day average. If we take a wider approach, shares have been trading 28.95% away from the 200-day moving average.

From time to time, investors may be looking to shift their market strategy. Maybe one plan worked for a period of time, but now economic conditions have shifted and a change needs to be made. Whatever the case, the number one goal is typically to maximize profits. Finding a winning investing strategy may not happen right away. Navigating the sometimes murky economic waters can be a struggle. Staying afloat may depend on many factors, but doing homework and studying all the available information can be extremely important.

Over the last year, Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AGIO)’s stock has performed 80.51%. For the last six months, the stock has performed 29.93%. From the start of the calendar year, shares have been 31.38%. Zooming in closer, company stock has been 3.84% for the quarter, 33.93% over the past month, and 22.55% over the past week.