Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc (NASDAQ: RARE)

Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the identification, acquisition, development, and commercialization of various products for the treatment of rare and ultra-rare genetic diseases in the United States. The company is developing various biologics product candidates, including KRN23, a human monoclonal antibody in Phase III adult study to bind and reduce the biological activity of fibroblast growth factor 23 to enhance abnormally low phosphate levels in patients with X-linked hypophosphatemia, as well as for the treatment of adult inoperable tumor-induced osteomalacia patients.

Take a look at the 1-year chart of Ultra (NASDAQ: RARE) below with the added notations:

1-year chart of Ultra (NASDAQ: RARE)

After hitting new 52-week lows to start off the year, RARE formed a double bottom (blue) price pattern. The pattern is as simple as it sounds: Bottoming, rallying up to a point, selling back off to a similar bottom, and then rallying back up again. As with any price pattern, a confirmation of the pattern is needed. RARE confirmed the pattern by breaking up through the $70 resistance (green) that was created by the double bottom pattern.

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The Tale of the Tape: RARE confirmed a double bottom price pattern. A long trade could be entered on a pullback down to the $70 level with a stop placed under that level.

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Christian Tharp, CMT

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