Why Is AcelRx (ACRX) Stock Up 26% Today?


  • AcelRx Pharmaceuticals (ACRX) is gaining after announcing an upcoming presentation.
  • The company will present at the upcoming Plastic Surgery: The Meeting 2022 event in October.
  • ACRX stock is also seeing heavy trading today.
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AcelRx Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ACRX) stock is seeing major gains on Thursday after announcing a presentation for the upcoming Plastic Surgery: The Meeting 2022.

That meeting is set to take place from Oct. 27 to Oct. 30 in Boston, Massachusetts. AcelRx Pharmaceuticals will present an abstract titled “Experience in Complex Outpatient Plastic Surgery Procedures Using Sufentanil Sublingual Tablets.”

In addition to this news, ACRX stock is experiencing heavy trading today. More than 35 million shares are on the move as of this writing. To put that in perspective, the company’s daily average trading volume is closer to 2.1 million shares.

News of AcelRx Pharmaceuticals’ upcoming presentation doesn’t seem like it would be enough to warrant this level of trading. Instead, day traders are likely giving ACRX stock a boost today.

Considering this name’s status as a penny stock, that’s easy enough for traders to do. Shares only traded at 24 cents prior to today’s rally. AcelRx’s market capitalization sits at just above $40 million as well.

What Does This Mean for Investors?

Be careful about making any investments in ACRX stock on today’s news. It’s possible that, once the interest from day traders subsides, the share price will come falling back down.

ACRX stock is up 26% as of Thursday morning but down more than 50% since the start of the year.

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