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VAXART, INC. (VXRT) Now Trades Above Golden Cross: Time to Buy?

VAXART, INC. (VXRT) reached a significant support level, and could be a good pick for investors from a technical perspective. Recently, VXRT's 50-day simple moving average broke out above its 200-day moving average; this is known as a "golden cross."

There's a reason traders love a golden cross -- it's a technical chart pattern that can indicate a bullish breakout is on the horizon. This kind of crossover is formed when a stock's short-term moving average breaks above a longer-term moving average. Typically, a golden cross involves the 50-day and the 200-day moving averages, since bigger time periods tend to form stronger breakouts.

Golden crosses have three key stages that investors look out for. It starts with a downtrend in a stock's price that eventually bottoms out, followed by the stock's shorter moving average crossing over its longer moving average and triggering a trend reversal. The final stage is when a stock continues the upward climb to higher prices.

This kind of chart pattern is the opposite of a death cross, which is a technical event that suggests future bearish price movement.

Shares of VXRT have been moving higher over the past four weeks, up 55.2%. Plus, the company is currently a #2 (Buy) on the Zacks Rank, suggesting that VXRT could be poised for a breakout.

Once investors consider VXRT's positive earnings outlook for the current quarter, the bullish case only solidifies. No earnings estimate has gone lower in the past two months compared to 1 revisions higher, and the Zacks Consensus Estimate has increased as well.

Investors may want to watch VXRT for more gains in the near future given the company's key technical level and positive earnings estimate revisions.

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