Avago Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: AVGO) Stock Coverage Initiated at Susquehanna

Analysts at Susquehanna initiated coverage on Avago Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: AVGO) stock, rating the company at Positive.With a rating of Positive on the shares, the company has a 52-week high of $179.42. As a means of comparison, a number of other analysts have commented on the company recently, and Avago Technologies Ltd. has earned a consensus one-year price target of $201.60, above the opening price of $172.21, a difference of 11.92 percent. Price changes targets are not uncommon as analysts and brokerage firms will re periodic updates after beginning or initiating coverage.

U.S. stocks on Monday closed mostly flat, after trading firmly higher, in a volatile session ahead of the start of a pair of closely watched central-bank policy meetings.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.02% closed down 3.63 points at 18,120.17.

The blue-chip gauge had been up by as much as 131 points earlier and traded within a 162-point range.

The S&P 500 SPX, +0.00% slipped 0.04 points to close at 2,139.12, after trading within an 18-point range

Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, -0.18% declined 9.54 points, or 0.2%, to close at 5,235.03.

Earlier, the index had been up by as many as 37 points and traded with a 58-point range

Shares of Avago Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: AVGO) opened at $172.21 yesterday trading between $168.86 and $172.21, and last traded at $169.18, which is a dip of $1.55 compared to the previous closing price.

Avago Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: AVGO) now has a market cap of 67.22B.

372,595 shares traded hands yesterday, 28 percent lower than the average, out of a total float 396,725,000. Momentum traders often use swings in trading volume to pinpoint substantial volume growth or circulation by institutional investors, so trading volume is likely to increase in the next few days.

As with all possible breakouts, investors look for volume to be at least 40%-50% above normal on the breakout to indicate that fund managers and other professional investors are jumping in.

Institutional sponsorship commonly refers to ownership of a stock by mutual funds, banks, pension funds and other large institutions.

Professional investors such as these have substantial teams of analysts researching thousands of stocks. So watching their interests is a good way to ensure you are buying the right stocks.

By identifying trends, moving averages allow traders to make those trends work in their favor and increase the number of successful trades.

With that in mind, Avago Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: AVGO) now has a 50-day MA of $171.41 and 200-day MA of $157.76. It has traded in a 52-week range between $111.53 – 179.42 and today’s last price is 0.06% lower than the 52 week high of $179.42.

Indeed, earnings growth is among the most important things to look at in regards to stock investing and, accordingly, investors identify companies that have increased their earnings at least 25% or more for 3 consecutive years.

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