Cavium Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM) Stock Coverage Initiated at Susquehanna

Analysts at Susquehanna initiated coverage on Cavium Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM) stock, starting the company at Positive. The company currently has a rating of Positive on the shares. As a means of comparison, a number of other analysts have spoken on the company in recent days, and Cavium Inc. has secured a consensus one-year price target of $59.23, higher than the opening price of $57.92. Cavium Inc. stock has a 52-week high of $73.95. After initiating coverage,, analysts and brokerage firms will subsequently publish periodic updates. Changes in price targets are not unheard of.

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 index 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 Nasdaq Composite Index had been up by as many as 37 points and traded with a 58-point range

Shares of Cavium Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM) opened at $57.92 yesterday and traded in a range between, $57.02 and $57.92, and last traded at $57.51, which is a jump of $0.37 compared to the previous closing price.

Cavium Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM) now has a market cap of 3.33B.

The stock’s average daily volume is 1,398,860 shares out of a total float 56,011,000 and some 172,917 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, 102 percent below normal. Investors often use increases in trading volume to pinpoint heavy volume aggregation or distribution by institutional investors, so look for trading volume to pick up in the coming days.

However, just a day of significant buy side trading is not enough to affirm a trend. As such, market traders will continue to look for institutional sponsorship as a cue that financial institutions are moving forward.

Institutional sponsorship is defined by ownership of a stock by mutual funds, banks, pension funds and other large institutions.

These professional investors retain substantial teams of analysts that investigate thousands of stocks. So watching their interests is a good way to make sure you are buying the right stocks.

Traders are able to make make more useful choices on trades when they follow the activity of professional investors.

Trades for Cavium Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM) have ranged from $35.90 – 73.95, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $52.84 and 200-day MA of $50.77. Today’s last price is 0.22% lower than the 52 week high of $73.95.

Earnings growth is an important factor to research when buying stocks and investors identify companies that have increased their earnings at least 25% or more over 3 consecutive years.

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