Cempra Inc. (NASDAQ: CEMP) Stock Coverage Initiated at Raymond James Financial Inc.

Analysts at Raymond James Financial Inc. initiated coverage on Cempra Inc. (NASDAQ: CEMP) stock, starting the company at Outperform. As a means of comparison, a number of other analysts have commented on the company recently, and the company has earned a consensus one-year price target of $37.92, $23.39. Cempra Inc.stock has a 52-week high of $39.25.After initiating coverage,, analysts and brokerage firms will subsequently issue periodic updates. Changes in price targets are not unusual.

U.S. stocks finished sharply lower on Tuesday as equities slid amid a slump in energy shares and continued uncertainty about the Federal Reserve’s plans for monetary policy.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -1.41% closed 258.05 points, or 1.4%, lower at 18,066.89, and was down nearly 300 points at its lowest.

The S&P 500 index SPX, -1.48% gave up 32.02 points, or 1.5%, at 2,127.02.

Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, -1.09% fell 56.63 points, or 1.1%, at 5,155.25.

In early action today stocks are moving up with the Dow being led by Apple.

Apple Inc. AAPL, is up +2.69% and climbed 0.9%.

Usually, after analysts publish an “initiating coverage” report on a stock, they will subsequently issue periodic updates.

Shares of Cempra Inc. (NASDAQ: CEMP) opened at $23.39 today and traded in a range between, $23.38 and $23.97, and last traded at $23.52, which represents a change of $ 0.23 over the previous closing price.

Cempra Inc. (NASDAQ: CEMP) currently has a market cap of 1.22B

The stocks average daily volume is 747,195 shares out of a total float 45,389,000 of and some 96,199 shares traded hands yesterday, 13 percent lower than normal. Look for trading volume to pick up in the coming days as swing traders often use increases in trading volume to identify heavy volume accumulation or distribution by institutional investors.

While increased trading for short periods will not mean much will not mean much, however, a trend of heavy trading volume on the buy side over a period of days or weeks sends a positive signal to market traders that institutions may be moving in, so institutional sponsorship is very important.

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

These professional investors have teams of analysts researching thousands of stocks, so it is good confirmation to see them taking a postion in a stock you’re researching.

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

With that in mind Cempra Inc. (NASDAQ: CEMP) now has a 50-day MA is $21.94 and 200-day MA is $18.57, and it has traded in a 52-week range between $14.03 – 39.25 and today’s last price is -40.08 percent off the 52 week high.

Earnings growth is an important factor toresearch when investing in stocks and investors look for companies that have grown their earnings at least 25% or more for the past 3 years.

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