JD.Com Inc (NASDAQ: JD) Shares Downgraded at MKM Partners

Shares of JD.Com Inc (NASDAQ: JD) were downgraded by analysts at MKM Partners in a note to their investors today.With a rating of Neutral on the shares, JD.Com Inc has a 52-week high of $33.48. A number of other analysts have spoken on the stock in recent days, and JD.Com Inc has secured a consensus one-year price target of $29.91, higher than the opening price of $25.88. Downgrades occur when analysts believe that the future prospects for the security have diminished from the initial recommendation, usually due to a material and crucial digression in the company’s procedures, future outlook or industry.

U.S. stocks on Monday closed essentially 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 JD.Com Inc (NASDAQ: JD) opened at $25.88 yesterday and traded in a range between, $25.88 and $26.16, and last traded at $25.91, which is a dip of $0.15 over the previous closing price.

JD.Com Inc (NASDAQ: JD) now has a market cap of 37.39B.

The stock’s average daily volume is 11,792,200 shares out of a total float 742,395,000 and some 1,811,084 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, 32 percent lower than the average. Swing traders often use swings in trading volume to identify substantial volume accumulation or circulation by institutional investors, so look for trading volume to pick up in the coming days.

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

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

Institutional investors such as these have substantial teams of analysts that research thousands of stocks, so it is good confirmation to see them taking a postion in a stock you are considering.

Traders can make the best trades when they track the trading habits of professional investors.

With that in mind, JD.Com Inc (NASDAQ: JD) now has a 50-day MA of $24.91 and 200-day MA of $24.35. It has traded in a 52-week range between $19.51 – 33.480 and today’s last price is 0.23% lower than the 52 week high of $33.48.

Earnings growth is a crucial factor to look at when investing in stocks and investors identify companies that have grown their earnings by at least 25% for a 3 year period.

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