LyondellBasell Industries (NYSE: LYB) Stock Rating Reiterated at RBC Capital Markets

Analysts at RBC Capital Markets reiterated a Hold rating on shares of LyondellBasell Industries (NYSE: LYB) in a reserach note to investors, making it one of the more actively watched stocks on Wall Street.With a rating of Hold on the shares, the company has a 52-week high of $98.25. The one-year price target of $88.39 is above the opening price of $78.71, that has caused a number of other analysts to issue statements on the company in recent days. Share prices sometimes get a bounce to the upside when analysts reiterate 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 LyondellBasell Industries (NYSE: LYB) opened at $78.71 yesterday trading between $77.47 and $78.99, and last traded at $77.88, which is a drop of $0.56 from the previous closing price.

LyondellBasell Industries (NYSE: LYB) currently has a market cap of 32.38B.

587,668 shares traded hands yesterday, 97 percent below normal, out of a total float 337,632,000. Look for trading volume to pick up in the coming days as swing traders often use swings in trading volume to pinpoint substantial volume aggregation or dissemination by institutional investors.

While an increase in trading for short periods will not mean much, conversely, 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 crucial.

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

These instituitional investors have substantial teams of analysts researching thousands of stocks, so it is good validation to see them buying a stock you’re researching.

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

Trades for LyondellBasell Industries (NYSE: LYB) have ranged from $69.10 – 98.25, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $77.08 and 200-day MA of $80.73. Today’s last price is 0.21% under the 52 week high of $98.25.

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

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