M/A-Com Technology Solutions Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSI) Shares Downgraded at Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

Shares of M/A-Com Technology Solutions Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSI) were downgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. in a note to their investors today.Goldman Sachs Group Inc. currently has a rating of Neutral on the shares. The one-year price target of $47.45 is above the opening price of $41.16, that has caused a number of other analysts to report on the company recently. Looking back over the last year, M/A-Com Technology Solutions Holdings Inc. stock has a high of $45.46. Downgrades are more likely when analysts consider that the future prospects for the security have dropped from the initial recommendation, usually caused by an important and crucial digression in the company’s actions, future outlook or industry.

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

Yesterday M/A-Com Technology Solutions Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSI) shares last traded at $40.98, which is a decrease of $1.48 from the previous closing price. Opening at $41.16, they ranged from $40.48 and $41.47 throughout the day.

M/A-Com Technology Solutions Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSI) currently has a market cap of 2.20B.

99,939 shares traded hands yesterday, 63 percent lower than normal, out of a total float 32,974,000. Trading volume is likely to increase in the next few days as investors often use swings in trading volume to pinpoint heavy volume growth or dissemination by institutional investors.

While an increase in trading for one day will not mean much, conversely, a trend of heavy trading volume on the buy side over a period of days or weeks expresses a positive indicator to market traders that institutions may be moving in, so institutional sponsorship is critical.

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

Institutional investors such as these retain teams of analysts researching thousands of stocks, so it is good confirmation to see them taking a postion in a stock you are researching.

Traders can make smarter trades when they track the activity of professional investors.

With that in mind, M/A-Com Technology Solutions Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSI) now has a 50-day MA of $40.87 and 200-day MA of $38.99. It has traded in a 52-week range between $27.34 – 45.46 and today’s last price is 0.10% lower than the 52 week high of $45.46.

Earnings growth is a critical factor to consider when buying stocks and investors seek companies that have grown their earnings at least 25% or more for 3 consecutive years.

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