Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL) Stock Coverage Initiated at Susquehanna

Analysts at Susquehanna initiated coverage on Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL) stock, rating the company at Neutral.Susquehanna currently has a rating of Neutral on the stock. The one-year price target of $13.47 is higher than the opening price of $12.90, that has caused a fair amount of other analysts to issue statements on the company recently. Looking back over the last 52 weeks, Marvell Technology Group Ltd. stock has a high of $13.06. After initiating coverage,, analysts and brokerage firms will subsequently publish periodic updates. Changes in price targets are not unusual.

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

Yesterday Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL) shares last traded at $12.76, a decrease of $0.14 from the previous closing price. Opening at $12.90, they varied from $12.73 and $12.94 throughout the day.

Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL) currently has a market cap of 6.53B.

The stock’s average daily volume is 6,299,980 shares out of a total float 394,392,000 and some 773,505 shares traded hands yesterday, 81 percent below normal. Look for trading volume to pick up in the coming days as momentum traders often use increases in trading volume to determine large volume accumulation or circulation by institutional investors.

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

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

Institutional investors such as these have teams of analysts researching thousands of stocks. So watching their interests is a good way to make sure you are buying the right stocks.

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

With that in mind, Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL) now has a 50-day MA of $12.10 and 200-day MA of $10.64. It has traded in a 52-week range between $7.40 – 13.06 and today’s last price is 0.02% lower than the 52 week high of $13.06.

Indeed, earnings growth is among the most important things to look at in regards to stock investing and, accordingly, investors identify companies that have been successful at growing their earnings by at least 25% for the past 3 years.

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