Maxim Integrated Products Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM) Stock Coverage Initiated at Susquehanna

Analysts at Susquehanna initiated coverage on Maxim Integrated Products Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM) stock, rating the company at Positive.Susquehanna currently has a rating of Positive on the shares. As a means of comparison, a number of other analysts have spoken on the stock recently, and the company has secured a consensus one-year price target of $40.87, higher than the opening price of $38.95, a difference of 10.51 percent. Maxim Integrated Products Inc. stock has a 52-week high of $42.37. After initiating coverage,, analysts and brokerage firms will subsequently issue periodic updates. Price changes targets are not uncommon.

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 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

Shares of Maxim Integrated Products Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM) opened at $38.95 yesterday and traded in a range between, $38.78 and $39.11, and last traded at $38.89, which is a jump of $0.21 compared to the previous closing price.

Maxim Integrated Products Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM) now has a market cap of 11.02B.

The stock’s average daily volume is 2,335,990 shares out of a total float 261,210,000 and some 307,285 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, 31 percent below the average. Investors often use upticks in trading volume to pinpoint large volume growth or distribution by institutional investors, so trading volume is likely to increase in the next few days.

However, one day of high volume buy side trading is not enough to determine a trend. So market traders will continue to watch for institutional sponsorship as an indicator that financial institutions are moving forward.

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

Professional investors such as these have substantial teams of analysts researching thousands of stocks. Thus, watching their interests is a good way to ensure you are buying the right stocks.

Traders are able to make make smarter trades when they track the activity of professional investors.

Trades for Maxim Integrated Products Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM) have ranged from $30.28 – 42.370, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $40.30 and 200-day MA of $37.56. Today’s last price is 0.08% under the 52 week high of $42.37.

Indeed, earnings growth is among the most crucial things to look at in regards to stock investing and, accordingly, investors identify companies that have been successful at growing their earnings at least 25% or more over 3 consecutive years.

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