Partner Communications Co. (NASDAQ: PTNR) Stock Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research

Analysts at Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Partner Communications Co. (NASDAQ: PTNR) from Hold to Buy today. Zacks Investment Research currently has a rating of Buy on the stock. The one-year price target of $22.00 is higher than the opening price of $4.61, causing a number of other analysts to issue statements on the stock recently. Looking back over the last year, Partner Communications Co. stock has a high of $5.50. Share prices often move to the upside on recommendations and new price targets of professional brokerage firms.

U.S. stocks closed higher Tuesday as investors anticipate the results of meetings from the Federal Reserve and the Bank of Japan.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.05% rose 9.79 points, or less than 0.1%, to close at 18,129.96.

The S&P 500 index SPX, +0.03% advanced 0.64 points to finish at 2,139.76, led by gains in the health-care and consumer-staples sectors.

The Nasdaq Composite index COMP, +0.12% gained 6.33 points, or 0.1%, to close at 5,241.35.

Shares of Partner Communications Co. (NASDAQ: PTNR) opened at $4.61 yesterday and traded in a range between, $4.57 and $4.63, and last traded at $4.59, a decrease of $0.02 over the previous closing price.

Partner Communications Co. (NASDAQ: PTNR) currently has a market cap of 716.48M.

The stock’s average daily volume is 5,416 shares out of a total float 96,734,000 and some 4,485 shares traded hands yesterday, 57 percent lower than normal. Look for trading volume to pick up in the coming days as swing traders often use swings in trading volume to determine large volume aggregation or circulation by institutional investors.

However, just a day of heavy buy side trading is not enough to assert a trend. So market traders will continue to look 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, so it is good confirmation to see them taking a postion in a stock you are considering.

By following the activity of these professional investors—and the moving averages they affect—it allows for traders to make more useful decisions on trades.

With that in mind, Partner Communications Co. (NASDAQ: PTNR) now has a 50-day MA of $4.80 and 200-day MA of $4.80. It has traded in a 52-week range between $3.63 – 5.50 and today’s last price is 0.17% lower than the 52 week high of $5.50.

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

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