Peak Resorts Inc. (NASDAQ: SKIS) Stock Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research

Analysts at Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Peak Resorts Inc. (NASDAQ: SKIS) from Hold to Buy today. Zacks Investment Research currently has a rating of Buy on the stock. A number of other analysts have commented on the company recently, and Peak Resorts Inc. has earned a consensus one-year price target of $6.30, above the opening price of $5.07. Peak Resorts Inc. stock has a 52-week high of $7.70. Typically, after analysts publish an upgrade report on a stock, they will later issue periodic updates, such as a price target change.

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.

Yesterday Peak Resorts Inc. (NASDAQ: SKIS) shares last traded at $5.04, which is a dip of $0.02 over the previous closing price. Opening at $5.07, they varied from $5.02 and $5.12 throughout the day.

Peak Resorts Inc. (NASDAQ: SKIS) currently has a market cap of 70.47M.

24,481 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, 4 percent below the average, out of a total float 10,367,000. Swing traders often use increases in trading volume to pinpoint heavy volume aggregation or distribution by institutional investors, so trading volume is likely to increase in the next few days.

As with all possible breakouts, investors look for volume to be at least 40%-50% greater than normal on the breakout to show that fund managers and other professional investors are jumping in.

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

These instituitional investors retain teams of analysts researching thousands of stocks. Thus, 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 winning trades.

Trades for Peak Resorts Inc. (NASDAQ: SKIS) have ranged from $2.60 – 7.70, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $4.85 and 200-day MA of $4.10. Today’s last price is 0.35% below the 52 week high of $7.70.

Indeed, earnings growth is among the most critical 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% over 3 consecutive years.

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