Ruth’s Hospitality Group Inc. (NASDAQ: RUTH) Stock Upgraded to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

Analysts at Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Ruth’s Hospitality Group Inc. (NASDAQ: RUTH) from Sell to Hold on Tuesday, September 13. A number of other analysts have commented on the shares recently, and the company has earned a consensus one-year price target of $18.50 , higher than the opening price of $15.05. Typically, after analysts publish an upgrade report on a stock, they will subsequently issue other updates, such as price target changes.

U.S. stocks finished higher on Monday as investor fears for an interest rate hike subsided after Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard urged caution about removing monetary stimulus too quickly.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +1.32% surged 239.62 points, or 1.3%, to close at 18,325.07, after jumping as high as 273 points.

The S&P 500 SPX, +1.47% rose 31.23 points, or 1.5%, to finish at 2,159.04, with all sectors closing in positive territory.

Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +1.68% finished up 85.98 points, or 1.7%, at 5,211.89, propelled by a rally in biotechnology shares

Shares of Ruth’s Hospitality Group Inc. (NASDAQ: RUTH) opened at $15.05 and traded in a range between, $15.00 and $15.13 on Friday, and last traded at $15.01, which represents a change of $ -0.16 over the previous closing price. Ruth’s Hospitality Group Inc.has a 52-week high of $18.78

Ruth’s Hospitality Group Inc. (NASDAQ: RUTH) now has a market cap of 471.78M

The stocks average daily volume is 267,194 shares out of a total float 29,101,000 of and some 30,799 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, 49 percent lower than normal. Look for trading volume to pick up in the coming days as momentum traders often use increases in trading volume to identify heavy volume accumulation or distribution by institutional investors.

However, a single day of heavy buy side trading is not enough to assert a trend. As such, market traders will continue to watch for institutional sponsorship as a signal 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.

These professional investors have teams of analysts researching thousands of stocks, so it is good confirmation to see them buying a stock you are researching.

A moving average can also act as support or resistance. In an uptrend a 50-day or 200-day moving average may act as a support level.

With that in mind Ruth’s Hospitality Group Inc. (NASDAQ: RUTH) now has a 50-day MA is $15.22 and 200-day MA is $16.54, and it has traded in a 52-week range between $14.81 – 18.78 and the last closing price is -0.20 percent off the 52 week high.

Earnings growth is an important factor toresearch when investing in stocks and investors look for companies that have grown their earnings at least 25% or more for the past 3 years.

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