Selecta Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ: SELB) Stock Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research

Analysts at Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Selecta Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ: SELB) from Hold to Buy today.With a rating of Buy on the shares, Selecta Biosciences Inc has a 52-week high of $16.32. The one-year price target of $22.50 is higher than the opening price of $13.25, causing a number of other analysts to report on the company recently. Stock prices sometimes get a spike to the upside when analysts upgrade a stock.

U.S. stocks on Monday closed mostly 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

Yesterday Selecta Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ: SELB) shares last traded at $13.50, which is an increase of $0.42 from the previous closing price. Opening at $13.25, they ranged from $13.21 and $13.76 throughout the day.

Selecta Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ: SELB) now has a market cap of N/A.

868 shares traded hands yesterday, 7 percent below the norm, out of a total float N/A. Look for trading volume to pick up in the coming days as swing traders often use swings in trading volume to identify heavy volume growth or circulation by institutional investors.

As with all potential breakouts, investors watch 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 is defined by ownership of a stock by mutual funds, banks, pension funds and other large institutions.

Professional investors such as these retain teams of analysts researching thousands of stocks, so it is good validation to see them taking a postion in a stock you are considering.

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

With that in mind, Selecta Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ: SELB) now has a 50-day MA of $12.32 and 200-day MA of $12.88. It has traded in a 52-week range between $10.26 – 16.32 and today’s last price is 0.17% lower than the 52 week high of $16.32.

Earnings growth is a crucial factor to look at when buying stocks and investors seek companies that have raised their earnings at least 25% or more for the past 3 years.

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