The Finish Line Inc. (NASDAQ: FINL) Rating Reiterated at Credit Suisse Group AG

The Finish Line Inc. (NASDAQ: FINL) had its Hold rating reiterated by equities researchers at Credit Suisse Group AG in a research note to investors. Credit Suisse Group AG currently has a rating of Hold on the shares. A number of other analysts have spoken on the company in recent days, and the company has earned a consensus one-year price target of $22.31, a decrease compared to the opening price of $23.38. The Finish Line Inc. stock has a 52-week high of $25.92. Usually, after analysts assign a “reiterated rating” report on a stock, they will subsequently issue other revisions, often followed by 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 The Finish Line Inc. (NASDAQ: FINL) shares last traded at $23.57, a spike of $0.36 over the previous closing price. Opening at $23.38, they ranged from $23.15 and $23.66 throughout the day.

The Finish Line Inc. (NASDAQ: FINL) currently has a market cap of 976.88M.

1,006,338 shares traded hands yesterday, 75 percent below the average, out of a total float 40,483,000. Swing traders often use swings in trading volume to determine large volume aggregation or circulation by institutional investors, so look for trading volume to pick up in the coming days.

While an increase in trading for short periods will not mean much, however, a trend of heavy trading volume on the buy side over a series of days or weeks delivers a positive cue to market traders that institutions may be moving in, so institutional sponsorship is crucial.

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 substantial teams of analysts that investigate thousands of stocks, so it is good corroboration to see them taking a postion in a stock you are considering.

By marking the activity of these professional investors—and the moving averages they influence—it allows for traders to make more impactful choices on trades.

Trades for The Finish Line Inc. (NASDAQ: FINL) have ranged from $15.37 – 25.92, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $23.16 and 200-day MA of $20.46. Today’s last price is 0.09% under the 52 week high of $25.92.

Earnings growth is an important factor to look at when buying stocks and investors seek companies that have increased their earnings at least 25% or more over a 3 year period.

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