Urban Edge Properties (NYSE: UE) Shares Downgraded at Zacks Investment Research

Shares of Urban Edge Properties (NYSE: UE) were downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research in a note to their investors today.With a rating of Sell on the shares, the company has a 52-week high of $30.29. The one-year price target of $28.50 is higher than the opening price of $27.79, resulting a number of other analysts to report on the stock in recent days. Important and fundamental digressions in the company’s procedures, future direction or industry can cause downgrades as the analysts consider that the future prospects for the security have diminished from the initial recommendation.

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 gauge 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 index had been up by as many as 37 points and traded with a 58-point range

Shares of Urban Edge Properties (NYSE: UE) opened at $27.79 yesterday trading between $27.62 and $27.79, and last traded at $27.69, which is a spike of $0.10 over the previous closing price.

Urban Edge Properties (NYSE: UE) currently has a market cap of 2.75B.

15,268 shares traded hands yesterday, 16 percent lower than normal, out of a total float 94,821,000. Look for trading volume to pick up in the coming days as momentum traders often use swings in trading volume to determine substantial volume aggregation or dissemination by institutional investors.

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 period of days or weeks expresses a positive cue to market traders that institutions may be moving in, so institutional sponsorship is crucial.

Institutional sponsorship commonly refers to 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. Thus, watching their interests is a good way to ensure you are buying the right stocks.

Traders are able to make make educated trades when they track the trading habits of professional investors.

With that in mind, Urban Edge Properties (NYSE: UE) now has a 50-day MA of $28.77 and 200-day MA of $27.47. It has traded in a 52-week range between $20.84 – 30.290 and today’s last price is 0.09% lower than the 52 week high of $30.29.

Earnings growth is a crucial factor to research when buying stocks and investors look for companies that have raised their earnings at least 25% or more over a 3 year period.

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