Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) Price Target Raised at Benchmark Co.

Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) had its price target increased by equities researchers at Benchmark Co. from $21.00 to $23.00.Benchmark Co. currently has a rating of Buy on the stock. A number of other analysts have spoken on the company recently, and the company has earned a consensus one-year price target of $20.61, higher than the opening price of $19.65, a difference of 10.54 percent. Veeco Instruments Inc. stock has a 52-week high of $23.12.

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

Share prices sometimes get a bounce to the upside when analysts inititate coverage.

Shares of Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) opened at $19.65 yesterday and traded in a range between, $19.43 and $19.80, and last traded at $19.55, which represents a change of $ -0.08 over the previous closing price.

Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) currently has a market cap of 794.47M

The stocks average daily volume is 290,325 shares out of a total float 39,986,000 of and some 268,493 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, 107 percent lower than normal. Look for trading volume to pick up in the coming days as investors often use upticks 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 simply refers to 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’re researching.

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

With that in mind Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) now has a 50-day MA is $19.56 and 200-day MA is $18.30, and it has traded in a 52-week range between $15.26 – 23.12 and today’s last price is -0.15 percent off the 52 week high of $23.12.

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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