Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (NASDAQ: AMCC) Stock Coverage Initiated at Susquehanna

Analysts at Susquehanna initiated coverage on Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (NASDAQ: AMCC) stock, rating the company at Neutral.Susquehanna currently has a rating of Neutral on the stock. The one-year price target of $8.43 is higher than the opening price of $7.00, causing a number of other analysts to comment on the company recently. Looking back over the last 52 weeks, Applied Micro Circuits Corp. stock has a high of $7.68. Analysts and brokerage firms will subsequently publish periodic updates after beginning or initiating coverage. Changes in price targets are not uncommon.

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 Nasdaq Composite Index had been up by as many as 37 points and traded with a 58-point range

Yesterday Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (NASDAQ: AMCC) shares last traded at $6.99, which is a jump of $0.05 from the previous closing price. Opening at $7.00, they varied from $6.91 and $7.00 throughout the day.

Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (NASDAQ: AMCC) currently has a market cap of 596.71M.

43,527 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, 108 percent below normal, out of a total float 75,861,000. Trading volume is likely to increase in the next few days as investors often use increases in trading volume to identify large volume accumulation or distribution by institutional investors.

As with all possible breakouts, investors watch for volume to be at least 40%-50% above normal on the breakout to show that fund managers and other professional investors are jumping in.

Institutional sponsorship simply 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 make sure you are buying the right stocks.

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

Trades for Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (NASDAQ: AMCC) have ranged from $4.93 – 7.68, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $7.03 and 200-day MA of $6.58. Today’s last price is 0.09% lower than the 52 week high of $7.68.

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

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