Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) Rating Reiterated at HC Wainwright

Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) had its Buy rating reiterated by equities researchers at HC Wainwright in a research note to investors. With a rating of Buy on the shares, Biogen Inc. has a 52-week high of $333.65. As a means of comparison, a number of other analysts have issued reports on the stock recently, and the company has secured a consensus one-year price target of $344.61, above the opening price of $306.06, a difference of 11.22 percent. Stock prices often shift to the upside on recommendations and new price targets of professional analysts.

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 Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) shares last traded at $307.05, an increase of $3.55 compared to the previous closing price. Opening at $306.06, they ranged from $304.00 and $308.86 throughout the day.

Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) currently has a market cap of 67.28B.

1,100,149 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, 37 percent lower than normal, out of a total float 218,781,000. Swing traders often use increases in trading volume to determine heavy volume accumulation or dissemination by institutional investors, so trading volume is likely to increase in the next few days.

While increased trading for one day will not mean much, however, a trend of heavy trading volume on the buy side over a series of days or weeks expresses a positive signal to market traders that institutions may be moving in, so institutional sponsorship is critical.

Institutional sponsorship is defined by ownership of a stock by mutual funds, banks, pension funds and other large institutions.

These instituitional investors retain teams of analysts that investigate thousands of stocks, so it is good validation to see them taking a postion in a stock you’re researching.

Traders are able to make make more impactful choices on trades when they follow the activity of professional investors.

With that in mind, Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) now has a 50-day MA of $310.32 and 200-day MA of $274.85. It has traded in a 52-week range between $223.02 – 333.65 and today’s last price is 0.08% lower than the 52 week high of $333.65.

Indeed, earnings growth is among the most critical things to look at in regards to stock investing and, accordingly, investors look for companies that have increased their earnings by at least 25% for 3 consecutive years.

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