CommScope Holding Co. (NASDAQ: COMM) Stock Coverage Initiated at Morgan Stanley

Analysts at Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on CommScope Holding Co. (NASDAQ: COMM) stock, starting the company at Equal Weight.With a rating of Equal Weight on the stock, CommScope Holding Co. has a 52-week high of $33.54. The one-year price target of $36.36 is above the opening price of $31.01, resulting a fair amount of other analysts to comment on the company in recent days. Price changes targets are not unheard of as analysts and brokerage firms will publish periodic updates after initiating coverage,.

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 index 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

Yesterday CommScope Holding Co. (NASDAQ: COMM) shares last traded at $30.77, which is a dip of $0.30 over the previous closing price. Opening at $31.01, they ranged from $30.51 and $31.17 throughout the day.

CommScope Holding Co. (NASDAQ: COMM) currently has a market cap of 5.93B.

187,474 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, 22 percent lower than the average, out of a total float 134,378,000. Swing traders often use increases in trading volume to pinpoint heavy volume accumulation or circulation by institutional investors, so trading volume is likely to increase in the next few days.

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

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

These professional investors retain substantial teams of analysts researching thousands of stocks, so it is good validation to see them taking a postion in a stock you are considering.

By following the activity of these professional investors and how they influence moving averages,it allows for traders to make more impactful decisions on trades.

Trades for CommScope Holding Co. (NASDAQ: COMM) have ranged from $19.37 – 33.54, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $29.37 and 200-day MA of $29.47. Today’s last price is 0.08% lower than the 52 week high of $33.54.

Earnings growth is a critical factor to consider 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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