Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) had its price target boosted by equities researchers at Stifel Nicolaus from $83.00 to $87.00. The company currently has a rating of Buy on the stock. A number of other analysts have commented on the company recently, and Electronic Arts Inc. has earned a consensus one-year price target of $87.04, higher than the opening price of $79.73, a difference of 10.77 percent. Electronic Arts Inc. stock has a 52-week high of $84.45.
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
Stock prices often move to the upside on recommendations and new price targets of professional brokerage firms.
Shares of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) opened at $79.73 yesterday and traded in a range between, $79.51 and $80.92, and last traded at $80.84, which represents a change of $ 0.98 over the previous closing price.
Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) currently has a market cap of 24.31B
The stocks average daily volume is 3,224,110 shares out of a total float 298,852,000 of and some 3,371,101 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, 6 percent higher than normal. Significant increases in trading volume and price appreciation together could signal heavy volume accumulation 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.
Professional investors such as these retain substantial teams of analysts that research thousands of stocks. Thus, watching their interests is a good way to ensure you are buying the right stocks.
By identifying trends, moving averages allow investors to make those trends work in their favor and increase the number of successful trades.
With that in mind Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) now has a 50-day MA is $79.80 and 200-day MA is $72.54, and it has traded in a 52-week range between $53.01 – 84.45 and today’s last price is -0.04 percent off the 52 week high of $84.45.
Earnings growth is an important factor to look at when buying 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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