FirstService Corp. (NASDAQ: FSV) Stock Coverage Initiated at RBC Capital Markets

Analysts at RBC Capital Markets initiated coverage on FirstService Corp. (NASDAQ: FSV) stock, starting the company at Outperform. The company currently has a rating of Outperform on the stock. The one-year price target of $45.82 is a decrease compared to the opening price of $46.88, resulting a number of other analysts to comment on the stock in recent days. Looking back over the last year, FirstService Corp. stock has a high of $53.15. After initiating coverage,, analysts and brokerage firms will subsequently re periodic updates. Price changes targets are not unheard of.

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 FirstService Corp. (NASDAQ: FSV) shares last traded at $46.93, a spike of $0.97 compared to the previous closing price. Opening at $46.88, they ranged from $45.19 and $47.25 throughout the day.

FirstService Corp. (NASDAQ: FSV) currently has a market cap of 1.69B.

The stock’s average daily volume is 24,248 shares out of a total float 28,938,000 and some 24,394 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, 23 percent higher than the average. Significant expansions in trading volume and price inflation together could mean heavy volume accumulation by institutional investors.

However, one day of high volume buy side trading is not enough to assert a trend. So market traders will continue to look for institutional sponsorship as a signal that financial institutions are moving forward.

Institutional sponsorship commonly refers to ownership of a stock by mutual funds, banks, pension funds and other large institutions.

Institutional investors such as these have substantial teams of analysts researching thousands of stocks, so it is good corroboration to see them taking a postion in a stock you’re considering.

By following the activity of these professional investors—and the moving averages they affect— traders can make the best trades.

Trades for FirstService Corp. (NASDAQ: FSV) have ranged from $31.37 – 53.15, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $49.39 and 200-day MA of $45.40. Today’s last price is 0.12% under the 52 week high of $53.15.

Earnings growth is an important factor to research when buying stocks and investors look for companies that have grown their earnings at least 25% or more over a 3 year period.

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