Analysts at Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) from Hold to Buy on Tuesday, September 13. A number of other analysts have commented on the company recently, and the company has earned a consensus one-year price target of $33.71 , higher than the opening price of $30.22. Stock prices often move to the upside on recommendations and new price targets of professional brokerage firms.
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
Shares of General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) opened at $30.22 and traded in a range between, $29.95 and $30.25 on Friday, and last traded at $30.06, which represents a change of $ -0.43 over the previous closing price. General Electric Co.has a 52-week high of $33.00
General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) now has a market cap of 269.37B
The stocks average daily volume is 34,737,500 shares out of a total float 8,945,461,000 of and some 8,781,392 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, 53 percent lower than normal. Look for trading volume to pick up in the coming days as momentum traders often use swings in trading volume to identify heavy volume accumulation or distribution 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.
These professional investors have teams of analysts researching thousands of stocks, so it is good confirmation to see them taking a postion in a stock you’re considering.
By spotting trends, moving averages allow investors to make those trends work in their favor and increase the number of winning trades.
With that in mind General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) now has a 50-day MA is $31.19 and 200-day MA is $30.85, and it has traded in a 52-week range between $24.26 – 33.00 and the last closing price is -0.09 percent off the 52 week high.
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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