Knowles Corp. (NYSE: KN) Stock Coverage Initiated at Susquehanna

Analysts at Susquehanna initiated coverage on Knowles Corp. (NYSE: KN) stock, starting the company at Negative.With a rating of Negative on the stock, Knowles Corp. has a 52-week high of $22.33. The one-year price target of $16.88 is above the opening price of $14.09, that has caused a number of other analysts to comment on the stock in recent days. Changes in price targets are not unheard of as analysts and brokerage firms will publish periodic updates after initiating coverage,.

U.S. stocks on Monday closed essentially 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 Nasdaq Composite Index had been up by as many as 37 points and traded with a 58-point range

Shares of Knowles Corp. (NYSE: KN) opened at $14.09 yesterday and traded in a range between, $13.85 and $14.09, and last traded at $13.96, a dip of $0.41 from the previous closing price.

Knowles Corp. (NYSE: KN) now has a market cap of 1.24B.

The stock’s average daily volume is 798,294 shares out of a total float 88,136,000 and some 148,219 shares traded hands yesterday, 4 percent lower than normal. Trading volume is likely to increase in the next few days as momentum traders often use increases in trading volume to identify substantial volume accumulation or circulation by institutional investors.

However, a single day of significant buy side trading is not enough to determine a trend. So market traders will continue to watch for institutional sponsorship as a cue that financial institutions are moving forward.

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

These instituitional investors retain substantial teams of analysts researching thousands of stocks. So watching their interests is a good way to make sure you are buying the right stocks.

By tracking the activity of these professional investors and how they affect moving averages,it allows for traders to make more useful choices on trades.

With that in mind, Knowles Corp. (NYSE: KN) now has a 50-day MA of $13.90 and 200-day MA of $13.82. It has traded in a 52-week range between $9.68 – 22.33 and today’s last price is 0.37% lower than the 52 week high of $22.33.

Indeed, earnings growth is among the most critical things to look at in regards to stock investing and, accordingly, investors seek companies that have increased their earnings at least 25% or more for a 3 year period.

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