Lattice Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: LSCC) Stock Coverage Initiated at Susquehanna

Analysts at Susquehanna initiated coverage on Lattice Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: LSCC) stock, starting the company at Positive. The company currently has a rating of Positive on the stock. A number of other analysts have spoken on the stock recently, and Lattice Semiconductor Corp. has earned a consensus one-year price target of $7.26, above the opening price of $6.56. Lattice Semiconductor Corp. stock has a 52-week high of $7.07. After initiating coverage,, analysts and brokerage firms will subsequently re periodic updates. Price changes targets are not unusual.

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 gauge 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 Lattice Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: LSCC) shares last traded at $6.38, which represents an increase of $0.03 compared to the previous closing price. Opening at $6.56, they ranged from $6.35 and $6.56 throughout the day.

Lattice Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: LSCC) currently has a market cap of 767.85M.

374,956 shares traded hands yesterday, 52 percent below the average, out of a total float 110,768,000. Trading volume is likely to increase in the next few days as investors often use upticks in trading volume to determine heavy volume growth or dissemination by institutional investors.

While higher trading for short periods will not mean much, however, a trend of heavy trading volume on the buy side over a period of days or weeks sends a positive cue to market traders that institutions may be moving in, so institutional sponsorship is critical.

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

Professional investors such as these have 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 identifying trends, moving averages allow investors to make those trends work in their favor and increase the number of successful trades.

Trades for Lattice Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: LSCC) have ranged from $3.57 – 7.07, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $6.10 and 200-day MA of $5.80. Today’s last price is 0.10% under the 52 week high of $7.07.

Indeed, earnings growth is among the most critical things to look at in regards to stock investing and, accordingly, investors identify companies that have raised their earnings by at least 25% for the past 3 years.

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