NeuroMetrix Inc. (NASDAQ: NURO) Stock Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research

Analysts at Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of NeuroMetrix Inc. (NASDAQ: NURO) from Sell to Hold today. With a rating of Hold on the shares, the company has a 52-week high of $3.80. The one-year price target of $4.50 is above the opening price of $1.56, that has caused a number of other analysts to report on the company in recent days. Share prices sometimes get a spike to the upside when analysts upgrade a stock.

U.S. stocks closed higher Tuesday as investors anticipate the results of meetings from the Federal Reserve and the Bank of Japan.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.05% rose 9.79 points, or less than 0.1%, to close at 18,129.96.

The S&P 500 index SPX, +0.03% advanced 0.64 points to finish at 2,139.76, led by gains in the health-care and consumer-staples sectors.

The Nasdaq Composite index COMP, +0.12% gained 6.33 points, or 0.1%, to close at 5,241.35.

Shares of NeuroMetrix Inc. (NASDAQ: NURO) opened at $1.56 yesterday trading between $1.53 and $1.61, and last traded at $1.58, which represents a spike of $0.02 over the previous closing price.

NeuroMetrix Inc. (NASDAQ: NURO) currently has a market cap of 8.09M.

The stock’s average daily volume is 91,750 shares out of a total float 4,865,000 and some 25,754 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, 47 percent lower than normal. Momentum traders often use swings in trading volume to determine substantial volume growth or distribution by institutional investors, so look for trading volume to pick up in the coming days.

As with all potential breakouts, investors look for volume to be at least 40%-50% greater than normal on the breakout to indicate that fund managers and other professional investors are jumping in.

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

Institutional investors such as these retain substantial teams of analysts that research thousands of stocks, so it is good confirmation to see them buying a stock you’re researching.

By spotting trends, moving averages allow traders to make those trends work in their favor and increase the number of successful trades.

Trades for NeuroMetrix Inc. (NASDAQ: NURO) have ranged from $1.35 – 3.80, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $1.48 and 200-day MA of $1.68. Today’s last price is 0.58% under the 52 week high of $3.80.

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

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