Partner Communications Co. (NASDAQ: PTNR) Stock Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research

Analysts at Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Partner Communications Co. (NASDAQ: PTNR) from Hold to Buy today.Zacks Investment Research currently has a rating of Buy on the stock. A number of other analysts have issued reports on the company in recent days, and the company has earned a consensus one-year price target of $22.00, higher than the opening price of $4.61. Partner Communications Co. stock has a 52-week high of $5.50. Typically, after analysts issue an upgrade report on a stock, they will later issue other revisions, such as a price target change.

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 Nasdaq Composite Index had been up by as many as 37 points and traded with a 58-point range

Yesterday Partner Communications Co. (NASDAQ: PTNR) shares last traded at $4.63, which is a jump of $0.02 from the previous closing price. Opening at $4.61, they varied from $4.61 and $4.63 throughout the day.

Partner Communications Co. (NASDAQ: PTNR) now has a market cap of 722.79M.

450 shares traded hands yesterday, 81 percent below normal, out of a total float 96,734,000. Momentum traders often use swings in trading volume to determine large volume growth or dissemination by institutional investors, so trading volume is likely to increase in the next few days.

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

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

Professional investors such as these retain teams of analysts researching thousands of stocks, so it is good confirmation to see them taking a postion in a stock you are researching.

By tracking the activity of these professional investors—and the moving averages they influence— traders can make educated trades.

Trades for Partner Communications Co. (NASDAQ: PTNR) have ranged from $3.63 – 5.5000, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $4.80 and 200-day MA of $4.80. Today’s last price is 0.16% below the 52 week high of $5.50.

Earnings growth is a crucial factor to research when investing in stocks and investors identify companies that have been successful at growing their earnings at least 25% or more over the past 3 years.

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