Peak Resorts Inc. (NASDAQ: SKIS) Stock Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research

Analysts at Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Peak Resorts Inc. (NASDAQ: SKIS) from Hold to Buy today.Zacks Investment Research currently has a rating of Buy on the stock. The one-year price target of $6.30 is higher than the opening price of $5.07, resulting a fair amount of other analysts to issue statements on the stock recently. Looking back over the last year, Peak Resorts Inc. stock has a high of $7.70. Stock prices often trend to the upside on recommendations and new price targets of professional brokerage firms.

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

Shares of Peak Resorts Inc. (NASDAQ: SKIS) opened at $5.07 yesterday trading between $5.05 and $5.11, and last traded at $5.07, which represents a spike of $0.01 over the previous closing price.

Peak Resorts Inc. (NASDAQ: SKIS) currently has a market cap of 70.89M.

21,101 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, 68 percent lower than normal, out of a total float 10,367,000. Investors often use upticks in trading volume to pinpoint substantial volume growth or circulation by institutional investors, so look for trading volume to pick up in the coming days.

While increased trading for one day 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 signal to market traders that institutions may be moving in, so institutional sponsorship is crucial.

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 that investigate 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 traders to make those trends work in their favor and increase the number of winning trades.

With that in mind, Peak Resorts Inc. (NASDAQ: SKIS) now has a 50-day MA of $4.84 and 200-day MA of $4.09. It has traded in a 52-week range between $2.60 – 7.70 and today’s last price is 0.34% lower than the 52 week high of $7.70.

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

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