Radius Health Inc. (NASDAQ: RDUS) Stock Rating Reiterated at Jefferies Group

Jefferies Group analysts reiterated its Hold rating on Radius Health Inc. (NASDAQ: RDUS) in a note to investors, making it one of the more closely watched stocks on Wall Street. The company currently has a rating of Hold on the shares. As a means of comparison, a number of other analysts have commented on the stock recently, and Radius Health Inc. has secured a consensus one-year price target of $56.88, higher than the opening price of $55.63, a difference of 10.11 percent. Radius Health Inc. stock has a 52-week high of $77.10. Share prices often shift to the upside on recommendations and new price targets of professional brokerage firms.

U.S. stocks on Monday closed mostly 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

Yesterday Radius Health Inc. (NASDAQ: RDUS) shares last traded at $56.29, a spike of $1.18 compared to the previous closing price. Opening at $55.63, they varied from $55.27 and $56.74 throughout the day.

Radius Health Inc. (NASDAQ: RDUS) currently has a market cap of 2.42B.

The stock’s average daily volume is 920,631 shares out of a total float 31,454,000 and some 307,730 shares traded hands yesterday, 107 percent below the average. Investors often use swings in trading volume to determine substantial volume aggregation or circulation by institutional investors, so look for trading volume to pick up in the coming days.

However, just a day of high volume buy side trading is not enough to assert a trend. As such, market traders will continue to watch for institutional sponsorship as an indicator 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 professional investors retain substantial teams of analysts researching thousands of stocks, so it is good corroboration to see them taking a postion in a stock you’re considering.

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

Trades for Radius Health Inc. (NASDAQ: RDUS) have ranged from $24.75 – 77.1000, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $54.45 and 200-day MA of $40.78. Today’s last price is 0.27% under the 52 week high of $77.10.

Indeed, earnings growth is among the most important things to look at in regards to stock investing and, accordingly, investors identify companies that have been successful at growing their earnings by at least 25% over a 3 year period.

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