Royal Bank Of Canada (NYSE: RY) Price Target Increased at Citigroup Inc.

Royal Bank Of Canada (NYSE: RY) had its price target increased by equities researchers at Citigroup Inc. from $89.00 to $95.00.Citigroup Inc. currently has a rating of Buy on the stock. A number of other analysts have spoken on the company in recent days, and the company has earned a consensus one-year price target of $64.26, higher than the opening price of $60.67, a difference of 10.59 percent. Royal Bank Of Canada stock has a 52-week high of $64.13.

Stocks closed mostly in negative territory Wednesday in the wake of slumping crude-oil prices, erasing earlier gains for the major indices, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq bucked the losing trend.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.18% slid 31.98 points, or 0.2%, to close at 18,034.77

The S&P 500 index SPX, -0.06% fell 1.25 points to end at 2,125.77, weighed by a 1.2% drop in the energy sector.

The Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +0.36% advanced 18.52 points, or 0.4%, to close at 5,173.77.

Share prices sometimes get a bounce to the upside when analysts inititate coverage.

Shares of Royal Bank Of Canada (NYSE: RY) opened at $60.67 yesterday and traded in a range between, $60.50 and $61.19, and last traded at $60.69, which represents a change of $ -0.18 over the previous closing price.

Royal Bank Of Canada (NYSE: RY) now has a market cap of 90.05B

The stocks average daily volume is 1,048,940 shares out of a total float 1,482,699,000 and some 856,622 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, 50 percent lower than normal. Look for trading volume to pick up in the coming days as momentum traders often use upticks in trading volume to identify heavy volume accumulation or distribution by institutional investors.

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

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

Professional investors such as these retain substantial teams of analysts that research thousands of stocks. Thus, watching their interests is a good way to ensure you are buying the right stocks.

By tracking the activity of these professional investors—and the moving averages they affect—it allows for traders to make more effective decisions on trades.

With that in mind Royal Bank Of Canada (NYSE: RY) now has a 50-day MA is $61.85 and 200-day MA is $59.84, and it has traded in a 52-week range between $44.37 – 64.13 and today’s last price is -5.36 percent off the 52 week high of $64.13.

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

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