Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ: STX) had its price target increased by equities researchers at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. from $29.00 to $36.00.Goldman Sachs Group Inc. currently has a rating of Neutral on the stock. A number of other analysts have spoken on the company recently, and the company has earned a consensus one-year price target of $32.74, lower than the opening price of $35.83, a difference of 8.96 percent. Seagate Technology PLC stock has a 52-week high of $49.52.
U.S. stocks finished higher on Monday as investor fears for an interest rate hike subsided after Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard urged caution about removing monetary stimulus too quickly.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +1.32% surged 239.62 points, or 1.3%, to close at 18,325.07, after jumping as high as 273 points.
The S&P 500 SPX, +1.47% rose 31.23 points, or 1.5%, to finish at 2,159.04, with all sectors closing in positive territory.
Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +1.68% finished up 85.98 points, or 1.7%, at 5,211.89, propelled by a rally in biotechnology shares
Stock prices often move to the upside on recommendations and new price targets of professional brokerage firms.
Shares of Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ: STX) opened at $35.83 yesterday and traded in a range between, $35.06 and $36.71, and last traded at $36.55, which represents a change of $ 0.46 over the previous closing price.
Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ: STX) currently has a market cap of 10.91B
The stocks average daily volume is 5,563,080 shares out of a total float 295,106,000 of and some 6,149,756 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, 89 percent higher than normal. Significant increases in trading volume and price appreciation together could signal heavy volume accumulation by institutional investors.
While increased trading for short periods will not mean much will not mean much, conversely, 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 very important.
Institutional sponsorship is defined by ownership of a stock by mutual funds, banks, pension funds and other large institutions.
These professional investors have teams of analysts researching thousands of stocks, so it is good confirmation to see them buying a stock you’re researching.
By spotting trends, moving averages allow investors to make those trends work in their favor and increase the number of successful trades.
With that in mind Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ: STX) now has a 50-day MA is $32.80 and 200-day MA is $28.56, and it has traded in a 52-week range between $18.42 – 49.52 and today’s last price is -0.26 percent off the 52 week high of $49.52.
Earnings growth is an important factor to look at when buying stocks and investors look for companies that have grown their earnings at least 25% or more for the past 3 years.
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