Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S) Price Target Raised at Barclays PLC

Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S) had its price target boosted by equities researchers at Barclays PLC from $5.00 to $6.00. The company currently has a rating of Equal Weight on the stock. A number of other analysts have spoken on the company in recent days, and Sprint Corp. has earned a consensus one-year price target of $7.28, above the opening price of $6.72, a difference of 11.72 percent. Sprint Corp. stock has a 52-week high of $7.03.

U.S. stocks closed higher Tuesday as investors anticipate the results of meetings from the Federal Reserve and the Bank of Japan.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.05% rose 9.79 points, or less than 0.1%, to close at 18,129.96.

The S&P 500 index SPX, +0.03% advanced 0.64 points to finish at 2,139.76, led by gains in the health-care and consumer-staples sectors.

The Nasdaq Composite index COMP, +0.12% gained 6.33 points, or 0.1%, to close at 5,241.35.

Yesterday Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S) shares last traded at $6.21, which is a drop of $0.44 from the previous closing price. Opening at $6.72, they fluctuated from $6.18 and $6.94 throughout the day.

Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S) currently has a market cap of 24.71B.

53,370,429 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, 41 percent above the norm, out of a total float 673,019,000. Considerable volume aggregation by institutional investors may be on the horizon as the combination of significant increases in trading volume and price inflation can be deciding factors.

However, a single day of high volume buy side trading is not enough to affirm a trend. As such, market traders will continue to look for institutional sponsorship as a signal 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 instituitional investors retain teams of analysts that research thousands of stocks. So watching their interests is a good way to ensure you are buying the right stocks.

Traders are able to make make educated trades when they track the trading habits of professional investors.

With that in mind, Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S) now has a 50-day MA of $6.28 and 200-day MA of $4.54. It has traded in a 52-week range between $2.18 – 7.03 and today’s last price is 0.12% lower than the 52 week high of $7.03.

Earnings growth is an important factor to research when investing in stocks and investors identify companies that have been successful at growing their earnings by at least 25% over 3 consecutive years.

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