Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) Stock Rating Reiterated at Needham & Company LLC

Analysts at Needham & Company LLC reiterated a Hold rating on shares of Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) in a reserach note to investors, making it one of the more closely watched stocks on Wall Street.With a rating of Hold on the shares, the company has a 52-week high of $7.94. The one-year price target of $7.04 is a decrease compared to the opening price of $7.47, resulting a number of other analysts to report on the company recently. Share prices sometimes get a jump to the upside when analysts reiterate coverage.

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

Shares of Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) opened at $7.47 yesterday trading between $7.32 and $7.47, and last traded at $7.42.

Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) currently has a market cap of 1.72B.

216,380 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, 23 percent lower than normal, out of a total float 231,492,000. Swing traders often use swings in trading volume to pinpoint substantial volume aggregation or dissemination by institutional investors, so trading volume is likely to increase in the next few days.

However, one day of heavy buy side trading is not enough to assert a trend. As such, market traders will continue to watch 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 substantial teams of analysts researching thousands of stocks. So watching their interests is a good way to ensure you are buying the right stocks.

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

With that in mind, Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) now has a 50-day MA of $7.55 and 200-day MA of $6.93. It has traded in a 52-week range between $4.68 – 7.94 and today’s last price is 0.07% lower than the 52 week high of $7.94.

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% for a 3 year period.

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