MediWound Ltd. (MDWD) Shares Tick Up after Upgrade at Zacks Investment Research

MediWound Ltd. (NASDAQ: MDWD) shares rose in value Thursday December 29 with lower trade volume than normal after a number of analysts weighed in on the investing value of the stock with a upgraded rating.

Meanwhile, U.S. stocks were little changed in early trade Thursday. The S&P 500 SPX, +0.04% rose 0.1% to 2,252, while the Dow DJIA, +0.04% advanced 16 points to 19,850. The Nasdaq Composite COMP, -0.04% was virtually flat at 5,439.

Analysts at Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of MediWound Ltd. (NASDAQ: MDWD) from Hold to Buy today. With a rating of Buy on the stock, MediWound Ltd. has a 52-week high of $9.29. A number of other analysts have spoken on the company recently, and MediWound Ltd. has secured a consensus one-year price target of $11.75, higher than the opening price of $5.00, a difference of 22.99 percent. Usually, after analysts give an upgrade report on a stock, they will subsequently issue other updates, such as a price target change.

Shares of MediWound Ltd. (NASDAQ: MDWD) opened at $5.00 on Tuesday trading between $5.00 and $5.11, and last traded at $5.11, which is an increase of $0.01 or 0.12% compared to the previous closing price.

MediWound Ltd. (NASDAQ: MDWD) currently has a market cap of 111.67M.

MediWound Ltd. (NASDAQ: MDWD) Average Daily Trading Volume

The stock’s average daily volume is 28,786 shares out of a total float 10,230,000 and some 3,477 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, below normal. Trading volume is likely to increase in the next few days as investors often use increases in trading volume to determine large volume growth or circulation by institutional investors.

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

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 that investigate thousands of stocks, so it is good corroboration to see them taking a postion in a stock you are considering.

MediWound Ltd. (NASDAQ: MDWD) Moving Averages

A moving average can also act as support or resistance. In an uptrend a 50-day, 100-day or 200-day moving average may act as a support level, as shown in the figure below.

This is because the average acts like a floor (support), so the price bounces up off of it.

In a downtrend a moving average may act as resistance; like a ceiling, the price hits it and then starts to drop again.

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

With that in mind, MediWound Ltd. (NASDAQ: MDWD) now has a 50-day MA of $5.22 and 200-day MA of $6.87. It has traded in a 52-week range between $4.25 – 9.290 and today’s last price is 45.04%% lower than the 52 week high of $9.29.

Earnings growth is a critical factor to look at when buying stocks and investors identify companies that have grown their earnings at least 25% or more for 3 consecutive years.

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