Jaguar Animal Health, Inc. (JAGX) stock remains unchanged after upgrade at Zacks Investment Research

Jaguar Animal Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAGX) shares traded mostly even in value in early trading today on lighter trade volume than normal after a number of analysts weighed in on the investing value of the stock with a upgraded rating.

U.S. stocks flipped between small losses and gains early Tuesday morning as investors maintained a cautious stance following a sharp postelection rally.

The S&P 500 index SPX, -0.04% was off by about 1 point, or less than 0.1%, at 2,267, with seven of the 11 main sectors trading lower. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.13% was off 33 points, or 0.2%, to 19,853.

Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +0.05% traded in record territory, after closing at an all-time high for the second session in a row on Monday.

Analysts at Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Jaguar Animal Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAGX) from Sell to Hold today. With a rating of Hold on the stock, Jaguar Animal Health, Inc. has a 52-week high of $4.60. As a means of comparison, a number of other analysts have issued reports on the company in recent days, and Jaguar Animal Health, Inc. has secured a consensus one-year price target of $6.50, higher than the opening price of $0.65, a difference of 98.48 percent. Share prices sometimes get a jump to the upside when analysts upgrade a stock.

Yesterday Jaguar Animal Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAGX) shares last traded at $0.66. Opening at $0.65, they fluctuated from $0.65 and $0.66 throughout the day.

Jaguar Animal Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAGX) currently has a market cap of 8.13M.

Jaguar Animal Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAGX) Average Daily Trading Volume

4,826 shares traded hands yesterday, 29 percent lower than the average, out of a total float 5,841,000. lower than normal. Look for trading volume to pick up in the coming days as momentum traders often use increases 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.

These instituitional investors retain substantial teams of analysts that research thousands of stocks, so it is good corroboration to see them taking a postion in a stock you are considering.

Jaguar Animal Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAGX) 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.

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

Trades for Jaguar Animal Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAGX) have ranged from $0.61 – 4.600, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $0.71 and 200-day MA of $1.20. Today’s last price is 85.67%% under the 52 week high of $4.60.

Indeed, earnings growth is among the most crucial things to look at in regards to stock investing and, accordingly, investors watch for companies that have been successful at growing their earnings at least 25% or more for a 3 year period.

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