T-Mobile US, Inc. (TMUS) stock slips, “Buy” rating reaffirmed by Argus Analysts

T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) shares fell in early trading today on lower trade volume than normal after a number of analysts weighed in on the investing value of the stock and reiterated thier respective ratings.

Meanwhile in early trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.31% rose 24 points, or 0.1%, to 19,883, while the S&P 500 index ESH7, +0.13% dipped less than 1 point to 2,268. The Nasdaq Composite COMP, +0.02% which reached its fourth-straight record close on Tuesday, rose 1 point to 5,553.

T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) had its Buy rating reiterated by equities researchers at Argus in a research note to investors. The company currently has a rating of Buy on the stock. A number of other analysts have issued reports on the company recently, and the company has secured a consensus one-year price target of $60.09, higher than the opening price of $58.54, a difference of 10.24 percent. T-Mobile US, Inc. stock has a 52-week high of $59.46. Stock prices often move to the upside on recommendations and new price targets of professional analysts.

Yesterday T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) shares last traded at $58.66, a drop of $0.08 from the previous closing price. Opening at $58.54, they varied from $58.35 and $58.94 throughout the day.

T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) now has a market cap of 48.34B.

T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) Average Daily Trading Volume

The stock’s average daily volume is 4,032,650 shares out of a total float 287,218,000 and some 378,247 shares traded hands yesterday, 22 percent lower than normal. lower than normal. Look for trading volume to pick up in the coming days as investors often use upticks in trading volume to identify heavy volume accumulation or distribution by institutional investors.

However, a single 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 have teams of analysts researching thousands of stocks, so it is good corroboration to see them taking a postion in a stock you’re considering.

T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) 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 identifying trends, moving averages allow traders to make those trends work in their favor and increase the number of winning trades.

With that in mind, T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) now has a 50-day MA of $56.52 and 200-day MA of $48.97. It has traded in a 52-week range between $33.23 – 59.46 and today’s last price is 1.35%% lower than the 52 week high of $59.46.

Indeed, earnings growth is among the most crucial things to look at in regards to stock investing and, accordingly, investors identify companies that have increased their earnings at least 25% or more over 3 consecutive years.

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