Globant S.A. (GLOB) Shares Tick Up after Upgrade at Pacific Crest

Globant S.A. (NYSE: GLOB) shares rose in value in early trading today on 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 opened significantly lower in early trading. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was 58 points lower, or 0.29% to 19895, the S&P 500 fell 7 points, or 0.28% to 2268, while the Nasdaq dropped 22 points, or 0.38% to 5542.

Analysts at Pacific Crest upgraded shares of Globant S.A. (NYSE: GLOB) from Sector Weight to Overweight today. With a rating of Overweight on the stock, Globant S.A. has a 52-week high of $47.19. A number of other analysts have issued reports on the stock recently, and the company has secured a consensus one-year price target of $40.50, higher than the opening price of $31.69, a difference of 12.76 percent. Stock prices often move to the upside on recommendations and new price targets of professional brokerage firms.

Yesterday Globant S.A. (NYSE: GLOB) shares last traded at $31.75, which represents a jump of $0.79 compared to the previous closing price. Opening at $31.69, they varied from $31.69 and $32.40 throughout the day.

Globant S.A. (NYSE: GLOB) now has a market cap of 1.10B.

Globant S.A. (NYSE: GLOB) Average Daily Trading Volume

The stock’s average daily volume is 286,836 shares out of a total float 23,939,000 and some 62,675 shares traded hands yesterday, 68 percent lower than the average. lower than normal. Look for trading volume to pick up in the coming days as swing traders often use upticks in trading volume to identify heavy volume accumulation or distribution by institutional investors.

While increased trading for one day will not mean much, conversely, a trend of heavy trading volume on the buy side over a period of days or weeks sends a positive signal to market traders that institutions may be moving in, so institutional sponsorship is very important.

Institutional sponsorship is defined by ownership of a stock by mutual funds, banks, pension funds and other large institutions.

Institutional investors such as these have substantial teams of analysts researching thousands of stocks, so it is good validation to see them buying a stock you are researching.

Globant S.A. (NYSE: GLOB) 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 tracking the activity of these professional investors—and the moving averages they affect—it allows for traders to make more effective decisions on trades.

With that in mind, Globant S.A. (NYSE: GLOB) now has a 50-day MA of $33.29 and 200-day MA of $39.55. It has traded in a 52-week range between $22.50 – 47.19 and today’s last price is 32.72%% lower than the 52 week high of $47.19.

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

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