Neovasc Inc. (NVCN) Shares Active after Upgrade at Zacks Investment Research

Neovasc Inc. (NASDAQ: NVCN) shares fell back 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 Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Neovasc Inc. (NASDAQ: NVCN) from Sell to Hold today. Zacks Investment Research currently has a rating of Hold on the shares. As a means of comparison, a number of other analysts have spoken on the company in recent days, and Neovasc Inc. has secured a consensus one-year price target of $7.50, above the opening price of $1.90. Neovasc Inc. stock has a 52-week high of $4.94. Stock prices often move to the upside on recommendations and new price targets of professional analysts.

Yesterday Neovasc Inc. (NASDAQ: NVCN) shares last traded at $1.85, which represents a dip of $0.04 over the previous closing price. Opening at $1.90, they ranged from $1.83 and $1.90 throughout the day.

Neovasc Inc. (NASDAQ: NVCN) now has a market cap of 123.70M.

Neovasc Inc. (NASDAQ: NVCN) Average Daily Trading Volume

The stock’s average daily volume is 5,479,540 shares out of a total float 38,406,000 and some 103,651 shares traded hands yesterday, 85 percent below the norm. lower than normal. Look for trading volume to pick up in the coming days as swing traders often use swings 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 professional investors have teams of analysts that research thousands of stocks, so it is good validation to see them buying a stock you are considering.

Neovasc Inc. (NASDAQ: NVCN) 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 winning trades.

With that in mind, Neovasc Inc. (NASDAQ: NVCN) now has a 50-day MA of $1.49 and 200-day MA of $0.78. It has traded in a 52-week range between $0.37 – 4.94 and today’s last price is 62.55%% lower than the 52 week high of $4.94.

Earnings growth is a crucial factor to consider when buying stocks and investors seek companies that have increased their earnings by at least 25% over the past 3 years.

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