Tecogen Inc. (TGEN) Stock Up After Upgrade at Zacks Investment Research

Tecogen Inc. (NASDAQ: TGEN) shares rose in value in early trading today on heavier 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 Tecogen Inc. (NASDAQ: TGEN) from Sell to Hold today. The company currently has a rating of Hold on the stock. A number of other analysts have commented on the company recently, and Tecogen Inc. has earned a consensus one-year price target of $6.00, higher than the opening price of $4.05, a difference of 15.00 percent. Tecogen Inc. stock has a 52-week high of $6.50. Stock prices sometimes get a boost to the upside when analysts upgrade a stock.

Yesterday Tecogen Inc. (NASDAQ: TGEN) shares last traded at $4.00, which is a jump of $0.03 from the previous closing price. Opening at $4.05, they ranged from $3.99 and $4.05 throughout the day.

Tecogen Inc. (NASDAQ: TGEN) now has a market cap of 79.80M.

Tecogen Inc. (NASDAQ: TGEN) Average Daily Trading Volume

The stock’s average daily volume is 5,844 shares out of a total float 12,886,000 and some 5,920 shares traded hands yesterday, 76 percent higher than normal. higher than normal. Significant increases in trading volume and price appreciation together could signal heavy volume accumulation 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. Thus, watching their interests is a good way to ensure you are buying the right stocks.

Tecogen Inc. (NASDAQ: TGEN) 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 traders to make those trends work in their favor and increase the number of winning trades.

With that in mind, Tecogen Inc. (NASDAQ: TGEN) now has a 50-day MA of $4.01 and 200-day MA of $4.44. It has traded in a 52-week range between $2.80 – 6.50 and today’s last price is 38.45%% lower than the 52 week high of $6.50.

Earnings growth is a critical factor to consider when investing in stocks and investors look for companies that have increased their earnings at least 25% or more over 3 consecutive years.

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