Ternium S.A. (TX) stock trades up, “Buy” rating reiterated by Berenberg Bank Analysts

Ternium S.A. (NYSE: TX) shares rose 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, 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 Berenberg Bank reiterated a Buy rating on shares of Ternium S.A. (NYSE: TX) in a reserach note to investors, making it one of the more actively watched stocks on Wall Street. With a rating of Buy on the shares, the company has a 52-week high of $27.00. As a means of comparison, a number of other analysts have spoken on the company in recent days, and Ternium S.A. has earned a consensus one-year price target of $27.16, above the opening price of $23.53. Typically, after analysts issue a “reiterated rating” report on a stock, they will subsequently issue recurring revisions, such as a price target change.

Shares of Ternium S.A. (NYSE: TX) opened at $23.53 yesterday and traded in a range between, $23.53 and $24.50, and last traded at $24.47, a spike of $0.73 from the previous closing price.

Ternium S.A. (NYSE: TX) currently has a market cap of 4.80B.

Ternium S.A. (NYSE: TX) Average Daily Trading Volume

89,730 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, 63 percent below normal, out of a total float 48,910,000. lower than normal. Look for trading volume to pick up in the coming days as investors 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.

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

Ternium S.A. (NYSE: TX) 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, Ternium S.A. (NYSE: TX) now has a 50-day MA of $24.59 and 200-day MA of $22.03. It has traded in a 52-week range between $10.28 – 27.00 and today’s last price is 9.37%% lower than the 52 week high of $27.00.

Earnings growth is an important factor to look at when investing in stocks and investors seek companies that have grown their earnings at least 25% or more for the past 3 years.

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