Gevo, Inc. (GEVO) Stock Down After Price Target Increase at Rodman & Renshaw

Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEVO) shares were down in early trading today on lighter trade volume than normal after a number of analysts weighed in on the investing value of the stock, raising the price target of stock.

Meanwhile, in early trading today the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.19% rose 40 points, or 0.2%, to 19,929 while the S&P 500 SPX, +0.31% added 5 points to 2,275, a rise of 0.2%. The Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +0.53% climbed 19 points, or 0.3%, to 5,567.

Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEVO) had its price target raised by equities researchers at Rodman & Renshaw from $4.00 to $12.00. Rodman & Renshaw currently has a rating of Buy on the stock. A number of other analysts have issued reports on the company in recent days, and Gevo, Inc. has earned a consensus one-year price target of $42.50, higher than the opening price of $3.95, a difference of 110.97 percent. Gevo, Inc. stock has a 52-week high of $27.20.

Shares of Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEVO) opened at $3.95 yesterday trading between $3.83 and $3.97, and last traded at $3.83, which represents a drop of $0.03 from the previous closing price.

Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEVO) currently has a market cap of 25.18M.

Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEVO) Average Daily Trading Volume

The stock’s average daily volume is 4,956,940 shares out of a total float 6,469,000 and some 154,042 shares traded hands yesterday, 46 percent below the norm. lower than normal. Look for trading volume to pick up in the coming days as momentum traders 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 professional investors have substantial teams of analysts researching thousands of stocks. Thus, watching their interests is a good way to make sure you are buying the right stocks.

Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEVO) 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 successful trades.

With that in mind, Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEVO) now has a 50-day MA of $0.37 and 200-day MA of $0.47. It has traded in a 52-week range between $3.20 – 27.2000 and today’s last price is 85.92%% lower than the 52 week high of $27.20.

Earnings growth is an important factor to research when buying stocks and investors watch for companies that have increased their earnings by at least 25% over the past 3 years.

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