Mobileye N.V. (MBLY) stock starts with “Buy” rating in note to investors by Jefferies Group

Mobileye N.V. (NYSE: MBLY) shares rose in early trading today on lower trade volume than normal after more analysts initiated coverage on the 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.

Analysts at Jefferies Group initiated coverage on Mobileye N.V. (NYSE: MBLY) stock, starting the company at Buy. With a rating of Buy on the stock, the company has a 52-week high of $51.15. The one-year price target of $55.50 is higher than the opening price of $41.62, that has caused a number of other analysts to comment on the company in recent days. Changes in price targets are not unusual as analysts and brokerage firms will issue periodic updates after initiating coverage,.

Shares of Mobileye N.V. (NYSE: MBLY) opened at $41.62 yesterday trading between $41.54 and $42.06, and last traded at $41.93, a jump of $1.09 from the previous closing price.

Mobileye N.V. (NYSE: MBLY) now has a market cap of 9.23B.

Mobileye N.V. (NYSE: MBLY) Average Daily Trading Volume

The stock’s average daily volume is 3,334,250 shares out of a total float 173,639,000 and some 550,488 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, 63 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.

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

Professional investors such as these retain teams of analysts researching thousands of stocks. So watching their interests is a good way to make sure you are buying the right stocks.

Mobileye N.V. (NYSE: MBLY) 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 successful trades.

With that in mind, Mobileye N.V. (NYSE: MBLY) now has a 50-day MA of $37.45 and 200-day MA of $41.91. It has traded in a 52-week range between $23.57 – 51.15 and today’s last price is 18.03%% lower than the 52 week high of $51.15.

Earnings growth is an important factor to research when investing in stocks and investors watch for companies that have been successful at growing their earnings by at least 25% over 3 consecutive years.

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