CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (COMM) stock falls, “Market Perform” rating reiterated by Raymond James Financial, Inc. Analysts

CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: COMM) shares fell on Tuesday January 17 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, in early trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was 47 points lower, or 0.24% to 19838, the S&P 500 fell 7 points, or 0.29% to 2267, while the Nasdaq was down 19 points, or 0.35% to 5554.

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Analysts at Raymond James Financial, Inc. reiterated a Market Perform rating on shares of CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: COMM) in a reserach note to investors, making it one of the more closely watched stocks on Wall Street. With a rating of Market Perform on the stock, CommScope Holding Company, Inc. has a 52-week high of $38.00. The one-year price target of $39.73 is higher than the opening price of $36.10, causing a fair amount of other analysts to comment on the stock recently. Share prices often move to the upside on recommendations and new price targets of professional brokerage firms.

Yesterday CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: COMM) shares last traded at $35.68, a drop of $1.29 compared to the previous closing price. Opening at $36.10, they varied from $34.89 and $36.32 throughout the day.

CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: COMM) currently has a market cap of 6.88B.

CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: COMM) Average Daily Trading Volume

814,966 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, 91 percent below normal, out of a total float 163,492,000. lower than normal. Look for trading volume to pick up in the coming days as momentum traders often use swings 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 instituitional investors retain teams of analysts researching thousands of stocks, so it is good validation to see them buying a stock you’re considering.

CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: COMM) 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, CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: COMM) now has a 50-day MA of $36.59 and 200-day MA of $32.17. It has traded in a 52-week range between $19.37 – 38.00 and today’s last price is 6.11%% lower than the 52 week high of $38.00.

Indeed, earnings growth is among the most crucial things to look at in regards to stock investing and, accordingly, investors look for companies that have been successful at growing their earnings by at least 25% over a 3 year period.

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