Telenav, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNAV) shares rose in value on Wednesday January 18 on lighter trade volume than normal after a number of analysts weighed in on the investing value of the stock with a upgraded rating.
Meanwhile, in early trade today, the S&P 500 SPX, +0.00% was off 2 points, or 0.1%, at 2,265, shortly after open. The Nasdaq Composite COMP, +0.20% was flat at 5,537. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.20% slipped 54 points or 0.3%, to 19,770.
Analysts at Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Telenav, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNAV) from Hold to Buy today. Zacks Investment Research currently has a rating of Buy on the stock. The one-year price target of $10.90 is higher than the opening price of $8.05, causing a fair amount of other analysts to issue statements on the stock in recent days. Looking back over the last year, Telenav, Inc. stock has a high of $8.70. Stock prices often move to the upside on recommendations and new price targets of professional brokerage firms.
Shares of Telenav, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNAV) opened at $8.05 yesterday trading between $8.05 and $8.50, and last traded at $8.40, which is a jump of $0.25 from the previous closing price.
Telenav, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNAV) currently has a market cap of 362.37M.
Telenav, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNAV) Average Daily Trading Volume
48,000 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, 30 percent below the norm, out of a total float 29,357,000. lower than normal. Look for trading volume to pick up in the coming days as swing 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 commonly refers to ownership of a stock by mutual funds, banks, pension funds and other large institutions.
Institutional investors such as these retain substantial teams of analysts that research thousands of stocks, so it is good validation to see them buying a stock you’re researching.
Telenav, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNAV) 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.
Trades for Telenav, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNAV) have ranged from $4.47 – 8.70, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $6.93 and 200-day MA of $5.88. Today’s last price is 3.44%% under the 52 week high of $8.70.
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