Visteon Corporation (VC) Stock Trending Up After Price Target Increase at FBR & Co

Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC) shares rose on Wednesday January 18 on lower 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 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.

Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC) had its price target boosted by equities researchers at FBR & Co from $90.00 to $100.00. The company currently has a rating of Outperform on the stock. The one-year price target of $91.45 is higher than the opening price of $88.57, causing a fair amount of other analysts to issue statements on the company in recent days. Looking back over the last 52 weeks, Visteon Corporation stock has a high of $104.50.

Shares of Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC) opened at $88.57 yesterday and traded in a range between, $87.33 and $88.57, and last traded at $88.02, which represents a spike of $0.35 compared to the previous closing price.

Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC) now has a market cap of 2.99B.

Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC) Average Daily Trading Volume

20,404 shares traded hands yesterday, 109 percent below normal, out of a total float 33,992,000. lower than normal. Look for trading volume to pick up in the coming days as investors often use increases in trading volume to identify heavy volume accumulation or distribution by institutional investors.

While increased trading for one day will not mean much, conversely, a trend of heavy trading volume on the buy side over a period of days or weeks sends a positive signal to market traders that institutions may be moving in, so institutional sponsorship is very important.

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

These instituitional investors have teams of analysts that research thousands of stocks. So watching their interests is a good way to make sure you are buying the right stocks.

Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC) 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, Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC) now has a 50-day MA of $82.55 and 200-day MA of $73.49. It has traded in a 52-week range between $58.83 – 104.500 and today’s last price is 15.78%% lower than the 52 week high of $104.50.

Earnings growth is a critical factor to research when investing in stocks and investors identify companies that have grown their earnings at least 25% or more over a 3 year period.

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