Qorvo Inc. (QRVO) Shares Active after Upgrade at Zacks Investment Research

Qorvo Inc. (NASDAQ: QRVO) shares rose in value on Friday January 20 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, U.S. stocks rose Friday morning as Wall Street closely awaited Donald Trump’s inauguration as the nation’s 45th president.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.41% rose 95 points, or 0.5%, to 19,826, while the S&P 500 index SPX, +0.41% climbed 11 points, or 0.5%, to 2,275 and the Nasdaq Composite COMP, +0.37% added 28 points, or 0.6%, to 5,571.

Analysts at Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Qorvo Inc. (NASDAQ: QRVO) from Sell to Hold today. Zacks Investment Research currently has a rating of Hold on the stock. A number of other analysts have commented on the company in recent days, and the company has earned a consensus one-year price target of $61.33, higher than the opening price of $60.04. Qorvo Inc. stock has a 52-week high of $64.80. Stock prices often move to the upside on recommendations and new price targets of professional analysts.

Shares of Qorvo Inc. (NASDAQ: QRVO) opened at $60.04 yesterday trading between $59.51 and $61.20, and last traded at $60.93, a spike of $2.62 over the previous closing price.

Qorvo Inc. (NASDAQ: QRVO) now has a market cap of 7.78B.

Qorvo Inc. (NASDAQ: QRVO) Average Daily Trading Volume

1,012,434 shares traded hands yesterday, 21 percent lower than the average, out of a total float 126,957,000. 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.

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.

Professional investors such as these have teams of analysts researching thousands of stocks, so it is good corroboration to see them taking a postion in a stock you are considering.

Qorvo Inc. (NASDAQ: QRVO) 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, Qorvo Inc. (NASDAQ: QRVO) now has a 50-day MA of $54.99 and 200-day MA of $55.63. It has traded in a 52-week range between $33.30 – 64.80 and today’s last price is 5.97%% lower than the 52 week high of $64.80.

Earnings growth is a critical factor to research when buying stocks and investors seek companies that have been successful at growing their earnings at least 25% or more over the past 3 years.

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