Skyworks Solutions Inc. (SWKS) Stock Up After Upgrade at Zacks Investment Research

Skyworks Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS) shares rose in value on Friday January 20 on heavier 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 Skyworks Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS) from Hold to Buy today. With a rating of Buy on the shares, Skyworks Solutions Inc. has a 52-week high of $88.90. As a means of comparison, a number of other analysts have spoken on the company in recent days, and Skyworks Solutions Inc. has secured a consensus one-year price target of $86.55, higher than the opening price of $85.00, a difference of 9.77 percent. Stock prices sometimes get a boost to the upside when analysts upgrade a stock.

Yesterday Skyworks Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS) shares last traded at $88.59, which is a jump of $10.13 over the previous closing price. Opening at $85.00, they varied from $84.69 and $88.90 throughout the day.

Skyworks Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS) currently has a market cap of 16.46B.

Skyworks Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS) Average Daily Trading Volume

6,287,069 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, 11 percent higher than the average, out of a total float 185,118,000. higher than normal. Significant increases in trading volume and price appreciation together could signal heavy volume accumulation 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.

These instituitional investors have substantial teams of analysts that investigate thousands of stocks. Thus, watching their interests is a good way to ensure you are buying the right stocks.

Skyworks Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS) 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, Skyworks Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS) now has a 50-day MA of $76.57 and 200-day MA of $73.70. It has traded in a 52-week range between $54.50 – 88.90 and today’s last price is 0.35%% lower than the 52 week high of $88.90.

Indeed, earnings growth is among the most critical things to look at in regards to stock investing and, accordingly, investors identify companies that have been successful at growing their earnings at least 25% or more for the past 3 years.

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