AngioDynamics Inc. (ANGO) stock remains unchanged, “Hold” rating reiterated by Canaccord Genuity Analysts

AngioDynamics Inc. (NASDAQ: ANGO) shares traded mostly even on Monday January 23 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, U.S. stocks flipped between small gains and losses in early trade on Monday.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.14% was off by 13 points, or less than 0.1%, at 19,815, with McDonald’s Corp MCD, -0.99% and General Electric CoGE, -0.95% leading the losses, down more than 1%.

The S&P 500 SPX, -0.18% slipped 2 point to 2,270, with five of the main sectors trading lower. The Nasdaq Composite COMP, -0.09% gained 4 points to 5,558.

Canaccord Genuity analysts reiterated its Hold rating on AngioDynamics Inc. (NASDAQ: ANGO) in a note to investors, making it one of the more closely watched stocks on Wall Street. The company currently has a rating of Hold on the stock. A number of other analysts have issued reports on the stock in recent days, and AngioDynamics Inc. has earned a consensus one-year price target of $18.50, above the opening price of $16.81, a difference of 10.99 percent. AngioDynamics Inc. stock has a 52-week high of $18.18. Usually, after analysts give a “reiterated rating” report on a stock, they will subsequently issue recurring revisions, such as a price target change.

Shares of AngioDynamics Inc. (NASDAQ: ANGO) opened at $16.81 yesterday and traded in a range between, $16.66 and $16.92, and last traded at $16.84.

AngioDynamics Inc. (NASDAQ: ANGO) currently has a market cap of 614.73M.

AngioDynamics Inc. (NASDAQ: ANGO) Average Daily Trading Volume

6,901 shares traded hands yesterday, 13 percent below the average, out of a total float 25,969,000. lower than normal. Look for trading volume to pick up in the coming days as investors 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 simply refers to ownership of a stock by mutual funds, banks, pension funds and other large institutions.

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

AngioDynamics Inc. (NASDAQ: ANGO) 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, AngioDynamics Inc. (NASDAQ: ANGO) now has a 50-day MA of $16.93 and 200-day MA of $16.52. It has traded in a 52-week range between $9.71 – 18.18 and today’s last price is 7.37%% lower than the 52 week high of $18.18.

Indeed, earnings growth is among the most critical things to look at in regards to stock investing and, accordingly, investors seek companies that have increased their earnings at least 25% or more for a 3 year period.

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