Modine Manufacturing Company (MOD) stock coverage started with “Buy” in note to investors by Gabelli

Modine Manufacturing Company (NYSE: MOD) shares fell on Tuesday January 31 on lower trade volume than normal after more analysts initiated coverage on the stock.

Meanwhile, The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.60% fell 140 points, or 0.7%, to 19,833, with 26 of the 30 blue-chip companies trading lower. Nike, Inc. NKE, -1.10% down 2.4% and Intel Corp. INTC, -1.70% off 1%, were leading losses.

The S&P 500 SPX, -0.33% was off by 10 points, or 0.5%, to 2,270 with seven of the 11 main sectors trading lower. Industrials, consumer-discretionary, and technology shares were the worst performers, while real estate and utilities stocks attracted buyers.

The health-care sector, which was down in early trade, rebounded after President Trump called for scaling back drugmaker’s regulation, lowering taxes and prices of medicines.

The Nasdaq Composite COMP, -0.25% declined 31 points, or 0.6%, to 5,581.

Analysts at Gabelli initiated coverage on Modine Manufacturing Company (NYSE: MOD) stock, rating the company at Buy. The company currently has a rating of Buy on the stock. A number of other analysts have issued reports on the stock recently, and Modine Manufacturing Company has secured a consensus one-year price target of $17.50, above the opening price of $13.65, a difference of 13.11 percent. Modine Manufacturing Company stock has a 52-week high of $16.35. Changes in price targets are not uncommon as analysts and brokerage firms will re periodic updates after initiating coverage,.

Yesterday Modine Manufacturing Company (NYSE: MOD) shares last traded at $13.35, a decrease of $0.15 over the previous closing price. Opening at $13.65, they ranged from $13.35 and $13.70 throughout the day.

Modine Manufacturing Company (NYSE: MOD) now has a market cap of 637.84M.

Modine Manufacturing Company (NYSE: MOD) Average Daily Trading Volume

28,684 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, 25 percent lower than the average, out of a total float 46,435,000. 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.

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 just refers to ownership of a stock by mutual funds, banks, pension funds and other large institutions.

These professional investors have teams of analysts researching thousands of stocks, so it is good corroboration to see them buying a stock you are considering.

Modine Manufacturing Company (NYSE: MOD) 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, Modine Manufacturing Company (NYSE: MOD) now has a 50-day MA of $14.53 and 200-day MA of $11.96. It has traded in a 52-week range between $5.39 – 16.35 and today’s last price is 18.35%% lower than the 52 week high of $16.35.

Indeed, earnings growth is among the most crucial things to look at in regards to stock investing and, accordingly, investors identify companies that have been successful at growing their earnings by at least 25% over 3 consecutive years.

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