Adient PLC (ADNT) Stock Trending Up After Price Target Increase at Barclays PLC

Adient PLC (NASDAQ: ADNT) shares rose on Monday February 6 on lighter trade volume than normal after a number of analysts weighed in on the investing value of the stock, boosting the price target of stock.

Investors turned cautious in early trading today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, was off by 17 points, or 0.1%, to 20.054.

The S&P 500 SPX, -0.14% eased 5 points, or 0.2%, to 2,293, with seven of the 11 main sectors trading lower. Nearly all main sectors were trading lower, while materials and consumer staples led the losses.

The Nasdaq Composite COMP, -0.14% slipped 10 points, or 0.2%, at 5,144.

Adient PLC (NASDAQ: ADNT) had its price target increased by equities researchers at Barclays PLC from $0.00 to $64.00. Barclays PLC currently has a rating of on the shares. As a means of comparison, a number of other analysts have spoken on the company in recent days, and the company has secured a consensus one-year price target of $67.91, higher than the opening price of $63.60. Adient PLC stock has a 52-week high of $67.43.

Yesterday Adient PLC (NASDAQ: ADNT) shares last traded at $63.90, which is an increase of $0.88 over the previous closing price. Opening at $63.60, they fluctuated from $63.23 and $64.21 throughout the day.

Adient PLC (NASDAQ: ADNT) now has a market cap of 5.99B.

Adient PLC (NASDAQ: ADNT) Average Daily Trading Volume

101,090 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, 107 percent below the norm, out of a total float 93,657,000. lower than normal. Look for trading volume to pick up in the coming days as swing traders 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.

Institutional investors such as these have teams of analysts that investigate thousands of stocks, so it is good confirmation to see them buying a stock you’re researching.

Adient PLC (NASDAQ: ADNT) 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 traders to make those trends work in their favor and increase the number of winning trades.

With that in mind, Adient PLC (NASDAQ: ADNT) now has a 50-day MA of $60.33 and 200-day MA of $54.94. It has traded in a 52-week range between $39.66 – 67.4300 and today’s last price is 5.24%% lower than the 52 week high of $67.43.

Earnings growth is a crucial factor to research when buying stocks and investors look for companies that have increased their earnings by at least 25% over the past 3 years.

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