Amphenol Corp. (NYSE: APH) Stock Upgraded at Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

Analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. upgraded shares of Amphenol Corp. (NYSE: APH) from Neutral to Buy today. The company currently has a rating of Buy on the shares. A number of other analysts have spoken on the company recently, and the company has earned a consensus one-year price target of $63.55, less than the opening price of $65.10, a difference of 9.91 percent. Amphenol Corp. stock has a 52-week high of $65.18. Stock prices often trend to the upside on recommendations and new price targets of professional analysts.

U.S. stocks closed higher Tuesday as investors anticipate the results of meetings from the Federal Reserve and the Bank of Japan.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.05% rose 9.79 points, or less than 0.1%, to close at 18,129.96.

The S&P 500 index SPX, +0.03% advanced 0.64 points to finish at 2,139.76, led by gains in the health-care and consumer-staples sectors.

The Nasdaq Composite index COMP, +0.12% gained 6.33 points, or 0.1%, to close at 5,241.35.

Yesterday Amphenol Corp. (NYSE: APH) shares last traded at $64.13, an increase of $0.37 compared to the previous closing price. Opening at $65.10, they ranged from $64.11 and $65.18 throughout the day.

Amphenol Corp. (NYSE: APH) now has a market cap of 19.80B.

2,621,938 shares traded hands yesterday, 72 percent above normal, out of a total float 307,279,000. Heavy volume accumulation by institutional investors may be in the near future as the combination of significant gains in trading volume and price appreciation can be indicative factors.

However, a single day of significant buy side trading is not enough to affirm a trend. So market traders will continue to look 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.

Institutional investors such as these retain substantial teams of analysts researching thousands of stocks. So watching their interests is a good way to ensure you are buying the right stocks.

By spotting trends, moving averages allow investors to make those trends work in their favor and increase the number of winning trades.

Trades for Amphenol Corp. (NYSE: APH) have ranged from $44.50 – 65.18, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $61.36 and 200-day MA of $58.51. Today’s last price is 0.02% below the 52 week high of $65.18.

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

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