Anglo American plc (NGLOY) Shares Tick Up after Upgrade at Citigroup Inc.

Anglo American plc (NASDAQ: NGLOY) shares rose in value Monday Dec 5 with lighter trade volume than normal after a number of analysts weighed in on the investing value of the stock with a upgraded rating.

Meanwhile, the Dow Industrials on Monday opened at an all-time high as investors dismissed concerns about the outcome of Italy’s referendum on Sunday.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose DJIA, +0.41% 85 points, or 0.5%, at 19,260, the S&P 500 index SPX, +0.42% began trade 9 points, or 0.4%, higher at 2,201, while the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +0.43% advanced 27 points, or 0.5%, at 5,282.

Analysts at Citigroup Inc. upgraded shares of Anglo American plc (NASDAQ: NGLOY) from Sell to Neutral today. With a rating of Neutral on the stock, the company has a 52-week high of $7.91. The one-year price target of $2.28 is a decrease compared to the opening price of $7.86, resulting a fair amount of other analysts to issue statements on the stock recently. Share prices sometimes get a jump to the upside when analysts upgrade a stock.

Shares of Anglo American plc (NASDAQ: NGLOY) opened at $7.86 on Tuesday trading between $7.85 and $7.91, and last traded at $7.90, which is a jump of $0.10 or 1.22% over the previous closing price.

Anglo American plc (NASDAQ: NGLOY) currently has a market cap of 22,155.41B.

Anglo American plc (NASDAQ: NGLOY) Average Daily Trading Volume

The stock’s average daily volume is 317,031 shares out of a total float 2,393,388,000 and some 23,247 shares traded hands yesterday, below normal. Trading volume is likely to increase in the next few days as swing traders often use swings in trading volume to pinpoint heavy volume aggregation or dissemination by institutional investors.

However, just a day of significant buy side trading is not enough to affirm a trend. So market traders will continue to watch for institutional sponsorship as an indicator that financial institutions are moving forward.

Institutional sponsorship is defined by ownership of a stock by mutual funds, banks, pension funds and other large institutions.

Professional investors such as these retain teams of analysts researching thousands of stocks. Thus, watching their interests is a good way to make sure you are buying the right stocks.

Anglo American plc (NASDAQ: NGLOY) 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.

Traders are able to make make more impactful choices on trades when they track the trading habits of professional investors.

Trades for Anglo American plc (NASDAQ: NGLOY) have ranged from $1.57 – 7.91, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $6.95 and 200-day MA of $5.65. Today’s last price is 0.13%% lower than the 52 week high of $7.91.

Earnings growth is a critical factor to look at when investing in stocks and investors seek companies that have grown their earnings by at least 25% over the past 3 years.

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