Arista Networks Inc. (ANET) Stock Up After Upgrade at Bank of America Corp.

Arista Networks Inc. (NYSE: ANET) shares rose in value Tuesday Nov 22 with slower 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 Jones Industrial Average opened opened higher, trading above 19,000 for the first time ever, while the S&P 500 traded above 2,200 shortly after the opening bell on Tuesday.

The S&P 500 SPX, +0.17% opened 5 points, or 0.2%, higher at 2,202. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.20% added 45 points, or 0.2%, to 19,002. The Nasdaq Composite COMP, +0.25% began the session up 16 points, or 0.3%, at 5,385.

Analysts at Bank of America Corp. upgraded shares of Arista Networks Inc. (NYSE: ANET) from Underperform to Neutral today. Bank of America Corp. currently has a rating of Neutral on the stock. The one-year price target of $85.96 is a decrease compared to the opening price of $94.48, causing a number of other analysts to comment on the stock in recent days. Looking back over the last year, Arista Networks Inc. stock has a high of $94.76. Stock prices often trend to the upside on recommendations and new price targets of professional brokerage firms.

Shares of Arista Networks Inc. (NYSE: ANET) opened at $94.48 on Tuesday and has traded in a range between, $94.07 and $94.71, and last traded at $94.71, an increase of $0.23 or 0.24% from the previous closing price.

Arista Networks Inc. (NYSE: ANET) currently has a market cap of 6.65B.

Arista Networks Inc. (NYSE: ANET) Average Daily Trading Volume

69,337 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, below the average, out of a total float 42,590,000. Swing traders often use increases in trading volume to pinpoint large volume growth or dissemination by institutional investors, so look for trading volume to pick up in the coming days.

While increased trading for one day will not mean much, conversely, a trend of heavy trading volume on the buy side over a series of days or weeks sends a positive indicator to market traders that institutions may be moving in, so institutional sponsorship is very important.

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

Professional investors such as these retain substantial teams of analysts that investigate thousands of stocks. So watching their interests is a good way to make sure you are buying the right stocks.

Arista Networks Inc. (NYSE: ANET) 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 identifying trends, moving averages allow traders to make those trends work in their favor and increase the number of successful trades.

Trades for Arista Networks Inc. (NYSE: ANET) have ranged from $52.51 – 94.76, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $84.74 and 200-day MA of $76.78. Today’s last price is 0.05%% under the 52 week high of $94.76.

Indeed, earnings growth is among the most important things to look at in regards to stock investing and, accordingly, investors identify companies that have increased their earnings by at least 25% over a 3 year period.

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