Avery Dennison Corp. (AVY) stock coverage initiated with “Hold” in note to investors by Aegis

Avery Dennison Corp. (NYSE: AVY) shares rose on Monday Nov 21 with lighter trade volume than normal after more analysts initiated coverage on the stock.

Meanwhile, stocks were set to open up this morning. The Dow Jones Industrial Average futures YMZ6, +0.20% was 10 points, or less than 0.1%, higher at 18,863, while S&P 500 index futures ESZ6, +0.44% rose 3.95 points, or 0.2%, at 2,184.75. Nasdaq-100 NQZ6, +0.74% added 12.25 points, or 0.2%, to 4,820.75.

Analysts at Aegis initiated coverage on Avery Dennison Corp. (NYSE: AVY) stock, starting the company at Hold. With a rating of Hold on the shares, Avery Dennison Corp. has a 52-week high of $79.27. The one-year price target of $81.83 is higher than the opening price of $70.58, that has caused a number of other analysts to report on the company recently. Price changes targets are not uncommon as analysts and brokerage firms will re periodic updates after initiating coverage,.

Avery Dennison Corp. (NYSE: AVY) shares last traded at $70.66, which is an increase of $0.08 or 0.11% compared to the previous closing price. Opening at $70.58, they fluctuated from $70.16 and $70.76 throughout the day.

Avery Dennison Corp. (NYSE: AVY) now has a market cap of 6.29B.

Avery Dennison Corp. (NYSE: AVY) Average Daily Trading Volume

The stock’s average daily volume is 677,762 shares out of a total float 88,541,000 and some 26,104 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, below the average. Look for trading volume to pick up in the coming days as swing traders often use increases in trading volume to identify substantial volume aggregation or distribution by institutional investors.

While increased trading for short periods 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 indicator to market traders that institutions may be moving in, so institutional sponsorship is crucial.

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

These instituitional investors retain substantial teams of analysts researching thousands of stocks, so it is good confirmation to see them buying a stock you’re considering.

Avery Dennison Corp. (NYSE: AVY) 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 investors to make those trends work in their favor and increase the number of winning trades.

With that in mind, Avery Dennison Corp. (NYSE: AVY) now has a 50-day MA of $73.48 and 200-day MA of $75.26. It has traded in a 52-week range between $57.06 – 79.27 and today’s last price is 10.86%% lower than the 52 week high of $79.27.

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

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