Cirrus Logic Inc. (CRUS) stock moves up, “Buy” rating reaffirmed by Needham & Company LLC Analysts

Cirrus Logic Inc. (NASDAQ: CRUS) shares rose on Friday Dec 2 with lower trade volume than normal after a number of analysts weighed in on the investing value of the stock and reiterated thier respective ratings.

Meanwhile, U.S. stocks edged lower on Friday, with major indexes on track for a weekly decline.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.14% fell 23 points, or 0.1%, to 19,169, while the S&P 500 SPX, +0.09% lost 1.2 point to 2,190, a move of less than 0.1%. The Nasdaq Composite COMP, -0.15% fell 5.3 points, or 0.1%, to 5,247.

Needham & Company LLC analysts reiterated its Buy rating on Cirrus Logic Inc. (NASDAQ: CRUS) in a note to investors, making it one of the more closely watched stocks on Wall Street. With a rating of Buy on the shares, Cirrus Logic Inc. has a 52-week high of $59.50. The one-year price target of $64.13 is above the opening price of $49.66, that has caused a fair amount of other analysts to issue statements on the company in recent days. Stock prices sometimes get a boost to the upside when analysts reiterate coverage.

Shares of Cirrus Logic Inc. (NASDAQ: CRUS) opened at $49.66 on Tuesday and has traded in a range between, $49.62 and $51.00, and last traded at $49.97, which is a spike of $0.64 or 1.30% compared to the previous closing price.

Cirrus Logic Inc. (NASDAQ: CRUS) now has a market cap of 3.18B.

Cirrus Logic Inc. (NASDAQ: CRUS) Average Daily Trading Volume

The stock’s average daily volume is 1,271,720 shares out of a total float 63,372,000 and some 336,015 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, below the norm. Trading volume is likely to increase in the next few days as swing traders often use upticks in trading volume to pinpoint heavy volume growth or dissemination by institutional investors.

As with all potential breakouts, investors look for volume to be at least 40%-50% higher than normal on the breakout to indicate that fund managers and other professional investors are jumping in.

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

These instituitional investors have teams of analysts that investigate thousands of stocks. So watching their interests is a good way to ensure you are buying the right stocks.

Cirrus Logic Inc. (NASDAQ: CRUS) 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 investors to make those trends work in their favor and increase the number of successful trades.

Trades for Cirrus Logic Inc. (NASDAQ: CRUS) have ranged from $25.09 – 59.50, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $54.88 and 200-day MA of $47.11. Today’s last price is 16.02%% lower than the 52 week high of $59.50.

Indeed, earnings growth is among the most crucial things to look at in regards to stock investing and, accordingly, investors seek companies that have raised their earnings at least 25% or more for a 3 year period.

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