Comerica Inc. (CMA) Stock Trending Up After Price Target Increase at Wedbush

Comerica Inc. (NYSE: CMA) shares rose on Wednesday Nov 30 with lighter trade volume than normal after a number of analysts weighed in on the investing value of the stock, increasing the price target of stock.

Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit an intraday record after opening higher Wednesday, led by the energy sector as hopes rose that the world’s major oil producers are near a deal on limiting output.

The benchmark S&P 500 and Dow were on track to post their largest monthly gains since March.

The S&P 500 SPX, +0.22% gained 5 points, or 0.2%, to 2,209. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.41% added 62 points, or 0.3%, to 19,184, trading in record territory. The Nasdaq Composite COMP, -0.08% was 7 points, or 0.1%, higher at 5,386.

Comerica Inc. (NYSE: CMA) had its price target increased by equities researchers at Wedbush from $58.00 to $61.00. With a rating of Neutral on the shares, the company has a 52-week high of $63.38. As a means of comparison, a number of other analysts have commented on the stock in recent days, and Comerica Inc. has earned a consensus one-year price target of $55.63, lower than the opening price of $62.92.

Shares of Comerica Inc. (NYSE: CMA) opened at $62.92 on Tuesday trading between $62.87 and $63.38, and last traded at $63.24, which is an increase of $1.49 or 2.41% compared to the previous closing price.

Comerica Inc. (NYSE: CMA) currently has a market cap of 10.89B.

Comerica Inc. (NYSE: CMA) Average Daily Trading Volume

The stock’s average daily volume is 2,095,360 shares out of a total float 170,934,000 and some 332,841 shares traded hands yesterday, below normal. Trading volume is likely to increase in the next few days as momentum traders often use swings in trading volume to pinpoint heavy volume growth or distribution by institutional investors.

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

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

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

Comerica Inc. (NYSE: CMA) 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 winning trades.

With that in mind, Comerica Inc. (NYSE: CMA) now has a 50-day MA of $54.07 and 200-day MA of $47.29. It has traded in a 52-week range between $30.48 – 63.38 and today’s last price is 0.22%% lower than the 52 week high of $63.38.

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

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