Dish Network Corp. (DISH) stock slides, “Buy” rating reaffirmed by BTIG Research Analysts

Dish Network Corp. (NASDAQ: DISH) shares fell on Tuesday Nov 22 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, 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 BTIG Research reiterated a Buy rating on shares of Dish Network Corp. (NASDAQ: DISH) in a reserach note to investors, making it one of the more closely watched stocks on Wall Street. With a rating of Buy on the shares, the company has a 52-week high of $63.80. As a means of comparison, a number of other analysts have issued reports on the company in recent days, and the company has secured a consensus one-year price target of $74.15, higher than the opening price of $56.19. Usually, after analysts give a “reiterated rating” report on a stock, they will subsequently issue other updates, such as a price target change.

Shares of Dish Network Corp. (NASDAQ: DISH) opened at $56.19 on Tuesday and has traded in a range between, $55.66 and $56.19, and last traded at $55.79, a dip of $0.38 per share or -0.68% compared to the previous closing price.

Dish Network Corp. (NASDAQ: DISH) now has a market cap of 25.93B.

Dish Network Corp. (NASDAQ: DISH) Average Daily Trading Volume

32,292 shares traded hands yesterday, below the average, out of a total float 218,883,000. Trading volume is likely to increase in the next few days as momentum traders often use increases in trading volume to identify heavy volume aggregation or distribution by institutional investors.

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

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

Institutional investors such as these retain teams of analysts that investigate thousands of stocks, so it is good corroboration to see them buying a stock you’re researching.

Dish Network Corp. (NASDAQ: DISH) 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 traders to make those trends work in their favor and increase the number of successful trades.

With that in mind, Dish Network Corp. (NASDAQ: DISH) now has a 50-day MA of $56.46 and 200-day MA of $52.57. It has traded in a 52-week range between $38.85 – 63.80 and today’s last price is 12.55%% lower than the 52 week high of $63.80.

Earnings growth is an important factor to look at when buying stocks and investors watch for companies that have increased their earnings by at least 25% for 3 consecutive years.

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