Heico Corp. (HEI) Stock Up After Upgrade at Credit Suisse Group AG

Heico Corp. (NYSE: HEI) shares rose in value Thursday Dec 15 with lighter trade volume than normal after a number of analysts weighed in on the investing value of the stock with a upgraded rating.

Analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG upgraded shares of Heico Corp. (NYSE: HEI) from Neutral to Outperform today. With a rating of Outperform on the stock, the company has a 52-week high of $82.37. The one-year price target of $76.00 is a decrease compared to the opening price of $77.38, that has caused a number of other analysts to issue statements on the stock in recent days. Typically, after analysts publish an upgrade report on a stock, they will later issue recurring updates, such as a price target change.

Shares of Heico Corp. (NYSE: HEI) opened at $77.38 on Tuesday trading between $76.30 and $77.88, and last traded at $77.77, a spike of $2.14 or 2.83% over the previous closing price.

Heico Corp. (NYSE: HEI) now has a market cap of 5.23B.

Heico Corp. (NYSE: HEI) Average Daily Trading Volume

44,313 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, below the average, out of a total float 57,109,000. Momentum traders often use swings in trading volume to determine heavy volume aggregation or distribution by institutional investors, so trading volume is likely to increase in the next few days.

While increased trading for short periods will not mean much, however, 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 critical.

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

Institutional investors such as these have 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.

Heico Corp. (NYSE: HEI) 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 marking the activity of these professional investors and how they influence moving averages,it allows for traders to make more effective judgments on trades.

Trades for Heico Corp. (NYSE: HEI) have ranged from $47.86 – 82.37, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $74.66 and 200-day MA of $69.67. Today’s last price is 5.58%% under the 52 week high of $82.37.

Earnings growth is a crucial factor to research when investing in stocks and investors seek companies that have been successful at growing their earnings at least 25% or more over 3 consecutive years.

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