Huntsman Corp. (NYSE: HUN) Rating Reiterated at Jefferies Group

Huntsman Corp. (NYSE: HUN) had its Buy rating reiterated by equities researchers at Jefferies Group in a research note to investors. The company currently has a rating of Buy on the shares. A number of other analysts have commented on the stock recently, and the company has earned a consensus one-year price target of $19.75, above the opening price of $14.66, a difference of 13.56 percent. Huntsman Corp. stock has a 52-week high of $18.12. Typically, after analysts assign a “reiterated rating” report on a stock, they will subsequently issue sporadic updates, such as a price target change.

U.S. stocks closed higher Tuesday as investors anticipate the results of meetings from the Federal Reserve and the Bank of Japan.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.05% rose 9.79 points, or less than 0.1%, to close at 18,129.96.

The S&P 500 index SPX, +0.03% advanced 0.64 points to finish at 2,139.76, led by gains in the health-care and consumer-staples sectors.

The Nasdaq Composite index COMP, +0.12% gained 6.33 points, or 0.1%, to close at 5,241.35.

Shares of Huntsman Corp. (NYSE: HUN) opened at $14.66 yesterday and traded in a range between, $14.55 and $14.93, and last traded at $14.57, which represents a dip of $0.12 from the previous closing price.

Huntsman Corp. (NYSE: HUN) now has a market cap of 3.47B.

3,586,428 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, 55 percent above the norm, out of a total float 215,498,000. Excessive volume accumulation by institutional investors may be in the near future as the combination of significant increases in trading volume and price appreciation can be determining factors.

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

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 ensure you are buying the right stocks.

Traders are able to make make more impactful decisions on trades when they track the activity of professional investors.

Trades for Huntsman Corp. (NYSE: HUN) have ranged from $7.46 – 18.12, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $16.31 and 200-day MA of $14.89. Today’s last price is 0.20% below the 52 week high of $18.12.

Indeed, earnings growth is among the most important things to look at in regards to stock investing and, accordingly, investors look for companies that have increased their earnings by at least 25% over 3 consecutive years.

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