Jabil Circuit Inc. (NYSE: JBL) Rating Reiterated at Needham & Company LLC

Analysts at Needham & Company LLC reiterated a Buy rating on shares of Jabil Circuit Inc. (NYSE: JBL) in a reserach note to investors, making it one of the more closely watched stocks on Wall Street. The company currently has a rating of Buy on the shares. The one-year price target of $21.27 is a decrease compared to the opening price of $23.81, that has caused a fair amount of other analysts to issue statements on the stock recently. Looking back over the last 52 weeks, Jabil Circuit Inc. stock has a high of $26.00. Stock prices often move to the upside on recommendations and new price targets of professional brokerage firms.

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 Jabil Circuit Inc. (NYSE: JBL) opened at $23.81 yesterday trading between $23.16 and $23.81, and last traded at $23.16, which represents a spike of $0.02 from the previous closing price.

Jabil Circuit Inc. (NYSE: JBL) now has a market cap of 4.43B.

The stock’s average daily volume is 2,085,710 shares out of a total float 173,662,000 and some 2,447,656 shares traded hands yesterday, 80 percent above normal. Considerable volume aggregation by institutional investors may be on the horizon as the combination of significant expansions in trading volume and price growth can be determining factors.

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

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

Professional investors such as these retain substantial teams of analysts researching thousands of stocks. So watching their interests is a good way to ensure you are buying the right stocks.

Traders can make more effective decisions on trades when they track the trading habits of professional investors.

Trades for Jabil Circuit Inc. (NYSE: JBL) have ranged from $16.78 – 26.00, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $21.17 and 200-day MA of $19.46. Today’s last price is 0.11% below the 52 week high of $26.00.

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

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