Joy Global Inc. (NYSE: JOY) Rating Reiterated at BMO Capital Markets

BMO Capital Markets analysts reiterated its Hold rating on Joy Global Inc. (NYSE: JOY) in a note to investors, making it one of the more closely watched stocks on Wall Street. With a rating of Hold on the stock, Joy Global Inc. has a 52-week high of $28.55. The one-year price target of $25.64 is less than the opening price of $27.50, that has caused a number of other analysts to issue statements on the stock recently. Stock prices sometimes get a bounce to the upside when analysts reiterate coverage.

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.

Yesterday Joy Global Inc. (NYSE: JOY) shares last traded at $27.45, which is a drop of $0.01 over the previous closing price. Opening at $27.50, they fluctuated from $27.45 and $27.61 throughout the day.

Joy Global Inc. (NYSE: JOY) now has a market cap of 2.69B.

The stock’s average daily volume is 3,353,220 shares out of a total float 91,067,000 and some 1,599,388 shares traded hands yesterday, 19 percent lower than the average. Look for trading volume to pick up in the coming days as swing traders often use swings in trading volume to pinpoint heavy volume accumulation or circulation by institutional investors.

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

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

These instituitional investors have teams of analysts that research thousands of stocks, so it is good corroboration to see them taking a postion in a stock you are considering.

By tracking the activity of these professional investors and how they affect moving averages,it allows for traders to make more impactful choices on trades.

With that in mind, Joy Global Inc. (NYSE: JOY) now has a 50-day MA of $27.45 and 200-day MA of $21.58. It has traded in a 52-week range between $8.35 – 28.55 and today’s last price is 0.04% lower than the 52 week high of $28.55.

Earnings growth is a critical factor to look at when investing in stocks and investors watch for companies that have been successful at growing their earnings by at least 25% for a 3 year period.

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