Knowles Corp. (NYSE: KN) Coverage Initiated at Susquehanna

Analysts at Susquehanna initiated coverage on Knowles Corp. (NYSE: KN) stock, rating the company at Negative. With a rating of Negative on the stock, Knowles Corp. has a 52-week high of $22.33. A number of other analysts have spoken on the company in recent days, and the company has secured a consensus one-year price target of $16.88, above the opening price of $14.09, a difference of 12.09 percent. Price changes targets are not uncommon as analysts and brokerage firms will re periodic updates after beginning or initiating 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.

Shares of Knowles Corp. (NYSE: KN) opened at $14.09 yesterday trading between $13.85 and $14.17, and last traded at $13.96, which represents a dip of $0.41 compared to the previous closing price.

Knowles Corp. (NYSE: KN) currently has a market cap of 1.24B.

761,813 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, 74 percent lower than the average, out of a total float 88,136,000. Look for trading volume to pick up in the coming days as swing traders often use upticks in trading volume to pinpoint heavy volume growth or dissemination by institutional investors.

While an increase in trading for short periods will not mean much, conversely, a trend of heavy trading volume on the buy side over a period of days or weeks expresses a positive cue to market traders that institutions may be moving in, so institutional sponsorship is crucial.

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

These instituitional investors retain substantial teams of analysts that research thousands of stocks. Thus, watching their interests is a good way to ensure you are buying the right stocks.

By identifying trends, moving averages allow traders to make those trends work in their favor and increase the number of winning trades.

Trades for Knowles Corp. (NYSE: KN) have ranged from $9.68 – 22.33, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $13.91 and 200-day MA of $13.83. Today’s last price is 0.37% under the 52 week high of $22.33.

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

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