Mobile TeleSystems OAO (MBT) Shares Active after Upgrade at Citigroup Inc.

Mobile TeleSystems OAO (NYSE: MBT) shares rose in value Monday Nov 21 with lower trade volume than normal after a number of analysts weighed in on the investing value of the stock with a upgraded rating.

Meanwhile, stocks were set to open up this morning. The Dow Jones Industrial Average futures YMZ6, +0.20% was 10 points, or less than 0.1%, higher at 18,863, while S&P 500 index futures ESZ6, +0.44% rose 3.95 points, or 0.2%, at 2,184.75. Nasdaq-100 NQZ6, +0.74% added 12.25 points, or 0.2%, to 4,820.75.

Analysts at Citigroup Inc. upgraded shares of Mobile TeleSystems OAO (NYSE: MBT) from Neutral to Buy today. Citigroup Inc. currently has a rating of Buy on the stock. The one-year price target of $8.99 is higher than the opening price of $7.48, that has caused a fair amount of other analysts to comment on the company recently. Looking back over the last year, Mobile TeleSystems OAO stock has a high of $9.47. Stock prices often shift to the upside on recommendations and new price targets of professional analysts.

Shares of Mobile TeleSystems OAO (NYSE: MBT) opened at $7.48 on Monday and traded in a range between, $7.37 and $7.48, and last traded at $7.41, a spike of $0.19 or 2.56% from the previous closing price.

Mobile TeleSystems OAO (NYSE: MBT) currently has a market cap of 7.37B.

Mobile TeleSystems OAO (NYSE: MBT) Average Daily Trading Volume

403,007 shares traded hands yesterday, below the norm, out of a total float 492,567,000. Trading volume is likely to increase in the next few days as investors often use swings in trading volume to determine substantial volume accumulation or distribution by institutional investors.

As with all potential 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 is defined by ownership of a stock by mutual funds, banks, pension funds and other large institutions.

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

Mobile TeleSystems OAO (NYSE: MBT) 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 identifying trends, moving averages allow investors to make those trends work in their favor and increase the number of successful trades.

Trades for Mobile TeleSystems OAO (NYSE: MBT) have ranged from $5.15 – 9.470, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $7.57 and 200-day MA of $8.36. Today’s last price is 21.81%% lower than the 52 week high of $9.47.

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

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