Mohawk Industries Inc. (MHK) Stock Trending Up After Price Target Increase at RBC Capital Markets

Mohawk Industries Inc. (NYSE: MHK) shares rose on Monday Dec 5 with lighter trade volume than normal after a number of analysts weighed in on the investing value of the stock, increasing the price target of stock.

Meanwhile, the Dow Industrials on Monday opened at an all-time high as investors dismissed concerns about the outcome of Italy’s referendum on Sunday.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose DJIA, +0.41% 85 points, or 0.5%, at 19,260, the S&P 500 index SPX, +0.42% began trade 9 points, or 0.4%, higher at 2,201, while the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +0.43% advanced 27 points, or 0.5%, at 5,282.

Mohawk Industries Inc. (NYSE: MHK) had its price target raised by equities researchers at RBC Capital Markets from $245.00 to $248.00. The company currently has a rating of Outperform on the stock. The one-year price target of $236.17 is higher than the opening price of $192.03, that has caused a number of other analysts to report on the stock in recent days. Looking back over the last year, Mohawk Industries Inc. stock has a high of $216.58.

Mohawk Industries Inc. (NYSE: MHK) shares last traded at $194.23, an increase of $4.23 or 2.23% from the previous closing price. Opening at $192.03, they ranged from $190.92 and $194.28 throughout the day.

Mohawk Industries Inc. (NYSE: MHK) currently has a market cap of 14.41B.

Mohawk Industries Inc. (NYSE: MHK) Average Daily Trading Volume

The stock’s average daily volume is 671,792 shares out of a total float 61,287,000 and some 57,717 shares traded hands yesterday, below 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 aggregation or dissemination by institutional investors.

As with all potential breakouts, investors look 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 simply refers to ownership of a stock by mutual funds, banks, pension funds and other large institutions.

Professional investors such as these have substantial teams of analysts that investigate thousands of stocks. Thus, watching their interests is a good way to make sure you are buying the right stocks.

Mohawk Industries Inc. (NYSE: MHK) 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.

Traders are able to make make more impactful decisions on trades when they follow the trading habits of professional investors.

Trades for Mohawk Industries Inc. (NYSE: MHK) have ranged from $148.56 – 216.58, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $193.98 and 200-day MA of $199.48. Today’s last price is 10.32%% below the 52 week high of $216.58.

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 raised their earnings at least 25% or more over 3 consecutive years.

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