NII Holdings Inc. (NIHD) Shares Active after Upgrade at Zacks Investment Research

NII Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: NIHD) shares rose in value Tuesday Nov 29 with slower trade volume than normal after a number of analysts weighed in on the investing value of the stock with a upgraded rating.

U.S. stocks on Tuesday morning traded near break-even levels, with the main benchmarks switching in and out of negative territory

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.09% was flat at 19,102. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite COMP, +0.00% traded 18 points, or 0.1%, at 5,362.

The S&P 500 index SPX, -0.04% was off by 0.1%, or 2 points, at 2,199, with five of the 11 main sectors trading lower.

Analysts at Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of NII Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: NIHD) from Hold to Buy today. The company currently has a rating of Buy on the shares. The one-year price target of $1.00 is less than the opening price of $1.80, causing a number of other analysts to issue statements on the stock in recent days. Looking back over the last 52 weeks, NII Holdings Inc. stock has a high of $6.93. Typically, after analysts give an upgrade report on a stock, they will subsequently issue periodic revisions, such as a price target change.

NII Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: NIHD) shares last traded at $1.78, which is a spike of $0.03 or 1.43% over the previous closing price. Opening at $1.80, they ranged from $1.78 and $1.83 throughout the day.

NII Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: NIHD) now has a market cap of 178.89M.

NII Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: NIHD) Average Daily Trading Volume

The stock’s average daily volume is 789,895 shares out of a total float 92,320,000 and some 42,889 shares traded hands yesterday, lower than the average. Look for trading volume to pick up in the coming days as momentum traders often use swings in trading volume to identify heavy volume aggregation or circulation by institutional investors.

While increased 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 indicator to market traders that institutions may be moving in, so institutional sponsorship is crucial.

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

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

NII Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: NIHD) 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 tracking the activity of these professional investors and how they affect moving averages,it allows for traders to make more impactful choices on trades.

Trades for NII Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: NIHD) have ranged from $1.70 – 6.930, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $2.49 and 200-day MA of $2.93. Today’s last price is 74.39%% under the 52 week high of $6.93.

Indeed, earnings growth is among the most critical 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 the past 3 years.

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