Shaw Communications Inc. (NYSE: SJR) Stock Gets Downgraded at Zacks Investment Research

Shares of Shaw Communications Inc. (NYSE: SJR) were downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research in a note to their investors today. The company currently has a rating of Hold on the shares. The one-year price target of $19.98 is higher than the opening price of $19.69, resulting a number of other analysts to comment on the company in recent days. Looking back over the last 52 weeks, Shaw Communications Inc. stock has a high of $21.41. considerable and crucial digressions in the company’s operations, future direction or industry can cause downgrades as the analysts believe that the future prospects for the security have weakened from the initial recommendation.

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 Shaw Communications Inc. (NYSE: SJR) shares last traded at $19.91, which is a jump of $0.28 compared to the previous closing price. Opening at $19.69, they fluctuated from $19.61 and $20.00 throughout the day.

Shaw Communications Inc. (NYSE: SJR) currently has a market cap of 9.63B.

426,815 shares traded hands yesterday, 5 percent below the norm, out of a total float 440,541,000. Momentum traders often use upticks in trading volume to pinpoint large volume accumulation or dissemination by institutional investors, so trading volume is likely to increase in the next few days.

However, one day of high volume buy side trading is not enough to determine a trend. As such, market traders will continue to watch for institutional sponsorship as a signal that financial institutions are moving forward.

Institutional sponsorship is defined by 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 it is good confirmation to see them taking a postion in a stock you are considering.

Traders can make more impactful choices on trades when they follow the trading habits of professional investors.

With that in mind, Shaw Communications Inc. (NYSE: SJR) now has a 50-day MA of $20.14 and 200-day MA of $19.29. It has traded in a 52-week range between $15.66 – 21.41 and today’s last price is 0.07% lower than the 52 week high of $21.41.

Indeed, earnings growth is among the most crucial 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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