T-Mobile US, Inc. (TMUS) stock moves up, “Buy” rating reiterated by Jefferies Group LLC Analysts

T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) shares rose on Tuesday February 14 on lower trade volume than normal after a number of analysts weighed in on the investing value of the stock and reiterated thier respective ratings.

Meanwhile U.S. stocks opened slightly lower on Tuesday. The main three benchmarks retreated after touching the latest in a series of record highs on Monday, with the S&P 500 index SPX, -0.09% down two points, or 0.1%, to 2,326.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.02% fell 34 points, or 0.2%, to 20,381. The Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, -0.13% shed eight points, or 0.1%, to 5,756.

T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) had its Buy rating reiterated by equities researchers at Jefferies Group LLC in a research note to investors. With a rating of Buy on the stock, T-Mobile US, Inc. has a 52-week high of $63.68. The one-year price target of $62.25 is above the opening price of $61.24, resulting a number of other analysts to issue statements on the company in recent days. Usually, after analysts assign a “reiterated rating” report on a stock, they will later issue other updates, usually followed by a price target change.

Yesterday T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) shares last traded at $62.00, which is a spike of $1.10 compared to the previous closing price. Opening at $61.24, they ranged from $61.14 and $62.84 throughout the day.

T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) now has a market cap of 51.09B.

T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) Average Daily Trading Volume

The stock’s average daily volume is 4,146,930 shares out of a total float 287,218,000 and some 1,313,706 shares traded hands yesterday, 66 percent lower than normal. lower than normal. Look for trading volume to pick up in the coming days as swing traders often use swings in trading volume to identify heavy volume accumulation or distribution by institutional investors.

As with all potential breakouts, investors look for volume to be at least 40%-50% higher than 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.

These instituitional investors retain substantial teams of analysts that investigate thousands of stocks, so it is good corroboration to see them taking a postion in a stock you’re researching.

T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) 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 spotting trends, moving averages allow investors to make those trends work in their favor and increase the number of successful trades.

Trades for T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) have ranged from $34.01 – 63.68, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $59.77 and 200-day MA of $52.07. Today’s last price is 2.64%% lower than the 52 week high of $63.68.

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

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