Tailored Brands (TLRD) Shares Tick Up after Upgrade at Zacks Investment Research

Tailored Brands (NASDAQ: TLRD) shares rose in value Tuesday Dec 13 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, the Dow DJIA, +0.47% climbed 106 points, or 0.6%, to 19,905. If the Dow finishes higher, it will notch its seventh straight gain.

The S&P 500 index SPX, +0.56% gained 10.45 points, or 0.5%, to 2,267 and the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +1.02% added 48 points, or 0.9%, to 5,461.

Both the S&P 500 index SPX, +0.56% and Nasdaq Composite COMP, +1.02% ended lower on Monday, with investors appearing reluctant to push shares higher ahead of the Fed meeting

Analysts at Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Tailored Brands (NASDAQ: TLRD) from Hold to Strong-Buy today. Zacks Investment Research currently has a rating of Strong-Buy on the stock. The one-year price target of $25.33 is a decrease compared to the opening price of $27.12, causing a number of other analysts to issue statements on the stock in recent days. Looking back over the last 52 weeks, Tailored Brands stock has a high of $27.54. Share prices often move to the upside on recommendations and new price targets of professional brokerage firms.

Tailored Brands (NASDAQ: TLRD) shares last traded at $27.34, which represents an increase of $0.30 or 1.11% over the previous closing price. Opening at $27.12, they fluctuated from $27.02 and $27.54 throughout the day.

Tailored Brands (NASDAQ: TLRD) now has a market cap of 1.33B.

Tailored Brands (NASDAQ: TLRD) Average Daily Trading Volume

166,699 shares traded hands yesterday, lower than the norm, out of a total float 42,181,000. Swing traders often use swings in trading volume to identify large volume accumulation or dissemination by institutional investors, so trading volume is likely to increase in the next few days.

While increased trading for one day will not mean much, however, a trend of heavy trading volume on the buy side over a period of days or weeks expresses a positive signal to market traders that institutions may be moving in, so institutional sponsorship is critical.

Institutional sponsorship just 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 research thousands of stocks, so it is good confirmation to see them buying a stock you’re considering.

Tailored Brands (NASDAQ: TLRD) 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 can make well planned trades when they track the activity of professional investors.

With that in mind, Tailored Brands (NASDAQ: TLRD) now has a 50-day MA of $18.02 and 200-day MA of $15.28. It has traded in a 52-week range between $9.95 – 27.54 and today’s last price is 0.73%% lower than the 52 week high of $27.54.

Earnings growth is a critical factor to consider when buying stocks and investors identify companies that have grown their earnings by at least 25% over the past 3 years.

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