Vince Holding Corp. (VNCE) Shares Tick Up after Upgrade at Stifel Nicolaus

Vince Holding Corp. (NYSE: VNCE) shares rose in value Monday Dec 5 with slower 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 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.

Analysts at Stifel Nicolaus upgraded shares of Vince Holding Corp. (NYSE: VNCE) from Hold to Buy today. The company currently has a rating of Buy on the stock. As a means of comparison, a number of other analysts have spoken on the company recently, and Vince Holding Corp. has earned a consensus one-year price target of $6.88, above the opening price of $4.20. Vince Holding Corp. stock has a 52-week high of $8.11. Share prices sometimes get a boost to the upside when analysts upgrade a stock.

Shares of Vince Holding Corp. (NYSE: VNCE) opened at $4.20 on Tuesday trading between $4.20 and $4.45, and last traded at $4.23, which is a spike of $0.33 or 8.33% compared to the previous closing price.

Vince Holding Corp. (NYSE: VNCE) currently has a market cap of 208.77M.

Vince Holding Corp. (NYSE: VNCE) Average Daily Trading Volume

130,120 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, lower than normal, out of a total float 20,846,000. Swing traders often use upticks in trading volume to pinpoint heavy volume aggregation or circulation by institutional investors, so trading volume is likely to increase in the next few days.

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

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

Institutional investors such as these have teams of analysts researching thousands of stocks. So watching their interests is a good way to ensure you are buying the right stocks.

Vince Holding Corp. (NYSE: VNCE) 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 well planned trades when they track the activity of professional investors.

Trades for Vince Holding Corp. (NYSE: VNCE) have ranged from $3.45 – 8.110, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $4.81 and 200-day MA of $5.41. Today’s last price is 47.90%% below the 52 week high of $8.11.

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 been successful at growing their earnings at least 25% or more over the past 3 years.

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