Wayfair Inc. (NYSE: W) Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research

Analysts at Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Wayfair Inc. (NYSE: W) from Sell to Hold today. With a rating of Hold on the shares, Wayfair Inc. has a 52-week high of $50.00. The one-year price target of $51.58 is higher than the opening price of $42.92, resulting a fair amount of other analysts to comment on the company recently. Stock prices often trend to the upside on recommendations and new price targets of professional brokerage firms.

The Fed stood pat on interest rates on Wednesday, helping stocks to mostly higher levels but Chairwoman Janet Yellen indicated an interest rate hike is likely by year’s end

On Wednesday, the S&P 500 SPX, +1.09% ended 1.1% higher, while the Dow DJIA, +0.90% jumped by 0.9%, or 164 points, as each exchange finished in positive territory for a second consecutive day.

The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite COMP, +1.03% tacked on 1% and scored a record closing high.

S&P 500 futures ESZ6, +0.36% were up 6.55 points, or 0.3%, to 2,162.75 early Thursday, while Dow Jones Industrial Average futures YMZ6, +0.37% rose 58 points, or 0.3%, to 18,276. Nasdaq-100 futures NQZ6, +0.39% gained 16.25 points, or 0.3%, to 4,866.25.

Shares of Wayfair Inc. (NYSE: W) opened at $42.92 yesterday trading between $41.90 and $43.21, and last traded at $42.76, a jump of $0.70 from the previous closing price.

Wayfair Inc. (NYSE: W) currently has a market cap of 3.63B.

1,157,929 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, lower than the average, out of a total float 33,057,000. Look for trading volume to pick up in the coming days as investors often use increases in trading volume to identify large volume accumulation or dissemination 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 teams of analysts that investigate thousands of stocks. So watching their interests is a good way to ensure you are buying the right stocks.

By spotting trends, moving averages allow traders to make those trends work in their favor and increase the number of successful trades.

Trades for Wayfair Inc. (NYSE: W) have ranged from $28.85 – 50.00, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $40.16 and 200-day MA of $40.39. Today’s last price is 0.14% below the 52 week high of $50.00.

Indeed, earnings growth is among the most critical things to look at in regards to stock investing and, accordingly, investors identify companies that have been successful at growing their earnings at least 25% or more for 3 consecutive years.

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