Eastman Chemical Co. (EMN) stock down despite upgrade at Zacks Investment Research

Eastman Chemical Co. (NYSE: EMN) shares fell back in value Monday Nov 14 with heavier trade volume than normal after a number of analysts weighed in on the investing value of the stock with a upgraded rating.

Meanwhile as investors continued to try and decipher policy proposals of President-elect Donald Trump’s administration, the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.11% rose 21.03 points, or 0.1%, to finish at 18,868.69, its third straight record close.
The blue-chip index had also touched a historic high of 18,934.05 during the session.

The S&P 500 index SPX, -0.01% fell 0.25 points to end at 2,164.20, and the Nasdaq Composite COMP, -0.36% dropped 18.72 points, or 0.4%, to close at 5,218.40.

Analysts at Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Eastman Chemical Co. (NYSE: EMN) from Hold to Buy today. With a rating of Buy on the stock, Eastman Chemical Co. has a 52-week high of $78.79. The one-year price target of $80.00 is higher than the opening price of $75.28, resulting a fair amount of other analysts to comment on the stock recently. Stock prices often trend to the upside on recommendations and new price targets of professional brokerage firms.

Shares of Eastman Chemical Co. (NYSE: EMN) opened at $75.28 on Monday and traded in a range between, $73.86 and $75.51, and last traded at $74.25, which represents a decrease of $0.96 per share or -1.28% from the previous closing price.

Eastman Chemical Co. (NYSE: EMN) now has a market cap of 10.90B.

Eastman Chemical Co. (NYSE: EMN) Average Daily Trading Volume

1,631,988 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, above the average, out of a total float 146,000,000. Heavy volume aggregation by institutional investors may be on the horizon as the combination of substantial gains in trading volume and price appreciation can be determining factors.

However, a single day of significant buy side trading is not enough to assert a trend. So market traders will continue to watch for institutional sponsorship as an indicator 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.

These professional investors retain substantial teams of analysts researching thousands of stocks, so it is good validation to see them buying a stock you are researching.

Eastman Chemical Co. (NYSE: EMN) 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 marking the activity of these professional investors—and the moving averages they affect— traders can make smarter trades.

With that in mind, Eastman Chemical Co. (NYSE: EMN) now has a 50-day MA of $68.06 and 200-day MA of $69.45. It has traded in a 52-week range between $56.03 – 78.79 and today’s last price is 5.76%% lower than the 52 week high of $78.79.

Indeed, earnings growth is among the most important things to look at in regards to stock investing and, accordingly, investors identify companies that have increased their earnings by at least 25% over the past 3 years.

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