Jamba Inc. (JMBA) stock coverage initiated with “Neutral” in note to investors by Wedbush

Jamba Inc. (NASDAQ: JMBA) shares rose on Tuesday Nov 22 with lighter trade volume than normal after more analysts initiated coverage on the stock.

Meanwhile, The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened opened higher, trading above 19,000 for the first time ever, while the S&P 500 traded above 2,200 shortly after the opening bell on Tuesday.

The S&P 500 SPX, +0.17% opened 5 points, or 0.2%, higher at 2,202. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.20% added 45 points, or 0.2%, to 19,002. The Nasdaq Composite COMP, +0.25% began the session up 16 points, or 0.3%, at 5,385.

Analysts at Wedbush initiated coverage on Jamba Inc. (NASDAQ: JMBA) stock, rating the company at Neutral. The company currently has a rating of Neutral on the stock. A number of other analysts have spoken on the stock recently, and the company has secured a consensus one-year price target of $13.00, higher than the opening price of $10.22, a difference of 12.73 percent. Jamba Inc. stock has a 52-week high of $14.22. After beginning or initiating coverage, analysts and brokerage firms will subsequently re periodic updates. Changes in price targets are not unusual.

Jamba Inc. (NASDAQ: JMBA) shares last traded at $10.21, which represents an increase of $0.02 or 0.20% compared to the previous closing price. Opening at $10.22, they ranged from $10.10 and $10.22 throughout the day.

Jamba Inc. (NASDAQ: JMBA) currently has a market cap of 156.51M.

Jamba Inc. (NASDAQ: JMBA) Average Daily Trading Volume

The stock’s average daily volume is 66,172 shares out of a total float 8,451,000 and some 3,554 shares traded hands yesterday, below the average. Trading volume is likely to increase in the next few days as investors often use swings in trading volume to identify large volume aggregation or circulation by institutional investors.

However, one day of heavy 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 is defined by ownership of a stock by mutual funds, banks, pension funds and other large institutions.

These professional investors have teams of analysts that investigate thousands of stocks. So watching their interests is a good way to ensure you are buying the right stocks.

Jamba Inc. (NASDAQ: JMBA) 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 following the activity of these professional investors and how they affect moving averages,it allows for traders to make more useful judgments on trades.

With that in mind, Jamba Inc. (NASDAQ: JMBA) now has a 50-day MA of $10.42 and 200-day MA of $10.76. It has traded in a 52-week range between $9.25 – 14.22 and today’s last price is 28.20%% lower than the 52 week high of $14.22.

Earnings growth is a crucial factor to research when investing in stocks and investors identify companies that have grown their earnings at least 25% or more over a 3 year period.

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