Just Energy Group Inc. (JE) stock trades up, “Outperform” rating reiterated by FBR & Co Analysts

Just Energy Group Inc. (NYSE: JE) shares rose on Tuesday Dec 13 with lower trade volume than normal after a number of analysts weighed in on the investing value of the stock and reiterated thier respective ratings.

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

Just Energy Group Inc. (NYSE: JE) had its Outperform rating reiterated by equities researchers at FBR & Co in a research note to investors. The company currently has a rating of Outperform on the stock. A number of other analysts have issued reports on the stock in recent days, and the company has secured a consensus one-year price target of $7.34, above the opening price of $5.61. Just Energy Group Inc. stock has a 52-week high of $7.38. Usually, after analysts publish a “reiterated rating” report on a stock, they will subsequently issue other revisions, such as a price target change.

Just Energy Group Inc. (NYSE: JE) shares last traded at $5.56, which is a jump of $0.01 or 0.18% from the previous closing price. Opening at $5.61, they ranged from $5.55 and $5.63 throughout the day.

Just Energy Group Inc. (NYSE: JE) currently has a market cap of 820.98M.

Just Energy Group Inc. (NYSE: JE) Average Daily Trading Volume

25,857 shares traded hands yesterday, lower than normal, out of a total float 99,109,000. Trading volume is likely to increase in the next few days as investors often use swings in trading volume to determine large volume accumulation or distribution 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 an indicator 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 retain substantial teams of analysts that investigate thousands of stocks, so it is good validation to see them buying a stock you’re researching.

Just Energy Group Inc. (NYSE: JE) 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 trading habits of professional investors.

Trades for Just Energy Group Inc. (NYSE: JE) have ranged from $4.86 – 7.380, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $5.33 and 200-day MA of $5.68. Today’s last price is 24.73%% under the 52 week high of $7.38.

Earnings growth is a crucial factor to look at when buying stocks and investors seek companies that have been successful at growing their earnings at least 25% or more for the past 3 years.

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