MagneGas Corp. (MNGA) Shares Active after Upgrade at Zacks Investment Research

MagneGas Corp. (NASDAQ: MNGA) shares fell back in value Wednesday Dec 14 with lighter trade volume than normal after a number of analysts weighed in on the investing value of the stock with a upgraded rating.

Meanwhile, U.S. equities traded mostly lower on Wednesday as investors awaited the Federal Reserve’s latest decision regarding monetary policy.

The Dow Jones industrial average traded 35 points lower, with Goldman Sachs contributing the most losses. The S&P 500 traded 0.1 percent lower, with financials leading decliners. The Nasdaq composite, meanwhile, held flat.

Analysts at Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of MagneGas Corp. (NASDAQ: MNGA) from Sell to Hold today. With a rating of Hold on the shares, the company has a 52-week high of $1.98. The one-year price target of $3.00 is above the opening price of $0.47, causing a fair amount of other analysts to issue statements on the stock in recent days. Stock prices sometimes get a spike to the upside when analysts upgrade a stock.

Shares of MagneGas Corp. (NASDAQ: MNGA) opened at $0.47 on Tuesday and has traded in a range between, $0.46 and $0.47, and last traded at $0.46, which represents a decrease of $0.01 per share or -1.71% compared to the previous closing price.

MagneGas Corp. (NASDAQ: MNGA) currently has a market cap of 23.98M.

MagneGas Corp. (NASDAQ: MNGA) Average Daily Trading Volume

The stock’s average daily volume is 679,288 shares out of a total float 44,193,000 and some 56,765 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, lower than normal. Investors often use upticks in trading volume to identify heavy volume accumulation or dissemination by institutional investors, so trading volume is likely to increase in the next few days.

However, one day of high volume buy side trading is not enough to affirm a trend. As such, market traders will continue to look 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 instituitional investors have teams of analysts that investigate thousands of stocks, so it is good confirmation to see them taking a postion in a stock you are considering.

MagneGas Corp. (NASDAQ: MNGA) 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 the best trades when they track the activity of professional investors.

Trades for MagneGas Corp. (NASDAQ: MNGA) have ranged from $0.42 – 1.98, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $0.56 and 200-day MA of $0.64. Today’s last price is 76.77%% under the 52 week high of $1.98.

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

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