Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) shares rose on Friday January 13 on heavier 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 Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.03% slipped 5.27 points to close 19,885.73, moving in a roughly 100-point range all session. For the week, the blue-chip index is off 0.4%.
U.S. financial markets will be closed Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
The S&P 500 index SPX, +0.18% added 4.20 points, or 0.2%, to end at 2,274.64 for a weekly loss of 0.1%, and the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +0.48% climbed 26.63 points, or 0.5%, to finish at 5,574.12, its sixth all-time closing high in seven trading sessions.
Jefferies Group analysts reiterated its Underperform rating on Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) in a note to investors, making it one of the more closely watched stocks on Wall Street. With a rating of Underperform on the stock, the company has a 52-week high of $133.93. The one-year price target of $125.30 is a decrease compared to the opening price of $131.15, causing a fair amount of other analysts to comment on the company in recent days. Typically, after analysts issue a “reiterated rating” report on a stock, they will later issue recurring revisions, usually followed by a price target change.
Shares of Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) opened at $131.15 yesterday and traded in a range between, $130.58 and $133.93, and last traded at $133.70, which represents a spike of $4.52 over the previous closing price.
Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) now has a market cap of 57.38B.
Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) Average Daily Trading Volume
The stock’s average daily volume is 8,590,480 shares out of a total float 422,222,000 and some 10,515,015 shares traded hands yesterday, 77 percent higher than the average. higher than normal. Significant increases in trading volume and price appreciation together could signal heavy volume accumulation by institutional investors.
While increased trading for short periods will not mean much will not mean much, conversely, a trend of heavy trading volume on the buy side over a period of days or weeks sends a positive signal to market traders that institutions may be moving in, so institutional sponsorship is very important.
Institutional sponsorship is defined by ownership of a stock by mutual funds, banks, pension funds and other large institutions.
Professional investors such as these have substantial teams of analysts researching thousands of stocks, so it is good validation to see them buying a stock you are researching.
Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) 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 spotting trends, moving averages allow investors to make those trends work in their favor and increase the number of successful trades.
With that in mind, Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) now has a 50-day MA of $123.08 and 200-day MA of $106.56. It has traded in a 52-week range between $79.95 – 133.93 and today’s last price is 0.17%% lower than the 52 week high of $133.93.
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