Royal Bank Of Canada (RY) Shares Tick Up after Upgrade at TD Securities

Royal Bank Of Canada (NYSE: RY) shares rose in value Monday Nov 21 with slower trade volume than normal after a number of analysts weighed in on the investing value of the stock with a upgraded rating.

Meanwhile, stocks were set to open up this morning. The Dow Jones Industrial Average futures YMZ6, +0.20% was 10 points, or less than 0.1%, higher at 18,863, while S&P 500 index futures ESZ6, +0.44% rose 3.95 points, or 0.2%, at 2,184.75. Nasdaq-100 NQZ6, +0.74% added 12.25 points, or 0.2%, to 4,820.75.

Analysts at TD Securities upgraded shares of Royal Bank Of Canada (NYSE: RY) from Hold to Buy today. The company currently has a rating of Buy on the stock. A number of other analysts have spoken on the stock in recent days, and Royal Bank Of Canada has secured a consensus one-year price target of $63.92, less than the opening price of $65.16. Royal Bank Of Canada stock has a 52-week high of $65.82. Share prices sometimes get a boost to the upside when analysts upgrade a stock.

Shares of Royal Bank Of Canada (NYSE: RY) opened at $65.16 on Monday trading between $65.05 and $65.82, and last traded at $65.81, a jump of $1.26 or 1.95% over the previous closing price.

Royal Bank Of Canada (NYSE: RY) now has a market cap of 97.65B.

Royal Bank Of Canada (NYSE: RY) Average Daily Trading Volume

The stock’s average daily volume is 866,843 shares out of a total float 1,482,773,000 and some 225,986 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, below normal. Swing traders often use increases in trading volume to identify substantial volume accumulation or dissemination by institutional investors, so trading volume is likely to increase in the next few days.

As with all possible breakouts, investors look for volume to be at least 40%-50% greater than normal on the breakout to show that fund managers and other professional investors are jumping in.

Institutional sponsorship is defined by ownership of a stock by mutual funds, banks, pension funds and other large institutions.

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

Royal Bank Of Canada (NYSE: RY) 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 are able to make make more impactful judgments on trades when they follow the trading habits of professional investors.

Trades for Royal Bank Of Canada (NYSE: RY) have ranged from $44.37 – 65.82, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $62.71 and 200-day MA of $61.41. Today’s last price is 0.02%% lower than the 52 week high of $65.82.

Earnings growth is an important factor to look at when investing in stocks and investors seek companies that have increased their earnings at least 25% or more over the past 3 years.

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