Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. (SGYP) stock falls, “Buy” rating reiterated by Rodman & Renshaw Analysts

Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: SGYP) shares fell on Wednesday Nov 30 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 Jones Industrial Average hit an intraday record after opening higher Wednesday, led by the energy sector as hopes rose that the world’s major oil producers are near a deal on limiting output.

The benchmark S&P 500 and Dow were on track to post their largest monthly gains since March.

The S&P 500 SPX, +0.22% gained 5 points, or 0.2%, to 2,209. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.41% added 62 points, or 0.3%, to 19,184, trading in record territory. The Nasdaq Composite COMP, -0.08% was 7 points, or 0.1%, higher at 5,386.

Rodman & Renshaw analysts reiterated its Buy rating on Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: SGYP) in a note to investors, making it one of the more closely watched stocks on Wall Street. The company currently has a rating of Buy on the stock. A number of other analysts have spoken on the company in recent days, and the company has secured a consensus one-year price target of $9.90, higher than the opening price of $5.41. Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. stock has a 52-week high of $6.58. Stock prices sometimes get a jump to the upside when analysts reiterate coverage.

Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: SGYP) shares last traded at $5.39, a dip of $0.01 per share or -0.09% from the previous closing price. Opening at $5.41, they ranged from $5.34 and $5.45 throughout the day.

Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: SGYP) currently has a market cap of 969.05M.

Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: SGYP) Average Daily Trading Volume

The stock’s average daily volume is 2,862,560 shares out of a total float 147,990,000 and some 211,792 shares traded hands yesterday, below the norm. Investors often use upticks in trading volume to identify substantial volume aggregation or dissemination by institutional investors, so trading volume is likely to increase in the next few days.

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

Institutional sponsorship commonly refers to ownership of a stock by mutual funds, banks, pension funds and other large institutions.

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

Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: SGYP) 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 identifying trends, moving averages allow investors to make those trends work in their favor and increase the number of successful trades.

Trades for Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: SGYP) have ranged from $2.50 – 6.580, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $5.13 and 200-day MA of $4.56. Today’s last price is 18.16%% lower than the 52 week high of $6.58.

Indeed, earnings growth is among the most crucial things to look at in regards to stock investing and, accordingly, investors seek companies that have grown their earnings by at least 25% over the past 3 years.

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