TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE: TEL) Rating Reiterated at Morgan Stanley

TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE: TEL) had its Buy rating reiterated by equities researchers at Morgan Stanley in a research note to investors. With a rating of Buy on the stock, TE Connectivity Ltd. has a 52-week high of $67.99. The one-year price target of $68.44 is above the opening price of $62.59, causing a fair amount of other analysts to issue statements on the company in recent days. Share prices often trend to the upside on recommendations and new price targets of professional brokerage firms.

U.S. stocks closed higher Tuesday as investors anticipate the results of meetings from the Federal Reserve and the Bank of Japan.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.05% rose 9.79 points, or less than 0.1%, to close at 18,129.96.

The S&P 500 index SPX, +0.03% advanced 0.64 points to finish at 2,139.76, led by gains in the health-care and consumer-staples sectors.

The Nasdaq Composite index COMP, +0.12% gained 6.33 points, or 0.1%, to close at 5,241.35.

Shares of TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE: TEL) opened at $62.59 yesterday trading between $62.43 and $63.12, and last traded at $62.95, an increase of $0.66 over the previous closing price.

TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE: TEL) now has a market cap of 22.38B.

2,476,912 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, 112 percent above the norm, out of a total float 354,454,000. Considerable volume aggregation by institutional investors may be in the near future as the combination of substantial gains in trading volume and price appreciation can be indicative factors.

However, a single day of significant buy side trading is not enough to affirm a trend. So market traders will continue to look for institutional sponsorship as a cue 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.

Institutional investors such as these retain substantial teams of analysts that investigate thousands of stocks, so it is good corroboration to see them buying a stock you are researching.

By identifying trends, moving averages allow traders to make those trends work in their favor and increase the number of successful trades.

Trades for TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE: TEL) have ranged from $51.70 – 67.99, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $61.57 and 200-day MA of $60.46. Today’s last price is 0.07% lower than the 52 week high of $67.99.

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

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