Tecnoglass Inc. (TGLS) stock coverage initiated with “Outperform” in note to investors by Avondale Partners

Tecnoglass Inc. (NASDAQ: TGLS) shares fell on Friday Dec 2 with lighter trade volume than normal after more analysts initiated coverage on the stock.

Meanwhile, U.S. stocks edged lower on Friday, with major indexes on track for a weekly decline.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.14% fell 23 points, or 0.1%, to 19,169, while the S&P 500 SPX, +0.09% lost 1.2 point to 2,190, a move of less than 0.1%. The Nasdaq Composite COMP, -0.15% fell 5.3 points, or 0.1%, to 5,247.

Analysts at Avondale Partners initiated coverage on Tecnoglass Inc. (NASDAQ: TGLS) stock, rating the company at Outperform. Avondale Partners currently has a rating of Outperform on the shares. A number of other analysts have issued reports on the company in recent days, and the company has secured a consensus one-year price target of $17.50, above the opening price of $11.93, a difference of 14.77 percent. Tecnoglass Inc. stock has a 52-week high of $15.15. Changes in price targets are not unheard of as analysts and brokerage firms will re periodic updates after initiating coverage,.

Tecnoglass Inc. (NASDAQ: TGLS) shares last traded at $11.85, a drop of $0.06 per share or -0.50% compared to the previous closing price. Opening at $11.93, they fluctuated from $11.70 and $11.93 throughout the day.

Tecnoglass Inc. (NASDAQ: TGLS) now has a market cap of 357.23M.

Tecnoglass Inc. (NASDAQ: TGLS) Average Daily Trading Volume

843 shares traded hands yesterday, below the norm, out of a total float 9,324,000. Momentum traders often use upticks in trading volume to pinpoint substantial volume growth or distribution by institutional investors, so look for trading volume to pick up in the coming days.

While increased trading for short periods will not mean much, however, a trend of heavy trading volume on the buy side over a period of days or weeks expresses a positive signal to market traders that institutions may be moving in, so institutional sponsorship is crucial.

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

These instituitional investors have substantial teams of analysts researching thousands of stocks. Thus, watching their interests is a good way to make sure you are buying the right stocks.

Tecnoglass Inc. (NASDAQ: TGLS) 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 educated trades when they follow the trading habits of professional investors.

With that in mind, Tecnoglass Inc. (NASDAQ: TGLS) now has a 50-day MA of $11.74 and 200-day MA of $11.71. It has traded in a 52-week range between $9.82 – 15.15 and today’s last price is 21.78%% lower than the 52 week high of $15.15.

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

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