Ternium SA (TX) stock moves up, “Buy” rating reiterated by Berenberg Bank Analysts

Ternium SA (NYSE: TX) shares rose 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.

Ternium SA (NYSE: TX) had its Buy rating reiterated by equities researchers at Berenberg Bank in a research note to investors. The company currently has a rating of Buy on the shares. The one-year price target of $25.85 is higher than the opening price of $24.55, causing a number of other analysts to report on the stock in recent days. Looking back over the last year, Ternium SA stock has a high of $26.50. Typically, after analysts issue a “reiterated rating” report on a stock, they will later issue other updates, such as a price target change.

Shares of Ternium SA (NYSE: TX) opened at $24.55 on Tuesday and has traded in a range between, $24.44 and $25.28, and last traded at $25.06, a jump of $0.94 or 3.88% compared to the previous closing price.

Ternium SA (NYSE: TX) currently has a market cap of 4.92B.

Ternium SA (NYSE: TX) Average Daily Trading Volume

The stock’s average daily volume is 393,316 shares out of a total float 48,910,000 and some 81,863 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, below normal. Swing traders often use swings in trading volume to pinpoint substantial volume aggregation or circulation by institutional investors, so look for trading volume to pick up in the coming days.

However, just a day of heavy buy side trading is not enough to affirm a trend. As such, market traders will continue to look for institutional sponsorship as a signal 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.

These professional investors have teams of analysts that research thousands of stocks, so it is good confirmation to see them taking a postion in a stock you’re researching.

Ternium SA (NYSE: TX) 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 following the activity of these professional investors and how they influence moving averages, traders are able to make make the best trades.

Trades for Ternium SA (NYSE: TX) have ranged from $10.28 – 26.500, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $22.96 and 200-day MA of $20.83. Today’s last price is 5.45%% below the 52 week high of $26.50.

Earnings growth is an important factor to consider when investing in stocks and investors identify companies that have been successful at growing their earnings by at least 25% for 3 consecutive years.

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