Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE: JCI) Stock Gets Downgraded at Zacks Investment Research

Shares of Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE: JCI) were downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research in a note to their investors today. With a rating of Hold on the shares, the company has a 52-week high of $50.65. A number of other analysts have commented on the stock recently, and Tyco International Ltd. has secured a consensus one-year price target of $50.75, above the opening price of $44.42, a difference of 11.55 percent. Important and crucial changes in the company’s actions, future ision or industry can cause downgrades as the analysts feel that the future prospects for the security have weakened from the original recommendation.

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 Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE: JCI) opened at $44.42 yesterday trading between $43.77 and $44.51, and last traded at $43.94, a drop of $0.26 from the previous closing price.

Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE: JCI) now has a market cap of 28.02B.

7,665,793 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, 90 percent above the average, out of a total float 635,877,000. Heavy volume aggregation by institutional investors may be on the horizon as the combination of substantial increases in trading volume and price appreciation can be deciding components.

However, one day of heavy buy side trading is not enough to assert a trend. So market traders will continue to watch 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 have teams of analysts that research thousands of stocks. Thus, watching their interests is a good way to ensure you are buying the right stocks.

By marking the activity of these professional investors—and the moving averages they affect— traders are able to make make the best trades.

Trades for Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE: JCI) have ranged from $31.73 – 50.65, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $47.77 and 200-day MA of $44.95. Today’s last price is 0.13% under the 52 week high of $50.65.

Earnings growth is a critical factor to consider when investing in stocks and investors look for companies that have been successful at growing their earnings at least 25% or more over a 3 year period.

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