Veeva Systems Inc. (VEEV) Stock Trending Up After Price Target Increase at Canaccord Genuity

Veeva Systems Inc. (NYSE: VEEV) shares rose on Wednesday Nov 23 with lower trade volume than normal after a number of analysts weighed in on the investing value of the stock, boosting the price target of stock.

Meanwhile, in early trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.03% fell 3.5 points to 19,019, essentially unchanged on the day. The S&P 500 SPX, -0.26% fell 7 points, or 0.3%, to 2,196, while the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, -0.48% shed 34 points to 5,353, a loss of 0.6%.

Veeva Systems Inc. (NYSE: VEEV) had its price target raised by equities researchers at Canaccord Genuity from $46.00 to $48.00. Canaccord Genuity currently has a rating of Buy on the shares. A number of other analysts have commented on the stock in recent days, and Veeva Systems Inc. has earned a consensus one-year price target of $43.90, a decrease compared to the opening price of $44.33. Veeva Systems Inc. stock has a 52-week high of $45.15.

Shares of Veeva Systems Inc. (NYSE: VEEV) opened at $44.33 on Tuesday and has traded in a range between, $43.51 and $45.15, and last traded at $44.23, a jump of $2.67 or 6.42% compared to the previous closing price.

Veeva Systems Inc. (NYSE: VEEV) currently has a market cap of 6.02B.

Veeva Systems Inc. (NYSE: VEEV) Average Daily Trading Volume

The stock’s average daily volume is 1,333,040 shares out of a total float 92,346,000 and some 965,037 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, lower than the norm. Trading volume is likely to increase in the next few days as momentum traders often use swings in trading volume to pinpoint large volume aggregation or dissemination by institutional investors.

While an increase in trading for one day will not mean much, conversely, a trend of heavy trading volume on the buy side over a period of days or weeks expresses a positive indicator to market traders that institutions may be moving in, so institutional sponsorship is critical.

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

These instituitional investors retain substantial teams of analysts researching thousands of stocks, so it is good corroboration to see them taking a postion in a stock you’re researching.

Veeva Systems Inc. (NYSE: VEEV) 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 Veeva Systems Inc. (NYSE: VEEV) have ranged from $19.97 – 45.15, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $39.12 and 200-day MA of $37.03. Today’s last price is 2.04%% lower than the 52 week high of $45.15.

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 for the past 3 years.

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