EnerSys (ENS) Shares Active after Upgrade at Zacks Investment Research

EnerSys (NYSE: ENS) shares rose in value Monday Nov 14 with slower trade volume than normal after a number of analysts weighed in on the investing value of the stock with a upgraded rating.

Meanwhile as investors continued to try and decipher policy proposals of President-elect Donald Trump’s administration, the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.11% rose 21.03 points, or 0.1%, to finish at 18,868.69, its third straight record close. The blue-chip index had also touched a historic high of 18,934.05 during the session.
The S&P 500 index SPX, -0.01% fell 0.25 points to end at 2,164.20, and the Nasdaq Composite COMP, -0.36% dropped 18.72 points, or 0.4%, to close at 5,218.40.

Analysts at Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of EnerSys (NYSE: ENS) from Hold to Strong-Buy today. Zacks Investment Research currently has a rating of Strong-Buy on the shares. As a means of comparison, a number of other analysts have commented on the company recently, and EnerSys has earned a consensus one-year price target of $75.50, higher than the opening price of $74.91. EnerSys stock has a 52-week high of $78.04. Share prices often shift to the upside on recommendations and new price targets of professional analysts.

Shares of EnerSys (NYSE: ENS) opened at $74.91 on Monday and traded in a range between, $74.80 and $78.04, and last traded at $78.01, an increase of $4.09 or 5.53% from the previous closing price.

EnerSys (NYSE: ENS) now has a market cap of 3.39B.

EnerSysAverage Daily Trading Volume

326,880 shares traded hands yesterday, below the norm, out of a total float 42,913,000. Investors often use swings in trading volume to pinpoint substantial volume aggregation or distribution by institutional investors, so look for trading volume to pick up in the coming days.

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

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

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

EnerSys 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 winning trades.

With that in mind, EnerSys (NYSE: ENS) now has a 50-day MA of $67.00 and 200-day MA of $64.56. It has traded in a 52-week range between $42.60 – 78.04 and today’s last price is 0.04%% lower than the 52 week high of $78.04.

Earnings growth is a critical factor to research when investing in stocks and investors identify companies that have grown their earnings by at least 25% for the past 3 years.

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