Savvy investors are constantly on the lookout when it comes to picking stocks at bargain prices. As of late, investors have been taking notice of NETGEAR, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTGR) shares. During recent trading, shares saw a move of 1.81% hitting a price of $36.50.
An important idea when dealing with technical analysis is that historical stock price movements tend to repeat. Technical analysis focuses on chart patterns with the goal of analyzing market movements and defining trends. Charting has been around for many years, and even older methods are considered to be relevant due to the nature of repeating patterns. Certain trends may be easier to spot than others. Technical analysts that spend vast amounts of studying charts and patterns may be more adept at spotting specific trends. Investors may want to employ multiple methods of trend spotting in order to get a more robust spectrum with which to work.
Let’s take a quick look at how the price of NETGEAR, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTGR) is currently trading in comparison to some of its simple moving averages. At current levels, shares have been seen trading -0.60% away from the 20-day moving average. The stock has been recently separated from the 50-day moving average by 2.33%. Using a broader approach, the stock has been trading -3.60% off of the 200-day moving average. After the latest check-in, shares are -10.25% off of the 50 day high and 28.82% away from the 50 day low number.
In terms of performance, shares of NETGEAR, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTGR) are 13.12% since the start of 2016. Over the past week, shares are 1.61%. Moving out to look at the previous month performance, the stock is at -5.32%. For the quarter, performance is at 10.32%. During the past six months, NETGEAR, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTGR)’s stock has been -19.65% and 5.57% for the last 12 months.
Some traders may be employing technical analysis to try and conquer the market. There are plenty of various indicators that traders can use. Studying different technical indicators can provide some good insight, but the individual investor may want to start by focusing on a few different popular ones. Deciding which indicators to use may require a significant amount of homework. Trying to track too many signals at first might not be the best idea, and it may even create more confusion. Once the indicators have been chosen, traders may spend a good amount of time back testing strategies before making some trades.
Stock market reversals can occur at any given time. Sometimes, these corrections can provoke ominous forecasts from the investing community. With the market still riding high, it is important to note that market corrections can be common happenings in bull market runs. Investors may use these opportunities to buy some names at discount prices. As we move through earnings season, investors will be watching to see how companies have fared over the last quarter. Investors may want to examine sell-side analyst revisions in the weeks and days prior to the report. Investors and analysts will both be eagerly watching to see if the company can beat expectations.
Wall Street brokerage firms that regularly cover the stock have provided price targets and recommendations on NETGEAR, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTGR). According to First Call, the consensus price target for the company is $49.67. The consensus recommendation provided by analysts is currently 2.30. This number is based on a scale from 1 to 5. Analysts rating the company a 1 or 2 indicate a Buy recommendation. Analysts rating the company a 4 or 5 indicate a Sell recommendation. Analysts rating the company a 3 indicate a Hold recommendation.