Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation (NYSE:NNA)’s shares are under review with key ownership changing hands of late.

Investors might be searching high and low to find some good deals in the equity market. With the market riding high, it may be difficult to find great bargain basement stocks. Filtering through the technicals may help locate some stocks that are poised to make a run even higher. Many investors will choose to look at all the technical indicators while some will zoom in on a few hand-picked ones. Shuffling through the markets may get dizzying at times, but that little extra research might just help locate that diamond in the rough that has yet to break out. Investors may be holding on to a big winner or two in the portfolio. At current market levels, it may be tempting to take some profits, and this may create a major dilemma for the individual investor. 

Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation (NYSE:NNA)’s stock has been a favorite of “smart money” aka institutions, as of late.  Institutions are currently holders of 15.20% of the shares.  On the other hand, company insiders are holding 71.20%.  Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation’s stock price currently sits at $0.59.

Institutional portfolio managers can perform a more intense in-depth analyses than the average investor because of the vast resources at their disposal.  They have access to teams of researchers and data that the average investor doesn’t have.  It doesn’t guarantee that they’ll make money on the stock, however, but it greatly enhances the chance that they will turn a profit.   

Let’s take a look at how the stock has been performing recently.  Over the past twelve months, Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation (NYSE:NNA)’s stock was -46.67%.  Over the last week of the month, it was -1.37%, -15.44% over the last quarter, and  -35.30% for the past six months. 

Over the past 50 days, Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation stock was -10.03% off of the high and 27.83% removed from the low.  Their 52-Week High and Low are noted here.  -57.41% (High), 27.83%, (Low). 

Technical Analysis

Technical analysts have little regard for the value of a company. They use historic price data to observe stock price patterns to predict the direction of that price going forward.  Analysts use common formulas and ratios to accomplish this.

Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation (NYSE:NNA)’s RSI (Relative Strength Index) is 55.42.  RSI is a technical indicator of price momentum, comparing the size of recent gains to the size of recent losses and establishes oversold and overbought positions.

Investors are always striving to locate the next great stock to add to the portfolio. Finding that next winner may involve some dedicated research and perseverance. Sorting through the immense amount of information about public companies can be a chore. Many sharp investors will attack the equity markets from many various angles. This may encompass keeping close tabs on fundamental and technical data. This may also include monitoring analyst opinions and tracking institutional transactions.

Another important element to consider is the price target and recommendations from brokerage firm analysts.  On a consensus basis the Street sees the stock heading to 1.00 in the near term.  Based on a 1 to 5 integer scale, analysts have a 3.50 recommendation on the name.

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