Stocks close to 52-week high: Interactive Brokers Group Inc (NASDAQ:IBKR), M&T Bank Corp (NYSE:MTB), FNF Group of Fidelity National (NYSE:FNF)

The following stocks (NASDAQ:IBKR, NYSE:MTB and NYSE:FNF) are close to 52-week high. For information, the 52-week high serves as an indicator for potential investors. Such stocks have high valuations as investors think they’re worth it (good news, strong fundamentals). However, this psychological barrier or resistance prevents many investors from opening positions or adding to existing positions, while encouraging others to sell some or all of their existing shares. If the 52-week high level breaks through and share volume increase, this can lead to an important outperformance of the stock.

Interactive Brokers Group Inc (NASDAQ:IBKR)(Trend analysis) shares traded close to their highest level in a year. The Diversified Finan Services company’s share price is currently trading 2.48% below its 52-week-high. The 1-year stock price history is in the range of $21.92 – $45.95. Interactive Brokers Group Inc is currently valued at $2.62 billion. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $40.05 and a 200-day moving average of $34.37.

There are currently three analysts that cover Interactive Brokers Group Inc stock. Of those three, two have a Buy rating, one has a Hold rating. On a consensus basis this yields to an Overweight rating. The consensus target price stands at $50.

The stock closed last trading session at $44.81, up by 2.4%.

M&T Bank Corp (NYSE:MTB)(Trend analysis) shares were traded at $126.21, up by 1.63%, close to the 52-week high of $129.58, with a volume of 603,966 shares against an average volume for the last 3 months of 743,778. This represents a volume multiple of 0.81.

M&T Bank Corp (MTB) current short interest stands at 11.23 million shares. It has decreased by 7% from the same period of last month. Around 10% of the company’s shares, which are float, are short sold. With a 10-days average volume of 0.54 million shares, the number of days required to cover the short positions stand at 20.9 days.

A recent stock analyst activity consisted of SunTrust Robinson Humphrey reiterating their Buy stance on June 29. SunTrust Robinson Humphrey increased their price target on MTB from $136 to $145.

FNF Group of Fidelity National (NYSE:FNF)(Trend analysis) shares are also trading near the 52-week high of $39.13. The stock closed last trading session at $38.76, up by 1.68%, with a volume of 1,101,119 shares compared to an average volume for the last 3 months of 1,214,630. The year-to-date performance of the stock stands at 1.63%.

FNF Group of Fidelity National (FNF) current short interest stands at 7.87 million shares. It has decreased by 5% from the same period of last month. Around 4% of the company’s shares, which are float, are short sold. With a 10-days average volume of 1.21 million shares, the number of days required to cover the short positions stand at 6.6 days.

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