Boot Barn Holdings Inc. (BOOT) Shares Active after Upgrade at Citigroup Inc.

Boot Barn Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) shares rose in value Monday Nov 14 with heavier 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 Citigroup Inc. upgraded shares of Boot Barn Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) from Neutral to Buy today. Citigroup Inc. currently has a rating of Buy on the stock. A number of other analysts have commented on the company recently, and Boot Barn Holdings Inc. has secured a consensus one-year price target of $13.60, less than the opening price of $15.86. Boot Barn Holdings Inc. stock has a 52-week high of $16.49. Usually, after analysts give an upgrade report on a stock, they will subsequently issue other updates, such as a price target change.

Shares of Boot Barn Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) opened at $15.86 on Monday trading between $15.16 and $16.49, and last traded at $15.37, which is an increase of $0.12 or 0.79% from the previous closing price.

Boot Barn Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) now has a market cap of 407.11M.

Boot Barn Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) Average Daily Trading Volume

399,988 shares traded hands yesterday, above normal, out of a total float 12,838,000. Significant gains in trading volume and price inflation together could mean heavy volume aggregation by institutional investors.

As with all possible breakouts, investors watch for volume to be at least 40%-50% above normal on the breakout to demonstrate that fund managers and other professional investors are jumping in.

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

Institutional investors such as these retain teams of analysts researching thousands of stocks, so it is good corroboration to see them buying a stock you are researching.

Boot Barn Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) 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 tracking the activity of these professional investors and how they influence moving averages,it allows for traders to make more impactful choices on trades.

Trades for Boot Barn Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) have ranged from $5.20 – 16.49, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $11.89 and 200-day MA of $10.05. Today’s last price is 6.79%% below the 52 week high of $16.49.

Indeed, earnings growth is among the most critical things to look at in regards to stock investing and, accordingly, investors seek companies that have increased their earnings at least 25% or more for the past 3 years.

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