CACI International Inc. (CACI) stock starts with “Buy” rating in note to investors by Drexel Hamilton

CACI International Inc. (NYSE: CACI) shares rose on Thursday Nov 17 with lighter trade volume than normal after more analysts initiated coverage on the stock.

Meanwhile, stocks opened flat this morning, struggling for direction in early trade ahead of congressional testimony by Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen. Ahead of an appearance before the Joint Economic Committee, Yellen said an interest-rate hike could come “relatively soon,”

The S&P 500 SPX, +0.25% fell less than 0.1% to 2,176.85 while Dow Industrials DJIA, -0.05% fell 9 points to 18,858. The Nasdaq Composite COMP, +0.18% declined 0.1% to 5,291.48.

Analysts at Drexel Hamilton initiated coverage on CACI International Inc. (NYSE: CACI) stock, starting the company at Buy. Drexel Hamilton currently has a rating of Buy on the shares. A number of other analysts have issued reports on the stock in recent days, and the company has secured a consensus one-year price target of $107.00, lower than the opening price of $122.45, a difference of 8.63 percent. CACI International Inc. stock has a 52-week high of $125.85. Changes in price targets are not uncommon as analysts and brokerage firms will publish periodic updates after beginning or initiating coverage.

Shares of CACI International Inc. (NYSE: CACI) opened at $122.45 on Monday and traded in a range between, $122.45 and $124.15, and last traded at $123.95, which represents an increase of $1.50 or 1.22% from the previous closing price.

CACI International Inc. (NYSE: CACI) now has a market cap of 3.02B.

CACI International Inc. (NYSE: CACI) Average Daily Trading Volume

The stock’s average daily volume is 190,435 shares out of a total float 24,101,000 and some 9,981 shares traded hands yesterday, lower than the average. Look for trading volume to pick up in the coming days as momentum traders often use increases in trading volume to determine heavy volume accumulation or distribution by institutional investors.

While increased trading for short periods will not mean much, conversely, a trend of heavy trading volume on the buy side over a series of days or weeks sends a positive indicator 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 have substantial teams of analysts researching thousands of stocks, so it is good validation to see them buying a stock you’re researching.

CACI International Inc. (NYSE: CACI) 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 marking the activity of these professional investors and how they influence moving averages,it allows for traders to make more effective choices on trades.

Trades for CACI International Inc. (NYSE: CACI) have ranged from $78.08 – 125.85, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $104.20 and 200-day MA of $98.23. Today’s last price is 1.51%% below the 52 week high of $125.85.

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

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