Charter Communications Inc. (CHTR) stock starts with “Outperform” rating in note to investors by RBC Capital Markets

Charter Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) shares rose on Tuesday Dec 6 with lighter trade volume than normal after more analysts initiated coverage on the stock.

Meanwhile, U.S. stocks looked for direction on Tuesday with the Dow industrials trying for a fresh record a day after closing at an all-time high in the previous session.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.08% opened little-changed at 19,221, the S&P 500 index SPX, -0.01% climbed 2 points, or 0.1%, at 2,206, while the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +0.20%

Analysts at RBC Capital Markets initiated coverage on Charter Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) stock, starting the company at Outperform. The company currently has a rating of Outperform on the shares. The one-year price target of $0.50 is lower than the opening price of $272.17, causing a number of other analysts to report on the stock recently. Looking back over the last year, Charter Communications Inc. stock has a high of $281.43. After initiating coverage,, analysts and brokerage firms will subsequently issue periodic updates. Changes in price targets are not unheard of.

Charter Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) shares last traded at $272.99, a jump of $2.06 or 0.76% from the previous closing price. Opening at $272.17, they ranged from $271.32 and $273.94 throughout the day.

Charter Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) now has a market cap of 73.89B.

Charter Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) Average Daily Trading Volume

115,252 shares traded hands yesterday, lower than normal, out of a total float 206,579,000. Swing traders often use upticks in trading volume to pinpoint large volume growth or circulation by institutional investors, so trading volume is likely to increase in the next few days.

However, one day of heavy buy side trading is not enough to determine a trend. So market traders will continue to watch for institutional sponsorship as a cue that financial institutions are moving forward.

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

These professional investors have teams of analysts researching thousands of stocks. So watching their interests is a good way to ensure you are buying the right stocks.

Charter Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) 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 the moving averages they affect—it allows for traders to make more effective judgments on trades.

Trades for Charter Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) have ranged from $156.13 – 281.43, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $261.92 and 200-day MA of $249.56. Today’s last price is 3.00%% below the 52 week high of $281.43.

Earnings growth is a crucial factor to consider when investing in stocks and investors identify companies that have been successful at growing their earnings by at least 25% over 3 consecutive years.

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