Cincinnati Bell Inc. (CBB) stock coverage started with “Buy” in note to investors by Drexel Hamilton

Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE: CBB) shares rose on Wednesday Nov 23 with lighter trade volume than normal after more analysts initiated coverage on the stock.

Meanwhile, in early trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.03% fell 3.5 points to 19,019, essentially unchanged on the day. The S&P 500 SPX, -0.26% fell 7 points, or 0.3%, to 2,196, while the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, -0.48% shed 34 points to 5,353, a loss of 0.6%.

Analysts at Drexel Hamilton initiated coverage on Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE: CBB) stock, starting the company at Buy. With a rating of Buy on the stock, the company has a 52-week high of $25.65. The one-year price target of $22.69 is above the opening price of $21.30, causing a number of other analysts to report on the stock in recent days. After beginning or initiating coverage, analysts and brokerage firms will subsequently publish periodic updates. Price changes targets are not unusual.

Shares of Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE: CBB) opened at $21.30 on Tuesday trading between $21.05 and $21.35, and last traded at $21.30, which is a jump of $0.20 or 0.95% over the previous closing price.

Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE: CBB) currently has a market cap of 895.13M.

Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE: CBB) Average Daily Trading Volume

The stock’s average daily volume is 211,226 shares out of a total float 41,641,000 and some 14,412 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, lower than normal. Trading volume is likely to increase in the next few days as momentum traders often use increases in trading volume to identify heavy volume aggregation or distribution by institutional investors.

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

Institutional sponsorship just refers to ownership of a stock by mutual funds, banks, pension funds and other large institutions.

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

Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE: CBB) 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 identifying trends, moving averages allow traders to make those trends work in their favor and increase the number of successful trades.

With that in mind, Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE: CBB) now has a 50-day MA of $19.39 and 200-day MA of $20.86. It has traded in a 52-week range between $14.00 – 25.65 and today’s last price is 16.96%% lower than the 52 week high of $25.65.

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

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