Clean Harbors Inc. (CLH) Stock Trending Up After Price Target Increase at Stifel Nicolaus

Clean Harbors Inc. (NYSE: CLH) shares rose on Monday Nov 14 with heavier trade volume than normal after a number of analysts weighed in on the investing value of the stock, boosting the price target of stock.

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.

Clean Harbors Inc. (NYSE: CLH) had its price target raised by equities researchers at Stifel Nicolaus from $50.00 to $55.00. Stifel Nicolaus currently has a rating of Buy on the stock. The one-year price target of $51.43 is above the opening price of $48.12, resulting a fair amount of other analysts to report on the stock recently. Looking back over the last year, Clean Harbors Inc. stock has a high of $54.54.

Shares of Clean Harbors Inc. (NYSE: CLH) opened at $48.12 on Monday and traded in a range between, $48.05 and $49.23, and last traded at $49.21, a spike of $1.63 or 3.43% over the previous closing price.

Clean Harbors Inc. (NYSE: CLH) currently has a market cap of 2.82B.

Clean Harbors Inc. (NYSE: CLH) Average Daily Trading Volume

474,876 shares traded hands yesterday, above the norm, out of a total float 45,768,000. Excessive volume aggregation by institutional investors may be on the horizon as the combination of significant increases in trading volume and price appreciation can be indicative components.

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

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

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

Clean Harbors Inc. (NYSE: CLH) 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.

Traders are able to make make more effective choices on trades when they follow the activity of professional investors.

With that in mind, Clean Harbors Inc. (NYSE: CLH) now has a 50-day MA of $46.66 and 200-day MA of $49.25. It has traded in a 52-week range between $37.09 – 54.54 and today’s last price is 9.77%% lower than the 52 week high of $54.54.

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

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