Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc. (CPS) Stock Up After Upgrade at Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CPS) shares rose in value Tuesday Nov 22 with slower trade volume than normal after a number of analysts weighed in on the investing value of the stock with a upgraded rating.

Meanwhile, The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened opened higher, trading above 19,000 for the first time ever, while the S&P 500 traded above 2,200 shortly after the opening bell on Tuesday.

The S&P 500 SPX, +0.17% opened 5 points, or 0.2%, higher at 2,202. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.20% added 45 points, or 0.2%, to 19,002. The Nasdaq Composite COMP, +0.25% began the session up 16 points, or 0.3%, at 5,385.

Analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. upgraded shares of Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CPS) from Neutral to Buy today. With a rating of Buy on the stock, Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc. has a 52-week high of $107.94. The one-year price target of $102.40 is above the opening price of $98.00, that has caused a number of other analysts to issue statements on the stock in recent days. Usually, after analysts give an upgrade report on a stock, they will subsequently issue recurring updates, usually followed by a price target change.

Shares of Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CPS) opened at $98.00 on Tuesday and has traded in a range between, $95.99 and $98.00, and last traded at $95.99, which is an increase of $2.94 or 3.16% from the previous closing price.

Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CPS) now has a market cap of 1.69B.

Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CPS) Average Daily Trading Volume

5,421 shares traded hands yesterday, below normal, out of a total float 14,790,000. Look for trading volume to pick up in the coming days as swing traders often use swings in trading volume to pinpoint large volume growth or dissemination by institutional investors.

While higher trading for short periods will not mean much, conversely, a trend of heavy trading volume on the buy side over a period of days or weeks expresses a positive cue to market traders that institutions may be moving in, so institutional sponsorship is very important.

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

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

Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CPS) 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 spotting trends, moving averages allow traders to make those trends work in their favor and increase the number of winning trades.

With that in mind, Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CPS) now has a 50-day MA of $93.12 and 200-day MA of $90.90. It has traded in a 52-week range between $63.01 – 107.94 and today’s last price is 11.07%% lower than the 52 week high of $107.94.

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

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