D.R. Horton Inc. (DHI) stock coverage initiated with “Buy” in note to investors by Evercore ISI

D.R. Horton Inc. (NYSE: DHI) shares rose on Monday Nov 14 with heavier trade volume than normal after more analysts initiated coverage on the 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.

Analysts at Evercore ISI initiated coverage on D.R. Horton Inc. (NYSE: DHI) stock, rating the company at Buy. The company currently has a rating of Buy on the stock. The one-year price target of $33.89 is above the opening price of $27.50, that has caused a fair amount of other analysts to issue statements on the company recently. Looking back over the last year, D.R. Horton Inc. stock has a high of $34.56. After initiating coverage,, analysts and brokerage firms will subsequently re periodic updates. Price changes targets are not unheard of.

Shares of D.R. Horton Inc. (NYSE: DHI) opened at $27.50 on Monday and traded in a range between, $27.31 and $27.98, and last traded at $27.97, which is a spike of $0.64 or 2.34% from the previous closing price.

D.R. Horton Inc. (NYSE: DHI) currently has a market cap of 10.43B.

D.R. Horton Inc. (NYSE: DHI) Average Daily Trading Volume

The stock’s average daily volume is 4,192,040 shares out of a total float 337,696,000 and some 5,744,403 shares traded hands yesterday, above the norm. Significant increases in trading volume and price appreciation together could signal excessive volume accumulation 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 signal to market traders that institutions may be moving in, so institutional sponsorship is critical.

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 watching their interests is a good way to make sure you are buying the right stocks.

D.R. Horton Inc. (NYSE: DHI) 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 investors to make those trends work in their favor and increase the number of winning trades.

With that in mind, D.R. Horton Inc. (NYSE: DHI) now has a 50-day MA of $29.14 and 200-day MA of $30.86. It has traded in a 52-week range between $22.97 – 34.56 and today’s last price is 19.07%% lower than the 52 week high of $34.56.

Earnings growth is a crucial factor to look at when buying stocks and investors identify companies that have been successful at growing their earnings at least 25% or more for 3 consecutive years.

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