RSP Permian Inc. (RSPP) Stock Up After Upgrade at Guggenheim

RSP Permian Inc. (NYSE: RSPP) shares rose in value Monday Dec 19 with lower 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 DJIA, +0.22% was trading up 37 points, or 0.2%, at 19,879, inching up to break the psychologically important 20,000 level.

The S&P 500 index SPX, +0.20% was up 6 points, or 0.3% at 2,264, with nine of the 11 main sectors trading higher.

The Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +0.32% added 18 points, or 0.3% to 5,455.

Analysts at Guggenheim upgraded shares of RSP Permian Inc. (NYSE: RSPP) from Neutral to Buy today. With a rating of Buy on the shares, the company has a 52-week high of $46.44. The one-year price target of $51.60 is higher than the opening price of $44.71, causing a number of other analysts to comment on the company recently. Share prices often move to the upside on recommendations and new price targets of professional analysts.

RSP Permian Inc. (NYSE: RSPP) shares last traded at $44.35, which is an increase of $0.10 or 0.23% compared to the previous closing price. Opening at $44.71, they varied from $44.12 and $44.74 throughout the day.

RSP Permian Inc. (NYSE: RSPP) currently has a market cap of 5.63B.

RSP Permian Inc. (NYSE: RSPP) Average Daily Trading Volume

The stock’s average daily volume is 2,349,870 shares out of a total float 104,896,000 and some 139,114 shares traded hands yesterday, lower than normal. Trading volume is likely to increase in the next few days as investors often use upticks in trading volume to determine substantial volume accumulation or dissemination by institutional investors.

However, just a day of significant buy side trading is not enough to affirm a trend. So market traders will continue to look 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.

Institutional investors such as these retain teams of analysts researching thousands of stocks. So watching their interests is a good way to ensure you are buying the right stocks.

RSP Permian Inc. (NYSE: RSPP) 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 successful trades.

Trades for RSP Permian Inc. (NYSE: RSPP) have ranged from $16.74 – 46.44, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $40.97 and 200-day MA of $38.01. Today’s last price is 4.49%% below the 52 week high of $46.44.

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

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