AAC Holdings Inc. (AAC) Shares Tick Up after Upgrade at Mizuho

AAC Holdings Inc. (NYSE: AAC) shares rose in value Thursday Nov 17 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, stocks opened flat this morning, struggling for direction in early trade ahead of congressional testimony by Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen. Ahead of an appearance before the Joint Economic Committee, Yellen said an interest-rate hike could come “relatively soon,”

The S&P 500 SPX, +0.25% fell less than 0.1% to 2,176.85 while Dow Industrials DJIA, -0.05% fell 9 points to 18,858. The Nasdaq Composite COMP, +0.18% declined 0.1% to 5,291.48.

Analysts at Mizuho upgraded shares of AAC Holdings Inc. (NYSE: AAC) from Underperform to Neutral today. With a rating of Neutral on the stock, the company has a 52-week high of $25.05. The one-year price target of $13.00 is above the opening price of $9.72, that has caused a fair amount of other analysts to comment on the stock in recent days. Usually, after analysts issue an upgrade report on a stock, they will later issue other revisions, such as a price target change.

Shares of AAC Holdings Inc. (NYSE: AAC) opened at $9.72 on Monday trading between $9.64 and $10.43, and last traded at $10.36, which represents an increase of $0.61 or 6.26% over the previous closing price.

AAC Holdings Inc. (NYSE: AAC) now has a market cap of 245.60M.

AAC Holdings Inc. (NYSE: AAC) Average Daily Trading Volume

The stock’s average daily volume is 295,989 shares out of a total float 8,891,000 and some 62,259 shares traded hands yesterday, below the average. Investors often use swings in trading volume to determine large volume aggregation or distribution by institutional investors, so trading volume is likely to increase in the next few days.

However, a single day of heavy buy side trading is not enough to determine a trend. As such, market traders will continue to watch for institutional sponsorship as an indicator 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.

These professional investors retain teams of analysts that investigate thousands of stocks, so it is good confirmation to see them buying a stock you are researching.

AAC Holdings Inc. (NYSE: AAC) 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 smarter trades when they track the trading habits of professional investors.

Trades for AAC Holdings Inc. (NYSE: AAC) have ranged from $6.01 – 25.05, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $14.57 and 200-day MA of $18.76. Today’s last price is 58.64%% below the 52 week high of $25.05.

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

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