Antero Resources Corp. (AR) Stock Up After Upgrade at Deutsche Bank AG

Antero Resources Corp. (NYSE: AR) shares rose in value Monday Nov 21 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, stocks were set to open up this morning. The Dow Jones Industrial Average futures YMZ6, +0.20% was 10 points, or less than 0.1%, higher at 18,863, while S&P 500 index futures ESZ6, +0.44% rose 3.95 points, or 0.2%, at 2,184.75. Nasdaq-100 NQZ6, +0.74% added 12.25 points, or 0.2%, to 4,820.75.

Analysts at Deutsche Bank AG upgraded shares of Antero Resources Corp. (NYSE: AR) from Hold to Buy today. With a rating of Buy on the shares, Antero Resources Corp. has a 52-week high of $30.66. As a means of comparison, a number of other analysts have issued reports on the stock recently, and Antero Resources Corp. has earned a consensus one-year price target of $33.89, above the opening price of $25.50, a difference of 13.39 percent. Share prices often trend to the upside on recommendations and new price targets of professional analysts.

Shares of Antero Resources Corp. (NYSE: AR) opened at $25.50 on Monday trading between $25.22 and $25.66, and last traded at $25.31, which is an increase of $0.36 or 1.44% compared to the previous closing price.

Antero Resources Corp. (NYSE: AR) now has a market cap of 7.95B.

Antero Resources Corp. (NYSE: AR) Average Daily Trading Volume

The stock’s average daily volume is 3,200,450 shares out of a total float 179,543,000 and some 582,025 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, lower than normal. Trading volume is likely to increase in the next few days as momentum traders often use increases in trading volume to pinpoint substantial volume growth or dissemination by institutional investors.

As with all possible breakouts, investors look for volume to be at least 40%-50% above 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. Thus, watching their interests is a good way to ensure you are buying the right stocks.

Antero Resources Corp. (NYSE: AR) 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 successful trades.

Trades for Antero Resources Corp. (NYSE: AR) have ranged from $18.50 – 30.66, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $26.23 and 200-day MA of $26.77. Today’s last price is 17.45%% under the 52 week high of $30.66.

Indeed, earnings growth is among the most important things to look at in regards to stock investing and, accordingly, investors identify companies that have increased their earnings at least 25% or more over a 3 year period.

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