Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc. (CPS) stock down despite upgrade at Zacks Investment Research

Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CPS) shares fell back in value Monday Nov 14 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 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 Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CPS) from Hold to Buy today. With a rating of Buy on the shares, the company has a 52-week high of $107.94. The one-year price target of $102.40 is above the opening price of $89.89, resulting a fair amount of other analysts to report on the company in recent days. Share prices sometimes get a boost to the upside when analysts upgrade a stock.

Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CPS) shares last traded at $88.42, a drop of $0.67 per share or -0.75% from the previous closing price. Opening at $89.89, they ranged from $88.29 and $91.17 throughout the day.

Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CPS) now has a market cap of 1.56B.

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

177,044 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, below normal, out of a total float 14,790,000. Look for trading volume to pick up in the coming days as investors often use increases in trading volume to identify large volume aggregation or distribution by institutional investors.

As with all possible breakouts, investors watch for volume to be at least 40%-50% higher than normal on the breakout to demonstrate that fund managers and other professional investors are jumping in.

Institutional sponsorship is defined by ownership of a stock by mutual funds, banks, pension funds and other large institutions.

These professional investors have teams of analysts that research thousands of stocks, so it is good corroboration to see them taking a postion in a stock you’re considering.

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 identifying trends, moving averages allow investors to make those trends work in their favor and increase the number of successful trades.

Trades for Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CPS) have ranged from $63.01 – 107.94, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $94.76 and 200-day MA of $90.20. Today’s last price is 18.08%% under the 52 week high of $107.94.

Earnings growth is a critical factor to research when investing in stocks and investors look for companies that have grown their earnings by at least 25% over a 3 year period.

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