Resolute Energy Corp. (REN) stock starts with “Buy” rating in note to investors by KLR Group

Resolute Energy Corp. (NYSE: REN) shares rose on Tuesday Dec 6 with lighter trade volume than normal after more analysts initiated coverage on the stock.

Meanwhile, U.S. stocks looked for direction on Tuesday with the Dow industrials trying for a fresh record a day after closing at an all-time high in the previous session.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.08% opened little-changed at 19,221, the S&P 500 index SPX, -0.01% climbed 2 points, or 0.1%, at 2,206, while the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +0.20%

Analysts at KLR Group initiated coverage on Resolute Energy Corp. (NYSE: REN) stock, starting the company at Buy. The company currently has a rating of Buy on the shares. A number of other analysts have spoken on the company in recent days, and the company has earned a consensus one-year price target of $38.29, higher than the opening price of $32.83, a difference of 11.53 percent. Resolute Energy Corp. stock has a 52-week high of $35.54. After initiating coverage,, analysts and brokerage firms will subsequently re periodic updates. Changes in price targets are not uncommon.

Resolute Energy Corp. (NYSE: REN) shares last traded at $33.21, which represents an increase of $0.22 or 0.67% compared to the previous closing price. Opening at $32.83, they ranged from $32.59 and $33.65 throughout the day.

Resolute Energy Corp. (NYSE: REN) currently has a market cap of 507.45M.

Resolute Energy Corp. (NYSE: REN) Average Daily Trading Volume

The stock’s average daily volume is 1,213,770 shares out of a total float 12,339,000 and some 74,076 shares traded hands yesterday, below normal. Swing traders often use swings in trading volume to identify heavy volume aggregation or circulation by institutional investors, so trading volume is likely to increase in the next few days.

However, a single day of high volume buy side trading is not enough to assert a trend. As such, market traders will continue to watch for institutional sponsorship as a signal 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.

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

Resolute Energy Corp. (NYSE: REN) 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 Resolute Energy Corp. (NYSE: REN) have ranged from $2.25 – 35.54, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $29.58 and 200-day MA of $16.97. Today’s last price is 6.56%% under the 52 week high of $35.54.

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

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