Circor International Inc. (NYSE: CIR) Stock Coverage Initiated at KeyCorp

Analysts at KeyCorp initiated coverage on Circor International Inc. (NYSE: CIR) stock, starting the company at Sector Weight.KeyCorp currently has a rating of Sector Weight on the stock. The one-year price target of $57.50 is higher than the opening price of $56.05, causing a number of other analysts to comment on the stock recently. Looking back over the last year, Circor International Inc. stock has a high of $62.87. Changes in price targets are not unusual as analysts and brokerage firms will re periodic updates after beginning or initiating coverage.

U.S. stocks on Monday closed mostly flat, after trading firmly higher, in a volatile session ahead of the start of a pair of closely watched central-bank policy meetings.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.02% closed down 3.63 points at 18,120.17.

The blue-chip gauge had been up by as much as 131 points earlier and traded within a 162-point range.

The S&P 500 SPX, +0.00% slipped 0.04 points to close at 2,139.12, after trading within an 18-point range

Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, -0.18% declined 9.54 points, or 0.2%, to close at 5,235.03.

Earlier, the index had been up by as many as 37 points and traded with a 58-point range

Yesterday Circor International Inc. (NYSE: CIR) shares last traded at $56.34, which represents a jump of $0.06 compared to the previous closing price. Opening at $56.05, they fluctuated from $55.29 and $56.36 throughout the day.

Circor International Inc. (NYSE: CIR) currently has a market cap of 925.27M.

31,004 shares traded hands yesterday, 8 percent below the average, out of a total float 14,952,000. Momentum traders often use increases in trading volume to determine 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 significant buy side trading is not enough to affirm a trend. As such, market traders will continue to watch for institutional sponsorship as a cue that financial institutions are moving forward.

Institutional sponsorship simply refers to ownership of a stock by mutual funds, banks, pension funds and other large institutions.

Professional investors such as these retain teams of analysts researching thousands of stocks, so it is good validation to see them taking a postion in a stock you’re researching.

Traders can make more effective decisions on trades when they follow the trading habits of professional investors.

With that in mind, Circor International Inc. (NYSE: CIR) now has a 50-day MA of $58.60 and 200-day MA of $54.40. It has traded in a 52-week range between $32.79 – 62.87 and today’s last price is 0.10% lower than the 52 week high of $62.87.

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

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