Concho Resources Inc. (NYSE: CXO) Price Target Raised at Stifel Nicolaus

Concho Resources Inc. (NYSE: CXO) had its price target raised by equities researchers at Stifel Nicolaus from $141.00 to $160.00. The company currently has a rating of Buy on the shares. A number of other analysts have commented on the company in recent days, and Concho Resources Inc. has earned a consensus one-year price target of $146.44, higher than the opening price of $130.03, a difference of 11.20 percent. Concho Resources Inc. stock has a 52-week high of $137.40.

U.S. stocks finished higher on Monday as investor fears for an interest rate hike subsided after Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard urged caution about removing monetary stimulus too quickly.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +1.32% surged 239.62 points, or 1.3%, to close at 18,325.07, after jumping as high as 273 points.

The S&P 500 SPX, +1.47% rose 31.23 points, or 1.5%, to finish at 2,159.04, with all sectors closing in positive territory.

Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +1.68% finished up 85.98 points, or 1.7%, at 5,211.89, propelled by a rally in biotechnology shares

Share prices sometimes get a bounce to the upside when analysts inititate coverage.

Shares of Concho Resources Inc. (NYSE: CXO) opened at $130.03 yesterday and traded in a range between, $128.76 and $132.23, and last traded at $130.78, which represents a change of $ 0.31 over the previous closing price.

Concho Resources Inc. (NYSE: CXO) currently has a market cap of 17.08B

The stocks average daily volume is 1,441,170 shares out of a total float 129,221,000 of and some 1,192,156 shares traded hands yesterday, 40 percent lower than normal. Look for trading volume to pick up in the coming days as investors often use upticks in trading volume to identify heavy volume accumulation or distribution by institutional investors.

However, a single day of heavy 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.

These professional investors have teams of analysts researching thousands of stocks, so it is good confirmation to see them taking a postion in a stock you are researching.

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

With that in mind Concho Resources Inc. (NYSE: CXO) now has a 50-day MA is $129.41 and 200-day MA is $117.11, and it has traded in a 52-week range between $69.94 – 137.40 and today’s last price is -0.05 percent off the 52 week high of $137.40.

Indeed, earnings growth is among the most important things to look in regards to stock investing and, accordingly, investors seek companies who have been successful at growing their earnings by at least 25 percent over a 3 year period.

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