Horizon Global Corp. (NYSE: HZN) Stock Coverage Initiated at CJS Securities

Analysts at CJS Securities initiated coverage on Horizon Global Corp. (NYSE: HZN) stock, starting the company at Outperform.With a rating of Outperform on the shares, Horizon Global Corp. has a 52-week high of $19.45. A number of other analysts have spoken on the company recently, and the company has secured a consensus one-year price target of $21.00, higher than the opening price of $18.80. Price changes targets are not unheard of as analysts and brokerage firms will publish periodic updates after 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 Nasdaq Composite Index had been up by as many as 37 points and traded with a 58-point range

Yesterday Horizon Global Corp. (NYSE: HZN) shares last traded at $18.58, which is a jump of $0.03 from the previous closing price. Opening at $18.80, they fluctuated from $18.46 and $19.02 throughout the day.

Horizon Global Corp. (NYSE: HZN) now has a market cap of 338.03M.

The stock’s average daily volume is 140,509 shares out of a total float 18,020,000 and some 25,309 shares traded hands yesterday, 94 percent lower than normal. Look for trading volume to pick up in the coming days as momentum traders often use upticks in trading volume to determine substantial volume accumulation or distribution by institutional investors.

While higher trading for short periods will not mean much, however, a trend of heavy trading volume on the buy side over a series of days or weeks sends a positive indicator to market traders that institutions may be moving in, so institutional sponsorship is crucial.

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 make sure you are buying the right stocks.

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

Trades for Horizon Global Corp. (NYSE: HZN) have ranged from $8.04 – 19.45, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $16.37 and 200-day MA of $13.04. Today’s last price is 0.04% under the 52 week high of $19.45.

Earnings growth is a critical factor to research when investing in stocks and investors watch for companies that have raised their earnings by at least 25% over 3 consecutive years.

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