CACI International, Inc. (CACI) stock coverage initiated with “Hold” in note to investors by Loop Capital

CACI International, Inc. (NYSE: CACI) shares traded mostly flat in early trading today on lower trade volume than normal after more analysts initiated coverage on the stock.

U.S. stocks flipped between small losses and gains early Tuesday morning as investors maintained a cautious stance following a sharp postelection rally.

The S&P 500 index SPX, -0.04% was off by about 1 point, or less than 0.1%, at 2,267, with seven of the 11 main sectors trading lower. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.13% was off 33 points, or 0.2%, to 19,853.

Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +0.05% traded in record territory, after closing at an all-time high for the second session in a row on Monday.

Analysts at Loop Capital initiated coverage on CACI International, Inc. (NYSE: CACI) stock, rating the company at Hold. The company currently has a rating of Hold on the stock. As a means of comparison, a number of other analysts have issued reports on the stock in recent days, and the company has earned a consensus one-year price target of $122.27, lower than the opening price of $123.80. CACI International, Inc. stock has a 52-week high of $133.70. After initiating coverage,, analysts and brokerage firms will subsequently publish periodic updates. Price changes targets are not unheard of.

Yesterday CACI International, Inc. (NYSE: CACI) shares last traded at $123.95. Opening at $123.80, they varied from $123.40 and $124.15 throughout the day.

CACI International, Inc. (NYSE: CACI) now has a market cap of 3.02B.

CACI International, Inc. (NYSE: CACI) Average Daily Trading Volume

5,313 shares traded hands yesterday, 24 percent lower than the average, out of a total float 24,100,000. lower than normal. Look for trading volume to pick up in the coming days as swing traders often use upticks in trading volume to identify heavy volume accumulation or distribution by institutional investors.

As with all potential breakouts, investors look for volume to be at least 40%-50% higher than normal on the breakout to show 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 retain teams of analysts that research thousands of stocks. Thus, watching their interests is a good way to make sure you are buying the right stocks.

CACI International, Inc. (NYSE: CACI) 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 traders to make those trends work in their favor and increase the number of successful trades.

Trades for CACI International, Inc. (NYSE: CACI) have ranged from $78.08 – 133.70, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $127.36 and 200-day MA of $105.98. Today’s last price is 7.29%% lower than the 52 week high of $133.70.

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

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