ClubCorp Holdings, Inc. (MYCC) Stock Down After Price Target Increase at Imperial Capital

ClubCorp Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: MYCC) shares were down on Friday, January 13 on heavier trade volume than normal after a number of analysts weighed in on the investing value of the stock, raising the price target of stock.

Meanwhile, The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.03% slipped 5.27 points to close 19,885.73, moving in a roughly 100-point range all session. For the week, the blue-chip index is off 0.4%.

U.S. financial markets will be closed Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The S&P 500 index SPX, +0.18% added 4.20 points, or 0.2%, to end at 2,274.64 for a weekly loss of 0.1%, and the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +0.48% climbed 26.63 points, or 0.5%, to finish at 5,574.12, its sixth all-time closing high in seven trading sessions.

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ClubCorp Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: MYCC) had its price target increased by equities researchers at Imperial Capital from $16.00 to $21.00. Imperial Capital currently has a rating of Outperform on the shares. A number of other analysts have issued reports on the company in recent days, and the company has secured a consensus one-year price target of $18.18, above the opening price of $17.50. ClubCorp Holdings, Inc. stock has a 52-week high of $17.50.

Shares of ClubCorp Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: MYCC) opened at $17.50 yesterday and traded in a range between, $16.75 and $17.50, and last traded at $16.80, which is a dip of $0.55 compared to the previous closing price.

ClubCorp Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: MYCC) now has a market cap of 1.10B.

ClubCorp Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: MYCC) Average Daily Trading Volume

1,602,478 shares traded hands yesterday, 20 percent above normal, out of a total float 63,528,000. higher than normal. Significant increases in trading volume and price appreciation together could signal heavy volume accumulation 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 just refers to ownership of a stock by mutual funds, banks, pension funds and other large institutions.

Institutional investors such as these retain teams of analysts that research thousands of stocks, so it is good confirmation to see them buying a stock you’re considering.

ClubCorp Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: MYCC) 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 investors to make those trends work in their favor and increase the number of winning trades.

With that in mind, ClubCorp Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: MYCC) now has a 50-day MA of $14.61 and 200-day MA of $14.01. It has traded in a 52-week range between $9.75 – 17.50 and today’s last price is 4.00%% lower than the 52 week high of $17.50.

Earnings growth is a crucial factor to research when buying stocks and investors look for companies that have grown their earnings by at least 25% over the past 3 years.

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