TeleTech Holdings, Inc. (TTEC) Shares Active after Upgrade at Zacks Investment Research

TeleTech Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEC) shares slid back in value on Tuesday January 17 on lighter trade volume than normal after a number of analysts weighed in on the investing value of the stock with a upgraded rating.

Meanwhile, in early trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was 47 points lower, or 0.24% to 19838, the S&P 500 fell 7 points, or 0.29% to 2267, while the Nasdaq was down 19 points, or 0.35% to 5554.

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Analysts at Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of TeleTech Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEC) from Sell to Hold today. With a rating of Hold on the shares, the company has a 52-week high of $31.97. The one-year price target of $31.33 is above the opening price of $30.55, resulting a number of other analysts to comment on the stock in recent days. Share prices sometimes get a spike to the upside when analysts upgrade a stock.

Shares of TeleTech Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEC) opened at $30.55 yesterday and traded in a range between, $30.17 and $30.55, and last traded at $30.35, which is a dip of $0.20 from the previous closing price.

TeleTech Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEC) currently has a market cap of 1.41B.

TeleTech Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEC) Average Daily Trading Volume

4,598 shares traded hands yesterday, 47 percent lower than the average, out of a total float 14,475,000. 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 simply refers to ownership of a stock by mutual funds, banks, pension funds and other large institutions.

These instituitional investors have substantial teams of analysts that investigate thousands of stocks. So watching their interests is a good way to make sure you are buying the right stocks.

TeleTech Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEC) 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 traders to make those trends work in their favor and increase the number of winning trades.

With that in mind, TeleTech Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEC) now has a 50-day MA of $30.03 and 200-day MA of $28.65. It has traded in a 52-week range between $24.19 – 31.97 and today’s last price is 5.07%% lower than the 52 week high of $31.97.

Earnings growth is a crucial factor to research when investing in stocks and investors identify companies that have been successful at growing their earnings by at least 25% over the past 3 years.

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