CyberOptics Corporation (CYBE) Stock Trending Up After Price Target Increase at Dougherty & Co

CyberOptics Corporation (NASDAQ: CYBE) shares rose on Wednesday January 18 on lower trade volume than normal after a number of analysts weighed in on the investing value of the stock, boosting the price target of stock.

Meanwhile, in early trade today, the S&P 500 SPX, +0.00% was off 2 points, or 0.1%, at 2,265, shortly after open. The Nasdaq Composite COMP, +0.20% was flat at 5,537. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.20% slipped 54 points or 0.3%, to 19,770.

CyberOptics Corporation (NASDAQ: CYBE) had its price target increased by equities researchers at Dougherty & Co from $45.00 to $55.00. The company currently has a rating of Buy on the stock. The one-year price target of $37.50 is above the opening price of $34.05, that has caused a number of other analysts to comment on the company in recent days. Looking back over the last 52 weeks, CyberOptics Corporation stock has a high of $36.20.

Yesterday CyberOptics Corporation (NASDAQ: CYBE) shares last traded at $36.05, which is an increase of $2.40 compared to the previous closing price. Opening at $34.05, they fluctuated from $34.05 and $36.20 throughout the day.

CyberOptics Corporation (NASDAQ: CYBE) now has a market cap of 248.10M.

CyberOptics Corporation (NASDAQ: CYBE) Average Daily Trading Volume

65,102 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, 35 percent lower than the norm, out of a total float 6,331,000. lower than normal. Look for trading volume to pick up in the coming days as momentum traders often use increases 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 commonly refers to ownership of a stock by mutual funds, banks, pension funds and other large institutions.

Institutional investors such as these have teams of analysts researching thousands of stocks. So watching their interests is a good way to make sure you are buying the right stocks.

CyberOptics Corporation (NASDAQ: CYBE) 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 successful trades.

Trades for CyberOptics Corporation (NASDAQ: CYBE) have ranged from $7.57 – 36.20, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $28.05 and 200-day MA of $23.34. Today’s last price is 0.41%% lower than the 52 week high of $36.20.

Indeed, earnings growth is among the most important things to look at in regards to stock investing and, accordingly, investors seek companies that have increased their earnings by at least 25% over 3 consecutive years.

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