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BancorpSouth's Shares Changing Hands at Higher Prices on 1.4x Above-Average Volume (BXS)

Published on Tue, 03/05/2013 - 14:13
By Peter Chu

BancorpSouth shares are trading on heavy volume today, having risen 2.1% to $15.45. About 821,000 shares have been traded today, as compared to the 30-day average volume of 597,000 shares. Spikes in volume can validate a breakout or signify a potential turning point.

BancorpSouth (NYSE:BXS) is currently priced 8.5% above its average consensus analyst price target of $14.14. The stock should discover initial support at its 50-day moving average (MA) of $14.78 and subsequent support at its 200-day MA of $14.30.

BancorpSouth, Inc. is the holding company for BancorpSouth Bank. The Bank attracts deposits from the general public and originates a variety of loans. BancorpSouth operates in Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, Texas, and Louisiana. The Company also provides investment services, consumer finance, credit life insurance, and insurance agency services.

In the past 52 weeks, BancorpSouth share prices have been bracketed by a low of $11.43 and a high of $15.69 and are now at $15.45, 35% above that low price. Over the past week, the 200-day moving average (MA) has gone up 0.2% while the 50-day MA has advanced 0.4%.

By Peter Chu
pchu@fnno.com