Successful investors are usually adept at expecting and reacting to sudden change. Things may be all roses when the markets are riding the bulls higher, but environments shift and can leave investors suddenly in the lurch. When times are good, investors may be well served by maintaining a watchful eye on the portfolio. Becoming complacent when everything seems to be working can become a disaster very quickly without the proper attention. Setting up a plan for different market scenarios can greatly benefit the investor. Routinely studying portfolio contents may help when the need to release some underperformers comes. Keeping close tabs on the portfolio may also help fend off a personal panic if events take a dramatic turn for the worse.
Shares of Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) ended last session at 155.23. Following today’s trade, we note that the stock has moved 0.53756475% since the opening bell. The company has a current market cap of 67196318000. The stock’s high price over the last month is presently 155.36.
Following the Chaikin Money Flow indicator, we note that the current 20 day value is 0.20524587 for Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP). Traders will watch to see if the indicator can help confirm an ongoing trend. In the midst of a bullish trend, the CMF value staying above zero may point to continuous buying pressure and the possibility of a sustained rise in price. In the midst of a bearish trend, the CMF value staying below zero may show continuous selling pressure and the possibility of continued price decline.
Scanning the equity market, we note that the stock’s current Oscillator Rating is showing “Buy”. Traders will take note of many different factors when examining a stock’s health. Flipping over to the Moving Average Rating, we see that the current sentiment is pointing to a “Strong Buy”.
Watching volatility readings, we can see the current value for the stock is 1.7677029. Volatility for the week stands at 1.2862126, and the monthly reading is 1.1535326. Volatility involves the amount of risk in relation to the amount of change in a stock’s value. Tracking the Bull Bear Power, we note that the stock is presently 3.6276338.
The 20 day Keltner Channels upper envelope is 153.79507. The 20 day Keltner Channels lower envelope is 151.26465. The Keltner Channels indicator was introduced by Chester Keltner in his book How to Make Money in Commodities. Keltner’s ideas have since been expanded upon and are widely used by technical traders.
Donchian Channels may be useful for technical traders. The primary function of the indicator is to measure volatility. The bands will widen when volatility is high, and they will become narrow with low volatility. The 20 day upper band level is 155.36. For the same period, the lower band level is 148.22.
Trading on volume of 85252, Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) has seen a change from the open of 0.9 since the stock opened at 154.33. Monitoring today’s activity, the stock has hit a high point of 155.36 and slipped to a low of 154.16.
Checking in on the Awesome Oscillator, we see that the reading is 1.1750588. Traders may follow this oscillator to measure market momentum. Created by Bill Williams, the Awesome Oscillator calculates the difference of the 5 period and 34 period SMA.
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