Following all the swirling information about publically traded companies can be quite a task. Every day there may be new pieces of news that emerge about a specific company. The prudent investor is typically able to keep abreast of the information, but most importantly figure out what news is worth paying attention to, and what news should be filtered out. Keeping a sharp eye on earnings reports and fundamental company data can play a big part in picking the right stocks for the portfolio. Once the numbers have been crunched, investors should be able to see things a little bit clearer and know what the general feel for the stock is. Of course there will be stocks that look good after thorough examination but still fail to perform as expected.
Following the Chaikin Money Flow indicator, we note that the current 20 day value is 0.208357 on shares of Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ:INTU). 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.
Trading on volume of 35089, Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ:INTU) has seen a change from the open of -1.5 since the stock opened at 259.42. Monitoring today’s activity, the stock has hit a high point of 259.61 and slipped to a low of 257.595.
Checking in on the Awesome Oscillator, we see that the reading is 7.9105883. 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.
The 20 day Keltner Channels upper envelope is 254.13222. The 20 day Keltner Channels lower envelope is 248.39279. 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 259.81. For the same period, the lower band level is 241.42.
Shares of Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ:INTU) ended last session at 257.92. Following today’s trade, we note that the stock has moved -0.51685566% since the opening bell. The company has a current market cap of 66522173000. The stock’s high price over the last month is presently 259.86.
Watching volatility readings, we can see the current value for the stock is 1.4048232. Volatility for the week stands at 1.5926014, and the monthly reading is 1.8341838. 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 10.542085.
Scanning the equity market, we note that the stock’s current Oscillator Rating is showing “Sell”. 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”.
Investors who are able to wipe the slate clean and take a fresh look at a certain stock may be able to make more informed decisions that will hopefully lead to increased profits in the long-term. Figuring out when to sell an underperforming stock may end up being just as important as figuring out which stocks to buy. As the stock market continues to trade near record levels, investors will be closely following trading action heading into the latter half of the year. With many stocks reaching new highs, investors may need to make sure that they aren’t getting too overconfident with trades. When a few winning trades are strung together, investors may feel like they have the Midas touch and they can do no wrong. Nobody knows for sure how long stocks will stay in favor with investors. Keeping track of the portfolio’s contents can help when quick decisions need to be made. There may come a time when the tide turns and making a winning trade may seem impossible. Investors might want to have a plan in place in case of a sudden major market downturn. Keeping the portfolio stable during periods of market uncertainty may help prepare for unforeseen events in the future. Although there are many market enthusiasts that think the bull run may be on its last legs, there are just as many who believe that the best is yet to come, and there is much mor e room for stocks to climb.