Doing standard fundamental stock analysis is fairly straightforward. These days, investors have easy access to large amounts of available data. The biggest problem for the average investor may be dedicating the time to actually doing the research. One goal of studying the fundamentals is to establish the true value of a stock compared to how it is currently trading in the marketplace. Many investors believe that identifying quality stocks should be a cornerstone of portfolio construction. Obtaining as much knowledge as possible about a stock can help make the buying decisions a little easier. Some investors may trust other people or products to do the required research, but others may wish to roll up the sleeves and do all the analysis themselves.

The SMA or Simple Moving Average can be calculated for different time periods. The SMA helps smooth out volatility and makes it a bit less difficult to gauge the price trend of a stock. Let’s view some popular SMA levels for Condor Hospitality Trust, Inc. (:CDOR) below:

Simple Moving Average 20 day: 8.100935
Simple Moving Average 100 day: 8.969288
Simple Moving Average 10 day8.32705
Simple Moving Average 50 day: 8.082738
Simple Moving Average 30 day: 7.838647
Simple Moving Average 200 day: 9.823127

Traders may use a variety of moving average indicators when examining a particular stock. Checking on some Exponential Moving Averages on shares of Condor Hospitality Trust, Inc. (:CDOR), we note that the 200 day is 9.411885, the 100 day is 8.815028, and the 50 day is 8.310121. Zooming in closer, we note that the 30 day EMA is 8.1693945, the 20 day is 8.197168, and the 10 day is noted at 8.360702.

Traders might be keeping tabs on the Hull Moving Average. The current HMA reading is 8.637596. Traders may use the HMA to help identify the prevalent market trend. This may also lend to spotting useful exit and entry points on the stock.

Conducting technical analysis of the stock may include following the Keltner Channel indicator. A recent check shows the 20 day lower band at 7.8428097 and the 20 day upper band at 8.551526. During a clearly defined trend, a break above or below these levels may point to the underlying strength of the trend. A break above the upper band may signal continuing bullish trend strength, and a break below the lower band may signal continuing bearish trend strength.

Investors tracking shares of Condor Hospitality Trust, Inc. (:CDOR) will note that since the stock opened at 8.5385, shares have seen a change of -0.0285. During that period, the stock has touched a low of 8.44 and tipped a high of 8.6. Volume on the day is presently 9528. 

The 20 day Chaikin Money Flow indicator is currently 0.15839787. This indicator was developed by Marc Chaikin who observed that the pressures of buying and selling could be figured out by where a period finishes relative to the range of highs and lows.

Investors will typically be keeping track of historical highs and lows for a particular stock that they are researching. Watching levels for Condor Hospitality Trust, Inc. (:CDOR, we can see that the all time high is currently 676.2028, and the all time low is 4.554616. Let’s look at some alternate high/low price data:

Six month low: 6.1
Six month high: 11.32
One year low: 6.1
One year high: 11.32
Three month low: 6.1
Three month high: 11.22
One month low: 6.1
One month high: 8.93

Investors might be preparing to do a portfolio evaluation as we move towards the close of the year. There may be plenty of big winners from the first half of the year, but there may also be some underperformers that need to be reviewed. Making sure that the portfolio stays in balance can help prepare the investor for success over the next few quarters. With the stock market still riding high, investors may be wondering how to play the market into the near future. If market momentum starts to shift, investors may need to be ready to make some tougher decisions. Being prepared for any market situation can help the investor cope with rough waters when the time comes. 

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