After a recent check on shares of Plains Gp Holdings LP (PAGP), we can see that the stock price had touched 23.11. Shares opened the session at 23.08. Since the start of the session, the stock has topped out with a high of 23.12 and bottomed with a low of 22.56. After noting current price levels, we can see that the change from the open is presently 0.05.

Investing in the stock market often requires individuals to gauge how much risk they are willing to take on for potential reward. Piling on too much risk can put the investor out of their comfort zone. On the flip side, taking on too little risk may not provide the opportunity to receive enough returns to achieve previously stated goals. Finding that perfect balance may come with some first-hand experience that includes some trial and error. 

Relative Strength

Investors may be tracking various technicals on shares of Plains Gp Holdings LP (PAGP). We can see that the 9 day relative strength value is currently 50.86%. This technical momentum indicator compares the size of recent gains to recent losses helping to identify possible overbought and oversold conditions. The 9 day historical volatility reading is currently 17.08%. This measures the average deviation from the average price spanning the past 9 days. The current 9 day MACD has been spotted at 0.01. This value represents the difference between a short-term and a long-term moving average. A reading over zero may provide a bullish signal, and a value under zero may represent a bearish signal.

Focusing in on some other information, we can see that Plains Gp Holdings LP (PAGP) has a current weighted alpha of +4.60. The weighted alpha gauges how much the stock has increased or decreased over the period of one full year. The weighting puts higher emphasis on more recent activity providing a more relevant measure for short-term technical analysts to use. A positive weighted alpha reading indicates that the stock has risen over the past year. A negative reading would indicate that the stock is down over that same time period. Technical traders often use the weighted alpha to help discover stocks that are building momentum.

When the stock market is doing well, there may be plenty of winners in the portfolio. Figuring out when to sell a winner can be a tricky proposition. Many investors will be quick to take profits while others may want to hold out for further gains. Selling winners too early or holding on to winners too long may have a negative impact on the trading portfolio. Finding that balance between securing profits and holding out to take higher profits in the future can be very helpful for the active investor. 

Earnings Focus

Plains Gp Holdings LP (PAGP) last reported earnings results on 02/05/19. For the most recent period, the company posted quarterly EPS of 1.12. The trailing 12 month earnings number is currently 1.13. The company’s EPS growth over the previous quarter clocks in at 60.00%. The EPS metric is frequently used to measure a company’s profitability based on each outstanding share of common stock.

There is no shortage of financial news and opinions as we live in the age of the 24 hour news cycle. Headlines and expert opinions seem to be around every corner when dealing with the stock market. Trying to keep up with all the swirling news can make ones head spin. Even though there may be some significant news mixed in, a lot of the headlines may not be worth paying much attention to. Figuring out what information is useful may take some time for the investor to figure out. Once the filter is in place, investors may find it much easier to focus on the important data. Making investment decisions solely based on news headlines may end up causing the portfolio to suffer down the line. 

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