Investors may be combing through all the latest company earnings reports. They may be trying to figure out which companies look like they are going to be strong over the next few quarters. Earnings reports have the ability to cause dramatic stock price swings. Many investors will stay away from making any big trades around earnings announcements. When the dust settles, it may be much easier to determine whether a stock is worth buying or if it should be sold. Keeping a close eye on historical earnings results can provide some good insight. Companies that consistently produce solid earnings may be worth looking into further, especially if the investor is on the fence about getting into the name.

A good way for investors to understand stock price movements is to look at how it has performed at various intervals in the past. Tracking shares of Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN), we see that the most recent close price was 154.09
Year-to-date: 9.275938
Prior week: 3.8202398
Prior month: 10.205979
Last 6 months:-3.3433697
Last 3 months: -0.23308514

Traders using technical analysis may be employing moving average indicators to assist with gauging a certain market move or to indicate its strength. Many traders will rely on the EMA or Exponential Moving Average to accomplish this. Checking on some recent levels we can see that the 10 day EMA is 151.72208, the 20 day is 150.25539, and the 30 day is 149.29239. Pulling back a bit, we note that the 100 day EMA is 151.04477, the 50 day is 148.91234, and the 200 day EMA is 154.86284.

After a recent check, we see that the Bull Bear Power reading is 4.0679555. Moving to some volatility readings, we see that the current value is 1.7551948. Looking out for the week, volatility is 1.1822914. For the previous month, volatility is at 1.7828953. Investors often track volatility across sectors to compare with the overall volatility in the market.

Traders use pivot point analysis to help determine key levels where a stock price may react. Tracking these turn around levels may help the trader while attempting stock analysis. Looking at some current one month pivots for Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN), we note that the Fibonacci pivot is 150.50333 while the Fibonacci support 1 pivot is 148.67737, and the Fibonacci support 2 is 147.54929. Checking on the one month Woodie pivot, we note the level at 150.275. The Woodie support 1 pivot is 148.33, and the Woodie resistance 1 pivot is 153.11.

Following recent trading activity, we note that Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) has seen a move of 1.1470864% since the open. The prior close was 154.09 and the one month high price is currently 154.5. 

Shifting the technical focus to Keltner Channels, we see that the 20 day upper envelope is 151.826. The 20 day lower envelope is currently 148.68478. Traders may be watching for a breakthrough of the higher or lower Keltner bands.

Investors might be looking around every corner when analyzing shares of Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Many investors will closely track a stock when it nears a major historical high or low point. Let’s take a quick peek at some major historical highs and lows for the stock:

All time high: 175.64
All time low: 11.3
52 week high: 175.64
52 week low: 132.63
6 month high: 175.64
6 month low: 132.63
3 month high: 168.37
3 month low: 132.63
One month high: 154.5
One month low: 135.58

Investors are constantly trying to set themselves up for success when dealing with the stock market. This may mean tracking the market from a variety of alternate angles. Keeping tabs on the overall economic climate can help provide valuable insight. Taking a look at the bigger picture can help investors filter down and sort out issues at the sector and individual company level. Making sense of the seemingly endless amount of data can be quite a challenge for the investor. Once investors become familiar with the data, they can start to devise a plan to help use the information to their advantage. Even though thousands of investors will have access to the same set of data, learning how to trade the data can be extremely important. 

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