Investors may be looking ahead to the next couple of quarters trying to gauge whether the bulls will stay in charge or if the bears will start to take over. Of course, nobody knows for sure which way the market will turn, but being ready for any situation can greatly help the investor prepare. Many investors will be trying to find that balance between being too aggressive and too conservative with stock selection. This can be a tricky aspect to address as there are so many different factors that can come into play. Studying the important pieces of economic data on a regular basis can help with crafting a legitimate hypothesis about where stocks will be in the future.
Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENTA)’s Hull Moving Average is currently 35.804623. Developed by Alan Hull, this fast and smooth moving average helps eliminate lag and improve smoothing. Typically, if the HMA is going higher, the trend is rising. On the other end, a falling HMA may point to a declining trend.
The Simple Moving Average or SMA is an unweighted MA. At the end of every session, the oldest data point drops off, and the newest is added. Focusing on some popular SMA levels, we note that the 200 day is 31.881737, the 100 day is noted at 32.361126, and the 50 day clocks in at 34.946003. Looking at some other SMA levels, we see that the 10 day is 35.78901, the 20 day is 35.671005, and the 30 day is 35.678337.
Investors often track volatility data while studying potential stocks. Currently, the stock’s volatility reading is standing at 1.3617858. In general, the higher the volatility, the riskier the stock. Looking out over the past week, volatility is noted at 1.8929654. For the last month, volatility is at 2.3129709. Tracking the Bull Bear Power indicator, the value is currently 0.31608203.
Technical investors and traders often look to create winning charts with previously successful indicators. Figuring out the best indicators to follow may take some time and effort. Many traders will find a perfect combination of technicals that they depend on to enter or exit trades. Taking a look at some Ichimoku indicator information for Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENTA), we see that the Ichimoku Cloud Base Line level is 35.895. The Ichimoku Could Conversion Line reading is 35.73. From another angle, the Ichimoku Lead 1 is presently 34.0375, and the Lead 2 level is 31.555.
Traders employing technical analysis will note that the Chaikin Money Flow 20 day indicator is -0.019366171. This indicator measures money flow volume during a specified period. The value will stay between 1 and -1 and it can be used to gauge changes is selling and buying pressure.
Looking closer at shares of Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENTA), investors will be watching the stock to see how it performs over the next couple of sessions. Investors often like to track historical highs and lows over certain periods in order to help with stock analysis. We can now take a brief look at some historical highs and lows for the stock:
All time low: 2.01
All time high: 41.97
3 month low: 27.1402
3 month high: 36.92
1 month low: 33.71
1 month high: 36.92
6 month low: 27.1402
6 month high: 40.52
1 year low: 27.1402
1 year high: 41.97
Traders have many tools that they can use when surveying a particular stock. Watching the Moving Average Rating, we can see that the indicator is currently pointing to a “Strong Buy”. Looking at the Oscillator Rating, we can see that the current reading is a “Buy”. Investors will be closely watching stock action over the next few sessions to see how the stock performs.
Successful investors are typically highly knowledgeable when it comes to the stock market. Smart investors are usually able to know when to buy and when to sell. They are also adept at controlling risk and properly managing the portfolio to extract maximum profit. These types of investors have most likely put in the required time and effort that it takes to understand the inner workings of the market. Expecting that profits will start rolling in immediately can lead to extreme disappointment down the line. Investors have to learn how to align goals and expectations in order to confidently navigate the market terrain.
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