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 Awesome Oscillator reading is currently -1.4055147 for Atkore International Group Inc. (NYSE:ATKR). Technical traders will watch the AO especially when it crosses above or below the zero line. A move above the line may signal a bullish scenario. A move below the zero line may indicate a bearish selling opportunity. The AO may prove to be a valuable tool for many momentum traders.

Traders will take note of the 20 day Chaikin Money Flow indicator that is now at -0.47469756 on shares of Atkore International Group Inc. (NYSE:ATKR). The value of this indicator will fluctuate between 1 and -1. Traders may be watching when the CMF crosses zero. This cross might point to a bullish or bearish price reversal depending on which way it is moving crossing the zero line.

Taking a look at the Donchian Channels indicator, we note that the 20 day lower band is 21.5. The 20 day upper band is 24.28. This indicator was created by Richard Donchian, and traders follow these channels to help identify potential trading signals.

Technical traders have many tools at their disposal when conducting stock research. One of those tools is the Exponential Moving Average or EMA. The EMA is similar to the simple moving average, but more weight is put on the newest data. Let’s look at some different EMA levels:

10 day Exponential Moving Average: 22.122135
20 day Exponential Moving Average: 22.569643
30 day Exponential Moving Average: 22.769194
50 day Exponential Moving Average: 22.8013
100 day Exponential Moving Average: 22.455626
200 day Exponential Moving Average: 22.25422

Following trading action on shares of Atkore International Group Inc. (NYSE:ATKR), we see that the stock has moved -0.17 since the opening price of 21.67. So far, the stock has reached a high of 21.67 and dipped to a low of 21.5. The consensus rating on the stock is currently Sell, and today’s volume has been measured around 1005.

There are a number of different pivot points that traders can use when conducting stock analysis. Pivot points can be useful for traders looking to establish trading entry and exit points. Focusing on some popular one month pivots, we see that the Woodie pivot is currently at 23.345. The Woodie support 1 pivot is 22.41, and the Woodie resistance 1 pivot is 23.83. The Camarilla one month pivot is presently 23.38. The one month Classic pivot is 23.38 and the Classic resistance 1 is 23.9 while the Classic support 1 pivot is measured at 22.48.

Tracking some stock ratings, we can see that the stock’s Moving Average Rating is currently pointing to a “Strong Sell”. Traders may be monitoring many different indicators in order to get a grasp of where the stock may be moving in the near future. Taking a look at the Oscillators rating, we note that the reading is pointing to a “Neutral”.

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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