Occasionally, a certain stock may perform much higher than expectations, and it may become a much greater percentage of the portfolio. This is typically a good thing, but it may require some decisions on what to do with the portfolio allocations. If one stock is making up a high percentage of the total, it may create the risk of higher than normal average losses if the shares take an unforeseen dive lower. Even if the stock has the potential to go much higher, it can be tricky to know when to sell and find other stocks that might be a better value. Selling a winner might leave the average investor frustrated if the stock goes higher, but there may be nothing wrong with taking profits and not leaving gains on the table. As we move into the second half of the year, investors may want to compare first half gains with goals that were established at the beginning of the year. This may help narrow in on what needs to be done in order to stay in the green for the rest of the year and beyond. Setting portfolio goals may be a good way to stay the course when things get a little hairy in the markets.

Traders may be keeping a close eye on shares of Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ:CROX). Looking at past price performance may help them gauge how the stock will react in the future. Keeping in mind the most recent close price of 26.55, we note that the stock has seen a move of -0.112909295 over the previous week. Looking back out over the last month, the stock has moved 6.8868303. Over the past three months, the stock has seen a change of -14.276485. Investors may want to go back even further to see what has transpired over a longer period of time. Since the start of the calendar year, shares have changed 2.1555042. Going back a full 52 weeks, the stock has seen a change of 63.12231 over that period of time.

Technical stock analysts are always using every possible piece of information to help make the best possible trades. A popular flexible indicator is the Ichimoku Cloud. This indicator can help portray the momentum and trend direction of a stock. Ichimoku signals can help the trader find possible entry and exit points. Checking on some recent indicator levels, we note that the Ichimoku Could Conversion Line level is 26.2, and the Ichimoku Cloud Base Line level is 26.055. Tracking some variations, the Ichimoku Lead 1 is presently 25.355, and the Lead 2 level is 26.67.

Traders may be looking at some EMA levels on company shares. The exponential moving average can be very useful when applied correctly. They tend to work well when markets are trending. Here’s a look at some popular EMA levels for Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ:CROX):

50 day EMA: 26.1139
100 day EMA: 26.273449
200 day EMA: 25.745888
10 day EMA: 26.285505
20 day EMA: 26.197939
30 day EMA: 26.124743

Investors tracking shares of Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ:CROX) will note that the stock has seen a change of 0.15088646% since the open. Shares recently finished the previous session at 26.55. The one month high for the stock is currently standing at 26.94. The firm currently has a market capitalization of 1915545000.

Switching the focus to the Awesome Oscillator, we see that the present reading is 0.24458824. Traders may be watching this oscillator to help identify a change in momentum. The AO can be a useful tool when trying to understand certain price movements.

Investors may be interested in the current Bull Bear Power reading on the stock which is currently at 0.4609018. Investors may also be looking at some historical volatility numbers. Volatility for the month is presently 2.5417728. Looking back for the previous week, volatility is 2.327612.

Traders often use pivot point indicators when conducting technical stock analysis. Pivot points are commonly used to help identify trends of various time periods. Let’s check on some different one month pivot points:

Camarilla: 26.413334
Classic: 26.413334
Classic resistance 1: 27.016666
Classic support 1: 25.966667
Fibonacci: 26.413334
Fibonacci support 1: 26.012234
Fibonacci support 2: 25.764433
Woodie: 26.4925
Woodie support 1: 26.125
Woodie resistance 1: 27.175

When examining stocks, investors might be doing top down research. Top down analysis begins with looking at certain macro-economic factors. This may involve focusing in on the bigger picture and going all the way down to specific stocks. Starting at the top, investors may check on the global economic environment, overall market trends, and sector trends. Investors may choose to start doing research the other way around. This may involve first looking at the fundamentals for particular stocks in order to gauge the strength from a company standpoint. Many investors will scope out all the different investing aspects as to not leave any information uncovered.