Investors may be looking at all the different factors that come into play when searching for those next stocks to add to the portfolio. Maybe there are some names that have been on the radar, but the timing hasn’t been right to add them into the mix. As we get closer to the end of the year, investors may be looking back at individual stock performance over the past year. They may discover some great opportunities that weren’t available during the last review. Investors may also be keeping an eye on which sectors were the big winners during the latest earnings season. Branching out into new areas may help give the investor some alternative ideas for the next few quarters.
Traders following the Chaikin Money Flow indicator will note that the current 20 day reading is 0.03361294 for Vistra Energy Corp. (:VST). The CMF value will fluctuate between 1 and -1. In general, a value closer to 1 would indicate higher buying pressure. A value closer to -1 would represent higher selling pressure.
Technical analysis on the stock may include following the Keltner Channels indicator. Currently, the 20 day upper band is 25.677526. The 20 day lower band is noted at 25.070343. The KC indicator is considered a lagging indicator. Traders may use the values to help spot overbought and oversold conditions.
Technical traders focusing on Donchian Channels will note that the 20 period lower band reading is currently 24.4 on shares of Vistra Energy Corp. (:VST). The 20 period upper band reading is 26.17. Donchian Channels can be used to gauge the volatility of a market. This is a banded indicator akin to Bollinger Bands.
Putting a closer focus on shares of Vistra Energy Corp. (:VST), we see that since the opening price of 26.125, the stock has moved -0.015. Tracking shares, we note that the consensus stock rating is Buy. Volume today clocks in around 752406. Over the course of the current session, the stock has topped out at 26.15 and seen a low price of 26.03. Investors will be putting 2/28/2019 on the schedule as the company is slated to next report earnings around that date.
Taking a look at some historical highs and lows for Vistra Energy Corp. (:VST), we see that the all time high is currently 26.29, and the all time low is 14.5. Investors often pay added attention to a stock when it is nearing a historical high point or low point. For the last year, the high price is 26.29, and the low price stands at 17.31. For the last six months, the high was seen at 26.29, and the low was tracked at 20.835. If we move in closer, the three month high/low is 26.17/20.835, and the one month high/low is 26.17/23.31.
Traders have the ability to use a wide range of indicators when studying stocks. Each trader will typically find a few indicators that they heavily rely on. The Ichimoku Cloud indicator works to identify trend direction, gauge momentum, and identify trading opportunities based on crossovers. We can view some Ichimoku indicator levels below:
Ichimoku Lead 1: 24.0425
Ichimoku Lead 2: 22.965
Ichimoku Cloud Base Line: 25.275
Ichimoku Cloud Conversion Line: 25.63
Traders following the stock may be watching SMA or Simple Moving Average Levels. Many traders will be watching out for when the shorter-term averages cross above the longer-term averages as this may point to the start of an uptrend. Let’s look at the following SMA readings:
SMA 50 day: 24.58785
SMA 30 day: 25.071
SMA 200 day: 23.829863
SMA 20 day: 25.33125
SMA 100 day: 23.910524
SMA 10 day25.5975
Traders following the Hull Moving Average will note that the current level is 26.174278. The calculation uses the weighted moving average and it puts the emphasis on recent prices over older prices.
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