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.
After a recent check, we see that the Bull Bear Power reading is 0.7221572 on shares of eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY). Moving to some volatility readings, we see that the current value is 1.1808249. Looking out for the week, volatility is 1.8163704. For the previous month, volatility is at 2.4896333. 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, we note that the Fibonacci pivot is 33.853333 while the Fibonacci support 1 pivot is 33.200115, and the Fibonacci support 2 is 32.796555. Checking on the one month Woodie pivot, we note the level at 34.0875. The Woodie support 1 pivot is 33.695, and the Woodie resistance 1 pivot is 35.405.
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 35.04955, the 20 day is 34.45646, and the 30 day is 33.82489. Pulling back a bit, we note that the 100 day EMA is 31.557083, the 50 day is 32.792767, and the 200 day EMA is 31.588898.
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 eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY), we see that the most recent close price was 35.27
Prior week: 2.768872
Prior month: 16.408056
Last 6 months:4.1962175
Last 3 months: 17.72955
Investors might be looking around every corner when analyzing shares of eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY). 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: 46.99
All time low: 0.4427943
52 week high: 44.36
52 week low: 26.01
6 month high: 35.71
6 month low: 26.01
3 month high: 35.71
3 month low: 26.01
One month high: 35.71
One month low: 29.42
Shifting the technical focus to Keltner Channels, we see that the 20 day upper envelope is 34.945393. The 20 day lower envelope is currently 33.96752. Traders may be watching for a breakthrough of the higher or lower Keltner bands.
Following recent trading activity, we note that eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) has seen a move of 0.2558272% since the open. The prior close was 35.27 and the one month high price is currently 35.71.
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.