Investors might have been ready to throw in the towel as the rally stalled recently. However, the panic subsided and growth-hungry investors came searching for their favorite stocks in the wreckage. Keeping things in perspective, the economy seems good, and so does earnings growth. Investors may be wondering where the money will be flowing in the second half of the year. Many people may assume healthcare and tech would be the easy targets, primarily because that’s where the earnings growth is. Industrials and staples are no slouches for growth either, but they may be well fully-valued for their growth. Traders will most likely be honing their strategies that they created, trying to beat the market over the next couple of months.
The SMA or Simple Moving Average can be calculated for different time periods. The SMA helps smooth out volatility and makes it a bit less difficult to gauge the price trend of a stock. Let’s view some popular SMA levels for Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) below:
Simple Moving Average 20 day: 67.387
Simple Moving Average 100 day: 69.6089
Simple Moving Average 10 day65.816
Simple Moving Average 50 day: 69.6104
Simple Moving Average 30 day: 68.76234
Simple Moving Average 200 day: 68.21092
Traders may use a variety of moving average indicators when examining a particular stock. Checking on some Exponential Moving Averages on shares of Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS), we note that the 200 day is 69.15447, the 100 day is 69.0572, and the 50 day is 68.70597. Zooming in closer, we note that the 30 day EMA is 67.88544, the 20 day is 67.03915, and the 10 day is noted at 65.70756.
Traders might be keeping tabs on the Hull Moving Average. The current HMA reading is 64.48915. Traders may use the HMA to help identify the prevalent market trend. This may also lend to spotting useful exit and entry points on the stock.
Conducting technical analysis of the stock may include following the Keltner Channel indicator. A recent check shows the 20 day lower band at 65.361824 and the 20 day upper band at 68.71646. During a clearly defined trend, a break above or below these levels may point to the underlying strength of the trend. A break above the upper band may signal continuing bullish trend strength, and a break below the lower band may signal continuing bearish trend strength.
Investors tracking shares of Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) will note that since the stock opened at 64.63, shares have seen a change of -0.45. During that period, the stock has touched a low of 63.79 and tipped a high of 67.64. Volume on the day is presently 211081.
The 20 day Chaikin Money Flow indicator is currently -0.09026261. This indicator was developed by Marc Chaikin who observed that the pressures of buying and selling could be figured out by where a period finishes relative to the range of highs and lows.
Investors will typically be keeping track of historical highs and lows for a particular stock that they are researching. Watching levels for Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS, we can see that the all time high is currently 83.28, and the all time low is 1.65625. Let’s look at some alternate high/low price data:
Six month low: 58.6642
Six month high: 83.28
One year low: 58.6642
One year high: 83.28
Three month low: 63.46
Three month high: 75.91
One month low: 63.46
One month high: 75.91
A certain stock price rally by itself may not be sufficient evidence when making important investing decisions. To understand whether buying a stock at a higher price is justified by its long-term return potential, it is necessary to keep the finger on the pulse of underlying fundamentals. Following the latest data may help investors make the tough portfolio decisions. Investors may also want to set personal financial goals to help ensure that they are staying on the proper track. Financial professionals may be debating if global economic growth appears to be in a modest uptrend. This may have investors scrambling to study if developing markets are indeed growing with developed markets. This year could end up being the first year in a while where this has happened. The longer the bull market run, the tougher the investing decisions might be for the stock picker.