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Questions tagged [stock-analysis]

For questions related to the analysis of stock prices, stock markets, etc.

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Flat lines in candlestick charts

I'm creating software that will perform technical analysis on stock data. I'm using single day sessions. I've noticed data where the open, close, high, and low prices are the same. When I pull these ...
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What are the ways to price a holding company?

I would like to know how people value holding companies. I guess the most famous one is Berkshire ($BRK.A - $BRK.B). And others exist. These holdings usually have a lot of exposure to realestate, PE ...
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Back-testing a fundamental analysis trading strategy

I'm having trouble wrapping my head around how someone might back-test a fundamental strategy. For an example P/B ratio. If someone started a strategy today using current P/B ratios, how could he/she ...
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P/E as market capitalization / net income

Price/earnings ratio is defined as: P/E = Share Price / Earnings per Share If we multiply both the numerator and the denominator with the number of shares, we get: P/E = Market Capitalization / ...
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Meaning of IV for a strike

As I understand it, IV is defined as an annualized 1 standard deviation range for an underlying. So what is the meaning of implied volatility for a strike? The IV on each strike is calculated by ...
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Do SPY returns include dividends?

Looking at a chart of SPY on finance.yahoo.com from March 1 - Nov 30, 2018, it returned +1.67 (+0.61%). Does the +0.61% include dividends? Looking at the historical data, dividends are displayed ...
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Differing Trailing PE Ratios Yahoo Finance and Reuters and Industry PE

For example, consider XRX. Is the differing PE Ratio of between Reuters and Yahoo Finance simply because one made a mistake? Ideally, I'd like Reuters' answer to be correct since they display ...
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Understanding a Cashflow 2017 10-K statement

First time post question on this platform, let me know if I shall move to the quantitative finance or this is the right place afterall. I am reading Analog Devices 10-K and could not really wrap my ...
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What are some strategies for profitable buying of naked options (call / put)?

I prefer naked options of the index and stocks for obvious reasons. I would like to know some strategies to remain profitable with it. Note: I choose first out the money (strike price) option ...
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Why would a stock have a 30% spread (between Ask and Bid)?

If I am understanding this correctly, if I wanted to buy this stock, market price is $129 ish. If I want to sell, I'll get about 30% less, $98 ish. That seems like a huge spread. What are typical ...
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What do you think the fair price of this stock is based on these summarized financial statements? [closed]

I have been trying to make a valuation by reading the financial statements, but I believe I am just guessing. I have an idea, but I do not understand completely. Can I get a valuation and a short ...
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Fundamental vs Technical Anylasis [closed]

I don't really care how people choose to invest their money, and I have my own methods that I am not going to argue for or against here. I am just interested in peoples experiences. Is there anyone ...
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Why did Tesla's stock value drop by 40 USD for just 5 minutes on August 2nd at 3:20pm?

Google Finance reports that Tesla's stock value dropped by 40 USD for 5 minutes on August 2nd, 2018 at 3:20pm What caused such a drop in stock value in the span of 10 minutes?
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What are price targets of stocks based on?

When analysts define a new price target for a stock. Is it based on actual fundamentals: costs, earnings, etc. Or does it include a guesstimation of how much the stock will change based on emotions ...
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Why is 8K Q4 income statement metrics be different from the difference between 10-K and the Q1-Q3 metrics?

For SEC filings, why would 8K income statement metrics be different from the 10-K metrics? Ie. share count reported in the 8K quarter 4 report is different from share count in 10-K Why can't you ...
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Does price of stock reflect earnings

If a company's earnings keep rising and the stock price keeps falling because of other factors such as lawsuits, tariffs etc., is there any guarantee that the price will rise eventually? When does ...
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Meaning of 10-year treasury note price change

At this moment, WSJ quotes 10-year T-note as below: Price: $100 3/32 Price change: -2/32 (-0.08%) Question 1: Where does the -0.08% change come from? To me, it seems the old price is 100 5/32. ...
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Why are OHLC values inconsistent across different quote data providers?

When I compare values [open, high, low, close] between alphavantage.co and api.iextrading.com, there are 'inconsistencies' between values. I am wanting to better target support and resistance levels, ...
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Why is SHLD trading at ~$2 when it has $-38 book value?

I took a look at SHLD financial statements and I cant understand why SHLD is trading at ~$2 when it has -$38 book value and a highly negative P/E? What am I missing?
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Does Yahoo finance adjust ETF's historical data for splits and dividends? (not stocks or shares)

On the ETF's graphs I see there are steep falls. There is a legend indicating the ETF was split 1:10. However like Stocks or Shares, I don't see the price being adjusted for splits. Is this correct, ...
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How are candlestick dojis defined technically?

I´m trying to programmatically analyse candle stick pattern: I have historical OCHL data that I want to perform an automated analysis on, via b4j which is a programming language. The thing is that I ...
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How do stocks rise?

If a stock shows great performance on the income statement, will the prices rise gradually or immediately after the release of information to the public?
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Bed Bath and Beyond: Q1 or Q2

Why do the news releases say that Bed Bath and Beyond released its Q1 earnings. Shouldn't it be Q2 earnings right now? On Yahoo finance, it says the recently released report was Q2 but BBBY says that ...
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What are the mechanics of tracking stock?

I'm curious about tracking stock. Take, for example, NASDAQ:DVMT. It's a tracking stock issued by Dell for VMWare (NASDAQ:VMW), which is partly owned by Dell. The idea is that people could invest in ...
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What “failure modes” for passive, large index funds?

Is there a way that a passive, large, liquid index fund can completely devalue due to some mechanism (as longs as the stocks it is tracking do not, obviously)? For example, any individual stock can ...
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What stocks do I own from my index funds?

As we know, index funds invest in an "index" of stocks in a particular sector or class. For example, VOO is the Vanguard S&P 500 ETF, and it tracks the S&P 500 stocks and invests in them. ...
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what kind of stock graph is this?

this is the same pic with time frame I found this stock,but it has an unusual candlestick pattern,it is a pennystock.
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From the book of Benjamin Grahm “The Inteligent Investor” : chapter 5, pg 115, what does he mean imposing some limit

I am totally new to finance and investing world, hence please bear my basic question. I have a query on Ben's book The intelligent investor Page #115. point #4 it says : The Investor should impose ...
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Calculating Yield with Adjusted Closing Price

I have a data set with stock prices and all stock events through time (with adjustment factors for all events). I'm trying to calculate the yield of holding this stock for a period of time (without ...
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Why are tech stocks risky investments?

I've seen this mentioned so much in writings about intelligent investing, but I don't understand why. Are Amazon and Netflix tech stocks?
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Positive First Quarter results but the price dropped 20%. How can this be explained?

Yesterday TLRD released their first quarter results after market and today they are trading down 20%. Why did their stock price fall 20%. The first quarter report looked to be positive. Is there ...
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Can a Trend be defined?

In the price chart of a stock, commodity or FX, can an uptrend and a downtrend be defined? Can these definitions help someone to thus determine the start and end of a trend without any ambiguity or ...
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Volume of S&P500

According to the page on Yahoo Finance, the volume of S&P 500 is 1,813,371,531. What is the meaning of this "volume"?
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Stock trading, where does the extra money go? [closed]

Lets say I put a limit buy order for 10 stocks at $10 each ($100 total). Now the lowest Ask price is $9, and they are selling 9 stocks. The second lowest price is $11. What happens and does the ...
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Reverse Stock Split with 1 share

I would like some clarification on why my portfolio still shows that I own 1 share of CYTX at an average cost of $3.90, when in reality, I purchased 1 share for $0.39 several months ago? From what I'...
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How to calculate revenue generated that is not explicitly mentioned in income statement

There is an income statement that shows the income and expenses like this 1 Revenue(3+16) 2 Product Sales and Service 3 Total Operating Income(2) 4 Generation Expense 5 Distribution Expense ...
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What factors can cause a sizable difference between “bid” and “ask” prices on a stock?

I have this stock on which the last price (at market close) was USD $9.10/share. However the last bid on it was $8.80 (5) and the last ask was $10.75 (94). The amounts in parenthesis show the number ...
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Does news that is released during after hours trading still affect the stock the following day?

If an earning report is really good. However it is released the previous day, during after hours trading time. Will it still potentially impact the day? I ask this because I assume that the stock ...
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Automatic ASK price increase when it is reached

Numerous times I have seen the ASK price not increase when an OTC stock reaches that price which kills the upward momentum. Why wouldn't the ASK automatically increase?
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What to look for in Due Diligence when picking OTC stock

I asked the following question a couple days ago: Does a stocks price reflect how much the company is making? This lead me to wonder what to look for when looking at OTC stocks, I know most will say ...
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Does a stocks price reflect how much the company is making?

I have read a couple articles like the one below, and i am a little confused on what is the facts. Looking a this stock: MSPC They have 5.6B shares outstanding On 2/14/2018 they closed at 0.0001 ...
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Calculation of different types of earnings per share

I'm confused about how to calculate diluted earnings per share. As far as I know, for any type of EPS, one must divide the earnings attributable to relevant shareholders by the weighted average number ...
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How to view short interest of a stock on ThinkOrSwim

This how-do-i-find-short-interest-for-a-stock article shows how to find short interest of a stock on Nasdaq.com and Yahoo.com/finance. I would like to consolidate my data sources to a single platform,...
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At which P/E ratio can a stock be considered overvalued?

What's the "highest" P/E ratio that can be considered healthy? Sure, someone can argue that company X has growth potential, but even that is limited. For example: Netflix has currently a P/E ratio of ...
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If a stock assures that they will never pay out any dividends in the whole future of the company, is it worth anything? [duplicate]

I've had this discussion a lot with friends. It is simalar to this question: If a stock doesn't pay dividends, then why is the stock worth anything? ...But it is actually not the same. Most ...
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Would earning reports or other filings for a retail outlet include a breakdown of sales by category?

I am evaluating stock traded on NASDAQ for a retail establishment. I want to learn what portion of this establishments sales come from different departments. For example, I want to know if 20% of ...
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Trailing or forward earnings to calculate SP500?

If I have current earnings for the SP500 of $160, should trailing or forward P/E be used to calculate the SP500's price? What is the difference in using one over the other?
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What does Jim Simons signify by “stocks don’t double in a day”?

Source: D. T. Max. “Jim Simons, the Numbers King.” The New Yorker, December 18 & 25, 2017 Issue He hired another mathematician, whom he’d met at the I.D.A., and they began to create models that ...
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What is it called when a big player buys/sells so much volume of an asset that it changes the price?

Is there a term for when a big player buys/sells so much volume of an asset (stock, currency, gold, etc.) that it changes the price? Is there a name for this type of player? I want to know the ...
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Tracking health of a stock portfolio

Most brokerage accounts highlight the current return on your investment (average cost-basis of your portfolio is X, now market value is Y, so your return is Z%). But I don't find this single metric ...