Stock market investors often rely on fundamental analysis for stock research. The EPS or earnings per share ratio shows the amount of company earnings that can be attributed to every share that is held. EPS lets investors directly compare one company to another when examining potential investments. Investors are typically searching for stocks that have a growing EPS. The EPS measure tends to be more telling when viewed over a longer period of time. When companies report quarterly earnings, the EPS measure is highly scrutinized by investors and analysts alike.
Taking a look at the Donchian Channels indicator on shares of Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ:SCHL), we note that the 20 day lower band is 39.14. The 20 day upper band is 41.83. This indicator was created by Richard Donchian, and traders follow these channels to help identify potential trading signals.
There are a number of different pivot points that traders can use when conducting stock analysis. Pivot points can be useful for traders looking to establish trading entry and exit points. Focusing on some popular one month pivots, we see that the Woodie pivot is currently at 40.5. The Woodie support 1 pivot is 39.95, and the Woodie resistance 1 pivot is 41.55. The Camarilla one month pivot is presently 40.416668. The one month Classic pivot is 40.416668 and the Classic resistance 1 is 41.383335 while the Classic support 1 pivot is measured at 39.783333.
Traders will take note of the 20 day Chaikin Money Flow indicator that is now at 0.07014874 for Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ:SCHL). The value of this indicator will fluctuate between 1 and -1. Traders may be watching when the CMF crosses zero. This cross might point to a bullish or bearish price reversal depending on which way it is moving crossing the zero line.
Technical traders have many tools at their disposal when conducting stock research. One of those tools is the Exponential Moving Average or EMA. The EMA is similar to the simple moving average, but more weight is put on the newest data. Let’s look at some different EMA levels:
10 day Exponential Moving Average: 41.13215
20 day Exponential Moving Average: 40.928574
30 day Exponential Moving Average: 41.051514
50 day Exponential Moving Average: 41.558292
100 day Exponential Moving Average: 42.388165
200 day Exponential Moving Average: 42.7408
Tracking some stock ratings, we can see that the stock’s Moving Average Rating is currently pointing to a “Neutral”. Traders may be monitoring many different indicators in order to get a grasp of where the stock may be moving in the near future. Taking a look at the Oscillators rating, we note that the reading is pointing to a “Neutral”.
Following trading action on shares of Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ:SCHL), we see that the stock has moved -0.08 since the opening price of 41.35. So far, the stock has reached a high of 41.39 and dipped to a low of 41.12. The consensus rating on the stock is currently Neutral, and today’s volume has been measured around 15063.
The Awesome Oscillator reading is currently 0.92804414. Technical traders will watch the AO especially when it crosses above or below the zero line. A move above the line may signal a bullish scenario. A move below the zero line may indicate a bearish selling opportunity. The AO may prove to be a valuable tool for many momentum traders.
For technical traders, support and resistance lines play an important role. The support line generally displays the lowest price that investors will let a stock trade. This means that the stock price is unlikely to drop under this level. When support lines are breached, chartists may be watching for shares to move lower until they reach the next support level. The resistance line is the exact opposite of the support line. The resistance level is typically the highest price that investors will allow the stock to trade at. Traders will carefully watch the stock price when a resistance level is broken. The thought is that the price will continue to move towards the next level of resistance. Traders and investors may use support and resistance lines for various purposes. One popular use of these lines is to identify possible entry and exit points for trades.