Stock Analysis

Stock analysis is the application of a method or set of criteria to evaluate a company’s stock. This analysis can fall into several areas; more broadly this encompasses fundamental analysis, technical analysis, and quantitative analysis. Fundamental analysis covers the research of a company’s financial statements, its management, the marketplace, the firm’s competitors, and forecasts for the future of the business. Technical analysis is the study of a stock’s chart. Someone using technical analysis wouldn’t look at the income statement, but would spend their time looking at the chart and indicators, such as volume, moving averages, and past market moves to forecast future stock moves. Quantitative analysis is when a computer is programmed to look for patterns using mathematics. Some examples of quantitative analysis can be found in statistical arbitrage or algorithmic trading.


EXAS Stock: Path of Least Resistance The biotech stocks have failed to follow suit with the major market indices, and are underperforming, to say the least. I am finding it difficult to remember a time when the NASDAQ index was making…

Netflix Looks to Break Higher, Distancing Itself from Rivals Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) traded at a record high of $148.29 on March 30, and it could take a run at $150.00 if the first-quarter numbers are strong. NFLX stock is well…

TSLA Stock: Impulse Wave in Development There is definitely a reason to celebrate. Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) announced on April 2 that first-quarter sales resulted in the company’s highest sales quarter on record. This news caused the share price to surge…

JD Stock: Wonderfully Bullish I love my job on many fronts, but nothing feels as rewarding as watching my analysis come to fruition. On October 20, 2016, I published a report on JD.Com Inc(ADR) (NASDAQ:JD) stock titled "JD.Com Inc(ADR): JD Stock Is…

Micron Technology Has Everyone Jumping on the Bandwagon Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) is still far off from its high of just below $100.00 in early 2000, but the company is delivering impressive results that provided the catalyst for MU stock to…

MSFT Stock: A Bellwether Stock It may be hard to believe, but I view Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) stock as a bellwether gauge, and a measure of the overall health of the tech-heavy NASDAQ index. My view has nothing to do with the…

PAYC Stock: The Path of Least Resistance Paycom Software Inc (NYSE:PAYC) stock has been a stellar performer since it went public in April 2014. This cloud-based human capital management software provider has returned an impressive 271.6% return since inception, and I…

Further Upside Expected for Marijuana Stocks This once frowned-upon sector of the underground economy is going mainstream, and it will eventually only share the same level of stigma as alcohol. Every day that passes, we inch closer to the long-anticipated day…

Groupon Could Be the Next Amazon Yes you read it right. Groupon Inc (NASDAQ:GRPN) could become the next Internet super-stock if the stars align for this battered Internet pure play. Now, some of you may think I'm delusional, but let me…

APH Stock: Speculation Is Back There is still quite a lot of speculation surrounding marijuana stocks, and for good reason. The investment world is still waiting for the government to announce the details surrounding the recreational marijuana market. These details…

Activision Blizzard Delivering to Wall Street The gaming sector is sizzling and making investors in top gaming companies like Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) giddy. ATVI stock surged 17% midday on Friday, to a new record high, after delivering an impressive…

DIS Stock: Heading Higher Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) reported earnings on February 7, and the results were mixed. The company managed to beat on the bottom line, but the top line fell short of expectations. The revenue miss was due to…

WEED Stock: Awaiting the Announcement This new year began as a muted affair for Canopy Growth Corp (TSE:WEED) and other licensed marijuana producers, as the volatility and erratic trading action that became a staple of this sector ground down to…

Why Amazon.com Is a Retail Disrupter Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) got slammed after reporting a shortfall in its fourth-quarter sales and offering a below-consensus first-quarter sales guidance. While the sales concerns are justified, especially given that AMZN stock has risen 58%…

Lockheed Martin to Benefit from Trump Military Aspirations U.S. President Donald Trump is planning to spend big on building up the U.S. military to a rate probably not seen since the Cold War many decades ago. The expected surge in…

NVIDIA Priced for Superior Growth NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) has been on fire on the chart over the past year, producing a sizzling gain of 283%. but whether it's still worth a look is debatable. The upward projection in NVDA stock…

Netflix Has Little Margin for Error Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) has been sizzling on the stock chart, reaching a historical high on January 6, driven by massive expectations that try to support the ambitious valuation. NFLX stock is pricing in another strong…

What's Ailing OPK Stock? Opko Health Inc. (NASDAQ:OPK) was down 18.5% by early afternoon trading on Friday as the company announced that its weekly injection to treat growth hormone deficiency failed to do so compared with a placebo in a…

Intel Envies Advanced Micro Devices The last time I wrote about Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD), I suggested that the stock was showing bullish signals on the chart and could take out $10.00. A move by AMD stock to the $14.00–$15.00…