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.


DDD Stock: A Bull Market in Its Infancy I have expressed my bullish inclination towards 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE:DDD) stock because I had reason to believe that the bear market that decimated the 3D Systems stock price was on its last…

AMZN Stock: Testing Support It is time once again to take a look at Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) stock to see what the indications on the company's stock chart are suggesting. The target I outlined in my last publication about this company, "The…

The Sky’s the Limit for This Payments Processor   Today’s stock is a good example of one of my favorite methods of stock selection—investing in the "toll booths." These are the companies that charge a small fee across a large…

SRPT Stock: Allegations Are Taking Center Stage Wow, there is quite a fiasco brewing around Sarepta Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:SRPT) stock, and the allegations alone are reason enough to rethink a potential investment in SRPT stock. There are allegations swirling around…

BIDU Stock: A Resolution Is Long Overdue That moment of truth is finally upon us, and it seems as though that ever elusive breakout on the Baidu Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ:BIDU) stock chart has finally arrived. These are definitely exciting times, to say…

Amazon.com Wants to Dominate Retail and Cloud If I was forced to choose only one stock for my investment portfolio, my pick might end up being Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), which just traded at a record high and is heading toward $1,000 as…

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…