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.


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…

What's Boosting BlackBerry Stock? It's been a while, but BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) now has cause for celebration. BlackBerry stock was up over 2.5% on Tuesday after reporting a stronger-than-expected third quarter. BBRY stock posted adjusted earnings of $0.01 per share…

Is DRYS Stock Back?  It wasn't so long ago that DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ:DRYS) was having an over-200% climb in one day. A short month after that, DRYS stock was peaking near the $100.00 mark, up from single digits, only to…

Is Apple Stock Set to Skyrocket?  Despite being one of the most profitable companies on the planet, some investors continue to remain bearish on Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). But for brokerage firm Drexel Hamilton, LLC, Apple stock is only heading upward.…

NVIDIA Has Earned a Spot as One of the Top Emerging Tech Stocks NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA), a maker of graphics-enhancing chips for personal computers (PCs), has enjoyed a surge in demand. It posted better-than-expected quarterly results, and it expects even…

Facebook Stock Is the Only Relevant Social Media Stock If you were to invest in the social media space, it would make sense to consider Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), since it's easily the best of the breed. There really is nothing…

This Could Be Big for Blackberry Stock Will BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) stop making smartphones? That’s one of the big questions that will affect Blackberry stock’s performance when it announces its quarterly results on September 28. Shutting down the smartphone business, as…

What began as a relatively simple idea for communicating across computers or mobile devices has, in little more than a decade, become an iconic American symbol in social media. Of course, I’m talking about Mark Zuckerberg’s start-up Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ/FB),…

If you have ever played the Candy Crush Saga game on your mobile device, you’d realize that the game, along with others like Flappy Birds, are merely a mobile phenomenon that could easily fade away over time once the addiction…

The price action and euphoria towards battery-powered carmaker Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ/TSLA) clearly shows the demand for innovative companies that deliver a great story, as my stock analysis suggests. Investors want to see less demand for energy produced by fossil…

Google Inc. (NASDAQ/GOOG) is showing why I think it's one of the top technology growth plays at this time…and going forward. No longer simply a web site and online advertising marketing company, Google has been spreading its wings into software…

A year ago, Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE/HPQ) was an $11.00 stock that was struggling to turn around its fortunes and become relevant again. The company, under then-new CEO Meg Whitman, made a bold and strategic decision to focus less on its…

The sector that will be the topic of focus for the stock market over the next month is, of course, the retailers as we march on from Black Friday and Cyber Monday toward the key holiday shopping season. To tell…

The housing market looks like it may be ready to fall. While the homebuilders may face some hurdles, the area of housing that I feel is a buying opportunity is the home supplies and services stocks. The Home Depot, Inc.…