When watching the day to day movements of the market, investors often have to be careful not to let external factors cloud their judgment. From time to time, there may be certain stocks taking off that look highly tempting to purchase. Getting into a position based on short-term price movements may be a specific strategy for some, but it may be highly costly for others. Even if a stock has been on a big run that the investor might have missed out on, there is no guarantee that the run will continue higher. Although there may be potential in highly publicized stocks, it may be wise for investors to do their own research and then decide if the stock fits with the overall goals.
Shifting the technical focus to Keltner Channels, we see that the 20 day upper envelope is 29.063768 on shares of Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC). The 20 day lower envelope is currently 28.122484. Traders may be watching for a breakthrough of the higher or lower Keltner bands.
Traders using technical analysis may be employing moving average indicators to assist with gauging a certain market move or to indicate its strength. Many traders will rely on the EMA or Exponential Moving Average to accomplish this. Checking on some recent levels we can see that the 10 day EMA is 29.0047, the 20 day is 28.593126, and the 30 day is 28.317604. Pulling back a bit, we note that the 100 day EMA is 28.306465, the 50 day is 28.085718, and the 200 day EMA is 28.938217.
A good way for investors to understand stock price movements is to look at how it has performed at various intervals in the past. Tracking shares of Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC), we see that the most recent close price was 29.35
Prior week: 3.162333
Prior month: 8.179809
Last 6 months:-10.07657
Last 3 months: -7.5275593
Traders use pivot point analysis to help determine key levels where a stock price may react. Tracking these turn around levels may help the trader while attempting stock analysis. Looking at some current one month pivots, we note that the Fibonacci pivot is 28.983334 while the Fibonacci support 1 pivot is 28.425613, and the Fibonacci support 2 is 28.081053. Checking on the one month Woodie pivot, we note the level at 29.135. The Woodie support 1 pivot is 28.77, and the Woodie resistance 1 pivot is 30.23.
Following recent trading activity, we note that Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) has seen a move of -0.40719375% since the open. The prior close was 29.35 and the one month high price is currently 29.6.
After a recent check, we see that the Bull Bear Power reading is 0.948992. Moving to some volatility readings, we see that the current value is 1.9283746. Looking out for the week, volatility is 2.3616636. For the previous month, volatility is at 2.5297053. Investors often track volatility across sectors to compare with the overall volatility in the market.
Successful investors are typically well aware of portfolio holdings at any given time. They tend to regularly review the portfolio to make sure that the combination of stocks is in line with goals and contributing to the outlined strategy. There may be times when everything seems to be in order after a thorough portfolio review. Other times, there may be a few changes that can be made. Maybe there are one or two names that have been over performing providing a big boost to the portfolio. On the other end, there could be a few stocks that are impacting the portfolio in a negative way and they may need to be addressed. Although constant portfolio monitoring may not be overly necessary for longer-term investors, regular portfolio examination is generally considered to be a good idea.
Investors might be looking around every corner when analyzing shares of Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC). Many investors will closely track a stock when it nears a major historical high or low point. Let’s take a quick peek at some major historical highs and lows for the stock:
All time high: 33.5
All time low: 1.0625054
52 week high: 33.45
52 week low: 24.58
6 month high: 33.45
6 month low: 24.58
3 month high: 32.45
3 month low: 24.58
One month high: 29.6
One month low: 26.45