Company in View: Zooming in on Shares of Facebook Inc (FB)

Investors may be wondering what the opinion signals are indicating on shares of Facebook Inc (FB). Looking back at the previous week, the opinion signal is showing 100% Buy. This is the combined signal for the past week using a variety of studies incorporating price movement. The direction of the opinion is currently Strongest. This is a measurement over the last three trading periods that provides an indication of whether the latest recent price movement is following the signal. A Buy or Sell signal with a “Strongest” direction indicates that the signal is gaining strength. The opinion strength signal is presently reading Strong. This is a longer-term measure verse the historical strength.

In terms of stock price action over the last month, we note that Facebook Inc (FB) hit a high of 245.19 on 06/23/20 and dropped to a low of 207.11 on 06/29/20. Over the past 5 trading periods, the stock hit a high of 240 and a low of 207.11. Investors will be watching to see how the stock will perform heading into the next quarter. Shareholders will also be looking to see if the stock can build momentum heading into the second half of the year. Analysts and investors will both be watching to see how the stock performs leading up to and after the next earnings release.

Checking on some other information, the stock currently has a standard deviation of -0.26. Standard deviation is defined as a measure of the dispersion from the mean in regards to a data set. When dealing with financial instruments, the standard deviation is applied to the annual rate of return to help measure the volatility of a particular investment. Watching the standard deviation may assist investors with trying to figure out if a stock is primed for a major move. The company’s current pivot is 234.7. The pivot point is commonly used as a trend indicator. The pivot is the average of the close, low, and high of the prior trading period.

Focusing in on some other data, we can see that Facebook Inc (FB) has a weighted alpha of +26.91. The weighted alpha measures how much the stock has increased or decreased over the period of one full year. The weighting puts higher emphasis on more recent activity providing a more relevant measure for short-term technical analysts to use. A positive weighted alpha reading indicates that the stock has risen over the past year. A negative reading would indicate that the stock is down over that same time period. Technical traders often use the weighted alpha to help locate stocks that are gathering momentum.

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