U.S. stocks tend to rally in ‘mid-election’ years like 2018
The catchy adage for shareholders to “sell in May and go away” has become a victim of its own popularity. Every year we read those headlines, but in the past five years, U.S. stocks have risen every May.
Unbeknownst to “sell in May” pundits, the CBOE equity put/call level (a measure of optimism linked to options) spiked to 0.76 on May 3, a level that sparked rallies in the past, and did so again this time.
Too good to be true?
This sounds too good to be true, so I wanted to look at it from a different angle.
Last week the S&P 500 was down 1% year-to-date. Since 1950, there were 17 other years where the S&P 500 was down more than 1% after the first four months, but no more than 5% below the 200-day simple moving average (Those years are: 1953, 1960, 1962, 1966, 1973, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1990, 1992, 1994, 2999, 2005, 2008.) Source marketwatch.
Intraday Trading of the Exxon Mobil Corporation: Exxon Mobil Corporation, a USA based Company, belongs to Basic Materials sector and Major Integrated Oil & Gas industry.
The Basic Materials stock (Exxon Mobil Corporation) created a change of 1.34% from opening and finally closed its business at 81.72 by making a change of 2.24% on 10-05-2018.
Trading volume, or volume, is the number of shares or contracts that point towards the full activity of a security or stock market for a given period. The company exchanged hands with 17694087 shares contrast to its average daily volume of 15.12M shares. Relative Volume (or RVOL) is a volume indicator, meaning it assists measure shareholder interest in a stock. RVOL compares a stock’s current volume to its previous amount over a specific period.
Performance Review: Over the last 5.0 days, Exxon Mobil Corporation‘s shares returned 6.77 percent, and in the past 30.00 days, the figure appeared at 5.54 percent. Furthermore, over the 90.00 days, the stock was able to yield 7.43 percent. Today’s market analysis platforms permit traders to quickly review a trading system’s performance and evaluate its capability and potential profitability. Performance metrics are typically present in a strategy performance report, a compilation of data based on different mathematical aspects of a system’s performance. However, -2.23 percent is noted as its 180.00 days or half-yearly performance. The current EPS for the company has recorded at $3.38. Analyst recommendation for this stock stands at 2.7.
Technical Analysis of Exxon Mobil Corporation: Looking into the profitability ratios of XOM stock, the shareholder will find its ROE, ROA and ROI standing at 11%, 5.9% and 3.2%, respectively. A profitability ratio is an estimate of profitability, which is a way to measure a company’s performance. Profitability merely is the capacity to make a profit, and a gain is what is left over from income earned after you have deducted all costs and expenses related to obtaining the income.
The RSI most typically used on a 14-day timeframe, measured on a scale from 0-100, with high and low levels marked at between 70 and 30, respectively. Shorter or longer timeframes used for alternately shorter or longer outlooks. More supreme high and low levels—80 and 20, or 90 and 10—occur less frequently but indicate stronger momentum. The RSI provides signals that tell investors to buy when the currency oversold and to sell when it is overbought. The present relative strength index (RSI) reading is 66.61.
What do you mean by simple moving average (SMA)?
A simple moving average (SMA) is an arithmetic moving average calculated by adding the closing price of the security for some time periods and then dividing this total by the number of time periods. Its distance from 20-days simple moving average is 4.35%, and its distance from 50 days simple moving average is 7.27% while it has a distance of 1.84% from the 200 days simple moving average. The company’s distance from 52-week high price is -8.49% and while the current price is 13.26% from 52-week low price.
As of now, Exxon Mobil Corporation has a P/S, P/E and P/B values of 1.42, 24.16 and 1.85 respectively.
Rite Aid Corporation a USA based Company, belongs to Services sector and Drug Stores industry.
Rite Aid Corporation, (NYSE: RAD) exhibits a change of -1.23% during the last trading, with the company’s shares hitting the price near 1.61 on active trading volume of 17694087 contrast its three months average trading volume of 20.88M. The firm is having a distance of -1.62% form 20 day moving average, SMA 50 of -3.02% and an SMA 200 of -17.84%.
Technical Analysis: The Company has the market capitalization of $1.74B. Market capitalization used by the investment community in ranking the size of companies, as against to sales or total asset figures. It is also used in ranking the parallel size of stock exchanges, is a measure of the total of the market capitalizations of all companies listed on each stock exchange. Its EPS was $-0.02 while outstanding shares of the company were 1.08B. RAD institutional ownership is held at 49.2% while insider ownership was 0.99%. As Rite Aid Corporation has a P/S, P/E and P/B values of 0.08, 0 and 1.06 respectively. Its P/Cash valued at 3.89.
Analysts mean recommendation for the stock is 3. This number based on a 1 to 5 scale where 1 indicates a Strong Buy recommendation while 5 represents a Strong Sell.
Earnings Per Share Details: Growth in earnings per share is everything. The expected future increase in earnings per share (“EPS”) is an incredibly important factor .in identifying an under-valued stock.
The impact of earnings growth is exponential. If we consider EPS growth of the company, then the company indicated the following observations:
Measuring its EPS growth this year at -713%. As a result, the company has an (Earning per Share) EPS growth of 217.65% for the coming year. Company’s EPS for the prior five-years is valued at -19.7%, leading it to an EPS value of -3.69% for the next five years. Analyst’s mean target price for Rite Aid Corporation is $2.04.
Productivity proportions: Investigating the productivity proportions of Rite Aid Corporation, (NYSE: RAD) stock, the speculator will discover its ROE, ROA, ROI remaining at 101.4%, 8.7% and 3%, individually.