Hot Stock under Review – Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc (NASDAQ: HMNY)

U.S. stocks closed lower Tuesday, with major indexes turning decisively negative in afternoon trading and ending near their lows of the day as uncertainty over trade policy and other geopolitical issues remained high.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 178.88 points, or 0.72%, to 24,834.41. The S&P 500 lost 8.57 points, or 0.31%, to 2,724.44. Among the day’s biggest decliners were industrial stocks, a sector that is heavily correlated with trade concerns. The group lost 1.3% while the materials sector lost 0.9%.

The Nasdaq Composite Index lost 15.58 points, or 0.21%, to 7,378.46.

The small-cap benchmark Russell 2000 index lost 12.20 points, or 0.75%, to 1,625.25, ending a four-day rally that took it to a series of records.

Trade policy continued to be a primary driver for shareholders, and the issue grew clouded on Tuesday. Asked if he was happy with how U.S.-China trade talks were going, President Donald Trump told reporters, “Not really,” and said negotiations “have a long way to go.”

Optimism over trade had spurred a stock rally in Monday’s session, after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that the Trump administration would “put the trade war on hold” while working out details of a deal between the countries. Trump’s comments seemed to offset Mnuchin’s view.

Other geopolitical tensions also continued to hover in the background, with uncertainty over a historic meeting between Trump and North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong Un. Vice President Mike Pence warned in an interview late Monday that North Korea cannot “play” Trump where nuclear disarmament is concerned. On Tuesday, Trump said a planned summit with Un may happen later than presently planned.

Meanwhile, laying out new demands for Iran on Monday, the White House said any new nuclear deal with the U.S. would require Iran to stop enriching uranium and to pull its support for militant groups in the Middle East. The demands were met by immediate rejection from Iran. (Source: MarketWatch)

Hot Stock Analysis: Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc (HMNY)

Investors rushed to trade on Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc (NASDAQ: HMNY) Tuesday, soon after a drastic change of -12.20% in the share price was observed and the stock become able to close its trade at $0.54. The stock becomes active when traders or investors changed hands with 20,123,605 shares contrast to the three-month volume average of 9.85M shares. The ratio between current volume and 3-month average value, also known as Relative volume was observed at 2.04, validating the stock’s In Play state.

Stock Technical’s & Performances to Explore:

Based on a recent bid, this stock (HMNY) was trading at a distance of -98.62% from 52-week high and -2.67% away from its 52-week low price. We observed -17.91% rate of return for a stock for the last 5-trading days, which was maintained for the month at -78.24%. Likewise, the performance for the quarter was recorded as -88.10% and for the year was -78.15%. The comparison of these above mentioned historical values gives an idea to investor whether the stock is ready to shift trend (up to down or down to up) or how the stock has recovered the losses or shed gains during its historical phase. For example, if stock’s weekly and monthly performances are positive as compared to year and YTD performance percentage also seems to decrease in comparison to the previous year performance, then one can say that the stock is bouncing back and may able to gain more and more in near future and vice versa. Although stock’s historical performances are key to consider, don’t invest (or not invest) based solely on it. It’s just one measure of value. As a serious shareholder, you need to look at plentiful factors that can assist you determine whether any given stock is a good investment.

Simple Moving Averages (SMAs) in Focus:

Moving averages is one of the key indicator and the most powerful tool used by traders. A simple moving average is easy to calculate, which allows it to be employed fairly quickly and easily. A textbook definition of a moving average is an average price for a security using a specified time period. The simplest form of a moving average, appropriately known as a simple moving average (SMA), is calculated by taking the arithmetic mean of a given set of values. For example, to calculate a basic 10-day moving average you would add up the closing prices from the past 10 days and then divide the result by 10. If a trader wishes to see a 50-day average instead, the same type of calculation would be made, but it would include the prices over the past 50 days and the same process goes on for 200 days.

Do SMAs Signal a Trend Reversal?

Based on a recent bid, this stock (HMNY) was trading at a distance of -64.63% from 20 days simple moving average, and its distance from 50 days simple moving average is -78.91% while it has a distance of -92.29% from the 200 days simple moving average. A moving average’s greatest strength is its ability to assist a trader identifies a current trend or spots a possible trend reversal. Moving averages can also identify a level of support or resistance for the security, or act as a simple entry or exit signal.

Stock’s Volatility Analysis:

Volatility is the degree of variation of a trading price series over time as measured by the standard deviation of logarithmic returns. It generally deals with the amount of uncertainty or risk about the size of changes in a security’s value. It can either be calculated by means of the standard deviation or variance between returns from that same security or market index. The Rule of thumb is higher the volatility, the riskier the security. A higher volatility means that a security’s value can potentially be spread out over a larger range of values. This means that the price of the security can change dramatically over a short time period in either direction. A lower volatility means that a security’s value does not fluctuate dramatically, but changes in value at a steady pace over a period of time.

What about HMNY Stock’s Volatility?

According to finviz data, HMNY stock’s volatility for the week is measured at 15.20%, while for the month it is maintained at 17.20%.

An Eye on Beta Factor:

One gauge of the relative volatility of a specific stock to the market is its beta. A beta approximates the overall volatility of a security’s returns against the returns of a relevant benchmark (usually the S&P 500 is used). Presently, Beta factor for HMNY stock stands at 1.67. A beta of 1 indicates that the security’s price moves with the market. A beta of less than 1 means that the security is theoretically less volatile than the market. A beta of greater than 1 indicates that the security’s price is theoretically more volatile than the market. For example, if a stock’s beta is 1.2, it’s theoretically 20% more volatile than the market. Conversely, if an ETF’s beta is 0.65, it is theoretically 35% less volatile than the market. Therefore, the fund’s excess return is predictable to underperform the benchmark by 35% in up markets and outperform by 35% during down markets.

What Do Analysts’ Recommend?

Analysts mean recommendation for the stock is 1.50, (where 1 is Strong Buy and 5 is Strong Sell).

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Steve Backshall

Steve Backshall

I am Steve Backshall and I give an insight into the most recent news hitting the Technology Sector in Wall Street. I have been an independent financial adviser for over 10 years in the city and in recent years turned my experience in finance and passion for journalism into a full time role. I perform analysis of Companies and publicizes valuable information for shareholder community. I am an accomplished journalist who has a passion for travel. My desire to see the world has taken me to countries around the world and given me the opportunity to report for some of the top news organizations.