Wall Street’s three major indexes rose on Monday, led by a rally in tech stocks, pushing the Nasdaq to a record closing high as shareholders bet on a continuation of strong economic growth, while falling oil prices weighed on the energy sector.
Apple shares rose to their highest ever because of shareholder bets on its annual developers conference and Microsoft impressed with an acquisition, pushing the S&P 500 technology index to a record high, while Amazon.com led consumer stocks higher.
Better-than-predictable U.S. jobs data for May was still key to shareholder optimism as traders turned their focus away from recent trade war fears.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 178.48 points, or 0.72 percent, to 24,813.69, the S&P 500 gained 12.25 points, or 0.45 percent, to 2,746.87.
The Nasdaq Composite added 52.13 points, or 0.69 percent, to reach 7,606.46, a record closing high.
The S&P 500’s technology sector was the benchmark index’s biggest boost with a 0.8 percent gain.
Apple unveiled its most recent operating system iOS 12 at the conference and after paring some gains in the afternoon, it closed up 0.8 percent.
Together with the jobs report, Kim Forrest, senior portfolio manager at Fort Pitt Capital Group in Pittsburgh, also cited Apple’s developer conference and Microsoft’s US$7.5 billion deal to buy privately held coding website GitHub Inc as key drivers on Monday.
The consumer discretionary index was the biggest percentage gainer of the S&P’s 11 sectors, with a 1.1 percent rise, while the energy sector was its biggest loser with a 0.9 percent drop as oil prices fell on concerns about growing U.S. production.
In addition to the jobs report, Invesco’s Hooper said falling oil prices were assisting sentiment around the consumer sector. (Source: Reuters)
Hot Stock Analysis: Sesen Bio Inc (NASDAQ: SESN)
Investors rushed to trade on Sesen Bio Inc (NASDAQ: SESN) Monday, soon after a drastic change of 4.76% in the share price was observed and the stock become able to close its trade at $2.64. The stock becomes active when traders or investors changed hands with 6,568,475 shares contrast to the three-month volume average of 4.77M shares. The ratio between current volume and 3-month average value, also known as Relative volume was observed at 1.38, validating the stock’s In Play state.
Stock Technical’s & Performances to Explore:
Based on a recent bid, this stock (SESN) was trading at a distance of -24.57% from 52-week high and 325.74% away from its 52-week low price. We observed 51.72% rate of return for a stock for the last 5-trading days, which was maintained for the month at -19.76%. Likewise, the performance for the quarter was recorded as 164.00% and for the year was 80.82%. 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 (SESN) was trading at a distance of 4.33% from 20 days simple moving average, and its distance from 50 days simple moving average is 28.58% while it has a distance of 106.71% 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 SESN Stock’s Volatility?
According to finviz data, SESN stock’s volatility for the week is measured at 19.70%, while for the month it is maintained at 17.23%.
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 SESN stock stands at 2.72. 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 2.00, (where 1 is Strong Buy and 5 is Strong Sell).
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