Shares of PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ:PCMI) are showing high volatlity in today’s session as the stock has moved 5.42%, clocking in at $12.65 after a recent bid.
Volatility is the dispersion of returns for a given stock. It is quantified by short-term traders as the average difference between a stock’s daily high and daily low, then divided by the stock price. In other words, volatility refers to the amount of risk about the size of changes in a stock’s value.
Investors are constantly looking to find winning stocks that have been largely overlooked. With markets still riding high, this may not be the easiest thing in the world right now. Finding those perfect stocks before they become household names may take a lot of research and homework. Many investors will apply various strategies for picking stocks. If there was one that worked for everybody, it would make things super easy. Of course, this is not the case. Obviously, there are no guarantees in the stock market. Some investors may only focus on the fundamentals of a company and completely ignore the technicals. Others may choose to only watch technicals and never take a look at the underlying company information. Combining both areas of research may help give a better feel of what is going on with the stock in the long term and the short term. Individual investors who manage their own portfolios may need to put in a lot more time than those who don’t. Successful investors often have an uncanny way of filtering out the noise and keeping their focus on the right information.
Based on data provided from analysts, PCM, Inc. has a current consensus target price of 30.50. The current consensus analyst recommendation is sitting at 2.00 on company shares. Investors will likely be tracking any consensus estimate changes heading into the next earnings period.
Moving Averages and ATR
After a recent spot-check, PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ:PCMI)’s ATR is 0.91. The Average True Range (ATR) is a measure of stock volatility. The Average True Range is an exponential moving average (14-days) of the True Range. The range of a day’s trading is high-low, and True Range expands into yesterday’s close when it lands outside of today’s range.
Taking a closer look into the volatility on shares of PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ:PCMI), we notice that the stock is -21.74% off of the 20-Day Simple Moving Average. Zooming out to the 50-Day Simple Moving Average, we can see a difference of -29.64% from current stock levels.
Going out even further, the 200-Day Simple Moving Average is recorded -42.71% away from the current share price. Company shares were recently noted -39.57% off of the 50-day high and 7.20% away from the 50-day low. Let’s also take a quick peek at the 52 week highs/lows. At present, the stock is -59.46% separated from the 52 week high and 7.20% from the low.