When certain portfolio stocks are performing poorly, investors may be prone to chase higher return stocks or move into safer stocks. As most investors know, short-term results have the ability to be somewhat misleading. Deviating from a well-crafted plan based on short-term market fluctuations can lead to portfolio trouble in the future. Having the proper mix of stocks in the portfolio may also be beneficial to longer-term performance. Pinpointing overall investment goals and regularly reviewing portfolio positions can help the investor stay on track.

Traders following the Hull Moving Average will note that the current level is 72.31803704 for Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A). The calculation uses the weighted moving average and it puts the emphasis on recent prices over older prices.

Putting a closer focus on shares of Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A), we see that since the opening price of 71.94, the stock has moved -0.79. Tracking shares, we note that the consensus stock rating is Buy. Volume today clocks in around 638156. Over the course of the current session, the stock has topped out at 71.94 and seen a low price of 71.1. Investors will be putting 11/20/2019 on the schedule as the company is slated to next report earnings around that date.

Taking a look at some historical highs and lows for Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A), we see that the all time high is currently 109.1483054, and the all time low is 7.0744272. Investors often pay added attention to a stock when it is nearing a historical high point or low point. For the last year, the high price is 82.27, and the low price stands at 61.01. For the last six months, the high was seen at 82.27, and the low was tracked at 65.35. If we move in closer, the three month high/low is 76.93/65.35, and the one month high/low is 72.65/65.35.

Traders following the stock may be watching SMA or Simple Moving Average Levels. Many traders will be watching out for when the shorter-term averages cross above the longer-term averages as this may point to the start of an uptrend. Let’s look at the following SMA readings:

SMA 50 day: 69.1113
SMA 30 day: 68.743
SMA 200 day: 72.858557
SMA 20 day: 69.023
SMA 100 day: 70.78565
SMA 10 day69.989

Traders following the Chaikin Money Flow indicator will note that the current 20 day reading is -0.13958658. The CMF value will fluctuate between 1 and -1. In general, a value closer to 1 would indicate higher buying pressure. A value closer to -1 would represent higher selling pressure.

Technical analysis on the stock may include following the Keltner Channels indicator. Currently, the 20 day upper band is 70.95070082. The 20 day lower band is noted at 68.33358336. The KC indicator is considered a lagging indicator. Traders may use the values to help spot overbought and oversold conditions.

Traders have the ability to use a wide range of indicators when studying stocks. Each trader will typically find a few indicators that they heavily rely on. The Ichimoku Cloud indicator works to identify trend direction, gauge momentum, and identify trading opportunities based on crossovers. We can view some Ichimoku indicator levels below:

Ichimoku Lead 1: 69.39
Ichimoku Lead 2: 72.515
Ichimoku Cloud Base Line: 69
Ichimoku Cloud Conversion Line: 69

Technical traders focusing on Donchian Channels will note that the 20 period lower band reading is currently 65.35. The 20 period upper band reading is 72.65. Donchian Channels can be used to gauge the volatility of a market. This is a banded indicator akin to Bollinger Bands.

When certain portfolio stocks are performing poorly, investors may be prone to chase higher return stocks or move into safer stocks. As most investors know, short-term results have the ability to be somewhat misleading. Deviating from a well-crafted plan based on short-term market fluctuations can lead to portfolio trouble in the future. Having the proper mix of stocks in the portfolio may also be beneficial to longer-term performance. Pinpointing overall investment goals and regularly reviewing portfolio positions can help the investor stay on track.

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