Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc ($ADAP) Faces Up Against Moderna, Inc. ($MRNA)

2019-08-20 | Welcome! Today we compared how two different stocks in the Biotechnology: Biological Products (No Diagnostic Substances) industry are trading: Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc and Moderna, Inc.. While these two companies may have very different market capitalizations and balance sheets, they are worth comparing given how they are in the same sector. Below you’ll see how the different technical indicators differ between these two stocks, and we’ll also show what Trading View thinks of them based on the technical analysis. But before we get ahead of ourselves, please note that this is technical analysis only (ie. analyzing how these companies are trading, not digging into the company fundamentals), and therefore you should not rely only on this to guide you on whether you should buy or sell anything – take it with a grain of salt only, and pay attention to the disclaimer below. With that said, many traders find value in technical analysis and others even swear by it, so if that is you, I hope my analysis will be of use to you. Let’s get to it…

First things first: during its last day of trading, Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc opened at 1.68, got to a maximum price of 1.8 and dropped to as low as 1.65 before finishing the session at 1.75. In total there were 186296 shares traded, which is enough to conduct our analysis. Compare that now to Moderna, Inc., which opened at 13.25, had a high of 13.5, a low of 13.02, closed at 13.4 and had a total volume of 1955457.

VOLUME ANALYSIS: Generally, the higher the volume indicators are, the better – you need liquidity to trade, after all. All of the volume indicators are as follows… (click here for an explanation on volume)

Volume Indicator Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc Moderna, Inc.
Accumulation-distribution index 4.35379 55.26523
on-balance volume -1.63 -13.16
chaikin money flow

1.5 2.84
force index

0.058 0.4015
ease of movement rating

0.02531 0.00978
volume-price trend

-0.91223 -3.77908
negative volume index

1000.0 1000.0

VOLATILITY ANALYSIS: Now to compare the volatility between these two companies… (click here for an explanation on volatility)

Volatility Indicator Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc Moderna, Inc.
Average true range 0.21313 0.7943
Bolinger bands 1.84198 13.23027
Upper bollinger band 1.24802 12.57973
Lower bollinger band

1.65 13.02
Bollinger high band indicator

1.0 1.0
Bollinger high low indicator

1.0 1.0
Central keltner channel

1.71 13.25667
High band keltner channel

1.59 13.00667
Low band keltner channel

1.83 13.50667
High band keltner channel indicator

1.0 1.0
Low band keltner channel indicator

1.0 1.0
Donchain channel high band

1.65 13.02
Donchain channel low band

1.65 13.02
Donchain channel high band indicator

1.0 1.0
Donchain channel low band indicator

1.0 1.0

TREND ANALYSIS: Now for the most interesting and detailed part, the trend. Where is the stock actually going? Let’s compare the indicators… (click here for an explanation on trend)

Trend Indicator Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc Moderna, Inc.
Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) trend_macd -0.00516
MACD signal -0.00262 -0.00287
MACD difference -0.00209 -0.00229
fast Exponential Moving Average (EMA) indicator

1.65 13.02
slow Exponential Moving Average (EMA) indicator

1.65 13.02
Average Directional Movement Index (ADX)

unknown unknown
ADX positive

20.0 20.0
ADX negative

20.0 20.0
positive Vortex Indicator (VI)

1.0 1.0
negative VI

1.0 1.0
trend vortex difference

0.27704 0.20571

-44.93239 -19.17678
Mass Index (MI)

1.0 1.0
Commodity Channel Index (CCI)

-66.66667 -66.66667
Detrended Price Oscillator (DPO)

1.87813 5.18711
KST Oscillator (KST)

-532.33056 -284.89467
KST Oscillator (KST Signal)

-532.33056 -284.89467
KST difference

-14.88039 -3.15811
Ichimoku rating

1.74 13.375
Ichimoku B rating

1.74 13.375
Ichimoku visual trend A

3.55918 18.42405
Ichimoku visual trend B

3.16666 16.86013
Aroon Indicator (AI)

4.0 4.0
AI indicator down

4.0 4.0
AI difference

-4.0 -4.0

MOMENTUM ANALYSIS: What about momentum? Let’s dive into it… (click here for an explanation on momentum)

Momentum Indicator Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc Moderna, Inc.
Relative Strength Index (RSI) 50.0 50.0
Money Flow Index (MFI) 28.68308 24.44518
True Strength Index (TSI) -100.0 -100.0
ultimate oscillator

-8.67989 -10.19734
stochastic oscillator

125.0 192.0
stochastic oscillator signal

125.0 192.0
Williams %R rating

25.0 92.0
awesome oscillator

-0.0045 -0.03658

RETURNS: That’s all for technical analysis. Now let’s just list the returns for Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc and Moderna, Inc..

Daily return -53.23306 -28.48947
Daily log return -13.61322 -1.7823
Cumulative return -12.72727 -1.76651

So there you have it: our deep, grueling analysis comparing Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc and Moderna, Inc. together. But what does all of the above mean? Various technical indicators above are positive, while others are negative, and if we want to decide overall if the technical analysis indicates a bullish or bearish chart, we have to consider all of them together. That’s what the Trading View widget below can do, so let’s see what it says considering all these indicators. First, here’s Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc:

The verdict above will consider all these technical indicators and consider which are strong and weak, and then put them all together to come up with a conclusion stating whether ADAP is strong or weak. Again – this is not a reliable indication of whether Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc is a good investment! None of these indicators consider the company fundamentals. All of this data is based on how it trades only. Now with that out of the way, let’s compare it with Moderna, Inc.

So there you have it. We hope you have found this analysis useful, and if you see any errors or have any feedback, please comment below.

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DISCLAIMER: We are not registered investment advisers and the above analysis should be taken at face value only. We strongly advise against buying or selling anything based solely on our analysis above, and are not responsible for any losses that you may incur if you choose make any investment decisions based on the above.

Gary Ivenchuck

Gary is a stock trading expert and is responsible for covering technical analysis news on Logistics Business Review. Recently he has been working tirelessly to analyse stocks for our readers, and is always available to hear from people asking for stock analysis.
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