Bank of the James Financial Group, Inc. ($BOTJ) And Peoples Bancorp of North Carolina, Inc. ($PEBK) Square Off

2019-08-20 | Welcome! Today we compared how two different stocks in the Major Banks industry are trading: Bank of the James Financial Group, Inc. and Peoples Bancorp of North Carolina, 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, Bank of the James Financial Group, Inc. opened at 14.77, got to a maximum price of 14.9 and dropped to as low as 14.77 before finishing the session at 14.9. In total there were 200.0 shares traded, which is enough to conduct our analysis. Compare that now to Peoples Bancorp of North Carolina, Inc., which opened at 26.85, had a high of 28.07, a low of 26.85, closed at 27.43 and had a total volume of 10600.

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 Bank of the James Financial Group, Inc. Peoples Bancorp of North Carolina, Inc.
Accumulation-distribution index 29.87 260.428
on-balance volume 14.97 -26.74
chaikin money flow

1.0 1.0
force index

-0.0048 0.1896
ease of movement rating

-0.00028 0.00028
volume-price trend

0.49244 -0.49483
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 Bank of the James Financial Group, Inc. Peoples Bancorp of North Carolina, Inc.
Average true range 0.14823 0.35494
Bolinger bands 15.1337 26.95056
Upper bollinger band 14.5963 26.63944
Lower bollinger band

14.77 26.85
Bollinger high band indicator

1.0 1.0
Bollinger high low indicator

1.0 1.0
Central keltner channel

14.81333 27.25667
High band keltner channel

14.68333 26.03667
Low band keltner channel

14.94333 28.47667
High band keltner channel indicator

1.0 1.0
Low band keltner channel indicator

1.0 1.0
Donchain channel high band

14.77 26.85
Donchain channel low band

14.77 26.85
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 Bank of the James Financial Group, Inc. Peoples Bancorp of North Carolina, Inc.
Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) trend_macd -0.00247
MACD signal 0.00237 -0.00137
MACD difference 0.00189 -0.0011
fast Exponential Moving Average (EMA) indicator

14.77 26.85
slow Exponential Moving Average (EMA) indicator

14.77 26.85
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

0.10349 0.64984
trix

2.27409 -1.8278
Mass Index (MI)

1.0 1.0
Commodity Channel Index (CCI)

66.66667 -66.66667
Detrended Price Oscillator (DPO)

-0.47359 0.47288
KST Oscillator (KST)

33.1265 -17.30714
KST Oscillator (KST Signal)

33.1265 -17.30714
KST difference

3.32251 -1.00648
Ichimoku rating

14.835 27.46
Ichimoku B rating

14.835 27.46
Ichimoku visual trend A

14.4767 27.88348
Ichimoku visual trend B

14.49256 28.0848
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 Bank of the James Financial Group, Inc. Peoples Bancorp of North Carolina, Inc.
Relative Strength Index (RSI) 50.0 50.0
Money Flow Index (MFI) 100.0 26.06516
True Strength Index (TSI) 100.0 -100.0
ultimate oscillator

100.0 50.0
stochastic oscillator

100.0 100.0
stochastic oscillator signal

100.0 100.0
Williams %R rating

-583.33333 -50.0
awesome oscillator

0.017 0.03383

RETURNS: That’s all for technical analysis. Now let’s just list the returns for Bank of the James Financial Group, Inc. and Peoples Bancorp of North Carolina, Inc..

Daily return 3.31265 -1.73071
Daily log return 1.27819 -0.41052
Cumulative return 1.28639 -0.40968

So there you have it: our deep, grueling analysis comparing Bank of the James Financial Group, Inc. and Peoples Bancorp of North Carolina, 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 Bank of the James Financial Group, Inc.:

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 BOTJ is strong or weak. Again – this is not a reliable indication of whether Bank of the James Financial Group, Inc. 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 Peoples Bancorp of North Carolina, 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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