Cowen Inc. ($COWN) Heads Up Against National Holdings Corporation ($NHLD)

2019-08-20 | Welcome! Today we compared how two different stocks in the Investment Bankers/Brokers/Service industry are trading: Cowen Inc. and National Holdings Corporation. 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, Cowen Inc. opened at 16.0, got to a maximum price of 16.35 and dropped to as low as 16.0 before finishing the session at 16.33. In total there were 133800 shares traded, which is enough to conduct our analysis. Compare that now to National Holdings Corporation, which opened at 2.5, had a high of 2.5, a low of 2.2, closed at 2.35 and had a total volume of 46600.

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 Cowen Inc. National Holdings Corporation
Accumulation-distribution index 47.61963 17.13987
on-balance volume -15.94 2.45
chaikin money flow

1.0 1.17556
force index

0.3717 0.0496
ease of movement rating

0.00407 -0.00036
volume-price trend

-0.01604 -0.53608
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 Cowen Inc. National Holdings Corporation
Average true range 0.25103 0.06546
Bolinger bands 16.30169 2.67855
Upper bollinger band 15.36831 1.97145
Lower bollinger band

16.0 2.2
Bollinger high band indicator

1.0 1.0
Bollinger high low indicator

1.0 1.0
Central keltner channel

16.11667 2.4
High band keltner channel

15.76667 2.4
Low band keltner channel

16.46667 2.4
High band keltner channel indicator

1.0 1.0
Low band keltner channel indicator

1.0 1.0
Donchain channel high band

16.0 2.2
Donchain channel low band

16.0 2.2
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 Cowen Inc. National Holdings Corporation
Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) trend_macd 0.00561
MACD signal -0.00411 0.00312
MACD difference -0.00329 0.00249
fast Exponential Moving Average (EMA) indicator

16.0 2.2
slow Exponential Moving Average (EMA) indicator

16.0 2.2
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

0.12881 0.34207
trix

-0.65873 -18.99934
Mass Index (MI)

1.0 3.3616
Commodity Channel Index (CCI)

-66.66667 66.66667
Detrended Price Oscillator (DPO)

0.00138 0.65699
KST Oscillator (KST)

-0.08631 -229.9588
KST Oscillator (KST Signal)

-0.08631 -229.9588
KST difference

-5.1558 21.87617
Ichimoku rating

16.175 2.5
Ichimoku B rating

16.175 2.5
Ichimoku visual trend A

16.44594 2.88104
Ichimoku visual trend B

16.60447 2.79996
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 Cowen Inc. National Holdings Corporation
Relative Strength Index (RSI) 50.0 50.0
Money Flow Index (MFI) 25.3947 52.16082
True Strength Index (TSI) -100.0 -100.0
ultimate oscillator

50.0 -84.03597
stochastic oscillator

100.0 50.0
stochastic oscillator signal

100.0 50.0
Williams %R rating

471.42857 -50.0
awesome oscillator

0.02601 0.00926

RETURNS: That’s all for technical analysis. Now let’s just list the returns for Cowen Inc. and National Holdings Corporation.

Daily return -0.00863 -22.99588
Daily log return -2.08407 10.76307
Cumulative return -2.0625 11.36364

So there you have it: our deep, grueling analysis comparing Cowen Inc. and National Holdings Corporation 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 Cowen 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 COWN is strong or weak. Again – this is not a reliable indication of whether Cowen 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 National Holdings Corporation

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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