CSG Systems International, Inc. ($CSGS) And NetScout Systems, Inc. ($NTCT) Square Off

2019-08-20 | Welcome! Today we compared how two different stocks in the EDP Services industry are trading: CSG Systems International, Inc. and NetScout Systems, 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, CSG Systems International, Inc. opened at 52.0, got to a maximum price of 52.81 and dropped to as low as 51.88 before finishing the session at 52.7. In total there were 182500 shares traded, which is enough to conduct our analysis. Compare that now to NetScout Systems, Inc., which opened at 21.55, had a high of 22.07, a low of 21.55, closed at 21.99 and had a total volume of 588300.

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 CSG Systems International, Inc. NetScout Systems, Inc.
Accumulation-distribution index 151.17662 290.55333
on-balance volume -51.74 -21.39
chaikin money flow

1.2963 1.0
force index

6.6802 -0.0026
ease of movement rating

0.03419 0.00023
volume-price trend

6.16026 -3.63716
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 CSG Systems International, Inc. NetScout Systems, Inc.
Average true range 0.66645 0.43754
Bolinger bands 53.58958 21.87912
Upper bollinger band 48.30042 20.86088
Lower bollinger band

51.88 21.55
Bollinger high band indicator

nan 1.0
Bollinger high low indicator

1.0 1.0
Central keltner channel

52.23 21.72333
High band keltner channel

51.42 21.20333
Low band keltner channel

53.04 22.24333
High band keltner channel indicator

1.0 1.0
Low band keltner channel indicator

1.0 1.0
Donchain channel high band

51.88 21.55
Donchain channel low band

51.88 21.55
Donchain channel high band indicator

nan 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 CSG Systems International, Inc. NetScout Systems, Inc.
Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) trend_macd -0.00808
MACD signal -0.02331 -0.00449
MACD difference -0.01865 -0.00359
fast Exponential Moving Average (EMA) indicator

51.88 21.55
slow Exponential Moving Average (EMA) indicator

51.88 21.55
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

0.05376 0.21396

8.52319 -12.46949
Mass Index (MI)

1.0 1.0
Commodity Channel Index (CCI)

-66.66667 -66.66667
Detrended Price Oscillator (DPO)

-5.46005 4.30745
KST Oscillator (KST)

117.62294 -166.58449
KST Oscillator (KST Signal)

117.62294 -166.58449
KST difference

-10.0711 -3.48062
Ichimoku rating

52.405 21.81
Ichimoku B rating

52.405 21.81
Ichimoku visual trend A

48.34152 25.84987
Ichimoku visual trend B

50.07334 25.02147
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 CSG Systems International, Inc. NetScout Systems, Inc.
Relative Strength Index (RSI) 50.0 50.0
Money Flow Index (MFI) 100.0 33.56234
True Strength Index (TSI) 100.0 -100.0
ultimate oscillator

97.84948 -13.72955
stochastic oscillator

114.81481 100.0
stochastic oscillator signal

114.81481 100.0
Williams %R rating

14.81481 577.77778
awesome oscillator

-0.30199 0.06115

RETURNS: That’s all for technical analysis. Now let’s just list the returns for CSG Systems International, Inc. and NetScout Systems, Inc..

Daily return 11.76229 -16.65845
Daily log return -3.67104 -1.68464
Cumulative return -3.60447 -1.67053

So there you have it: our deep, grueling analysis comparing CSG Systems International, Inc. and NetScout Systems, 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 CSG Systems International, 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 CSGS is strong or weak. Again – this is not a reliable indication of whether CSG Systems International, 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 NetScout Systems, 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.

Gary Ivenchuck

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