ESSA Bancorp, Inc. ($ESSA) Takes On Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc. ($SMBC)

2019-08-20 | Welcome! Today we compared how two different stocks in the Banks industry are trading: ESSA Bancorp, Inc. and Southern Missouri Bancorp, 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, ESSA Bancorp, Inc. opened at 14.66, got to a maximum price of 14.8 and dropped to as low as 14.66 before finishing the session at 14.8. In total there were 8700 shares traded, which is enough to conduct our analysis. Compare that now to Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc., which opened at 33.18, had a high of 33.75, a low of 33.18, closed at 33.65 and had a total volume of 5600.

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 ESSA Bancorp, Inc. Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc.
Accumulation-distribution index 120.88 183.16588
on-balance volume -14.56 -33.01
chaikin money flow

1.0 1.0
force index

-0.0048 0.3705
ease of movement rating

-0.00041 0.00041
volume-price trend

-0.48565 0.72547
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 ESSA Bancorp, Inc. Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc.
Average true range 0.14208 0.42722
Bolinger bands 14.75142 33.34456
Upper bollinger band 14.46858 32.83544
Lower bollinger band

14.66 33.18
Bollinger high band indicator

1.0 1.0
Bollinger high low indicator

nan 1.0
Central keltner channel

14.70667 33.37
High band keltner channel

14.56667 32.8
Low band keltner channel

14.84667 33.94
High band keltner channel indicator

1.0 1.0
Low band keltner channel indicator

1.0 1.0
Donchain channel high band

14.66 33.18
Donchain channel low band

14.66 33.18
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 ESSA Bancorp, Inc. Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc.
Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) trend_macd -0.00404
MACD signal -0.00125 -0.00224
MACD difference -0.001 -0.00179
fast Exponential Moving Average (EMA) indicator

14.66 33.18
slow Exponential Moving Average (EMA) indicator

14.66 33.18
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

0.31703 0.21398

-2.40276 1.36829
Mass Index (MI)

1.0 1.0
Commodity Channel Index (CCI)

66.66667 -66.66667
Detrended Price Oscillator (DPO)

0.50281 -0.70356
KST Oscillator (KST)

-33.16106 21.66361
KST Oscillator (KST Signal)

-33.16106 21.66361
KST difference

-1.64877 -1.38562
Ichimoku rating

14.73 33.465
Ichimoku B rating

14.73 33.465
Ichimoku visual trend A

15.32716 33.29689
Ichimoku visual trend B

15.28023 33.55858
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 ESSA Bancorp, Inc. Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc.
Relative Strength Index (RSI) 50.0 50.0
Money Flow Index (MFI) 33.57232 100.0
True Strength Index (TSI) -100.0 100.0
ultimate oscillator

-38.58716 100.0
stochastic oscillator

100.0 100.0
stochastic oscillator signal

100.0 100.0
Williams %R rating

1100.0 176.47059
awesome oscillator

0.02082 -0.04386

RETURNS: That’s all for technical analysis. Now let’s just list the returns for ESSA Bancorp, Inc. and Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc..

Daily return -3.31611 2.16636
Daily log return -0.68447 -0.54397
Cumulative return -0.68213 -0.5425

So there you have it: our deep, grueling analysis comparing ESSA Bancorp, Inc. and Southern Missouri Bancorp, 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 ESSA Bancorp, 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 ESSA is strong or weak. Again – this is not a reliable indication of whether ESSA Bancorp, 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 Southern Missouri Bancorp, 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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