Medidata Solutions, Inc. ($MDSO) And SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. ($SSNC) Square Off

2019-08-20 | Welcome! Today we compared how two different stocks in the Computer Software: Prepackaged Software industry are trading: Medidata Solutions, Inc. and SS&C Technologies Holdings, 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, Medidata Solutions, Inc. opened at 91.58, got to a maximum price of 91.65 and dropped to as low as 91.51 before finishing the session at 91.58. In total there were 511300 shares traded, which is enough to conduct our analysis. Compare that now to SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc., which opened at 46.08, had a high of 46.26, a low of 45.21, closed at 45.21 and had a total volume of 939900.

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 Medidata Solutions, Inc. SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc.
Accumulation-distribution index 488.24 532.91414
on-balance volume -91.5 -45.45
chaikin money flow

3.0 10.66667
force index

0.0238 0.8946
ease of movement rating

0.00013 0.01637
volume-price trend

3.83887 -9.30666
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 Medidata Solutions, Inc. SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc.
Average true range 0.89068 1.01361
Bolinger bands 91.62885 45.5574
Upper bollinger band 91.26115 44.4826
Lower bollinger band

91.51 45.21
Bollinger high band indicator

1.0 1.0
Bollinger high low indicator

1.0 1.0
Central keltner channel

91.58 45.85
High band keltner channel

91.51 45.67
Low band keltner channel

91.65 46.03
High band keltner channel indicator

1.0 1.0
Low band keltner channel indicator

1.0 1.0
Donchain channel high band

91.51 45.21
Donchain channel low band

91.51 45.21
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 Medidata Solutions, Inc. SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc.
Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) trend_macd -0.00853
MACD signal -0.00162 -0.00474
MACD difference -0.0013 -0.00379
fast Exponential Moving Average (EMA) indicator

91.51 45.21
slow Exponential Moving Average (EMA) indicator

91.51 45.21
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

0.23165 0.01575

1.47904 -15.46139
Mass Index (MI)

1.0 1.0
Commodity Channel Index (CCI)

-66.66667 -66.66667
Detrended Price Oscillator (DPO)

-3.81238 11.91732
KST Oscillator (KST)

43.47186 -208.60977
KST Oscillator (KST Signal)

43.47186 -208.60977
KST difference

-0.37059 -1.66295
Ichimoku rating

91.615 46.17
Ichimoku B rating

91.615 46.17
Ichimoku visual trend A

90.16791 56.67238
Ichimoku visual trend B

90.61732 54.27636
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 Medidata Solutions, Inc. SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc.
Relative Strength Index (RSI) 50.0 50.0
Money Flow Index (MFI) 100.0 20.00143
True Strength Index (TSI) 100.0 -100.0
ultimate oscillator

98.19698 -9.662
stochastic oscillator

200.0 583.33333
stochastic oscillator signal

200.0 583.33333
Williams %R rating

100.0 483.33333
awesome oscillator

-0.03217 -0.2018

RETURNS: That’s all for technical analysis. Now let’s just list the returns for Medidata Solutions, Inc. and SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc..

Daily return 4.34719 -20.86098
Daily log return -0.14216 -0.84407
Cumulative return -0.14206 -0.84052

So there you have it: our deep, grueling analysis comparing Medidata Solutions, Inc. and SS&C Technologies Holdings, 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 Medidata Solutions, 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 MDSO is strong or weak. Again – this is not a reliable indication of whether Medidata Solutions, 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 SS&C Technologies Holdings, 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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