PayPal Holdings, Inc. ($PYPL) Heads Up Against Points International, Ltd. ($PCOM)

2019-08-20 | Welcome! Today we compared how two different stocks in the Business Services industry are trading: PayPal Holdings, Inc. and Points International, Ltd.. 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, PayPal Holdings, Inc. opened at 108.0, got to a maximum price of 108.44 and dropped to as low as 106.83 before finishing the session at 107.67. In total there were 5718300 shares traded, which is enough to conduct our analysis. Compare that now to Points International, Ltd., which opened at 12.1, had a high of 12.35, a low of 12.01, closed at 12.12 and had a total volume of 56100.

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 PayPal Holdings, Inc. Points International, Ltd.
Accumulation-distribution index 998.75864 46.29276
on-balance volume -106.16 -12.17
chaikin money flow

6.31818 1.72
force index

10.064 0.091
ease of movement rating

0.00936 0.00298
volume-price trend

-3.40632 0.19099
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 PayPal Holdings, Inc. Points International, Ltd.
Average true range 1.45434 0.33002
Bolinger bands 108.00019 12.17456
Upper bollinger band 104.37981 11.66544
Lower bollinger band

106.83 12.01
Bollinger high band indicator

1.0 1.0
Bollinger high low indicator

1.0 1.0
Central keltner channel

107.75667 12.15333
High band keltner channel

107.31667 11.90333
Low band keltner channel

108.19667 12.40333
High band keltner channel indicator

1.0 1.0
Low band keltner channel indicator

1.0 1.0
Donchain channel high band

106.83 12.01
Donchain channel low band

106.83 12.01
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 PayPal Holdings, Inc. Points International, Ltd.
Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) trend_macd -0.00404
MACD signal -0.01595 -0.00224
MACD difference -0.01276 -0.00179
fast Exponential Moving Average (EMA) indicator

106.83 12.01
slow Exponential Moving Average (EMA) indicator

106.83 12.01
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

0.13001 0.01104

-3.01376 1.58253
Mass Index (MI)

1.0 1.0
Commodity Channel Index (CCI)

-66.66667 -66.66667
Detrended Price Oscillator (DPO)

3.43177 -0.16293
KST Oscillator (KST)

-31.12385 13.7532
KST Oscillator (KST Signal)

-31.12385 13.7532
KST difference

-2.90218 -3.79841
Ichimoku rating

108.22 12.225
Ichimoku B rating

108.22 12.225
Ichimoku visual trend A

112.06465 12.32665
Ichimoku visual trend B

112.09425 12.49905
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 PayPal Holdings, Inc. Points International, Ltd.
Relative Strength Index (RSI) 50.0 50.0
Money Flow Index (MFI) 19.88592 100.0
True Strength Index (TSI) -100.0 100.0
ultimate oscillator

-88.37554 64.41774
stochastic oscillator

365.90909 136.0
stochastic oscillator signal

365.90909 136.0
Williams %R rating

265.90909 36.0
awesome oscillator

-0.53399 0.03253

RETURNS: That’s all for technical analysis. Now let’s just list the returns for PayPal Holdings, Inc. and Points International, Ltd..

Daily return -3.11239 1.37532
Daily log return -1.2054 -1.5101
Cumulative return -1.19817 -1.49875

So there you have it: our deep, grueling analysis comparing PayPal Holdings, Inc. and Points International, Ltd. 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 PayPal Holdings, 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 PYPL is strong or weak. Again – this is not a reliable indication of whether PayPal Holdings, 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 Points International, Ltd.

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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