Should You Invest In OraSure Technologies, Inc. ($OSUR) Or Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation ($IART)?

2019-08-20 | Welcome! Today we compared how two different stocks in the Medical/Dental Instruments industry are trading: OraSure Technologies, Inc. and Integra LifeSciences 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, OraSure Technologies, Inc. opened at 7.29, got to a maximum price of 7.43 and dropped to as low as 7.24 before finishing the session at 7.27. In total there were 1744200 shares traded, which is enough to conduct our analysis. Compare that now to Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation, which opened at 61.66, had a high of 62.12, a low of 61.25, closed at 61.63 and had a total volume of 568900.

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 OraSure Technologies, Inc. Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation
Accumulation-distribution index 52.68857 238.3967
on-balance volume -7.22 -61.02
chaikin money flow

1.71429 2.78261
force index

0.0208 2.24
ease of movement rating

0.00121 0.02209
volume-price trend

-1.25443 9.07211
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 OraSure Technologies, Inc. Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation
Average true range 0.23043 0.76824
Bolinger bands 7.42284 62.33791
Upper bollinger band 6.85716 58.97209
Lower bollinger band

7.24 61.25
Bollinger high band indicator

1.0 1.0
Bollinger high low indicator

1.0 1.0
Central keltner channel

7.32 61.67667
High band keltner channel

7.18 61.21667
Low band keltner channel

7.46 62.13667
High band keltner channel indicator

1.0 1.0
Low band keltner channel indicator

1.0 1.0
Donchain channel high band

7.24 61.25
Donchain channel low band

7.24 61.25
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 OraSure Technologies, Inc. Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation
Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) trend_macd -0.0267
MACD signal -0.00249 -0.01483
MACD difference -0.00199 -0.01187
fast Exponential Moving Average (EMA) indicator

7.24 61.25
slow Exponential Moving Average (EMA) indicator

7.24 61.25
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

0.35078 0.16857

-12.11764 11.056
Mass Index (MI)

1.0 1.0
Commodity Channel Index (CCI)

-66.66667 -66.66667
Detrended Price Oscillator (DPO)

1.55267 -7.83324
KST Oscillator (KST)

-176.58667 146.6438
KST Oscillator (KST Signal)

-176.58667 146.6438
KST difference

-5.68656 -5.56941
Ichimoku rating

7.36 61.89
Ichimoku B rating

7.36 61.89
Ichimoku visual trend A

8.7927 55.06059
Ichimoku visual trend B

8.5093 56.64825
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 OraSure Technologies, Inc. Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation
Relative Strength Index (RSI) 50.0 50.0
Money Flow Index (MFI) 32.82017 100.0
True Strength Index (TSI) -100.0 100.0
ultimate oscillator

-13.94323 95.02623
stochastic oscillator

135.71429 189.13043
stochastic oscillator signal

135.71429 189.13043
Williams %R rating

35.71429 89.13043
awesome oscillator

0.00283 -0.03145

RETURNS: That’s all for technical analysis. Now let’s just list the returns for OraSure Technologies, Inc. and Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation.

Daily return -17.65867 14.66438
Daily log return -2.8013 -1.96198
Cumulative return -2.76243 -1.94286

So there you have it: our deep, grueling analysis comparing OraSure Technologies, Inc. and Integra LifeSciences 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 OraSure Technologies, 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 OSUR is strong or weak. Again – this is not a reliable indication of whether OraSure Technologies, 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 Integra LifeSciences 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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