So What’s Better: Atlanticus Holdings Corporation ($ATLC) Or Medallion Financial Corp. ($MFIN)?

2019-08-20 | Welcome! Today we compared how two different stocks in the Finance: Consumer Services industry are trading: Atlanticus Holdings Corporation and Medallion Financial Corp.. 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, Atlanticus Holdings Corporation opened at 6.68, got to a maximum price of 7.35 and dropped to as low as 6.65 before finishing the session at 7.34. In total there were 73100 shares traded, which is enough to conduct our analysis. Compare that now to Medallion Financial Corp., which opened at 4.45, had a high of 4.61, a low of 4.36, closed at 4.45 and had a total volume of 73200.

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 Atlanticus Holdings Corporation Medallion Financial Corp.
Accumulation-distribution index 14.8775 24.48425
on-balance volume -6.63 -4.42
chaikin money flow

1.08955 2.125
force index

0.856 0.0036
ease of movement rating

0.03837 0.00141
volume-price trend

5.30783 -1.30868
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 Atlanticus Holdings Corporation Medallion Financial Corp.
Average true range 0.07747 0.18438
Bolinger bands 7.00654 4.39657
Upper bollinger band 5.90346 4.28343
Lower bollinger band

6.65 4.36
Bollinger high band indicator

1.0 1.0
Bollinger high low indicator

1.0 1.0
Central keltner channel

6.89333 4.47333
High band keltner channel

6.22333 4.31333
Low band keltner channel

7.56333 4.63333
High band keltner channel indicator

1.0 1.0
Low band keltner channel indicator

1.0 1.0
Donchain channel high band

6.65 4.36
Donchain channel low band

6.65 4.36
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 Atlanticus Holdings Corporation Medallion Financial Corp.
Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) trend_macd -0.0009
MACD signal -0.00486 -0.0005
MACD difference -0.00389 -0.0004
fast Exponential Moving Average (EMA) indicator

6.65 4.36
slow Exponential Moving Average (EMA) indicator

6.65 4.36
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

1.15079 0.06155
trix

50.87599 -23.6658
Mass Index (MI)

1.0 1.0
Commodity Channel Index (CCI)

-66.66667 -66.66667
Detrended Price Oscillator (DPO)

-2.78371 1.83957
KST Oscillator (KST)

719.99336 -296.72553
KST Oscillator (KST Signal)

719.99336 -296.72553
KST difference

-25.21795 -1.61301
Ichimoku rating

7.015 4.53
Ichimoku B rating

7.015 4.53
Ichimoku visual trend A

4.25668 6.23267
Ichimoku visual trend B

4.7765 5.86863
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 Atlanticus Holdings Corporation Medallion Financial Corp.
Relative Strength Index (RSI) 50.0 50.0
Money Flow Index (MFI) 100.0 26.51944
True Strength Index (TSI) 100.0 -100.0
ultimate oscillator

98.93379 -15.72751
stochastic oscillator

104.47761 156.25
stochastic oscillator signal

104.47761 156.25
Williams %R rating

4.47761 56.25
awesome oscillator

-0.15183 0.0125

RETURNS: That’s all for technical analysis. Now let’s just list the returns for Atlanticus Holdings Corporation and Medallion Financial Corp..

Daily return 71.99934 -29.67255
Daily log return -6.04367 -0.92167
Cumulative return -5.86466 -0.91743

So there you have it: our deep, grueling analysis comparing Atlanticus Holdings Corporation and Medallion Financial Corp. 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 Atlanticus Holdings Corporation:

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 ATLC is strong or weak. Again – this is not a reliable indication of whether Atlanticus Holdings Corporation 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 Medallion Financial Corp.

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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