So What’s Better: LendingTree, Inc. ($TREE) Or PRA Group, Inc. ($PRAA)?

2019-08-20 | Welcome! Today we compared how two different stocks in the Finance: Consumer Services industry are trading: LendingTree, Inc. and PRA Group, 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, LendingTree, Inc. opened at 299.99, got to a maximum price of 301.0 and dropped to as low as 292.82 before finishing the session at 298.14. In total there were 136600 shares traded, which is enough to conduct our analysis. Compare that now to PRA Group, Inc., which opened at 34.0, had a high of 34.05, a low of 33.51, closed at 33.86 and had a total volume of 256100.

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 LendingTree, Inc. PRA Group, Inc.
Accumulation-distribution index 5395.89947 733.39184
on-balance volume 295.79 -33.61
chaikin money flow

15.19802 20.6
force index

8.3496 1.3776
ease of movement rating

0.01661 0.01774
volume-price trend

-61.66862 6.18181
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 LendingTree, Inc. PRA Group, Inc.
Average true range 7.67669 0.4309
Bolinger bands 295.7296 34.08595
Upper bollinger band 291.4304 32.30405
Lower bollinger band

292.82 33.51
Bollinger high band indicator

1.0 1.0
Bollinger high low indicator

1.0 1.0
Central keltner channel

297.93667 33.85333
High band keltner channel

296.92667 33.80333
Low band keltner channel

298.94667 33.90333
High band keltner channel indicator

1.0 1.0
Low band keltner channel indicator

1.0 1.0
Donchain channel high band

292.82 33.51
Donchain channel low band

292.82 33.51
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 LendingTree, Inc. PRA Group, Inc.
Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) trend_macd -0.01413
MACD signal 0.01895 -0.00785
MACD difference 0.01516 -0.00628
fast Exponential Moving Average (EMA) indicator

292.82 33.51
slow Exponential Moving Average (EMA) indicator

292.82 33.51
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

0.12695 0.48196

-17.82042 14.00665
Mass Index (MI)

1.0 1.0
Commodity Channel Index (CCI)

-66.66667 -66.66667
Detrended Price Oscillator (DPO)

76.60023 -5.17661
KST Oscillator (KST)

-207.35257 182.70373
KST Oscillator (KST Signal)

-207.35257 182.70373
KST difference

1.02864 -5.55881
Ichimoku rating

300.495 34.025
Ichimoku B rating

300.495 34.025
Ichimoku visual trend A

374.3346 29.38264
Ichimoku visual trend B

365.97866 30.1609
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 LendingTree, Inc. PRA Group, Inc.
Relative Strength Index (RSI) 50.0 50.0
Money Flow Index (MFI) 49.75709 100.0
True Strength Index (TSI) -100.0 100.0
ultimate oscillator

-11.95553 91.35286
stochastic oscillator

809.90099 1080.0
stochastic oscillator signal

809.90099 1080.0
Williams %R rating

709.90099 980.0
awesome oscillator

-0.06708 -0.22796

RETURNS: That’s all for technical analysis. Now let’s just list the returns for LendingTree, Inc. and PRA Group, Inc..

Daily return -20.73526 18.27037
Daily log return 0.51775 -1.89793
Cumulative return 0.51909 -1.88004

So there you have it: our deep, grueling analysis comparing LendingTree, Inc. and PRA Group, 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 LendingTree, 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 TREE is strong or weak. Again – this is not a reliable indication of whether LendingTree, 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 PRA Group, 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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