So What’s Better: Selecta Biosciences, Inc. ($SELB) Or Avid Bioservices, Inc. ($CDMO)?

2019-08-20 | Welcome! Today we compared how two different stocks in the Major Pharmaceuticals industry are trading: Selecta Biosciences, Inc. and Avid Bioservices, 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, Selecta Biosciences, Inc. opened at 1.82, got to a maximum price of 1.9 and dropped to as low as 1.75 before finishing the session at 1.82. In total there were 107700 shares traded, which is enough to conduct our analysis. Compare that now to Avid Bioservices, Inc., which opened at 6.68, had a high of 6.7, a low of 6.52, closed at 6.66 and had a total volume of 107500.

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 Selecta Biosciences, Inc. Avid Bioservices, Inc.
Accumulation-distribution index 6.825 119.82
on-balance volume -1.82 -6.6
chaikin money flow

2.75 17.0
force index

0.0144 0.0925
ease of movement rating

0.00659 0.00511
volume-price trend

-0.21507 2.46005
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 Selecta Biosciences, Inc. Avid Bioservices, Inc.
Average true range 0.11686 0.1099
Bolinger bands 1.79571 6.60228
Upper bollinger band 1.65429 6.34772
Lower bollinger band

1.75 6.52
Bollinger high band indicator

1.0 1.0
Bollinger high low indicator

1.0 1.0
Central keltner channel

1.82333 6.63333
High band keltner channel

1.74333 6.61333
Low band keltner channel

1.90333 6.65333
High band keltner channel indicator

1.0 1.0
Low band keltner channel indicator

1.0 1.0
Donchain channel high band

1.75 6.52
Donchain channel low band

1.75 6.52
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 Selecta Biosciences, Inc. Avid Bioservices, Inc.
Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) trend_macd -0.00202
MACD signal -0.00062 -0.00112
MACD difference -0.0005 -0.0009
fast Exponential Moving Average (EMA) indicator

1.75 6.52
slow Exponential Moving Average (EMA) indicator

1.75 6.52
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

0.89874 0.03774

-6.02108 24.95226
Mass Index (MI)

1.0 1.0
Commodity Channel Index (CCI)

-66.66667 -66.66667
Detrended Price Oscillator (DPO)

0.24078 -1.75729
KST Oscillator (KST)

-120.94669 368.96822
KST Oscillator (KST Signal)

-120.94669 368.96822
KST difference

-6.27895 -4.7242
Ichimoku rating

1.86 6.69
Ichimoku B rating

1.86 6.69
Ichimoku visual trend A

2.10507 5.13354
Ichimoku visual trend B

2.03183 5.49655
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 Selecta Biosciences, Inc. Avid Bioservices, Inc.
Relative Strength Index (RSI) 50.0 50.0
Money Flow Index (MFI) 19.17841 100.0
True Strength Index (TSI) -100.0 100.0
ultimate oscillator

-165.23827 91.65488
stochastic oscillator

187.5 900.0
stochastic oscillator signal

187.5 900.0
Williams %R rating

87.5 800.0
awesome oscillator

-0.01583 -0.03166

RETURNS: That’s all for technical analysis. Now let’s just list the returns for Selecta Biosciences, Inc. and Avid Bioservices, Inc..

Daily return -12.09467 36.89682
Daily log return -2.89875 -1.38998
Cumulative return -2.85714 -1.38037

So there you have it: our deep, grueling analysis comparing Selecta Biosciences, Inc. and Avid Bioservices, 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 Selecta Biosciences, 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 SELB is strong or weak. Again – this is not a reliable indication of whether Selecta Biosciences, 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 Avid Bioservices, 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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