So What’s Better: Travelzoo ($TZOO) Or Simulations Plus, Inc. ($SLP)?

2019-08-20 | Welcome! Today we compared how two different stocks in the EDP Services industry are trading: Travelzoo and Simulations Plus, 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, Travelzoo opened at 11.79, got to a maximum price of 12.19 and dropped to as low as 11.44 before finishing the session at 11.58. In total there were 101400 shares traded, which is enough to conduct our analysis. Compare that now to Simulations Plus, Inc., which opened at 38.14, had a high of 38.53, a low of 37.02, closed at 37.35 and had a total volume of 92700.

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 Travelzoo Simulations Plus, Inc.
Accumulation-distribution index 45.789 309.70471
on-balance volume -11.62 -37.49
chaikin money flow

2.75 6.74359
force index

0.1456 0.3588
ease of movement rating

0.01343 0.01528
volume-price trend

-2.78049 13.26091
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 Travelzoo Simulations Plus, Inc.
Average true range 0.59375 0.49406
Bolinger bands 11.51314 37.03828
Upper bollinger band 11.28686 36.98172
Lower bollinger band

11.44 37.02
Bollinger high band indicator

1.0 nan
Bollinger high low indicator

1.0 1.0
Central keltner channel

11.80667 37.89667
High band keltner channel

11.40667 37.50667
Low band keltner channel

12.20667 38.28667
High band keltner channel indicator

1.0 1.0
Low band keltner channel indicator

1.0 1.0
Donchain channel high band

11.44 37.02
Donchain channel low band

11.44 37.02
Donchain channel high band indicator

1.0 nan
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 Travelzoo Simulations Plus, Inc.
Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) trend_macd -0.00045
MACD signal -0.001 -0.00025
MACD difference -0.0008 -0.0002
fast Exponential Moving Average (EMA) indicator

11.44 37.02
slow Exponential Moving Average (EMA) indicator

11.44 37.02
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

0.01696 0.22917
trix

-20.46581 21.35904
Mass Index (MI)

1.0 1.0
Commodity Channel Index (CCI)

-66.66667 -66.66667
Detrended Price Oscillator (DPO)

3.61309 -9.71324
KST Oscillator (KST)

-240.0232 355.70821
KST Oscillator (KST Signal)

-240.0232 355.70821
KST difference

-1.32863 -0.1831
Ichimoku rating

11.99 38.335
Ichimoku B rating

11.99 38.335
Ichimoku visual trend A

15.65149 29.79148
Ichimoku visual trend B

14.97357 32.8468
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 Travelzoo Simulations Plus, Inc.
Relative Strength Index (RSI) 50.0 50.0
Money Flow Index (MFI) 20.17403 100.0
True Strength Index (TSI) -100.0 100.0
ultimate oscillator

-26.19546 89.66145
stochastic oscillator

187.5 387.17949
stochastic oscillator signal

187.5 387.17949
Williams %R rating

87.5 287.17949
awesome oscillator

-0.08982 -0.08294

RETURNS: That’s all for technical analysis. Now let’s just list the returns for Travelzoo and Simulations Plus, Inc..

Daily return -24.00232 35.57082
Daily log return -0.70176 -0.05404
Cumulative return -0.6993 -0.05402

So there you have it: our deep, grueling analysis comparing Travelzoo and Simulations Plus, 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 Travelzoo:

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 TZOO is strong or weak. Again – this is not a reliable indication of whether Travelzoo 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 Simulations Plus, 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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