The Battle Of SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. ($SSNC) And Upland Software, Inc. ($UPLD)

2019-08-20 | Welcome! Today we compared how two different stocks in the Computer Software: Prepackaged Software industry are trading: SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. and Upland Software, 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, SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. opened at 46.08, got to a maximum price of 46.26 and dropped to as low as 45.21 before finishing the session at 45.21. In total there were 939900 shares traded, which is enough to conduct our analysis. Compare that now to Upland Software, Inc., which opened at 42.65, had a high of 42.785, a low of 41.76, closed at 42.59 and had a total volume of 215900.

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 SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. Upland Software, Inc.
Accumulation-distribution index 532.91414 657.91561
on-balance volume -45.45 -41.82
chaikin money flow

10.66667 14.18519
force index

0.8946 1.725
ease of movement rating

0.01637 0.01734
volume-price trend

-9.30666 -2.51626
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 SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. Upland Software, Inc.
Average true range 1.01361 1.4038
Bolinger bands 45.5574 42.13483
Upper bollinger band 44.4826 40.97517
Lower bollinger band

45.21 41.76
Bollinger high band indicator

1.0 1.0
Bollinger high low indicator

1.0 1.0
Central keltner channel

45.85 42.39833
High band keltner channel

45.67 42.26333
Low band keltner channel

46.03 42.53333
High band keltner channel indicator

1.0 1.0
Low band keltner channel indicator

1.0 1.0
Donchain channel high band

45.21 41.76
Donchain channel low band

45.21 41.76
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 SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. Upland Software, Inc.
Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) trend_macd -0.0092
MACD signal -0.00474 -0.00511
MACD difference -0.00379 -0.00409
fast Exponential Moving Average (EMA) indicator

45.21 41.76
slow Exponential Moving Average (EMA) indicator

45.21 41.76
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

0.01575 0.16161
trix

-15.46139 -5.73974
Mass Index (MI)

1.0 1.0
Commodity Channel Index (CCI)

-66.66667 -66.66667
Detrended Price Oscillator (DPO)

11.91732 2.62937
KST Oscillator (KST)

-208.60977 -59.23431
KST Oscillator (KST Signal)

-208.60977 -59.23431
KST difference

-1.66295 -2.30911
Ichimoku rating

46.17 42.7175
Ichimoku B rating

46.17 42.7175
Ichimoku visual trend A

56.67238 46.27587
Ichimoku visual trend B

54.27636 46.64064
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 SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. Upland Software, Inc.
Relative Strength Index (RSI) 50.0 50.0
Money Flow Index (MFI) 20.00143 24.6088
True Strength Index (TSI) -100.0 -100.0
ultimate oscillator

-9.662 -63.88785
stochastic oscillator

583.33333 759.25926
stochastic oscillator signal

583.33333 759.25926
Williams %R rating

483.33333 659.25926
awesome oscillator

-0.2018 -0.07703

RETURNS: That’s all for technical analysis. Now let’s just list the returns for SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. and Upland Software, Inc..

Daily return -20.86098 -5.92343
Daily log return -0.84407 -0.98665
Cumulative return -0.84052 -0.9818

So there you have it: our deep, grueling analysis comparing SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. and Upland Software, 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 SS&C Technologies Holdings, 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 SSNC is strong or weak. Again – this is not a reliable indication of whether SS&C Technologies Holdings, 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 Upland Software, 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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