Ultra Petroleum Corp. ($UPL) vs Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc. ($TRCH)

2019-08-20 | Welcome! Today we compared how two different stocks in the Oil & Gas Production industry are trading: Ultra Petroleum Corp. and Torchlight Energy Resources, 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, Ultra Petroleum Corp. opened at 1.6, got to a maximum price of 1.6 and dropped to as low as 1.6 before finishing the session at 1.6. In total there were 174465 shares traded, which is enough to conduct our analysis. Compare that now to Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc., which opened at 1.4, had a high of 1.4, a low of 1.35, closed at 1.4 and had a total volume of 248700.

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 Ultra Petroleum Corp. Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc.
Accumulation-distribution index 4.505 12.92
on-balance volume -0.085 -1.36
chaikin money flow

1.37139 2.95652
force index

2.30583 0.002
ease of movement rating

0.01728 0.00029
volume-price trend

5.20915 0.0438
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 Ultra Petroleum Corp. Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc.
Average true range 0.04437 0.08345
Bolinger bands 1.6 1.37743
Upper bollinger band 1.6 1.29257
Lower bollinger band

1.6 1.35
Bollinger high band indicator

1.0 1.0
Bollinger high low indicator

1.0 1.0
Central keltner channel

1.6 1.38333
High band keltner channel

1.6 1.38333
Low band keltner channel

1.6 1.38333
High band keltner channel indicator

1.0 1.0
Low band keltner channel indicator

1.0 1.0
Donchain channel high band

1.6 1.35
Donchain channel low band

1.6 1.35
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 Ultra Petroleum Corp. Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc.
Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) trend_macd -0.00067
MACD signal -0.01934 -0.00037
MACD difference -0.02785 -0.0003
fast Exponential Moving Average (EMA) indicator

1.6 1.35
slow Exponential Moving Average (EMA) indicator

1.6 1.35
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

0.01996 0.40129

240.5411 4.88628
Mass Index (MI)

2.44 1.8
Commodity Channel Index (CCI)

-100.0 -66.66667
Detrended Price Oscillator (DPO)

-1.22085 -0.03673
KST Oscillator (KST)

3219.96571 27.96835
KST Oscillator (KST Signal)

3219.96571 27.96835
KST difference

-892.05386 -5.71094
Ichimoku rating

1.6 1.4
Ichimoku B rating

1.6 1.4
Ichimoku visual trend A

0.49256 1.40939
Ichimoku visual trend B

0.65757 1.426
Aroon Indicator (AI)

4.0 4.0
AI indicator down

4.0 4.0
AI difference

-8.0 -4.0

MOMENTUM ANALYSIS: What about momentum? Let’s dive into it… (click here for an explanation on momentum)

Momentum Indicator Ultra Petroleum Corp. Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc.
Relative Strength Index (RSI) 50.0 50.0
Money Flow Index (MFI) 100.0 100.0
True Strength Index (TSI) 100.0 100.0
ultimate oscillator

100.0 42.34982
stochastic oscillator

50.0 50.0
stochastic oscillator signal

50.0 50.0
Williams %R rating

-50.0 -50.0
awesome oscillator

-0.1928 0.001

RETURNS: That’s all for technical analysis. Now let’s just list the returns for Ultra Petroleum Corp. and Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc..

Daily return 321.99657 2.79684
Daily log return -302.10501 -2.24729
Cumulative return -95.125 -2.22222

So there you have it: our deep, grueling analysis comparing Ultra Petroleum Corp. and Torchlight Energy Resources, 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 Ultra Petroleum Corp.:

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 UPL is strong or weak. Again – this is not a reliable indication of whether Ultra Petroleum Corp. 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 Torchlight Energy Resources, 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.

Gary Ivenchuck

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