We Compared Home Bancorp, Inc. ($HBCP) and FS Bancorp, Inc. ($FSBW)

2019-08-20 | Welcome! Today we compared how two different stocks in the Banks industry are trading: Home Bancorp, Inc. and FS Bancorp, 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, Home Bancorp, Inc. opened at 36.51, got to a maximum price of 36.69 and dropped to as low as 36.11 before finishing the session at 36.68. In total there were 7100 shares traded, which is enough to conduct our analysis. Compare that now to FS Bancorp, Inc., which opened at 49.11, had a high of 49.15, a low of 48.85, closed at 49.1 and had a total volume of 5500.

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 Home Bancorp, Inc. FS Bancorp, Inc.
Accumulation-distribution index 236.05222 837.02318
on-balance volume -36.35 -49.13
chaikin money flow

5.44444 14.0
force index

1.316 0.4644
ease of movement rating

0.01804 0.00197
volume-price trend

0.19629 -0.21155
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 Home Bancorp, Inc. FS Bancorp, Inc.
Average true range 0.39411 0.69033
Bolinger bands 36.73167 49.40767
Upper bollinger band 34.80833 47.68233
Lower bollinger band

36.11 48.85
Bollinger high band indicator

1.0 1.0
Bollinger high low indicator

1.0 nan
Central keltner channel

36.43667 49.03667
High band keltner channel

36.25667 48.99667
Low band keltner channel

36.61667 49.07667
High band keltner channel indicator

1.0 1.0
Low band keltner channel indicator

1.0 1.0
Donchain channel high band

36.11 48.85
Donchain channel low band

36.11 48.85
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 Home Bancorp, Inc. FS Bancorp, Inc.
Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) trend_macd -0.01369
MACD signal -0.00848 -0.0076
MACD difference -0.00678 -0.00608
fast Exponential Moving Average (EMA) indicator

36.11 48.85
slow Exponential Moving Average (EMA) indicator

36.11 48.85
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

0.26018 0.52286

0.21794 0.3073
Mass Index (MI)

1.0 1.0
Commodity Channel Index (CCI)

-66.66667 -66.66667
Detrended Price Oscillator (DPO)

-0.20711 0.21353
KST Oscillator (KST)

5.76867 -4.35219
KST Oscillator (KST Signal)

5.76867 -4.35219
KST difference

-4.735 -3.10821
Ichimoku rating

36.6 49.13
Ichimoku B rating

36.6 49.13
Ichimoku visual trend A

36.5908 49.87781
Ichimoku visual trend B

36.77885 49.50758
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 Home Bancorp, Inc. FS Bancorp, Inc.
Relative Strength Index (RSI) 50.0 50.0
Money Flow Index (MFI) 100.0 19.76401
True Strength Index (TSI) 100.0 -100.0
ultimate oscillator

34.1143 -459.54892
stochastic oscillator

322.22222 750.0
stochastic oscillator signal

322.22222 750.0
Williams %R rating

222.22222 650.0
awesome oscillator

-0.06333 -0.1085

RETURNS: That’s all for technical analysis. Now let’s just list the returns for Home Bancorp, Inc. and FS Bancorp, Inc..

Daily return 0.57687 -0.43522
Daily log return -1.90109 -1.25658
Cumulative return -1.88313 -1.24872

So there you have it: our deep, grueling analysis comparing Home Bancorp, Inc. and FS Bancorp, 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 Home Bancorp, 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 HBCP is strong or weak. Again – this is not a reliable indication of whether Home Bancorp, 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 FS Bancorp, 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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