What’s Better: Alliant Energy Corporation ($LNT) or VivoPower International PLC ($VVPR)

2019-08-20 | Welcome! Today we compared how two different stocks in the Power Generation industry are trading: Alliant Energy Corporation and VivoPower International PLC. 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, Alliant Energy Corporation opened at 51.68, got to a maximum price of 52.16 and dropped to as low as 51.5 before finishing the session at 51.98. In total there were 750161 shares traded, which is enough to conduct our analysis. Compare that now to VivoPower International PLC, which opened at 1.38, had a high of 1.38, a low of 1.3, closed at 1.37 and had a total volume of 7234.

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 Alliant Energy Corporation VivoPower International PLC
Accumulation-distribution index 532.68833 53.28333
on-balance volume 51.63 1.38
chaikin money flow

1.75 6.07758
force index

0.4797 0.00049
ease of movement rating

-1e-05 -3e-05
volume-price trend

3.5812 0.10036
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 Alliant Energy Corporation VivoPower International PLC
Average true range 0.4408 0.06357
Bolinger bands 51.57657 1.35743
Upper bollinger band 51.46343 1.27257
Lower bollinger band

51.5 1.3
Bollinger high band indicator

nan 1.0
Bollinger high low indicator

1.0 1.0
Central keltner channel

51.78 1.35333
High band keltner channel

51.3 1.35333
Low band keltner channel

52.26 1.35333
High band keltner channel indicator

1.0 1.0
Low band keltner channel indicator

1.0 1.0
Donchain channel high band

51.5 1.3
Donchain channel low band

51.5 1.3
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 Alliant Energy Corporation VivoPower International PLC
Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) trend_macd 0.00067
MACD signal 0.0005 0.00037
MACD difference 0.0004 0.0003
fast Exponential Moving Average (EMA) indicator

51.5 1.3
slow Exponential Moving Average (EMA) indicator

51.5 1.3
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

0.08699 0.07463

4.82268 6.17435
Mass Index (MI)

1.0 1.8
Commodity Channel Index (CCI)

66.66667 66.66667
Detrended Price Oscillator (DPO)

-3.32837 -0.08844
KST Oscillator (KST)

69.09403 72.9968
KST Oscillator (KST Signal)

69.09403 72.9968
KST difference

0.20759 6.19037
Ichimoku rating

51.92 1.38
Ichimoku B rating

51.92 1.38
Ichimoku visual trend A

49.14262 1.34268
Ichimoku visual trend B

49.80695 1.42215
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 Alliant Energy Corporation VivoPower International PLC
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

94.86942 52.50534
stochastic oscillator

137.5 50.0
stochastic oscillator signal

137.5 50.0
Williams %R rating

37.5 -50.0
awesome oscillator

-0.05496 -0.00695

RETURNS: That’s all for technical analysis. Now let’s just list the returns for Alliant Energy Corporation and VivoPower International PLC.

Daily return 6.9094 7.29968
Daily log return 0.07764 2.28147
Cumulative return 0.07767 2.30769

So there you have it: our deep, grueling analysis comparing Alliant Energy Corporation and VivoPower International PLC 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 Alliant Energy Corporation:

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 LNT is strong or weak. Again – this is not a reliable indication of whether Alliant Energy Corporation 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 VivoPower International PLC

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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