There are many factors that can affect the health of a company. This is one reason why stock trading can be extremely difficult at times. Because there are always so many things to take into consideration, it may be next to impossible to create a formula that will continually beat the market. Even after all the data has been scrutinized and the numbers have been crunched, the investor still has to make sense of the information and figure out what to do with it. Knowing how to use the information about publically traded companies can end up being the difference between handsome gains and devastating losses. 

Technical traders have many tools at their disposal when conducting stock research. One of those tools is the Exponential Moving Average or EMA. The EMA is similar to the simple moving average, but more weight is put on the newest data. Let’s look at some different EMA levels on shares of Huazhu Group Limited (NASDAQ:HTHT):

10 day Exponential Moving Average: 36.88978954
20 day Exponential Moving Average: 35.78676592
30 day Exponential Moving Average: 35.04393958
50 day Exponential Moving Average: 34.2588994
100 day Exponential Moving Average: 33.85687675
200 day Exponential Moving Average: 34.17880515

Following trading action on shares of Huazhu Group Limited (NASDAQ:HTHT), we see that the stock has moved 0.04 since the opening price of 36.98. So far, the stock has reached a high of 37.62 and dipped to a low of 35.8965. The consensus rating on the stock is currently Buy, and today’s volume has been measured around 297003.

Tracking some stock ratings, we can see that the stock’s Moving Average Rating is currently pointing to a “Strong Buy”. Traders may be monitoring many different indicators in order to get a grasp of where the stock may be moving in the near future. Taking a look at the Oscillators rating, we note that the reading is pointing to a “Buy”.

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Traders will take note of the 20 day Chaikin Money Flow indicator that is now at 0.14075506. The value of this indicator will fluctuate between 1 and -1. Traders may be watching when the CMF crosses zero. This cross might point to a bullish or bearish price reversal depending on which way it is moving crossing the zero line.

There are a number of different pivot points that traders can use when conducting stock analysis. Pivot points can be useful for traders looking to establish trading entry and exit points. Focusing on some popular one month pivots, we see that the Woodie pivot is currently at 34.46625. The Woodie support 1 pivot is 33.3725, and the Woodie resistance 1 pivot is 37.1075. The Camarilla one month pivot is presently 34.15166667. The one month Classic pivot is 34.15166667 and the Classic resistance 1 is 36.47833333 while the Classic support 1 pivot is measured at 32.74333333.

The Awesome Oscillator reading is currently 3.62187059 for on shares of Huazhu Group Limited (NASDAQ:HTHT). Technical traders will watch the AO especially when it crosses above or below the zero line. A move above the line may signal a bullish scenario. A move below the zero line may indicate a bearish selling opportunity. The AO may prove to be a valuable tool for many momentum traders.

Taking a look at the Donchian Channels indicator, we note that the 20 day lower band is 31.825. The 20 day upper band is 39.16. This indicator was created by Richard Donchian, and traders follow these channels to help identify potential trading signals.

There are many factors that can affect the health of a company. This is one reason why stock trading can be extremely difficult at times. Because there are always so many things to take into consideration, it may be next to impossible to create a formula that will continually beat the market. Even after all the data has been scrutinized and the numbers have been crunched, the investor still has to make sense of the information and figure out what to do with it. Knowing how to use the information about publically traded companies can end up being the difference between handsome gains and devastating losses.