US Markets Round-Up
This week, the Russell 3000 index, an important benchmark of the US stock market across market capitalizations, started on a negative note and continued the momentum. It made a low of 2664.19 during the week and settled at 2665.68 with a week till date (WTD) loss of ~1.06 percent on September 09, 2021. Other major indices such as S&P 500 and NASDAQ Composite also showed negative movement for the week. On September 09, 2021, the S&P 500 index settled at 4493.28 with a WTD loss of ~0.93 percent, while NASDAQ Composite Index settled at 15248.25 with a WTD loss of ~0.75 percent.
The market reacted negatively despite improved numbers for JOLTS job openings and weekly unemployment claims. The US weekly unemployment claims further decreased to 310,000 from 345,000 (revised level) in the prior week and registered the lowest level since March 14, 2020.
Having understood the US market performance over the week, taking cues from major global news, and based on our technical analysis of the Russell 3000 index for the upcoming week, now let us have a look at the two NYSE/ NASDAQ listed stock picks from the technical standpoint. Noted below are our recommendations based on generic insights, entry price, target prices, and stop-loss for Haemonetics Corp (NYSE: HAE) and Hims & Hers Health Inc (NYSE: HIMS) for the next 2-4 weeks duration:
Haemonetics Corp (NYSE: HAE) is a healthcare company that supplies products required in the handling, processing, and analyzing of blood. Noted below are the key price indicators for the stock:
Price Action Analysis (on the Weekly Chart)
HAE's prices formed a rounding formation at the lower levels, indicating the possibility of an upside reversal hereon. Prices are also sustaining above an upward sloping trendline, further supporting a positive stance. Now the next major resistance level for the stock appears at USD 75.00 and prices may test this level in the short-term (2-4 weeks). A further breakout above USD 75.00 backed by volumes may extend buying into the stock to USD 85.00 level.
Technical Indicators Analysis (On the Weekly Chart)
On the weekly chart, RSI (14-period) is trading at ~41.93 levels and recovering from lower levels, indicating a positive trend for the stock. The weekly volumes also seem supportive of an upside movement. The CMP is above the 21-period SMA, further supporting an up move; however, the 50-period SMA is acting as the resistance level for the stock.
Summary of the Key Financial Metrics for the past four years for Haemonetics Corp is as follows:
As per the above-mentioned price action and technical indicators analysis, we can conclude that Haemonetics Corp is looking technically well-placed on the chart, and we have a ‘Buy’ rating on the stock. Investment decision should be made depending on an investors’ appetite on upside potential, risks, and any previous holdings. This recommendation is purely based on technical analysis, and fundamental analysis has not been considered in this report. The summary of our recommendation is as follows:
Hims & Hers Health Inc
Hims & Hers Health Inc (NYSE: HIMS) is a health care platform that connects consumers and licensed healthcare professionals. Noted below are the key price Indicators for the stock:
Price Action Analysis (on the Weekly Chart)
HIMS’ prices started to move upside after the formation of a Bullish Harami (bullish reversal) candlestick pattern on the lower levels, indicating an upward direction for the stock. Recently prices have broken a downward sloping trend line on the upside, further supporting a positive stance. Now the next resistance level for the stock appears at USD 10.90 and it may test this level in the coming sessions. A further breakout above USD 10.90 backed by volumes may extend buying in the stock.
Technical Indicators Analysis (On the Weekly Chart)
On the weekly chart, RSI (14-period) is trading at ~44.34 levels and recovering from lower levels, indicating a positive trend for the stock. The weekly volumes also seem supportive of an upside movement. However, the CMP is below the 50-period SMA and 21-period SMA that are acting as the resistance level for the stock.
Summary of the Key Financial Metrics for the past two years for Hims & Hers Health Inc is as follows:
As per the above-mentioned price action and technical indicators analysis, we can conclude that Hims & Hers Health Inc is looking technically well-placed on the chart, and we have a ‘Speculative Buy’ rating on the stock. Investment decision should be made depending on an investors’ appetite for upside potential, risks, and any previous holdings. This recommendation is purely based on technical analysis, and fundamental analysis has not been considered in this report. The summary of our recommendation is as follows:
Upcoming Major Global Economic Events
Market events occur on a day-to-day basis depending on the frequency of the data and generally include an update on employment, inflation, GDP, consumer sentiments, etc. Noted below are the upcoming week's major global economic events that could impact the Russell 3000 Index and stocks’ prices.
Investment Related Risks: Based on the technical analysis, the risks are defined as per risk-reward ratio (~0.60:1.00), however, returns are generated within 2-4 weeks’ time frame. This may be looked at by Investors with sufficient risk appetite looking for returns within short investment duration. Investment recommendations provided in this report are solely based on technical parameters, and fundamental performance of the stocks has not been considered in the decision-making process. Other factors which could impact the stock prices include market risks, regulatory risks, interest rates risks, currency risks, and social and political instability risks etc.
Entry Price: For the given recommendation(s), Entry Price is assumed be at or above a certain level. However, a slight deviation on either side in the ‘Entry Price’ can be considered depending upon the potential expected or indicated.
Note 1: Investors can consider exiting from the stock if the Target Price or Stop loss mentioned as per the technical analysis has been achieved and subject to the factors discussed above.
Note 2: How to Read the Charts?
The Green colour line reflects the 21-period moving average while the red line indicates the 50- period moving average. SMA helps to identify existing price trend. If the prices are trading above the 21-period and 50-period moving average, then it shows prices are currently trading in a bullish trend.
The Black colour line in the chart’s lower segment reflects the Relative Strength Index (14-Period) which indicates price momentum and signals momentum in trend. A reading of 70 or above suggests overbought status while a reading of 30 or below suggests an oversold status.
The Blue colour bars in the chart’s lower segment show the volume of the stock. The volume is the number of shares that changed hands during a given day. Stocks with high volumes are more liquid than stocks with lesser volume as liquidity in stocks helps in easier and faster execution of the order.
The Orange colour lines are the trend lines drawn by connecting two or more price points and used for trend identification purposes. The trend line also acts as a line of support and resistance.
Technical Indicators Defined: -
Support: A level where-in the stock prices tend to find support if they are falling, and downtrend may take a pause backed by demand or buying interest.
Resistance: A level where-in the stock prices tend to find resistance when they are rising, and uptrend may take a pause due to profit booking or selling interest.
Stop-loss: It is a level to protect further losses in case of unfavourable movement in the stock prices.
Risk Reward Ratio: Risk reward ratio is the difference between an entry point to a stop loss and profit level. We suggest ~60% Stop Loss of the Target 1 from the entry point.
A trailing stop-loss is a modification of stop-loss in case of favourable movement in the price to protect the gains. We suggest Investors to Trail the Stop-Loss as per the aforementioned levels if the stock price achieves more than 60% of the Target 1. Investors should consider exiting from the position as per the Trailing Stop-Loss level if the price starts moving downwards after achieving more than 60% of the Target 1.
The reference date for all price data, volumes, technical indicators, support, and resistance levels is Sep 09, 2021. The reference data in this report has been partly sourced from REFINITIV.
CMP: Current Market Price
SMA: Simple Moving Average
RSI: Relative Strength Index
USD: United States dollar
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