GSE Systems, Inc. ($GVP) Takes On MicroStrategy Incorporated ($MSTR)

2019-08-16 | Welcome! Today we compared how two different stocks in the Computer Software: Prepackaged Software industry are trading: GSE Systems, Inc. and MicroStrategy Incorporated. 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, GSE Systems, Inc. opened at 2.1, got to a maximum price of 2.1 and dropped to as low as 1.82 before finishing the session at 1.91. In total there were 162700 shares traded, which is enough to conduct our analysis. Compare that now to MicroStrategy Incorporated, which opened at 137.99, had a high of 138.25, a low of 135.9, closed at 136.39 and had a total volume of 81700.

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 GSE Systems, Inc. MicroStrategy Incorporated
Accumulation-distribution index 21.118 2662.55226
on-balance volume 2.19 -137.95
chaikin money flow

0.61435 17.07692
force index

0.1425 5.4054
ease of movement rating

0.00023 -0.0017
volume-price trend

-0.42332 -0.03354
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 GSE Systems, Inc. MicroStrategy Incorporated
Average true range 0.07232 2.21729
Bolinger bands 2.52826 136.23826
Upper bollinger band 1.48174 135.19174
Lower bollinger band

1.82 135.9
Bollinger high band indicator

1.0 1.0
Bollinger high low indicator

nan nan
Central keltner channel

2.00667 137.38
High band keltner channel

2.00667 137.12
Low band keltner channel

2.00667 137.64
High band keltner channel indicator

1.0 1.0
Low band keltner channel indicator

1.0 1.0
Donchain channel high band

1.82 135.9
Donchain channel low band

1.82 135.9
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 GSE Systems, Inc. MicroStrategy Incorporated
Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) trend_macd -0.0083
MACD signal 0.00461 -0.00461
MACD difference 0.00369 -0.00369
fast Exponential Moving Average (EMA) indicator

1.82 135.9
slow Exponential Moving Average (EMA) indicator

1.82 135.9
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

0.19089 1.3106

-18.03246 1.21893
Mass Index (MI)

2.44 1.0
Commodity Channel Index (CCI)

66.66667 -66.66667
Detrended Price Oscillator (DPO)

0.5282 0.14493
KST Oscillator (KST)

-224.93759 -1.06528
KST Oscillator (KST Signal)

-224.93759 -1.06528
KST difference

39.39191 -0.67992
Ichimoku rating

2.1 138.12
Ichimoku B rating

2.1 138.12
Ichimoku visual trend A

2.38366 138.26044
Ichimoku visual trend B

2.31897 136.62874
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 GSE Systems, Inc. MicroStrategy Incorporated
Relative Strength Index (RSI) 50.0 50.0
Money Flow Index (MFI) 56.17546 34.04582
True Strength Index (TSI) -100.0 -100.0
ultimate oscillator

-112.81316 -7.45092
stochastic oscillator

50.0 903.84615
stochastic oscillator signal

50.0 903.84615
Williams %R rating

-50.0 803.84615
awesome oscillator

0.02567 0.35833

RETURNS: That’s all for technical analysis. Now let’s just list the returns for GSE Systems, Inc. and MicroStrategy Incorporated.

Daily return -22.49376 -0.10653
Daily log return 18.5065 -0.27263
Cumulative return 20.32967 -0.27226

So there you have it: our deep, grueling analysis comparing GSE Systems, Inc. and MicroStrategy Incorporated 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 GSE Systems, 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 GVP is strong or weak. Again – this is not a reliable indication of whether GSE Systems, 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 MicroStrategy Incorporated

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.

Abigale Lormen

Abigale is a Masters in Business Administration by education. After completing her post-graduation, Abigale jumped the journalism bandwagon as a freelance journalist. Soon after that she landed a job of reporter and has been climbing the news industry ladder ever since to reach the post of editor at amarketreportsjournal.
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