Kimball International, Inc. ($KBAL) And Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. ($BBBY) Square Off

2019-08-16 | Welcome! Today we compared how two different stocks in the Home Furnishings industry are trading: Kimball International, Inc. and Bed Bath & Beyond 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, Kimball International, Inc. opened at 16.91, got to a maximum price of 17.22 and dropped to as low as 16.88 before finishing the session at 17.19. In total there were 110700 shares traded, which is enough to conduct our analysis. Compare that now to Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., which opened at 7.86, had a high of 7.9, a low of 7.31, closed at 7.4 and had a total volume of 8087200.

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 Kimball International, Inc. Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.
Accumulation-distribution index 71.1571 397.98907
on-balance volume -16.88 7.88
chaikin money flow

1.19355 28.5
force index

0.01 0.615
ease of movement rating

0.00098 -0.00035
volume-price trend

0.93342 -3.17475
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 Kimball International, Inc. Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.
Average true range 0.20513 0.45196
Bolinger bands 16.99885 7.92255
Upper bollinger band 16.63115 7.01745
Lower bollinger band

16.88 7.31
Bollinger high band indicator

nan 1.0
Bollinger high low indicator

1.0 nan
Central keltner channel

17.00333 7.69
High band keltner channel

16.69333 7.65
Low band keltner channel

17.31333 7.73
High band keltner channel indicator

1.0 1.0
Low band keltner channel indicator

1.0 1.0
Donchain channel high band

16.88 7.31
Donchain channel low band

16.88 7.31
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 Kimball International, Inc. Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.
Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) trend_macd 0.00718
MACD signal -0.00162 0.00399
MACD difference -0.0013 0.00319
fast Exponential Moving Average (EMA) indicator

16.88 7.31
slow Exponential Moving Average (EMA) indicator

16.88 7.31
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

0.15306 0.2185
trix

2.54948 -34.66967
Mass Index (MI)

1.0 1.0
Commodity Channel Index (CCI)

-66.66667 66.66667
Detrended Price Oscillator (DPO)

-0.88347 5.70713
KST Oscillator (KST)

55.22865 -438.43224
KST Oscillator (KST Signal)

55.22865 -438.43224
KST difference

-2.03169 6.14575
Ichimoku rating

17.065 7.88
Ichimoku B rating

17.065 7.88
Ichimoku visual trend A

16.44266 12.73017
Ichimoku visual trend B

16.68359 11.44578
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 Kimball International, Inc. Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.
Relative Strength Index (RSI) 50.0 50.0
Money Flow Index (MFI) 100.0 52.11753
True Strength Index (TSI) 100.0 -100.0
ultimate oscillator

96.71581 -11.5299
stochastic oscillator

109.67742 1475.0
stochastic oscillator signal

109.67742 1475.0
Williams %R rating

9.67742 1375.0
awesome oscillator

-0.005 0.12835

RETURNS: That’s all for technical analysis. Now let’s just list the returns for Kimball International, Inc. and Bed Bath & Beyond Inc..

Daily return 5.52287 -43.84322
Daily log return -0.77312 4.28446
Cumulative return -0.77014 4.37756

So there you have it: our deep, grueling analysis comparing Kimball International, Inc. and Bed Bath & Beyond 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 Kimball International, 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 KBAL is strong or weak. Again – this is not a reliable indication of whether Kimball International, 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 Bed Bath & Beyond 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.

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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