The Battle Of Home Federal Bancorp, Inc. of Louisiana ($HFBL) And Ottawa Bancorp, Inc. ($OTTW)

2019-08-16 | Welcome! Today we compared how two different stocks in the Savings Institutions industry are trading: Home Federal Bancorp, Inc. of Louisiana and Ottawa Bancorp, 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, Home Federal Bancorp, Inc. of Louisiana opened at 32.25, got to a maximum price of 34.86 and dropped to as low as 32.25 before finishing the session at 34.86. In total there were 100.0 shares traded, which is enough to conduct our analysis. Compare that now to Ottawa Bancorp, Inc., which opened at 12.61, had a high of 12.61, a low of 12.52, closed at 12.52 and had a total volume of 3000.0.

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 Home Federal Bancorp, Inc. of Louisiana Ottawa Bancorp, Inc.
Accumulation-distribution index 69.72 12.96168
on-balance volume -32.02 12.66
chaikin money flow

1.0 0.34137
force index

0.9656 0.0675
ease of movement rating

0.00469 2e-05
volume-price trend

-0.75039 -0.69963
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 Home Federal Bancorp, Inc. of Louisiana Ottawa Bancorp, Inc.
Average true range 0.45547 0.08909
Bolinger bands 32.25 12.78799
Upper bollinger band 32.25 12.39201
Lower bollinger band

32.25 12.52
Bollinger high band indicator

1.0 1.0
Bollinger high low indicator

1.0 1.0
Central keltner channel

33.12 12.58
High band keltner channel

30.51 12.58
Low band keltner channel

35.73 12.58
High band keltner channel indicator

1.0 1.0
Low band keltner channel indicator

1.0 1.0
Donchain channel high band

32.25 12.52
Donchain channel low band

32.25 12.52
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 Home Federal Bancorp, Inc. of Louisiana Ottawa Bancorp, Inc.
Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) trend_macd 0.00314
MACD signal -0.00402 0.00175
MACD difference -0.0095 0.0014
fast Exponential Moving Average (EMA) indicator

32.25 12.52
slow Exponential Moving Average (EMA) indicator

32.25 12.52
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

1.3229 0.12168
trix

-2.27977 -4.55219
Mass Index (MI)

1.0 2.44
Commodity Channel Index (CCI)

-166.66667 66.66667
Detrended Price Oscillator (DPO)

0.7148 0.7448
KST Oscillator (KST)

-21.68359 -56.14832
KST Oscillator (KST Signal)

-21.68359 -56.14832
KST difference

0.0 2.63856
Ichimoku rating

33.555 12.61
Ichimoku B rating

33.555 12.61
Ichimoku visual trend A

33.50382 13.27743
Ichimoku visual trend B

33.60104 13.1595
Aroon Indicator (AI)

4.0 4.0
AI indicator down

4.0 4.0
AI difference

-16.0 4.0

MOMENTUM ANALYSIS: What about momentum? Let’s dive into it… (click here for an explanation on momentum)

Momentum Indicator Home Federal Bancorp, Inc. of Louisiana Ottawa Bancorp, Inc.
Relative Strength Index (RSI) 50.0 50.0
Money Flow Index (MFI) 35.96762 50.62008
True Strength Index (TSI) -100.0 -100.0
ultimate oscillator

50.0 -13.74474
stochastic oscillator

100.0 50.0
stochastic oscillator signal

100.0 50.0
Williams %R rating

435.89744 -50.0
awesome oscillator

0.0003 0.04117

RETURNS: That’s all for technical analysis. Now let’s just list the returns for Home Federal Bancorp, Inc. of Louisiana and Ottawa Bancorp, Inc..

Daily return -2.16836 -5.61483
Daily log return -1.05986 1.11201
Cumulative return -1.05426 1.11821

So there you have it: our deep, grueling analysis comparing Home Federal Bancorp, Inc. of Louisiana and Ottawa Bancorp, 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 Home Federal Bancorp, Inc. of Louisiana:

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 HFBL is strong or weak. Again – this is not a reliable indication of whether Home Federal Bancorp, Inc. of Louisiana 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 Ottawa Bancorp, 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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