MSB Financial Corp. ($MSBF) vs PDL Community Bancorp ($PDLB)

2019-08-16 | Welcome! Today we compared how two different stocks in the Savings Institutions industry are trading: MSB Financial Corp. and PDL Community Bancorp. 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, MSB Financial Corp. opened at 16.12, got to a maximum price of 16.74 and dropped to as low as 16.12 before finishing the session at 16.56. In total there were 12900.0 shares traded, which is enough to conduct our analysis. Compare that now to PDL Community Bancorp, which opened at 14.1, had a high of 14.17, a low of 13.92, closed at 13.92 and had a total volume of 6100.

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 MSB Financial Corp. PDL Community Bancorp
Accumulation-distribution index 32.71 111.53357
on-balance volume -16.15 -13.88
chaikin money flow

1.0 6.14286
force index

-0.0123 -0.0126
ease of movement rating

0.00204 0.00133
volume-price trend

-0.14418 -0.16094
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 MSB Financial Corp. PDL Community Bancorp
Average true range 0.197 0.12146
Bolinger bands 16.18399 13.96571
Upper bollinger band 15.98601 13.82429
Lower bollinger band

16.12 13.92
Bollinger high band indicator

1.0 1.0
Bollinger high low indicator

1.0 1.0
Central keltner channel

16.32667 14.06333
High band keltner channel

15.70667 13.99333
Low band keltner channel

16.94667 14.13333
High band keltner channel indicator

1.0 1.0
Low band keltner channel indicator

1.0 1.0
Donchain channel high band

16.12 13.92
Donchain channel low band

16.12 13.92
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 MSB Financial Corp. PDL Community Bancorp
Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) trend_macd -0.00112
MACD signal -0.00087 -0.00062
MACD difference -0.0007 -0.0005
fast Exponential Moving Average (EMA) indicator

16.12 13.92
slow Exponential Moving Average (EMA) indicator

16.12 13.92
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

1.55317 0.37136

1.03834 -0.87437
Mass Index (MI)

1.0 1.0
Commodity Channel Index (CCI)

-66.66667 -66.66667
Detrended Price Oscillator (DPO)

0.16088 0.16093
KST Oscillator (KST)

-9.88165 -11.42879
KST Oscillator (KST Signal)

-9.88165 -11.42879
KST difference

-1.07488 -0.88773
Ichimoku rating

16.43 14.135
Ichimoku B rating

16.43 14.135
Ichimoku visual trend A

16.28756 14.27607
Ichimoku visual trend B

15.99701 14.27812
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 MSB Financial Corp. PDL Community Bancorp
Relative Strength Index (RSI) 50.0 50.0
Money Flow Index (MFI) 32.97635 24.76922
True Strength Index (TSI) -100.0 -100.0
ultimate oscillator

50.0 -843.79195
stochastic oscillator

100.0 357.14286
stochastic oscillator signal

100.0 357.14286
Williams %R rating

233.33333 257.14286
awesome oscillator

-0.04247 -0.0194

RETURNS: That’s all for technical analysis. Now let’s just list the returns for MSB Financial Corp. and PDL Community Bancorp.

Daily return -0.98817 -1.14288
Daily log return -0.43519 -0.35984
Cumulative return -0.43424 -0.3592

So there you have it: our deep, grueling analysis comparing MSB Financial Corp. and PDL Community Bancorp 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 MSB Financial Corp.:

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 MSBF is strong or weak. Again – this is not a reliable indication of whether MSB Financial Corp. 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 PDL Community Bancorp

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.
Abigale Lormen

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