Should You Invest In Malvern Bancorp, Inc. ($MLVF) Or People's United Financial, Inc. ($PBCT)?

2019-08-16 | Welcome! Today we compared how two different stocks in the Savings Institutions industry are trading: Malvern Bancorp, Inc. and People's United Financial, 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, Malvern Bancorp, Inc. opened at 20.53, got to a maximum price of 20.53 and dropped to as low as 20.1 before finishing the session at 20.1. In total there were 4300 shares traded, which is enough to conduct our analysis. Compare that now to People's United Financial, Inc., which opened at 14.47, had a high of 14.49, a low of 14.16, closed at 14.18 and had a total volume of 4224300.

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 Malvern Bancorp, Inc. People's United Financial, Inc.
Accumulation-distribution index 712.33571 508.81882
on-balance volume 20.15 14.4
chaikin money flow

15.51925 32.0
force index

0.09 0.2838
ease of movement rating

0.00011 -0.00089
volume-price trend

-0.51421 -1.82721
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 Malvern Bancorp, Inc. People's United Financial, Inc.
Average true range 0.2576 0.21485
Bolinger bands 20.19571 14.29399
Upper bollinger band 20.05429 14.09601
Lower bollinger band

20.1 14.16
Bollinger high band indicator

1.0 1.0
Bollinger high low indicator

1.0 1.0
Central keltner channel

20.38667 14.37333
High band keltner channel

20.38667 14.35333
Low band keltner channel

20.38667 14.39333
High band keltner channel indicator

1.0 1.0
Low band keltner channel indicator

1.0 1.0
Donchain channel high band

20.1 14.16
Donchain channel low band

20.1 14.16
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 Malvern Bancorp, Inc. People's United Financial, Inc.
Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) trend_macd 0.00157
MACD signal 0.00062 0.00087
MACD difference 0.0005 0.0007
fast Exponential Moving Average (EMA) indicator

20.1 14.16
slow Exponential Moving Average (EMA) indicator

20.1 14.16
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

0.339 0.39138

-2.45861 -10.5267
Mass Index (MI)

1.8 1.0
Commodity Channel Index (CCI)

-66.66667 66.66667
Detrended Price Oscillator (DPO)

0.52448 2.09631
KST Oscillator (KST)

-25.42974 -128.95346
KST Oscillator (KST Signal)

-25.42974 -128.95346
KST difference

0.60608 1.07651
Ichimoku rating

20.53 14.48
Ichimoku B rating

20.53 14.48
Ichimoku visual trend A

20.9105 16.30337
Ichimoku visual trend B

20.90306 15.90777
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 Malvern Bancorp, Inc. People's United Financial, Inc.
Relative Strength Index (RSI) 50.0 50.0
Money Flow Index (MFI) 49.89807 50.5121
True Strength Index (TSI) -100.0 -100.0
ultimate oscillator

-455.14686 -18.68305
stochastic oscillator

50.0 1650.0
stochastic oscillator signal

50.0 1650.0
Williams %R rating

-50.0 1550.0
awesome oscillator

-0.01133 0.08883

RETURNS: That’s all for technical analysis. Now let’s just list the returns for Malvern Bancorp, Inc. and People's United Financial, Inc..

Daily return -2.54297 -12.89535
Daily log return 0.24845 0.49313
Cumulative return 0.24876 0.49435

So there you have it: our deep, grueling analysis comparing Malvern Bancorp, Inc. and People's United Financial, 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 Malvern Bancorp, 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 MLVF is strong or weak. Again – this is not a reliable indication of whether Malvern Bancorp, 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 People's United Financial, 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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