The Battle Of Simulations Plus, Inc. ($SLP) And Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. ($MDRX)

2019-08-16 | Welcome! Today we compared how two different stocks in the EDP Services industry are trading: Simulations Plus, Inc. and Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, 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, Simulations Plus, Inc. opened at 37.26, got to a maximum price of 37.95 and dropped to as low as 36.5 before finishing the session at 36.66. In total there were 125800 shares traded, which is enough to conduct our analysis. Compare that now to Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc., which opened at 9.01, had a high of 9.07, a low of 8.75, closed at 8.76 and had a total volume of 1959400.

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 Simulations Plus, Inc. Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
Accumulation-distribution index 375.28989 107.01333
on-balance volume -37.06 9.0
chaikin money flow

3.2029 9.66667
force index

1.1088 0.2496
ease of movement rating

-0.00312 -0.00675
volume-price trend

12.92636 -1.19671
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 Simulations Plus, Inc. Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
Average true range 0.5015 0.20959
Bolinger bands 37.04853 9.09456
Upper bollinger band 35.35147 8.58544
Lower bollinger band

36.5 8.75
Bollinger high band indicator

nan nan
Bollinger high low indicator

1.0 1.0
Central keltner channel

37.23667 8.94333
High band keltner channel

36.54667 8.88333
Low band keltner channel

37.92667 9.00333
High band keltner channel indicator

1.0 1.0
Low band keltner channel indicator

1.0 1.0
Donchain channel high band

36.5 8.75
Donchain channel low band

36.5 8.75
Donchain channel high band indicator

nan 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 Simulations Plus, Inc. Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) trend_macd 0.00404
MACD signal -0.00748 0.00224
MACD difference -0.00598 0.00179
fast Exponential Moving Average (EMA) indicator

36.5 8.75
slow Exponential Moving Average (EMA) indicator

36.5 8.75
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

0.18052 0.24339

21.08412 -12.92867
Mass Index (MI)

1.0 1.0
Commodity Channel Index (CCI)

-66.66667 66.66667
Detrended Price Oscillator (DPO)

-9.52569 1.38536
KST Oscillator (KST)

353.13929 -136.68591
KST Oscillator (KST Signal)

353.13929 -136.68591
KST difference

-5.56085 4.4399
Ichimoku rating

37.605 9.04
Ichimoku B rating

37.605 9.04
Ichimoku visual trend A

29.4386 10.3442
Ichimoku visual trend B

32.53172 10.355
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 Simulations Plus, Inc. Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
Relative Strength Index (RSI) 50.0 50.0
Money Flow Index (MFI) 100.0 51.2557
True Strength Index (TSI) 100.0 -100.0
ultimate oscillator

92.61109 -30.03677
stochastic oscillator

210.14493 533.33333
stochastic oscillator signal

210.14493 533.33333
Williams %R rating

110.14493 433.33333
awesome oscillator

0.16361 0.10517

RETURNS: That’s all for technical analysis. Now let’s just list the returns for Simulations Plus, Inc. and Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc..

Daily return 35.31393 -13.66859
Daily log return -1.6575 2.03627
Cumulative return -1.64384 2.05714

So there you have it: our deep, grueling analysis comparing Simulations Plus, Inc. and Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, 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 Simulations Plus, 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 SLP is strong or weak. Again – this is not a reliable indication of whether Simulations Plus, 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 Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, 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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