The Battle Of Yield10 Bioscience, Inc. ($YTEN) And UFP Technologies, Inc. ($UFPT)

2019-08-16 | Welcome! Today we compared how two different stocks in the Containers/Packaging industry are trading: Yield10 Bioscience, Inc. and UFP Technologies, 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, Yield10 Bioscience, Inc. opened at 1.03, got to a maximum price of 1.03 and dropped to as low as 0.94 before finishing the session at 0.95. In total there were 106300 shares traded, which is enough to conduct our analysis. Compare that now to UFP Technologies, Inc., which opened at 41.65, had a high of 41.87, a low of 41.04, closed at 41.04 and had a total volume of 19700.

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 Yield10 Bioscience, Inc. UFP Technologies, Inc.
Accumulation-distribution index 17.97045 280.60908
on-balance volume -0.98 -41.24
chaikin money flow

3.54427 6.54545
force index

0.002 0.358
ease of movement rating

-0.00041 -0.0051
volume-price trend

-0.00489 2.74242
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 Yield10 Bioscience, Inc. UFP Technologies, Inc.
Average true range 0.04585 0.67079
Bolinger bands 0.97657 42.03649
Upper bollinger band 0.86343 38.95351
Lower bollinger band

0.94 41.04
Bollinger high band indicator

1.0 nan
Bollinger high low indicator

1.0 1.0
Central keltner channel

1.0 41.52
High band keltner channel

1.0 41.3
Low band keltner channel

1.0 41.74
High band keltner channel indicator

1.0 1.0
Low band keltner channel indicator

1.0 1.0
Donchain channel high band

0.94 41.04
Donchain channel low band

0.94 41.04
Donchain channel high band indicator

1.0 nan
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 Yield10 Bioscience, Inc. UFP Technologies, Inc.
Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) trend_macd -0.02446
MACD signal -0.0005 -0.01359
MACD difference -0.0004 -0.01087
fast Exponential Moving Average (EMA) indicator

0.94 41.04
slow Exponential Moving Average (EMA) indicator

0.94 41.04
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

0.28828 0.06588

3.52948 3.73662
Mass Index (MI)

1.8 1.0
Commodity Channel Index (CCI)

-66.66667 -66.66667
Detrended Price Oscillator (DPO)

0.00697 -2.59504
KST Oscillator (KST)

-7.36137 67.50014
KST Oscillator (KST Signal)

-7.36137 67.50014
KST difference

-10.55999 -7.08806
Ichimoku rating

1.03 41.76
Ichimoku B rating

1.03 41.76
Ichimoku visual trend A

1.01009 39.88965
Ichimoku visual trend B

1.02132 40.92314
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 Yield10 Bioscience, Inc. UFP Technologies, Inc.
Relative Strength Index (RSI) 50.0 50.0
Money Flow Index (MFI) 38.29083 100.0
True Strength Index (TSI) -100.0 100.0
ultimate oscillator

-8.39586 80.96748
stochastic oscillator

50.0 377.27273
stochastic oscillator signal

50.0 377.27273
Williams %R rating

-50.0 277.27273
awesome oscillator

0.00891 0.157

RETURNS: That’s all for technical analysis. Now let’s just list the returns for Yield10 Bioscience, Inc. and UFP Technologies, Inc..

Daily return -0.73614 6.75001
Daily log return -4.34851 -2.69185
Cumulative return -4.25532 -2.65595

So there you have it: our deep, grueling analysis comparing Yield10 Bioscience, Inc. and UFP Technologies, 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 Yield10 Bioscience, 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 YTEN is strong or weak. Again – this is not a reliable indication of whether Yield10 Bioscience, 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 UFP Technologies, 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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