We Compared Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. ($TACOW) and RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc. ($RICK)

2019-08-16 | Welcome! Today we compared how two different stocks in the Restaurants industry are trading: Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. and RCI Hospitality Holdings, 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, Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. opened at 1.25, got to a maximum price of 1.01 and dropped to as low as 0.9299 before finishing the session at 1.0. In total there were 11500 shares traded, which is enough to conduct our analysis. Compare that now to RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc., which opened at 15.63, had a high of 16.49, a low of 15.63, closed at 16.45 and had a total volume of 90900.

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 Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc.
Accumulation-distribution index -3.335 71.40926
on-balance volume nan -15.62
chaikin money flow

-1.6675 1.0
force index

nan 0.0018
ease of movement rating

nan 0.00181
volume-price trend

nan -2.61604
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 Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc.
Average true range nan 0.51798
Bolinger bands nan 15.76713
Upper bollinger band nan 15.34287
Lower bollinger band

0.9299 15.63
Bollinger high band indicator

nan 1.0
Bollinger high low indicator

nan 1.0
Central keltner channel

1.0633 15.91667
High band keltner channel

1.3033 15.05667
Low band keltner channel

0.8233 16.77667
High band keltner channel indicator

nan 1.0
Low band keltner channel indicator

nan 1.0
Donchain channel high band

0.9299 15.63
Donchain channel low band

0.9299 15.63
Donchain channel high band indicator

nan 1.0
Donchain channel low band indicator

nan 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 Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc.
Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) trend_macd -0.00337
MACD signal nan -0.00187
MACD difference nan -0.0015
fast Exponential Moving Average (EMA) indicator

0.9299 15.63
slow Exponential Moving Average (EMA) indicator

0.9299 15.63
Average Directional Movement Index (ADX)

unknown unknown
ADX positive

unknown 20.0
ADX negative

unknown 20.0
positive Vortex Indicator (VI)

1.0 1.0
negative VI

1.0 1.0
trend vortex difference

nan 0.20454

nan -9.22524
Mass Index (MI)

1.0 1.0
Commodity Channel Index (CCI)

nan -66.66667
Detrended Price Oscillator (DPO)

nan 3.03067
KST Oscillator (KST)

nan -162.4095
KST Oscillator (KST Signal)

nan -162.4095
KST difference

nan -2.00957
Ichimoku rating

1.13 16.06
Ichimoku B rating

1.13 16.06
Ichimoku visual trend A

1.13 18.59645
Ichimoku visual trend B

1.13 17.56652
Aroon Indicator (AI)

4.0 4.0
AI indicator down

4.0 4.0
AI difference

nan -4.0

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

Momentum Indicator Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc.
Relative Strength Index (RSI) 50.0 50.0
Money Flow Index (MFI) 50.0 33.90713
True Strength Index (TSI) nan -100.0
ultimate oscillator

nan -39.6191
stochastic oscillator

-33.375 100.0
stochastic oscillator signal

-33.375 100.0
Williams %R rating

-133.375 125.92593
awesome oscillator

nan 0.00649

RETURNS: That’s all for technical analysis. Now let’s just list the returns for Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. and RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc..

Daily return nan -16.24095
Daily log return nan -0.96433
Cumulative return nan -0.95969

So there you have it: our deep, grueling analysis comparing Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. and RCI Hospitality Holdings, 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 Del Taco Restaurants, 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 TACOW is strong or weak. Again – this is not a reliable indication of whether Del Taco Restaurants, 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 RCI Hospitality Holdings, 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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