Zosano Pharma Corporation ($ZSAN) vs Sage Therapeutics, Inc. ($SAGE)

2019-08-16 | Welcome! Today we compared how two different stocks in the Major Pharmaceuticals industry are trading: Zosano Pharma Corporation and Sage Therapeutics, 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, Zosano Pharma Corporation opened at 2.94, got to a maximum price of 2.94 and dropped to as low as 2.57 before finishing the session at 2.78. In total there were 181300 shares traded, which is enough to conduct our analysis. Compare that now to Sage Therapeutics, Inc., which opened at 160.58, had a high of 162.975, a low of 159.25, closed at 161.03 and had a total volume of 265700.

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 Zosano Pharma Corporation Sage Therapeutics, Inc.
Accumulation-distribution index 10.5828 511.88743
on-balance volume 2.92 162.73
chaikin money flow

1.32681 2.11065
force index

0.0864 21.8855
ease of movement rating

-0.01164 -0.08199
volume-price trend

-0.54251 -8.46553
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 Zosano Pharma Corporation Sage Therapeutics, Inc.
Average true range 0.14202 3.47793
Bolinger bands 3.10789 164.32267
Upper bollinger band 2.31311 156.82733
Lower bollinger band

2.57 159.25
Bollinger high band indicator

1.0 1.0
Bollinger high low indicator

1.0 1.0
Central keltner channel

2.81667 160.935
High band keltner channel

2.81667 158.54
Low band keltner channel

2.81667 163.33
High band keltner channel indicator

1.0 1.0
Low band keltner channel indicator

1.0 1.0
Donchain channel high band

2.57 159.25
Donchain channel low band

2.57 159.25
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 Zosano Pharma Corporation Sage Therapeutics, Inc.
Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) trend_macd 0.05946
MACD signal 0.0035 0.03303
MACD difference 0.0028 0.02642
fast Exponential Moving Average (EMA) indicator

2.57 159.25
slow Exponential Moving Average (EMA) indicator

2.57 159.25
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

0.28829 0.49311
trix

-13.1287 -5.2286
Mass Index (MI)

1.8 1.0
Commodity Channel Index (CCI)

66.66667 66.66667
Detrended Price Oscillator (DPO)

0.65606 8.79297
KST Oscillator (KST)

-203.36286 -52.32574
KST Oscillator (KST Signal)

-203.36286 -52.32574
KST difference

21.77578 3.94244
Ichimoku rating

2.94 161.7775
Ichimoku B rating

2.94 161.7775
Ichimoku visual trend A

3.27538 172.52555
Ichimoku visual trend B

3.1952 173.1691
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 Zosano Pharma Corporation Sage Therapeutics, Inc.
Relative Strength Index (RSI) 50.0 50.0
Money Flow Index (MFI) 52.99762 50.67768
True Strength Index (TSI) -100.0 -100.0
ultimate oscillator

-129.34304 -73.50079
stochastic oscillator

50.0 155.53236
stochastic oscillator signal

50.0 155.53236
Williams %R rating

-50.0 55.53236
awesome oscillator

-0.00478 1.22475

RETURNS: That’s all for technical analysis. Now let’s just list the returns for Zosano Pharma Corporation and Sage Therapeutics, Inc..

Daily return -20.33629 -5.23257
Daily log return 10.37639 1.65036
Cumulative return 10.93385 1.66405

So there you have it: our deep, grueling analysis comparing Zosano Pharma Corporation and Sage Therapeutics, 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 Zosano Pharma Corporation:

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 ZSAN is strong or weak. Again – this is not a reliable indication of whether Zosano Pharma Corporation 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 Sage Therapeutics, 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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