Momentum Stocks in Focus: Caterpillar, Inc. (NYSE:CAT) , Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:PTLA)

On 4/17/2017, Shares of Caterpillar, Inc. (NYSE:CAT) closed at $94.14 in last trading day. After noting the initial trading entry at $93.69, it reached to a day’s high of $94.35 and moved to a day’s low of $93.49. The recent daily volume was 3.72 million as contrast to it’s an average volume of 5.33 million.

Technical Indicators:

The last close of the Caterpillar, Inc. stock reflects that it traded up +0.13% from its 50-day moving average of $94.02. The stock traded above +1.48% to its 200-day MA of $92.76. Furthermore, it moved lower -5.35% from its 52-week high of $99.46 and +36.37% up from $69.04, which is 52-week low of the stock.

Caterpillar Inc.’s (CAT) moved with shift of -1.44% in the past week. Over the last three months, the shares of the company have changed 0.47% and performed 10.11% over the last six months. The stock currently has Monthly Volatility of 1.79% and Weekly Volatility of 1.73%.

Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:PTLA) finalized the last transaction at value of $38.19, with a daily change of +0.47% or +0.18 points. The company maintained volume of 399.82 thousand shares. In past trading day, the stock hit the maximum price of $38.65 and touched to minimum value of $37.81. It has a market cap of $ 2.16B.

Technical Indicators:

As of last trade close, the stock is trading  downside -7.46% from its one year high of $41.27 and moved +143.56% upward from $15.68, which is one year low of the stock.

The stock traded below -0.06% from its 50-day moving average of $38.21. Furthermore, the stock moved up +44.14% to its 200-day MA of $ 26.50.

During the last month, Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc.’s (PTLA) has changed -5.00% and performed 82.12% over the last 6 months. The mean rating score for this stock is at 1.90. This rating scale contains from 1 to 5 with 5 representing a Strong Sell, 1 signifying a Strong Buy and 3 demonstrating a Hold. The Volatility was noted at 3.58% in recent month and observed Weekly Volatility of 3.99%.


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