Beyond Meat, Before The Earnings
With the earning earnings report expected to come out later today, investors and analysts alike have been waiting patiently to see how the financial of BYND have fared in recent times. Like most companies Beyond Meat saw a dramatic decrease in price but unlike many it has recovered much of its value as seem in March. We’ll be looking at some technical details to try and better understand any underlying trends and what this might result in for the stock.
The Relative Strength Indicator (RSI) is a specific indicator that is used to detect if a stock is over sold or over bought. The RSI is calculated using average price gains and losses over a given period of time. The default time period is 14 periods with values bounded from 0 to 100. A reading of above 70 means the stock is overbought highlighting a bearish signal that the stock might fall in price. This is not the case with BYND indicating that it might not necessarily be either overbought or oversold but as it is in the middle of indicator indicating that it might be better to hold onto this position, in the near term.
The Bollinger bands are an additional indicator used in technical analysis to detect volatility if the bands are close together then there is considered to be low volatility however if the bands widen then there is considered to be high levels of volatility. Also it is very uncommon for a stock to move outside the Bollinger bands if it does, it will more often than not shift back inside the Bollinger band. In the graphic above we can see that the Bollinger Bands have widened recently and for now that suggests that the price is less stable and more volatile, again indicating that the price is likely to change rapidly and unexpectedly.
Coupled with the decrease in Volume as we see can by the vertical bars underneath this highlights that a smaller number of investors are buying the stock, with the volume decreasing we can see the investors are currently lying in wait most likely for the earnings report that is coming out very soon. Investors are being vigilant and we are likely to see a huge number of trades during that day, so the volatility of the stock is likely to increase.
The Moving Average Convergence (MACD) is a trend momentum indicator that shows the relationship in this case between the 12 day and 26 day moving averages. It is commonly used as a buy or sell signal and as it is in this case the MACD has crossed above the signal line indicating a buy signal.
With all this said it seems that the overall technical analysis of BYND is inconclusive and more fundamental analysis needs to be undertaken before it is clear in which direction Beyond Meat will move, but from what we can see they arre currently in a relatively volatile position, and we are likely to see any massive changes in this stock price according to the Bollinger Bands, unless there is a major change or announcement made, such as a the end of COVID-19. The MACD is indicating a buy signal but its not strong enough on its own to warrant any type of solid consensus. With an earnings report to be seen later today we should be seeing an increase in trading volume as traders speculate on what the outcome might be.