Investor Watch:: Following Shares of Kite Realty Group Trust (NYSE:KRG) as Beta Rolls to 0.52

Examining shares of Kite Realty Group Trust (NYSE:KRG), we can see that the stock has a current beta of 0.52. Checking in on current price action, company shares had recently touched 15.38. From the session open, shares have moved -0.84%. Investors will be watching to see how the stock reacts to market influences over the next few weeks. As we near the halfway point of the calendar year, investors may be trying to figure out if now is the time to get in on the name, or whether to wait for a better opportunity.

Once the individual investor has figured out a plan to analyze stocks, they can begin to start building a portfolio. Because not everyone has the same goals, time horizons, and risk appetites, it is hard to provide one answer to the question of how to construct the perfect winning stock portfolio. Although every investor’s goal is typically to beat the market and secure consistent profits, this is no easy accomplishment. Professionals have spent many years studying the ins and outs of the stock market. There are certain strategies that may work better during different market cycles, but it is hard to say with any certainty that they will continue to work in the future. Markets and economic landscapes are constantly changing, and being able to keep up with the changes might involve tweaking strategies that have previously been successful but no longer are.

Let’s take a look at some of the numbers for Kite Realty Group Trust (NYSE:KRG). Stock price performance for the past week is currently noted at -1.03%. If we look back to the beginning of the calendar year, shares have performed -21.84%. Looking back over the past full-year, shares have performed -24.46%. Over the past month, the stock has performed -9.88%. Over the last quarter, the stock has performed -8.65%. Briefly looking at some recent volatility numbers, we can see that shares have been noted at 2.23% for the week, and 2.22% for the past month.

We are also noting that Kite Realty Group Trust (NYSE:KRG) was recently seen trading -13.35% away from the 50-day high and 0.39% separated from the 50-day low. Taking a broader view, the current separation from the 52-week high is -25.74%, and the distance from the 52-week low is currently 10.89%. Let’s also look quickly at some analyst views on company shares. At the time of writing, the consensus target price for the company is $18.80. The consensus recommendation provided by covering sell-side analysts is currently 2.40. This number lands on a scale from 1 to 5. Following this scale, a rating of a 1 or a 2 would indicate a consensus Buy recommendation. A rating of 4 or 5 would represent a consensus Sell recommendation. A rating of 3 would indicate a Hold recommendation.

One of the most basic ideas that goes along with the stock market is buy low and sell high. Although this advice is overly obvious, many new investors will do the exact opposite when trading stocks. Inexperienced investors have the tendency to buy stocks that have been performing the best recently. This may be caused by certain factors such as not looking into the underlying fundamentals or just hoping that the stock will continue to rise. Rookie investors may also make the error of holding onto shares that continue to drop in value. Instead of cutting the loser loose, they hold off with the hope that eventually the stock will at least get back to the breakeven point.

After a recent check, Kite Realty Group Trust (NYSE:KRG) shares have been seen trading -5.17% away from the 20-day moving average. Zooming out to the 50-day, we can see that shares are currently trading -8.39% off of that mark. Looking at the 200-day moving average, shares have been trading -5.29% away from that value. The moving average uses the sum of all of the previous closing prices over a certain time period and divides the result by the number of prices used in the calculation. Many investors will opt to use multiple time periods when examining moving averages. Moving averages are considered to be lagging indicators, and they may prove to be very useful for spotting peaks and troughs. They may also be used to help the trader calculate sturdy support and resistance levels for the stock.

Investors might be looking to find some bargains to add to the portfolio as we move closer towards the end of the year. Maybe some of the earlier portfolio picks don’t look as promising as they did a few months ago. There might also be a few names that have fallen off a cliff and do not look they will be returning to previous levels. Investors may be searching for a few overlooked stocks that the rest of the investing community has passed on for whatever reason. Nobody knows for sure what the next couple of quarters have in store. As earnings season kicks off, investors will be closely following the companies that manage to beat expectations by a wide margin.