Investor’s Pleased with The 3.36% 13-Week Gains For KOTAK MAHINDRA BANK LTD. (KOTAKBANK.BO)

KOTAK MAHINDRA BANK LTD. (KOTAKBANK.BO) shares have continued their upward march, moving 3.36% higher over the past quarter. The stock has clocked in a change of 7.06% most recently for the past week.  In taking a look at recent performance, we can see that shares have moved 2.07% over the past 4-weeks, 8.17% over the past half year and 22.15% over the past full year.

Scanning the equity markets, it is quite obvious that there are plenty of stocks to choose from. This may make things a bit overwhelming for the beginner investor, but it should also be seen as a great opportunity. Of course, studying up on every single stock may be nearly impossible. Just focusing in on a few different stocks at a time that pique the interest may be the way to start. Investors are often bombarded with stock picking strategies and sure bet winners. Some of the information might end up being correct, but a lot of it may turn out to be nonsense. If investors decide to manage their own money, they may want to make sure that no stone is left unturned. Doing the proper amount of research can work wonders for the health of a portfolio over the course of time. Following a proven market guru may work for some, but it may leave others with many questions that have gone unanswered. What works for one investor may not work for another.

A popular tool among technical stock analysts is the moving average. Moving averages are considered to be lagging indicators that simply take the average price of a stock over a certain period of time. They may also be used to assist the trader figure out proper support and resistance levels for the stock. Currently, KOTAK MAHINDRA BANK LTD. (KOTAKBANK.BO) has a 200-day MA of 1249.44, and a 50-day of 1256.47. Presently, the stock has a 14-day RSI of 70.62, the 7-day is sitting at 85.10, and the 3-day is resting at 97.81. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) is one of multiple popular technical indicators created by J. Welles Wilder. Wilder introduced RSI in his book “New Concepts in Technical Trading Systems” which was published in 1978. RSI measures the magnitude and velocity of directional price movements. The data is represented graphically by fluctuating between a value of 0 and 100. The indicator is computed by using the average losses and gains of a stock over a certain time period. RSI can be used to help spot overbought or oversold conditions. An RSI reading over 70 would be considered overbought, and a reading under 30 would indicate oversold conditions. A level of 50 would indicate neutral market momentum.

KOTAK MAHINDRA BANK LTD. (KOTAKBANK.BO)’s Williams Percent Range or 14 day Williams %R presently is at -10.58. In general, if the reading goes above -20, the stock may be considered to be overbought. Alternately, if the indicator goes under -80, this may show the stock as being oversold. We can also take a look at the Average Directional Index or ADX of the stock. For traders looking to capitalize on trends, the ADX may be an essential technical tool. The ADX is used to measure trend strength. ADX calculations are made based on the moving average price range expansion over a specified amount of time. ADX is charted as a line with values ranging from 0 to 100. The indicator is non-directional meaning that it gauges trend strength whether the stock price is trending higher or lower. The 14-day ADX presently sits at 18.15. In general, and ADX value from 0-25 would represent an absent or weak trend. A value of 25-50 would indicate a strong trend. A value of 50-75 would indicate a very strong trend, and a value of 75-100 would signify an extremely strong trend.

KOTAK MAHINDRA BANK LTD. (KOTAKBANK.BO) has a 14-day Commodity Channel Index (CCI) of 259.63. The CCI technical indicator can be used to help figure out if a stock is overbought or oversold. CCI may also be used to assist with the discovery of divergences that could possibly signal reversal moves. A CCI closer to +100 may provide an overbought signal, and a CCI near -100 may offer an oversold signal.

Some investors may find the Williams Percent Range or Williams %R as a helpful technical indicator. Presently, KOTAK MAHINDRA BANK LTD. (KOTAKBANK.BO)’s Williams Percent Range or 14 day Williams %R is resting at -10.58. Values can range from 0 to -100. A reading between -80 to -100 may be typically viewed as strong oversold territory. A value between 0 to -20 would represent a strong overbought condition. As a momentum indicator, the Williams R% may be used with other technicals to help define a specific trend.

Investors might be taking a closer look into the crystal ball to try and decipher what is in store for the second half of the year in the stock market. While cautious optimism may be the prevailing sentiment, many investors will be looking to take the portfolio to the next level. With markets still riding high, the big question is whether the momentum will push stocks higher or if the bears start to take over. There may still be a few undervalued stocks with much more upside potential ready to make big moves. Finding these stocks may involve doing a little more homework. Investors may be looking to take advantage of any little sell-off that might provide some bargain buying opportunities.