Pivot Points Diving Deep into Benchmark Electronics, Inc. ($NYSE:BHE): Fibonacci at 26.728333

Investors are frequently looking for any possible way to get a leg up in the market. This may involve committing to plan that will hopefully outperform the market and maximize profits. Many investors will choose to employ top-down analysis. Top-down analysis involves examining the big picture of the economy and the world of finance. After studying global economic conditions, investors may then analyze different sectors that are possibly well positioned to beat the market. After identifying the sector or sectors, investors may then do further analysis of stocks within the specific industry in order to find firms that are successful and primed for growth. Other individual investors may choose to go with bottom-up analysis when looking for stock to add to the portfolio. The bottom-up approach takes the emphasis off of the power and significance of market and economic cycles. Investors may focus on individual companies and not worry so much about the specific industry or economy in general. 

A good way for investors to understand stock price movements is to look at how it has performed at various intervals in the past. Tracking shares of Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:BHE), we see that the most recent close price was 26.1
Year-to-date: 23.32389
Prior week: -0.11472275
Prior month: -5.1905627
Last 6 months:1.6342412
Last 3 months: 17.498875

Traders using technical analysis may be employing moving average indicators to assist with gauging a certain market move or to indicate its strength. Many traders will rely on the EMA or Exponential Moving Average to accomplish this. Checking on some recent levels we can see that the 10 day EMA is 26.44307, the 20 day is 26.707912, and the 30 day is 26.827223. Pulling back a bit, we note that the 100 day EMA is 25.892876, the 50 day is 26.687946, and the 200 day EMA is 25.254366.

After a recent check, we see that the Bull Bear Power reading is -0.8319504. Moving to some volatility readings, we see that the current value is 2.0392458. Looking out for the week, volatility is 2.034156. For the previous month, volatility is at 1.8083916. Investors often track volatility across sectors to compare with the overall volatility in the market.

Traders use pivot point analysis to help determine key levels where a stock price may react. Tracking these turn around levels may help the trader while attempting stock analysis. Looking at some current one month pivots for Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:BHE), we note that the Fibonacci pivot is 26.728333 while the Fibonacci support 1 pivot is 26.077023, and the Fibonacci support 2 is 25.674643. Checking on the one month Woodie pivot, we note the level at 26.62875. The Woodie support 1 pivot is 25.3975, and the Woodie resistance 1 pivot is 27.1025.

Following recent trading activity, we note that Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:BHE) has seen a move of -0.2293578% since the open. The prior close was 26.1 and the one month high price is currently 28.965. 

Shifting the technical focus to Keltner Channels, we see that the 20 day upper envelope is 26.99844. The 20 day lower envelope is currently 26.417385. Traders may be watching for a breakthrough of the higher or lower Keltner bands.

Investors might be looking around every corner when analyzing shares of Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:BHE). Many investors will closely track a stock when it nears a major historical high or low point. Let’s take a quick peek at some major historical highs and lows for the stock:

All time high: 35.8
All time low: 0.8055636
52 week high: 32.3
52 week low: 20.01
6 month high: 29.17
6 month low: 20.01
3 month high: 29.17
3 month low: 20.01
One month high: 28.965
One month low: 25.99

When dealing with the equity markets, investors are often tasked with trying to find stocks that are bound for glory. Every investor dreams of finding those stocks that were overlooked but are poised to pick up momentum. New investors are often instructed to set goals before starting to invest. Creating attainable, realistic goals can be a good starting point before digging into the investment trenches. After setting up goals considering financial status, objectives, timeframes and risk appetite, the next step may involve creating an actionable plan. Once the plan is in place, it may be extremely important to routinely monitor the performance of the portfolio. There are often many well crafted investment plans that for whatever reason don’t seem to be working out properly. Being able to evaluate and adjust the plan based on market activity may end up being the difference between a winning or losing portfolio. Being able to adapt to the fast paced and often times tumultuous market landscape can be a gigantic benefit for long-term portfolio health.