Savvy investors constantly keep their eyes peeled for bargains and often times they come in the form of stocks under $5. Recently there has been some buzz surrounding Equus Total Return, Inc. (NYSE:EQS) stock. As of a recent trade, the shares moved 0.00% from the previous close and are currently price at $2.39.
Here we’ll take a quick glance at how the stock price is currently trading in relation to some of its simple moving averages. At current levels, Equus Total Return, Inc. (NYSE:EQS) shares have been seen trading -0.26% away from the 20-day moving average. The stock has been recently separated from the 50-day moving average by -0.42%. Using a broader approach, shares have been trading -0.16% off of the 200-day moving average. After the latest check-in, company stock is -3.24% off of the 50 day high and 7.66% away from the 50 day low price.
Overall, 2017 has been a good year for small-cap stocks thus far. Investors may be examining their portfolios and trying to decide if they have the proper exposure to small-caps. Deciding on small-cap portfolio weighting may depend prominently on the risk appetite for each individual person. Investors also may need to evaluate their short-term and long-term goals when deciding how best to tackle the equity market.
Small-cap stocks have historically outperformed early in economic expansion cycles, and underperformed later in the cycles. With the current economic cycle in year eight, it begs the question as to why small-cap stocks have still been chugging along and outperforming certain averages.
In terms of performance, shares of Equus Total Return, Inc. (NYSE:EQS) are 18.91% since the start of 2016. Over the past week, shares are -0.42%. Moving out to look at the previous month performance, the stock is at -1.24%. For the quarter, performance is at 2.58%. During the past six months, Equus Total Return, Inc. (NYSE:EQS)’s stock has been -14.95% and 25.12% for the last 12 months.
Investors are constantly attempting to find the next great stock to own. Picking the next winner to bolster the portfolio may involve some hard work and a little bit of stock market magic. Sifting through the wealth of information about public companies can be a daunting task. Many sharp investors will attack the equity markets from many different angles.
This may include keeping close tabs on fundamental and technical data. This may also include tracking analyst opinions and following what the big money institutions are buying or selling.
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