Delving into Shares of LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (NYSE:LYB) and Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) From Top to Bottom

LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (NYSE:LYB) moved -0.82% from the recent close and currently pricing at $97.26.  There has been some talk amongst investors regarding this name and is on many “cheap” stock watchlists.  Cheap that is in terms of price, but what about value?

Equity markets can move in an instant, requiring investors to always stay on their toes. Most sudden stock spikes or drops require the attention of anyone who is keeping a keen eye on the shares. What may go somewhat undetected is the slow and steady rise or fall of a particular stock. Sometimes it can be difficult to decipher fact from fiction in the markets. Why is a company that consistently produces strong returns going down? Why are the underperforming company shares moving higher? While there may be no clear cut answers to the questions, professional investors work endlessly to make sense of equity market nuances.

Based on recent analysis, LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (NYSE:LYB) shares have been seen trading -3.45% off of the 50-day peak and 13.95% away from the 50-day bottom. In terms of the stock price in relation to its moving averages, company shares are -0.53% away from the 20-day moving average and 4.82% off of the 50-day average. If we take a longer approach, shares have been trading 9.99% away from the 200-day moving average.

Occasionally investors may be looking to shift their stock strategy. Maybe one plan worked for a period of time, but now economic conditions have shifted and a change is required. Whatever the case, the primary goal is typically to maximize profits. Finding a winning investing strategy may not happen immediately. Navigating the sometimes murky economic waters can be a struggle. Staying afloat may depend on many factors, but doing homework and studying all the available information is essential.

Over the last year, LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (NYSE:LYB)’s stock has performed
21.12%. For the last six months, the stock has performed 12.65%. From the start of the calendar year, shares have been 13.38%. Zooming in closer, company stock has been 13.78% for the quarter, 2.83% over the past month, and -1.64% over the past week.

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) shares are on our watchlist today as the stock has moved 1.09% from the recent close, pricing at $131.49 at the time of press.  This stock has garnered the attention of value investors and here we’ll take a look at the equity’s recent performance.

After a recent check, shares of Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) have been seen trading -1.73% off of the 50-day high and 17.99% away from the 50-day low. In terms of the stock price in relation to its moving averages, company shares are 0.97% away from the 20-day moving average and 6.49% off of the 50-day average. If we take a wider approach, shares have been trading 10.62% away from the 200-day moving average.

Over the last year, Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC)’s stock has performed 38.89%. For the last six months, the stock has performed 17.62%. From the start of the calendar year, shares have been 21.67%. Zooming in closer, company stock has been 7.26% for the quarter, 3.88% over the past month, and 0.76% over the past week.