The stock of insurance provider Progressive Corp. (NYSE: PGR) has doubled in price in the last two years. It has been one of the most consistent climbers during that span. The gain is pretty impressive when you consider that the S&P 500 is only up 25% over the same time period.
The stock has slipped in the last few weeks, which caused it to drop below the lower rail of a trend channel that seemed to be guiding the stock higher over the last few years. Despite falling below the lower rail, the stock appears to have found support at its 52-week moving average earlier this week and has since bounced back.
The oscillators have moved sharply lower over the last few weeks and they are now at their lowest levels since July. The 10-week RSI dipped to the 40 level and the weekly stochastic readings have dipped below the 50 level for only the second time in the last two years. When the indicators were this low in July, the stock bounced off the lower rail of the channel and then jumped approximately 20% in a few months.
Progressive has some pretty impressive fundamentals to go along with the technical performance. Earnings jumped by 313% in the most recent quarter compared to the same period a year ago. Analysts expect earnings to grow by 88% for the year as a whole.
Moving lower for three straight days is viewed as a bearish sign. Keep an eye on this stock for future declines. Considering data from situations where PGR declined for three days, in of 260 cases, the price declined further within the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .
The Momentum Indicator moved below the 0 level on May 23, 2023. You may want to consider selling the stock, shorting the stock, or exploring put options on PGR as a result. In of 93 cases where the Momentum Indicator fell below 0, the stock fell further within the subsequent month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .
The Moving Average Convergence Divergence Histogram (MACD) for PGR turned negative on May 26, 2023. This could be a sign that the stock is set to turn lower in the coming weeks. Traders may want to sell the stock or buy put options. Tickeron's A.I.dvisor looked at 52 similar instances when the indicator turned negative. In of the 52 cases the stock turned lower in the days that followed. This puts the odds of success at .
The 10-day moving average for PGR crossed bearishly below the 50-day moving average on April 21, 2023. This indicates that the trend has shifted lower and could be considered a sell signal. In of 15 past instances when the 10-day crossed below the 50-day, the stock continued to move higher over the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .
The Aroon Indicator for PGR entered a downward trend on May 12, 2023. This could indicate a strong downward move is ahead for the stock. Traders may want to consider selling the stock or buying put options.
The RSI Indicator points to a transition from a downward trend to an upward trend -- in cases where PGR's RSI Indicator exited the oversold zone, of 22 resulted in an increase in price. Tickeron's analysis proposes that the odds of a continued upward trend are .
The Stochastic Oscillator demonstrated that the ticker has stayed in the oversold zone for 1 day, which means it's wise to expect a price bounce in the near future.
Following a 3-day Advance, the price is estimated to grow further. Considering data from situations where PGR advanced for three days, in of 351 cases, the price rose further within the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
PGR may jump back above the lower band and head toward the middle band. Traders may consider buying the stock or exploring call options.
The Tickeron Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating low risk on high returns. The average Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for the industry is 74, placing this stock better than average.
The Tickeron PE Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), pointing to outstanding earnings growth. The PE Growth rating is based on a comparative analysis of stock PE ratio increase over the last 12 months compared against S&P 500 index constituents.
The Tickeron Price Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating steady price growth. PGR’s price grows at a higher rate over the last 12 months as compared to S&P 500 index constituents.
The Tickeron Valuation Rating of (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is significantly overvalued in the industry. This rating compares market capitalization estimated by our proprietary formula with the current market capitalization. This rating is based on the following metrics, as compared to industry averages: PGR's P/B Ratio (4.593) is slightly higher than the industry average of (1.880). P/E Ratio (90.909) is within average values for comparable stocks, (104.000). Projected Growth (PEG Ratio) (0.229) is also within normal values, averaging (1.688). PGR has a moderately low Dividend Yield (0.003) as compared to the industry average of (0.044). P/S Ratio (1.450) is also within normal values, averaging (1.269).
The Tickeron SMR rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating weak sales and an unprofitable business model. SMR (Sales, Margin, Return on Equity) rating is based on comparative analysis of weighted Sales, Income Margin and Return on Equity values compared against S&P 500 index constituents. The weighted SMR value is a proprietary formula developed by Tickeron and represents an overall profitability measure for a stock.
The average fundamental analysis ratings, where 1 is best and 100 is worst, are as follows