Take the Real out of these two stocks: Superconductor Technologies Inc. (SCON) and Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA)

The recent price movement of SCON means that it is now down by -91.16% from its 52-week high and 30.29% up against its 52-week low prices. Over the past one week, the price volatility of SCON stands at 18.16% while the volatility over the past one month is 32.23%. The beta score for this stock is 0.93. A beta score below 1 means that the stock has a low volatility while above 1 signifies that a stock is highly volatile at that particular moment, a data that traders use to keep tabs on their investments.

The company on 08/13/2019 published its latest quarterly earnings, with the report showing that the company recorded -0.88 earnings per share (EPS) during that period. This report was above the expectations of analysts of -1.96 by 1.08. The revenue by the firm was 70k for the quarter.

The shares of Superconductor Technologies Inc. (SCON) dropped by -4.24%, leading to a loss of -$0.01 per share, and saw SCON end the trading session at $0.23 on Friday 10/18/19. SCON started the trading session at $0.23, before reaching a daily high of $0.2352. It wasn’t able to sustain that growth though and soon jumped to hit a daily low of $0.2124.

The trading volume on Friday stood at 2184996, which was below the stock’s 3-month average volume of 1.38 million shares, out of a total 5.50M shares. As the price of the stock dipped, the market valuation of the company dropped to 1.30 million.

The shares of Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) went down by -4.37% by the end of the recent trading session. This movement saw its price plunge to close at $169.13, which was lower than the previous closing price of $176.85. Over the past one week, the price of BABA has slipped by -2.20%, while it has recorded a loss of -6.28% over the past one month. Its three-month performance saw BABA lose -2.80% while its six-month performance saw it drop by -8.77%. The situation is different though over the past one year, as the stock price went up by 14.17%, while its year-to-date (YTD) price performance jumped by 23.39%. The stock price has gone up by +11.38% compared to its 90-day low, while it is down -8.15% compared to its 90-day high price.

Let’s take a look at its short, medium and long-term indicators. Composite Indicators shows that Trendspotter rated the stock as a Sell. In the short-term, the stock has a 20-day average volume of 13,455,055 shares, with the short-term indicators averagely rating the stock as a 50% Sell. A look at its medium-term indicators reveals that it has a 50-Day average volume of 13,452,396 shares and the indicators have an average rating of Hold. The last indicators, the long-term see BABA stock with a 100-Day average volume of 16,559,982 shares, giving it an average rating of 50% Sell. A look at the general picture of all short, medium and long-term indicators leaves BABA with an average rating of 40% Sell.

Several brokerage firms sent out their reports BABA stock not long ago. In its report sent out on October 04, 2019, HSBC Securities lowered its ratings on BABA to a Buy. In an earlier report on August 05, 2019, Jefferies Initiated the stock to a Buy. Loop Capital meanwhile in its report on June 04, 2019 Initiated its rating of the stock to “Buy”.

In related news to the company’s stock, around 45.60% shares are being held by institutional investors. In a recent SEC filing, the company revealed that 1601 institutions currently hold the BABA stock. In the last quarter, a 1,147,361,246 BABA shares were in the possession of institutions. On the other hand, the company recorded 137 new institutions who bought it their stock, while 119 institutions sold their entire BABA reserve. Of the current institutions investing in the stock, 876 increased their investment while 541 decreased their investment in the stock.