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Principal Financial Group (PFG) Marked As A Barbarian At The Gate

Trade-Ideas LLC identified Principal Financial Group ( PFG) as a "barbarian at the gate" (strong stocks crossing above resistance with today's range greater than 200%) candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Principal Financial Group as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • PFG has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $46.7 million.
  • PFG has traded 1.6 million shares today.
  • PFG traded in a range 234.9% of the normal price range with a price range of $2.19.
  • PFG traded above its daily resistance level (quality: 52 days, meaning that the stock is crossing a resistance level set by the last 52 calendar days. The resistance price is defined by the Price - $0.01 at the time of the signal).

Stocks matching the 'Barbarian at the Gate' criteria are worthwhile stocks to watch for a variety of factors including historical back testing and volatility. Trade-Ideas targets these opportunities because the stock is exhibiting an unusual behavior while displaying positive price action. In this case, the stock crossed an important inflection point; namely, 'resistance' while at the same time the range of the stock's movement in price is more than twice its normal size. This large range foreshadows a possible continuation as the stock moves higher. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Get the inside scoop on opportunities in PFG with the Ticky from...