Volatility Levels in Focus For CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:COMM) — Beta Runs to 1.22

Examining shares of CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:COMM), we can see that the stock has a current beta of 1.22. Checking in on current price action, company shares had recently touched 17.62. From the session open, shares have moved -0.62%. Investors will be watching to see how the stock reacts to market influences over the next few weeks. As we near the halfway point of the calendar year, investors may be trying to figure out if now is the time to get in on the name, or whether to wait for a better opportunity.

As most investors most likely have learned, there is no easy answer when deciding how to best take aim at the equity market, especially when faced with a volatile investing scenario. There are many different views when it comes to trading stocks. Investors may have to first come up with a plan in order to build a solid platform on which to compile a legitimate strategy. The vast amount of publically available data can seem overwhelming for novice investors. Making sense of the sea of information may do wonders for the health of the individual investor’s holdings.

We are also noting that CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:COMM) was recently seen trading -43.80% away from the 50-day high and 2.03% separated from the 50-day low. Taking a broader view, the current separation from the 52-week high is -57.64%, and the distance from the 52-week low is currently 2.03%. Let’s also look quickly at some analyst views on company shares. At the time of writing, the consensus target price for the company is $27.97. The consensus recommendation provided by covering sell-side analysts is currently 2.30. This number lands on a scale from 1 to 5. Following this scale, a rating of a 1 or a 2 would indicate a consensus Buy recommendation. A rating of 4 or 5 would represent a consensus Sell recommendation. A rating of 3 would indicate a Hold recommendation.

After a recent check, CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:COMM) shares have been seen trading -17.77% away from the 20-day moving average. Zooming out to the 50-day, we can see that shares are currently trading -30.81% off of that mark. Looking at the 200-day moving average, shares have been trading -44.30% away from that value. The moving average uses the sum of all of the previous closing prices over a certain time period and divides the result by the number of prices used in the calculation. Many investors will opt to use multiple time periods when examining moving averages. Moving averages are considered to be lagging indicators, and they may prove to be very useful for spotting peaks and troughs. They may also be used to help the trader calculate sturdy support and resistance levels for the stock.

Investors may be closely monitoring historical stock price performance in order to examine what has been happening with company shares. Let’s take a look at some of the numbers for CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:COMM). Stock price performance for the past week is currently noted at -6.13%. If we look back to the beginning of the calendar year, shares have performed -53.42%. Looking back over the past full-year, shares have performed -50.45%. Over the past month, the stock has performed -27.88%. Over the last quarter, the stock has performed -42.94%. Briefly looking at some recent volatility numbers, we can see that shares have been noted at 3.69% for the week, and 4.39% for the past month.

Even for seasoned investors, it can be natural to become wary when certain stocks are tanking in the stock portfolio. The knee jerk reaction can be to immediately change up the portfolio mix to help rectify the situation. Sometimes changes may need to be made, but often times, resisting the urge to make changes based on temporary downturns may prove to help the longer-term health of the stock portfolio. Investors may find themselves in the same predicament when markets are heading higher and every stock seems to be a winner. The impulse might be to double down and buy even more shares of a name that has been over performing recently. Once again, sometimes this may work out, but there will also be times when stocks have finished the run and adding to the position may end up nullifying previous gains if momentum swings back the other way.

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