Overall market sentiment has been down on First Trust Energy Income & Growth Fund (FEN) stock lately. FEN receives a Bearish rating from InvestorsObserver's Stock Sentiment Indicator.
What is Stock Sentiment?
Sentiment uses short term technical analysis to gauge whether a stock is desired by investors. As a technical indicator, it focuses on recent trends as opposed to the long term health of the underlying company. Updates for the company such as a earnings release can move the stock away from current trends.
Changes in price are generally the best indicator of sentiment for a particular stock. At its core, a stock's trend indicates whether current market sentiment is bullish or bearish. Investors must be bullish if a stock is trending upward, and are bearish if a stock is moving down.
InvestorsObserver's Sentiment Indicator factors in both price changes and variations in volume. An increase in volume usually means a current trend is stengthening, while a drop in volume tends to signal a reversal to the ongoing trend.
Our system also uses the options market in order to receive additional signals on current sentiments. We take into account the ratio of calls and puts for a stock since options allow an investor to bet on future changes in price.
What's Happening With FEN Stock Today?
First Trust Energy Income & Growth Fund (FEN) stock is trading at $11.27 as of 1:24 PM on Tuesday, Apr 28, an increase of $0.57, or 5.33% from the previous closing price of $10.70. The stock has traded between $10.70 and $11.33 so far today. Volume today is 272,818 compared to average volume of 236,869.