Overall market sentiment has been high on Honeywell International Inc. (HON) stock lately. HON receives a Bullish 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.
Recent trends are a good indicator of current market sentiments. In its most basic form, stocks that are trending up are desirable by investors while stocks currently falling must be unattractive.
InvestorsObserver's Sentimental Indicator tracks both changes in price and volume to analyze the most recent trends. Typically an increase in volume indicates ongoing trends are getting stronger, while a decrease in volume usually signals an end to the current trend.
Available options can also represent current sentiments for a given stock. Since investors are able to bet on future trends of stocks using options, we consider the ratio of calls to puts when analyzing market sentiments .
What's Happening With HON Stock Today?
Honeywell International Inc. (HON) stock is trading at $175.58 as of 3:12 PM on Friday, Oct 23, a decline of -$1.49, or -0.84% from the previous closing price of $177.07. The stock has traded between $173.66 and $178.64 so far today. Volume today is below average. So far 1,369,301 shares have traded compared to average volume of 2,525,524 shares.
More About Honeywell International Inc.
Honeywell traces its roots to inventor Albert Butz's company, the Butz-Thermo Electric Regulator Co. in 1885, which produced a predecessor to the modern thermostat. From its origins developing climate control technology, which still operates today, Honeywell has emerged as a sprawling conglomerate with operations that span the globe. Today, it operates through four business segments--aerospace, building technologies, performance materials and technologies, and safety and productivity solutions--increasingly transforming itself into a software-industrial company serving diverse end markets like the U.S. defense, e-commerce, and oil and gas industries.