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Seasonal Analysis of WOOF (VCA Antech Inc)


Seasonal Analysis

Using data from 11/28/2001 to 9/11/2017 for WOOF (VCA Antech Inc), this program was able to calculate the following historical seasonal cycles for this stock:
Historically, the best month to buy WOOF is January
Historically, the best month to sell WOOF is October

In January, WOOF is historically down by -11.74%
In February, WOOF is historically down by -10.25%
In March, WOOF is historically down by -7.61%
In April, WOOF is historically down by -0.77%
In May, WOOF is historically up by 2.12%
In June, WOOF is historically up by 2.97%
In July, WOOF is historically up by 2.76%
In August, WOOF is historically up by 4.20%
In September, WOOF is historically up by 5.68%
In October, WOOF is historically up by 6.26%
In November, WOOF is historically up by 2.76%
In December, WOOF is historically up by 3.61%

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See Also: Fourier Analysis of WOOF
 
 
General Statistics
Number of Data Points825
Start Date of Data11/28/2001
End Date of Data9/11/2017
Minimum Value of Adjusted Close5.50
Maximum Value of Adjusted Close92.99
Average Value of Adjusted Close31.32
Median Value of Adjusted Close25.54
Standard Deviation of Adjusted Close19.51
Coefficient of Variation for Adjusted Close 62.29%
  Notes: "Adjusted Close" means closing price was adjusted for splits and dividends; Weekly (not daily) Adjusted close price was used for calculations; 
The average ("mean") and median are measures of central tendency.

For the given time period, the price of WOOF tends towards a value in the vicinity of 31.32 (the mean) and 25.54 (the median).

Standard Deviation and Coefficient Of Variation are measures of dispersion. These can be used to measure the volatility (risk) of a security, and also to estimate the expected ranges of the price.

Assuming a normal distribution, we expect to see 68% of values within one Standard Deviation of the mean (average), 95% of the values within two standard deviations of the mean, and 99% of the values within three standard deviations of the mean.

If the price of WOOF goes above 50.83 (mean + 1 standard deviation) or below 11.81 (mean - 1 standard deviation), then the reader is urged to investigate further for a possible buying or selling opportunity.

If the price of WOOF goes above 70.34 (mean + 2 standard deviations), then the reader is urged to investigate further as this would be an unusual event.



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