The price of HD Supply Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:HDS) over the past year has decreased -2.39% while the S&P 500 has increased 19.09%. During the past 20 days, HDS has increased 6.16% while the broad market has increased 1.68%. HDS ‘s 20-day moving average currently sits below its 100-day moving average. This is a bearish signal that suggests the stock price might have farther to fall. HDS’s average trading volume during the past 20 days is higher than the average volume over the past 100 days, which could be an indication that investors are feeling more certain than usual about the direction of HDS’s future price movements.

Recent trading patterns in the stock of HD Supply Holdings, Inc. (HDS) have investors on high alert. The idea that stock performance can best be predicted by analyzing past trading data is a widely held view among financial professionals. In the case of HDS, the data could have some interesting implications for future performance. In the most recent quarter, institutional ownership decreased by a net of 3.89 million shares, or 2.03%.This is a bearish sign and indicates that institutions are feeling more pessimistic about the outlook for HDS overall.139 holders increased their positions, 230 decreased their positions, and 41 holders held their positions.

Among institutions that increased their positions, 39 were new positions. Among holders that decreased their positions, 84 sold out of the stock HD Supply Holdings, Inc.. Insider ownership during the latest quarter decreased by a net of 406 shares, indicating that HDS’s key executives are feeling more bearish about the stock than they did three months ago. This activity represents a continuation of a theme over the past twelve months. Insider ownership during the last year has decreased by a net of 1.37 million shares.

HD Supply Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:HDS) has a 20-day RSI of 68.10%. According to this momentum indicator, a reading between 30 and 70 suggests the stock is not especially cheap or expensive, and not on the brink of a trend reversal. The MACD tells a different story. HDS’s 9-day MACD currently sits below the 20-day MACD, indicating that HDS’s upside momentum has decreased during the last three weeks. This suggests that the trend might soon reverse. HDS’s average trading volatility during the past few weeks is 16.99% higher than the average volatility over the past 100 days. This means that the stock’s daily price swings have been more extreme in recent times compared to the past.

Analysts expect HD Supply Holdings, Inc. (HDS) to generate earnings per share of $2.21 in 2017. This works out to a decrease of -15.97% compared to last year’s earnings. For comparison’s sake, analysts expect the S&P 500 to grow earnings by an average of 12% in 2017. The average investment rating for HDS on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being a strong sell and 5 being a strong buy) is a 3.83 or a Hold. Three months ago, analysts assigned HDS a 3.77 rating, which implies that analysts have become more optimistic about the outlook for the stock over the next year.