When looking to find solid stocks with smooth upward momentum, investors can take a look at the 125/250 day adjusted slope indicator. At the time of writing Breedon Group plc (AIM:BREE) have a current value of -19.53637. The point of this calculation is to calculate a longer term average adjusted slope value that smooths out large stock price movements by using the average of the timeframe. This indicator is useful in helping find stocks that have been on an even upward trend over the past 6 months to a year.

Traders using technical analysis typically believe that all the needed information to trade a specific stock can be spotted in the charts. These traders are generally taking a shorter-term view when studying the market. Technical analysts are usually striving to spot the directional trend of a stock. Trends may be noted as upward, downward, or sideways. Many technicians will rely heavily on support and resistance levels in order to make informed decisions when buying and selling equities. These traders are also closely watching volume levels to help gauge activity. Traders are constantly searching for patterns in the charts. There are many different identifiable patterns that traders can look for. Some of these include head and shoulders, triangles, and double tops/bottoms.

Drilling down into some additional key near-term indicators we note that the Capex to PPE ratio stands at 0.068794 for Breedon Group plc (AIM:BREE). The Capex to PPE ratio shows you how capital intensive a company is. Stocks with an increasing (year over year) ratio may be moving to be more capital intensive and often underperform the market. Higher Capex also often means lower Free Cash Flow (Operating cash flow – Capex) generation and lower dividends as companies don’t have the cash to pay dividends if they are investing more in the business.

In addition to Capex to PPE we can look at Cash Flow to Capex. This ration compares a stock’s operating cash flow to its capital expenditure and can identify if a firm can generate enough cash to meet investment needs. Investors are looking for a ratio greater than one, which indicates that the firm can meet that need. Comparing to other firms in the same industry is relevant for this ratio. Breedon Group plc (AIM:BREE)’s Cash Flow to Capex stands at 2.157008.

**Debt**

In looking at some Debt ratios, Breedon Group plc (AIM:BREE) has a debt to equity ratio of 0.57559 and a Free Cash Flow to Debt ratio of 0.124285. This ratio provides insight as to how high the firm’s total debt is compared to its free cash flow generated. In terms of Net Debt to EBIT, that ratio stands at 4.86767. This ratio reveals how easily a company is able to pay interest and capital on its net outstanding debt. The lower the ratio the better as that indicates that the company is able to meet its interest and capital payments. Lastly we’ll take note of the Net Debt to Market Value ratio. Breedon Group plc’s ND to MV current stands at 0.338901. This ratio is calculated as follows: Net debt (Total debt minus Cash ) / Market value of the company.

**Investor Target Weight**

Breedon Group plc (AIM:BREE) has a current suggested portfolio rate of 0.04610 (as a decimal) ownership. Target weight is the volatility adjusted recommended position size for a stock in your portfolio. The maximum target weight is 7% for any given stock. The indicator is based off of the 100 day volatility reading and calculates a target weight accordingly. The more recent volatility of a stock, the lower the target weight will be. The 3-month volatility stands at 29.641600 (decimal). This is the normal returns and standard deviation of the stock price over three months annualized.

**Near-Term Growth Drilldown**

Now we’ll take a look at some key growth data as decimals. One year cash flow growth ratio is calculated on a trailing 12 months basis and is a one year percentage growth of a firm’s cash flow from operations. This number stands at 0.31795 for Breedon Group plc (AIM:BREE). The one year Growth EBIT ratio stands at 0.13942 and is a calculation of one year growth in earnings before interest and taxes. The one year EBITDA growth number stands at 0.18817 which is calculated similarly to EBIT Growth with just the addition of amortization.

Many new investors may be frantically researching the best way to study the stock market. It is hard to say with any certainty which approach will work out the best. Traders may tend to gravitate towards studying the technical, while longer-term investors may be more likely to use fundamental analysis. Of course, many individuals will opt to use a combination of both. Determining the individual risk tolerance and time horizon can play a big part in deciding which way to tackle the market. Short-term trading can be highly risky and may not be suitable for certain individuals. Long-term investing may be the favored way to get into the stock market, but this may vary from person to person. Investment strategies can range from super simple to ultra complex. The one thing that most stock market followers would agree on is that there is rarely any substitution for hard work, dedication, and putting in the required hours of study.

Taking even a further look we note that the 1 year Free Cash Flow (FCF) Growth is at 0.36870. The one year growth in Net Profit after Tax is 0.21753 and lastly sales growth was 0.13990.

Breedon Group plc (AIM:BREE) of the Construction & Materials sector closed the recent session at 0.674000 with a market value of $1464370.

Investors are always looking for any little advantage when trading the stock market. Scouring all the various data regarding publically traded companies can be overwhelming at times. Once the investor becomes familiar with the basics, they may be able to dive in deeper and focus on the essentials. Creating a winning strategy may not occur overnight. There may be times when even the best crafted plan does not play out as expected. Being flexible and having the proper tools in place can help the investor see the clearer picture when markets get muddy.