ZIMMER BIOMET HOLDINGS, INC. managed to outperform the broader market on Wednesday. It surged by +0.84% to close at 112.95. On a day when the overall market breadth was 35%, it closed higher than 11% of the market. In comparison, the benchmark SP500 index closed today at +0.54%.
ZBH showed a strong bearish trend over the last 3 months. During this period ZBH fell by -12.89% and saw a maximum drawdown of -16.39%. There was a short signal during this period which returned +11.32%.
ZBH has been outperforming the SP500 index in recent time. It showed significant underperformance (compared to the SP500 index) from 10 Oct, 2016 to 18 Jul, 2018. Over the last 2 years 11 months and 8 days, ZBH underperformed the SP500 index on 45% days. Which indicates that on days ZBH underperforms the SP500 index, it's performance is marginally worse than on the days it outperforms the SP500 index.
ZBH returned losses on 58% days in the last three months. During this time, it delivered on average -0.21% per day. It delivered it's worst daily return of -5.75%, during this period, on Friday, 26 Oct, 2018. The longest stort-term trend during this period was 9 losing days, which started on 1 Oct, 2018 and ended on 11 Oct, 2018. This bearish trend lost -8.1% of investor capital.
During the last year ZBH had 5 profitable months and 7 loss making months. ZBH returned profits in fewer months than SP500 index. ZBH was also a more risky investment than SP500 index as it's worst month in the last year, Oct 2018, returned -13.0% compared to -7.28% returned by SP500 index in Oct 2018. ZBH and SP500 index, both had periods of 2 consecutive losing months. It is interesting to note that both ZBH and SP500 index significantly outperform during months when quarterly/annual results are announced.
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ZBH is currently seeing overall increase in volatility. In comparison, the SP500 index is seeing increase in volatility. During the last three months, there was a significant surge in ZBH's volatility from 27 Sep, 2018 to 30 Oct, 2018. While there was a significant surge in the SP500 index's volatility from 13 Sep, 2018 to 29 Oct, 2018.
Advanced/professional short-term investors should note that ZBH has significant positive skewness in it's return distribution. This indicates that investors can expect ZBH to recover from drawdowns quickly. Which makes ZBH a good candidate for investing on short-term bullish trends or even counter-trends hoping for a pull-back.
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