NEW YORK (TheStreet) - The first-ever college football playoff National Championship Game will take place Monday night in Arlington, Texas, as the University of Oregon Ducks will face the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Two components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average could represent each team. Nike (NKE) - Get Report , whose headquarters are in Beaverton, Ore., can represent the Ducks, and Procter & Gamble (PG) - Get Report , which is based in Cincinnati, can represent the Buckeyes. The stock that screens the best technically just might predict the winner of the championship game.
Nike ($95.99) gained 22% in 2014 and set its all-time intraday high of $99.76 on Nov. 28. The stock is down 0.2% year to date and 3.8% below its all-time high. It is on the cusp of its 50-day simple moving average of $96 and well above its 200-day simple moving average of $82.78.
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The weekly chart for Nike would shift to negative if the stock's weekly close this Friday falls below its key weekly moving average of $95.29. Semiannual and annual key technical levels are $90.81 and $87.26, respectively, with monthly and quarterly levels at $101.25 and $105.48, respectively.
Procter & Gamble ($90.25) gained 12% in 2014 and set its all-time intraday high of $93.89 on Dec. 24. The stock is down 0.9% year to date and is 3.9% below its all-time high. The stock is above its 50-day simple moving average of $89.88 as well as its 200-day simple moving average of $83.68.
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The weekly chart for Procter & Gamble would shift to negative if the weekly close on Friday falls below the stock's key weekly moving average of $90.05. Semiannual and annual key technical levels are $86.47 and $82.04, respectively, with a quarterly level at $95.70.
The technical profiles for Nike and Procter & Gamble are similar, but the edge goes to P&G. The call is that the Buckeyes will win 43 to 40.
TheStreet Ratings team rates NIKE INC as a Buy with a ratings score of B+. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:
"We rate NIKE INC (NKE) a BUY. This is driven by some important positives, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook."
You can view the full analysis from the report here: NKE Ratings Report
TheStreet Ratings team rates PROCTER & GAMBLE CO as a Buy with a ratings score of A-. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:
"We rate PROCTER & GAMBLE CO (PG) a BUY. This is based on the convergence of positive investment measures, which should help this stock outperform the majority of stocks that we rate. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income."
You can view the full analysis from the report here: PG Ratings Report
This article is commentary by an independent contributor. At the time of publication, the author held no positions in the stocks mentioned.