Stocks Backsliding Pre-Bell, Gapping Down: Patriot National, Inc. (NYSE:PN), Sierra Bancorp (NASDAQ:BSRR)

Patriot National, Inc. (NYSE:PN) shares have been recorded gapping down -1.44% between sessions as the stock currently sits at $2.23 before the bell.

A gap is a space between prices that occurs when the price of a stock makes a move down or up when there is no trading happening in between. 

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Recent Price History

Patriot National, Inc. (NYSE:PN)’s performance this year to date is -55.05%.  The stock has performed 12.97% over the last seven days, -16.40% over the last thirty, and -0.48% over the last three months.  Over the last six months, Patriot National, Inc.’s stock has been -55.53% and -55.06% for the year.

SMA

The simple moving average is the most common method used to calculate the moving average of prices. Patriot National, Inc.’s 20-Day Simple Moving Average is 3.65%.  Extending back, their 50-Day Simple Moving Average is -10.90%, looking even further back, their 200-Day Simple Moving Average stands at -38.03%.  

Sierra Bancorp (NASDAQ:BSRR) shares are moving lower ahead of the market open, gapping down -1.43% as the stock currently sits at $23.41 before the bell.

HISTORICAL GROWTH

Sierra Bancorp (NASDAQ:BSRR)’s performance this year to date is -10.68%.  The stock has performed -3.77% over the last seven days, -9.49% over the last thirty, and -8.90% over the last three months.  Over the last six months, Sierra Bancorp’s stock has been -10.21% and 38.73% for the year.

SMA Watch
 Sierra Bancorp’s 20-Day Simple Moving Average is -4.27%.  Extending back, their 50-Day Simple Moving Average is -5.80%, looking even further back, their 200-Day Simple Moving Average stands at -4.45%.  

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