ADP pushes through 100-day moving average
Automatic Data Processing Inc. (ADP) Technical Analysis Report for Apr 16, 2018 | by Techniquant Editorial Team
Moving higher for the 2nd day in a row, ADP finished Monday at 116.91 gaining $1.64 (1.42%). Today's closing price of 116.91 marks the highest close since April 5th. Trading up to $0.64 lower after the open, the market managed to reverse during the session as bulls took control ending the day above its opening price. Closing above Friday's high at 116.20, the share confirms its breakout through the prior session's high having traded $1.30 above it intraday. Ending the day with an indecisive close, neither buyers nor sellers were able to gain control during the session.
Daily Candlestick Chart (ADP as at Apr 16, 2018):
Monday's trading range was $1.70 (1.46%), that's below last trading month's daily average range of $2.64. Things look different on a weekly scale, where volatility is below the markets average with the monthly volatility being slightly above average.
Unable to break through the key technical resistance level at 117.22, the stock closed below it after spiking as high as 117.50 during the day. The failure to close above the resistance could increase that levels importance as resistance going forward.
ADP shows strength in the short-term supported by its long-term uptrend with only the medium-term trend being bearish. The market managed to break above the 100-day moving average at 115.56 today for the first time since April 10th.
Selling might speed up should prices move below the nearby swing low at 114.48 where further sell stops could get activated. Trading close to February's high at 121.92 we might see further upside momentum if potential buy stops at the level get triggered.