AMAT breaks below 100-day moving average
Applied Materials Inc (AMAT) Technical Analysis Report for May 17, 2018
AMAT ended Thursday at 53.96 losing $1.21 (-2.19%) on high volume. Today's closing price of 53.96 marks the lowest close since May 8th. Closing below Wednesday's low at 54.46, Applied Materials confirms its breakout through the prior session's low having traded $1.00 below it intraday.
Thursday's trading range was $1.52 (2.78%), that's slightly above last trading month's daily average range of $1.43. Things look different on a weekly scale, where volatility is below the markets average with the monthly volatility being slightly below average.
After spiking up to 54.98 during the day, the stock found resistance at the 50-day moving average at 54.91.
The market shows strength in the short-term supported by its long-term uptrend with only the medium-term trend being bearish. The share broke below the 100-day moving average at 54.61 today for the first time since May 15th.
Buying could accelerate should prices move above the close-by swing high at 55.46 where further buy stops might get activated.
While classical technical analysis indicates a slightly bearish sentiment for the next trading day, our quantitative statistics show a different picture being bullish.