ANSS climbs to highest close since March 26th
ANSYS Inc. (ANSS) Technical Analysis Report for Apr 16, 2018 | by Techniquant Editorial Team
ANSS ended Monday at 159.99 gaining $3.01 (1.92%). Today's closing price of 159.99 marks the highest close since March 26th. Trading up to $1.35 lower after the open, the share managed to reverse during the session as bulls took control ending the day above its opening price. Closing above Friday's high at 159.62, ANSYS confirms its breakout through the prior session's high having traded $0.59 above it intraday. Ending with a strong close near the high of the day sets a bullish note for the next session.
Daily Candlestick Chart (ANSS as at Apr 16, 2018):
Monday's trading range was $3.21 (2.03%), that's below last trading month's daily average range of $4.13. Things look different on a weekly scale, where volatility is below the markets average with the monthly volatility being slightly below average.
After trading as low as 157.00 during the day, the stock bounced off the key support level at 157.95. The failure to close below the support might increase that levels importance as support going forward. The market ran into sellers again today around 160.21 for the third trading day in a row after having found sellers at 159.62 in the previous session and at 159.75 two days ago.
ANSS shows strength in the short-term supported by its long-term uptrend with only the medium-term trend being bearish. The share managed to break above the 20-day moving average at 158.55 today for the first time since March 2nd.
Selling could accelerate should prices move below the nearby swing low at 156.22 where further sell stops might get triggered. As prices are trading close to April's high at 160.37, upside momentum could speed up should ANSYS mark new highs for the month.