APD closes higher for the 2nd day in a row
Air Products and Chemicals Inc. (APD) Technical Analysis Report for May 17, 2018 | by Techniquant Editorial Team
Moving higher for the 2nd day in a row, APD ended Thursday at 166.77 gaining $0.23 (0.14%). Today's closing price of 166.77 marks the highest close since April 19th. Closing within the previous day's range, prices failed to decisively move past the prior day's trading range in a lackluster session.
Daily Candlestick Chart (APD as at May 17, 2018):
Thursday's trading range was $1.70 (1.03%), 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 below average. Prices continued to consolidate within a tight trading range between 164.67 and 167.95 which it has been in now for the last trading week.
In spite of a weak opening the market managed to close above the previous day's open and close, forming a bullish Engulfing Candle.
Prices are trading close to the key resistance level at 167.81. After having been unable to move lower than 165.94 in the prior session, the share found buyers again around the same price level today at 165.73.
The trend is clearly bullish, showing an intact uptrend in the short, medium and long-term.
Buying could accelerate should prices move above the nearby swing high at 167.81 where further buy stops might get activated. Selling could speed up should prices move below the close-by swing low at 164.67 where further sell stops might get triggered. Further buying could move prices higher should the market test April's nearby high at 169.15.