AR closes within prior day's range after lackluster session
Antero Resources Corporation (AR) Technical Analysis Report for Sep 14, 2018 | by Techniquant Editorial Team
Moving higher for the 6th day in a row, AR ended the week 8.32% higher at 18.61 after gaining $0.08 (0.43%) today. Today's closing price of 18.61 marks the highest close since August 30th. Closing within the prior day's range, prices failed to decisively move beyond the previous day's trading range in a lackluster session. Ending the day with an indecisive close, neither buyers nor sellers were able to gain control during the session.
Daily Candlestick Chart (AR as at Sep 14, 2018):
Friday's trading range was $0.27 (1.45%), that's far below last trading month's daily average range of $0.44. Things look different on a weekly scale, where volatility is above the markets average with the monthly volatility being below average.
After trading as low as 18.51 during the day, the market bounced off the key support level at 18.53. The failure to close below the support could increase that levels importance as support going forward. After having been unable to move above 18.73 in the prior session, the stock ran into sellers again around the same price level today, failing to move higher than 18.78.
The trend is clearly bearish, showing an intact downtrend in the short, medium and long-term.
Buying might accelerate should prices move above the close-by swing high at 18.94 where further buy stops could get triggered.