BXP closes above its opening price after recovering from early selling pressure
Boston Properties Inc. (BXP) Technical Analysis Report for Apr 16, 2018 | by Techniquant Editorial Team
Moving higher for the 2nd day in a row, BXP ended Monday at 120.52 gaining $0.62 (0.52%) on low volume. Trading up to $0.99 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 119.97, the stock confirms its breakout through the prior session's high having traded $1.24 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 (BXP as at Apr 16, 2018):
Monday's trading range was $1.84 (1.53%), that's below last trading month's daily average range of $2.51. 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 119.37 during the day, the share bounced off the key support level at 119.92. The failure to close below the support could increase that levels importance as support going forward. After trading as low as 119.37 during the day, BXP found support at the 50-day moving average at 119.92.
The market shows weakness in the short-term (in accordance with its long-term downtrend) with only the medium-term trend being bullish.
Buying might speed up should prices move above the close-by swing high at 122.15 where further buy stops could get activated. Selling might accelerate should prices move below the nearby swing low at 118.29 where further sell stops could get triggered. As prices are trading close to April's high at 123.73, upside momentum might speed up should the stock mark new highs for the month. Further selling could move prices lower should the market test March's close-by low at 116.31.