CAT breaks below previous session low
Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) Technical Analysis Report for Jun 14, 2018 | by Techniquant Editorial Team
Moving lower for the 2nd day in a row, CAT finished Thursday at 153.14 losing $1.57 (-1.01%). Today's closing price of 153.14 marks the lowest close since June 5th. Trading $1.66 higher after the open, the stock was unable to hold its gains as the bears took control ending the day below its opening price. Closing below Wednesday's low at 154.51, the share confirms its breakout through the prior session's low having traded $1.75 below it intraday. Ending with a weak close near the low of the day sets a bearish note for the next session.
Daily Candlestick Chart (CAT as at Jun 14, 2018):
Thursday's trading range was $4.60 (2.95%), that's far above last trading month's daily average range of $2.77. Weekly volatility is also higher, being slightly above the markets average with the monthly volatility being way below average.
In a volatile session, prices traded above the previous day's high as well as below the prior day's low, forming a bearish Outside Bar.
Prices are trading close to a key support level at 151.46. Unable to break through the key technical resistance level at 156.74, Caterpillar closed below it after spiking as high as 157.36 during the day. The failure to close above the resistance could increase that levels importance as resistance going forward. After having been unable to move above 157.35 in the previous session, the market ran into sellers again around the same price level today, failing to move higher than 157.36.
While still in a long-term downtrend, the short and medium-term trends both turned bullish already. CAT broke below the 100-day moving average at 153.31 today for the first time since May 31st.