CDNS ends the day on a bullish note closing near the high of the day
Cadence Design Systems Inc. (CDNS) Technical Analysis Report for Apr 16, 2018 | by Techniquant Editorial Team
CDNS ended Monday at 37.54 edging higher $0.24 (0.64%) on low volume. Today's closing price of 37.54 marks the highest close since March 21st. Closing within the prior day's range, prices failed to decisively move past the previous day's trading range in a lackluster session. Ending with a strong close near the high of the day sets a bullish note for the next session.
Daily Candlestick Chart (CDNS as at Apr 16, 2018):
Monday's trading range was $0.36 (0.96%), that's far below last trading month's daily average range of $0.98. Things look different on a weekly scale, where volatility is slightly below the markets average with the monthly volatility being slightly below average. Prices continued to consolidate within a tight trading range between 36.78 and 37.78 which it has been in now for the last three days.
During the whole day, prices traded within the prior day's range, unable to trade above the previous day's high or below the prior day's low forming an Inside Bar.
After trading as low as 37.23 during the day, the stock bounced off the key support level at 37.28. The failure to close below the support could increase that levels importance as support going forward. After having been unable to move lower than 37.16 in the previous session, Cadence Design found buyers again around the same price level today at 37.23.
Though the market is experiencing a short-term up trend, this might just be a correction, as both the medium and long term trends are still in negative territory.
Buying could speed up should prices move above the nearby swing high at 37.78 where further buy stops might get activated. With prices trading close to this year's low at 35.49, downside momentum could accelerate should the share break out to new lows for the year.