CTAS pushes through key resistance level
Cintas Corporation (CTAS) Technical Analysis Report for Apr 16, 2018 | by Techniquant Editorial Team
CTAS finished Monday at 172.91 gaining $2.75 (1.62%) on low volume. Today's closing price of 172.91 marks the highest close since March 21st. Trading up to $0.92 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 172.75, the stock confirms its breakout through the previous session's high having traded $0.30 above it intraday. Ending with a strong close near the high of the day sets a bullish note for the next session.
Daily Candlestick Chart (CTAS as at Apr 16, 2018):
Monday's trading range was $2.34 (1.36%), that's below last trading month's daily average range of $3.92. Things look different on a weekly scale, where volatility is way below the markets average with the monthly volatility being slightly below average. Prices continued to consolidate within a tight trading range between 168.88 and 173.05 which it has been in now for the last trading week.
Breaking through the key resistance level at 172.12 today, it is now likely to act as support going forward. The share ran into sellers again today around 173.05 for the third trading day in a row after having found sellers at 172.75 in the prior session and at 173.04 two days ago.
The trend is clearly bullish, showing an intact uptrend in the short, medium and long-term.
Selling might accelerate should prices move below the close-by swing low at 169.58 where further sell stops could get activated. With prices trading close to this year's high at 178.34, upside momentum might speed up should CTAS be able to break out to new highs for the year.