DHR climbs to highest close since March 16th
Danaher Corporation (DHR) Technical Analysis Report for Apr 16, 2018 | by Techniquant Editorial Team
Moving higher for the 3rd day in a row, DHR finished Monday at 100.42 gaining $1.18 (1.19%) on low volume. Today's closing price of 100.42 marks the highest close since March 16th. Closing above Friday's high at 99.76, the stock confirms its breakout through the prior session's high having traded $1.17 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 (DHR as at Apr 16, 2018):
Monday's trading range was $0.92 (0.92%), that's far below last trading month's daily average range of $1.85. Things look different on a weekly scale, where volatility is below the markets average with the monthly volatility being below average. Prices continued to consolidate within a tight trading range between 98.03 and 100.93 which it has been in now for the last trading week.
Unable to break through the key technical resistance level at 100.54, the share closed below it after spiking as high as 100.93 during the day. The failure to close above the resistance might increase that levels importance as resistance going forward.
The market shows strength in the short-term supported by its long-term uptrend with only the medium-term trend being bearish.
Selling could accelerate should prices move below the close-by swing low at 98.72 where further sell stops might get activated.