HEN3.DE ends the day indecisive
Henkel AG & Co. KGaA (HEN3.DE) Technical Analysis Report for Apr 16, 2018 | by Techniquant Editorial Team
HEN3.DE ended Monday at 103.20 edging higher €0.10 (0.1%) on low volume. Trading up to €0.30 lower after the open, the market managed to reverse during the session as bulls took control ending the day above its opening price. Closing within the previous day's range, prices failed to decisively move past the prior day's trading range in a lackluster session. Ending the day with an indecisive close, neither buyers nor sellers were able to gain control during the session.
Daily Candlestick Chart (HEN3.DE as at Apr 16, 2018):
Monday's trading range was €0.75 (0.73%), that's far below last trading month's daily average range of €1.74. Things look different on a weekly scale, where volatility is below the markets average with the monthly volatility being below average.
After moving lower in the previous session, Henkel managed to close higher but below the prior day's open, forming a bullish Harami Candle.
Prices are trading close to a key support level at 102.20. Prices are trading close to the key resistance level at 104.10. After having been unable to move lower than 102.90 in the previous session, the stock found buyers again around the same price level today at 102.85.
The trend is clearly bearish, showing an intact downtrend in the short, medium and long-term.
Buying might speed up should prices move above the nearby swing high at 104.10 where further buy stops could get activated. Selling might accelerate should prices move below the close-by swing low at 102.20 where further sell stops could get triggered. With prices trading close to this year's low at 101.28, downside momentum might speed up should the share break out to new lows for the year. As prices are trading close to April's low at 102.06, downside momentum could accelerate should HEN3.DE mark new lows for the month.