ILMN closes below its opening price unable to hold early session gains
Illumina Inc. (ILMN) Technical Analysis Report for May 17, 2018 | by Techniquant Editorial Team
ILMN ended Thursday at 268.45 edging lower $0.39 (-0.15%). Trading $2.58 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 within the prior day's range, prices failed to decisively move beyond the previous 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 (ILMN as at May 17, 2018):
Thursday's trading range was $4.13 (1.54%), that's below last trading month's daily average range of $7.06. Things look different on a weekly scale, where volatility is way below the markets average with the monthly volatility being way above average.
Prices are trading close to the key resistance level at 272.90.
The trend is clearly bullish, showing an intact uptrend in the short, medium and long-term.
Buying could speed up should prices move above the close-by swing high at 272.90 where further buy stops might get activated. Selling could accelerate should prices move below the nearby swing low at 262.32 where further sell stops might get triggered.