MO still stuck within tight trading range
Altria Group Inc (MO) Technical Analysis Report for Apr 16, 2018
Moving higher for the 2nd day in a row, MO finished Monday at 64.25 edging higher $0.30 (0.47%) on low volume. Today's closing price of 64.25 marks the highest close since April 5th. Trading up to $0.26 lower after the open, the share managed to reverse during the session as bulls took control ending the day above its opening price. Closing above Friday's high at 64.19, the market confirms its breakout through the prior session's high having traded $0.38 above it intraday. Ending the day with an indecisive close, neither buyers nor sellers were able to gain control during the session.
Monday's trading range was $0.65 (1.01%), that's far below last trading month's daily average range of $1.33. 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 63.21 and 64.70 which it has been in now for the last trading week.
Prices are trading close to the key resistance level at 64.70.
Although the stock is experiencing a short-term up trend, this could just be a correction, as both the medium and long term trends are still in negative territory.
Buying might accelerate should prices move above the nearby swing high at 64.70 where further buy stops could get activated. Selling might speed up should prices move below the close-by swing low at 63.21 where further sell stops could get triggered. Further buying might move prices higher should the market test March's nearby high at 65.90.
While classical technical analysis indicates a neutral sentiment for the next trading day, our quantitative statistics show a different picture being bullish.
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